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SENIOR ATTORNEY - 61000464

Date:  Sep 2, 2022
Location: 

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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: 10/31/2022 

August 1, 2022

 

Florida Public Service Commission

 

Office of General Counsel

 

Senior Attorney

 

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.

 

County: Leon                           

 

City: Tallahassee

 

Advertisement No.: 22037

 

Application Deadline: July 20, 2022

 

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).

 

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 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.

 

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