Requisition No: 679903
Agency: Public Service Commission
Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 61000464
Position Number: 61000464
Salary: $65,000 - $85,000, commensurate with level of experience
Posting Closing Date: 04/28/2023
August 1, 2022
Florida Public Service Commission
Office of General Counsel
SES - Open Competitive
Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply
Position Number: 61000464
Anticipated Hiring Salary or Range: $65,000 - $85,000, commensurate with level of experience.
Advertisement No.: 22037
Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
The Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive some of their most essential services - electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater - in a safe, reasonable, and reliable manner. In doing so, the FPSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas: rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.
Description of Job Duties:
This Senior Attorney for the Florida Public Service Commission will work in the Appeals, Rules and Ethics Section of the Office of General Counsel. The focus of the position is estimated to be 60% administrative rulemaking and 40% appellate work. Between 3 to 12 years of combined experience in these areas is ideal. Commission appeals are generally before the First District Court of Appeal or the Florida Supreme Court. In particular, the ideal candidate will have:
- A career focus on administrative law
- Significant experience with Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, particularly agency rulemaking.
- Appellate law experience in the public or private sector or judicial clerkship experience with significant exposure to administrative appeals.
- Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
- Appellate brief writing experience or exposure to appellate briefs (i.e., if clerking for a judge).
- Oral argument experience or exposure to oral argument (i.e., if clerking for a judge).
Admission to The Florida Bar and two years of professional experience in the practice of law, legal research, teaching law or in administrative or judicial hearings.
Information verifying answers to the Qualifying Questions must be found on the Employment Application.
Background investigations, including criminal history record checks and education verification, will be conducted on all applicants recommended for hiring. You may be required to provide your Social Security Number in order to conduct this background check.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Florida Public Service Commission participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process.
Civil Service Law requires all males born after December 31, 1959, to register with the Selective Service System unless they meet certain exemptions under the law. Failing to register when required makes one ineligible for appointment.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.