General Counsel

$15,209 - $17,393 monthly
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Sep 03, 2021
Full time Government Legal

Job Description

This is an Exempt (at-will) appointment, full time, with a salary range of: $15,209 - $17,393 per month.

About the Position

Under direction of the President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the General Counsel fulfills the role of principal legal advisor to the CPUC, who shall represent and appear for the people of the State of California and the CPUC in all actions and proceedings involving any question under the Public Utilities Code or under any order or act of the CPUC.

The General Counsel manages complex and sensitive litigation and performs accordingly with the Rule of Professional conduct 3-600 (Organization as Client) and California Government Code section 19572 (in its entirety).

The General Counsel provides material assistance on a variety of matters, including, but not limited to, budget preparation, reviewing proposed legislation, representing the Legal Division by attendance on various management committees within the CPUC, policy and legal strategy development, determining staffing needs, overseeing and/or serving on interview panels, developing training, and overseeing complex programs which require the guidance of an experienced senior practitioner.

About the CPUC

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the most influential regulatory agencies in the United States. Amongst other things, the CPUC regulates privately owned energy, telecommunications, and water utility companies. The CPUC has worked to protect consumers and ensure the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy.

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How to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume outlining your experience to no later than Friday, October 1, 2021.

You must have an active membership in The California State Bar to qualify for this position.