Salary commensurate with education and experience.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 102438
This posting is for the State of Hawaii, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, PublicUtilities Commission. The position is located on the Island of Oahu in Downtown, Honolulu. Submit resume and writing sample [no longer than 10 pages and representative of your own work (i.e. not heavily edited by another person].
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.
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. Education Law degree from a school of law accredited by a nationally recognized, specialized accrediting body.
D. 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.