Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: EX-100540
This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Public Utilities Commission. The position is located in Downtown, Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu.
This position is responsible for providing legal counsel on all Commission matters, including leading and coordinating staff review of all dockets; reviewing and analyzing citation matters; recommending appropriate action on legal matters pending before the Commission; drafting all proposed Commission decisions and orders; formulating and adopting rules and regulations; advising the Commission on all procedural and evidentiary matters pertaining to the regulation of public utilities and other entities under the Commission's jurisdiction; preparing legislative proposals relating to public utilities; aiding in the review and implementation of decisions affecting regulated companies under the jurisdiction of the Commission; and representing the Commission before reviewing courts and other State and Federal agencies.
Education: Law degree from a school of law accredited by a nationally recognized, specialized accrediting body.
Experience: Demonstrated work experience practicing as an attorney in one or more of the following areas: legal research and writing; litigation; review of and drafting of legislation; review of new laws and impact on existing laws; development of policies, procedures and legal forms to implement new laws or regulatory, energy, or utility law. The minimum number of years of experience is dependent on the level at which the job is filled.
Required Licenses, Certificates, etc.: Admitted to the bar of the State of Hawaii, or, a member in good standing admitted to the bar of another state, provided that any such out-of-state attorney shall be admitted to the bar of the State of Hawaii within two (2) years of the date of employment.
Knowledge: This position requires knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of the Commission, its general orders, rules, tariffs and decisions and orders; applicable Hawaii Revised Statutes; the legislative process; and comprehensive research and analytical techniques.
Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability to conduct legal review and analysis in conformance with the legal requirements of the Commission and based thereupon, to advise the Commission and/or reduce to writing such analysis and resulting recommendations in a logical, comprehensible, concise, and timely manner; conduct research on complex, technical, and diverse subjects; lead teams analyzing applications and other filings; complete assignments and projects within specified time frames; learn, apply, and explain in an easy-to understand manner the Commission's general orders, rules, tariffs, decisions and orders, operations, policies, and activities; make sound policy recommendations; display a high degree of initiative; maintain confidentiality in the use of confidential information; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and maintain regular attendance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departmental employees, other agencies/organizations, and the public with varying temperaments and personal outlooks, as required.
About State Of Hawaii, Public Utilities Commission
The State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission was established in 1913. The Commission’s primary duty is to protect the public interest by overseeing and regulating public utilities to ensure that they provide reliable service at just and reasonable rates.As of fiscal year 2019, the Commission regulates 1,806 entities, which includes all chartered, franchised, certificated, and registered public utility companies that provide electricity, gas, telecommunications, private water and sewage, and motor and water carrier transportation services in the State. It also oversees the administration of a One Call Center that provides advance warning to excavators of the location of subsurface installations in the area of an excavation in order to protect those installations from damage; and the Public Benefits Fee surcharge which is used to fund and support energy efficiency programs and services implemented by an independent third-party administrator on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii.