The Kentucky Public Service Commission regulates the intrastate rates and services of more than 1,100 investor-owned electric, natural gas, telephone, water and sewage utilities, customer-owned electric and telephone cooperatives, water districts and associations, and certain aspects of gas pipelines.
The Staff Attorney III position will be responsible for addressing complex and highly technical legal issues involving the regulation of utilities both before the Public Service Commission and in court.
If you would like to join the exciting world of utility law and be a part of a team-driven work environment that is dynamic and supportive, please apply for this position.Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
- Reviews the legality of the rates and services of jurisdictional telephone, electric, water, sewer, and gas utilities.
- Drafts and reviews complex legal memoranda and other documents, including Commission orders.
- Researches and advises Commission and staff concerning highly technical legal, procedural, and policy matters that arise during cases.
- Assists in processing and reviewing utilities’ applications for financing and construction.
- Appears in court to enforce or defend Commission Orders.
- Experience and/or knowledge with litigation and utility law
- Reliable team player
- Excellent time management skills
- Strong research skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Available for limited travel and occasional overtime associated with administrative hearings
- EDUCATION: See Special Requirements.
- EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have two years experience as a licensed attorney in the practice of law.
- Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) will substitute for one year of the required experience.
- Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE
- SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be admitted to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or comply with SCR 2.111 Limited certification of admission to practice or SCR 2.112 Attorney participants in defender or legal services programs. Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.
Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom settings. Travel is required.
Probationary Period: This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.