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Attorney III

  • 508097
  • PHOENIX
  • RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CONSUMER OFFICE
  • Full-time

RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CONSUMER OFFICE

The Residential Utility Consumer Office ("RUCO") was established by the Arizona Legislature in 1983 to represent the interests of residential utility ratepayers in rate-related proceedings involving public service corporations before the Arizona Corporation Commission ("ACC" or "Commission").

Attorney III

Job Location:

1110 West Washington, Suite 220

Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Annual Salary: $100,000 

Grade: 02

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

Represents residential ratepayers on behalf of the Residential Utility Consumer Office in complex proceedings before the Arizona Corporation Commission relating to electric, gas, telephone, water and wastewater rates.

Travel of 10%-30% will be required of this position.

Job Duties:

• Write legal briefs for use in utility cases

• Supervise outside counsel as needed

• Research utility policy issues

• Provide legal advice to staff

• Research legal issues

• Other duties assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:

• Knowledge of administrative law, trial and appellate practice, utility rate regulation and financial accounting

Skill:

• Must display skill in writing, communication and litigation

Ability:

• Ability to analyze utility rate applications and write testimony, interact with and cross-examine technical witnesses in fields of finance, accounting, engineering, prepare briefs and memoranda, and control over discovery procedures

• Ability to understand legal as well as policy concepts

Licenses/Certifications:

• Licensed Attorney

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at staffing@azdoa.gov for assistance

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.