[tabi] FW: Job Announcement - Office of Public Counsel

  • From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:19:03 -0500

FYI, if cannot use it please pass along to someone who can.

Joe Plummer (JP)
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 3:15:06 PM
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The Florida Legislature

Office of Public Counsel

Job Title:


General Summary:

The Office of Public Counsel has a full-time attorney vacancy.  This
position provides legal representation for the people of the State of
Florida in proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission and in
proceedings before counties pursuant to Section 367.171(8), F.S.  This
position also handles appeals from orders issued by the Florida Public
Service Commission before the Florida Supreme Court.  

Under the supervision of the Public Counsel and Deputy Public Counsel, this
position applies his or her legal expertise to handle complex regulatory
utility litigation, to research federal and state utility issues, to conduct
legal discovery, and to prepare legal pleadings and briefs.  The attorney
must be able to assimilate and analyze a variety of complex legislative and
legal concepts relating to regulatory utility issues.

Examples of Work Performed:


Handles administrative litigation before the Florida Public Service
Commission and certain specified counties on utility matters.

Assists with legal research in evaluating state statutes and preparation of
legal opinions on questions relating to utility issues.

Prepares and drafts routine pleadings, briefs, agreements, and related legal
documents relating to utility issues.

Provides legal counsel on behalf of utility ratepayers on legal matters
related to utility matters that come before the Florida Public Service
Commission; interprets state and federal legislation related to utility

Performs legal research concerning the interpretation of Florida Statutes
and on other utility matters in question.

Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of legal terminology. 

Knowledge of Florida laws and legal procedure. 

Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, research, and organization.

Ability to provide legal counsel. 

Ability to interpret state and federal legislation, laws, and rules. 

Ability to employ legal reasoning and to foresee possible legal problems. 

Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in

Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction. 

Ability to take initiative on independent research projects. 

Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public and press.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with

Ability to use independent judgment when releasing information to the

Ability to collect and analyze data.

Ability to conduct meetings and to make presentations. 

Ability to perform legal writing and prepare various legal documents.

Ability to research legal documents and legal references. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Admission to the Florida Bar.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

Experience in federal, state and/or local government regulatory utility
matters; and

experience in regulatory litigation.


$38,220 - $82,608 annually.

The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline:

Open until filled

Submission of Application:

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and
resume to:

        Office of Public Counsel

        Suite 812, Claude Pepper Building

             111 West Madison Street

        Tallahassee, FL   32399-1400

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's website Online
Sunshine or by calling (850) 488-6803.

Accommodation for Disability:

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human
Resources at (850) 488-6803.

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