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Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 346841 

Agency: Public Service Commission

Working Title: SENIOR ATTORNEY - 61000184

Position Number: 61000184 

Salary:  $54,000 - $70,000 

Posting Closing Date: 04/19/2021 

April 5, 2021

Florida Public Service Commission

Office of General Counsel

Senior Attorney

SES - Open Competitive



Position Number: 61000184                      

Anticipated Hiring Salary or Range: $54,000 - $70,000

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

Advertisement No.: 21003

Application Deadline: April 19, 2021

Position normally filled at the minimum of the anticipated hiring salary range.


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:

The Senior Attorney the Florida Public Service Commission hires will work in the Regulatory Analysis Section of the Office of General Counsel. This section handles legal work for the Commission concerning Telecommunications Companies, Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation, Storm Protection, Natural Gas Safety, enforcement, and ratemaking for small Water and Wastewater Utilities, among other things. The Senior Attorney will appear primarily before the Florida Public Service Commission. Applicants must have a strong working knowledge of and experience with the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, the Uniform Rules of Procedure, Florida Civil Procedure, and the Florida Evidence Code. Applicants must be able to evaluate issues; conduct complex legal research and apply that research to issues; conduct investigations and discovery; present evidence; advocate positions orally at hearings and in writing; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; and work collaboratively on a team. The Senior Attorney will be responsible for guiding and assisting less senior attorneys who are assigned to cases with them.


Minimum Qualifications: 

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 verifications, 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.


Employment Eligibility:

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee