Counsel II

Job #: 200004NA Exp.: 3+ Years Salary: $73,037 - $105,540 Yearly
Description:
Serve as a Counsel II with respect to various energy matters at the Department of Energy Resources’ (Department), including administrative proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities as well as other matters involving the energy industry in the Commonwealth.

The Counsel II will work on a variety of complex regulatory matters concerning energy efficiency, renewable and alternative energy, Massachusetts green communities and alternative transportation, as part of a team with other attorneys as well as policy and technical staff (e.g., analysts, engineers and economists).

Proceedings may include adjudications, rulemakings, and other proceedings which may have multiple parties and involve complex legal and policy/technical issues (e.g., rate-setting for public utilities, energy policy and legislation). This position involves a substantial emphasis on legal analysis and writing and requires a minimum of three years of energy and/or public utility law experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serving as a Department Case Manager by tracking procedural schedule and deliverable deadlines, conducting and participating in public hearings and evidentiary hearings and making written and oral legal recommendations:
  • Working and coordinating with policy and technical staff to ensure the development of thorough pleadings and filings with respect to the Department’s positions and findings;
  • Presenting recommendations and drafting documents on behalf of the Department;
  • Representing the Department in proceedings before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, including preparing comments, pleadings, briefs, motions, discovery and responses to discovery, witness preparation, cross-examination, and related adjudicatory responsibilities;
  • Preparing legal research and/or memoranda on various legal issues; and representing the Department in the negotiation of issues or in connection with cases as needed and in proceedings before other state and federal administrative agencies.

Cover letter and resume required.

Qualifications
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Drivers License at a Class level specific to assignment.

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