About the Position
Under direction from the General Counsel:
Attorney IVs are experienced attorneys who are experts in a broad or specialized area of law and have demonstrated their ability to independently perform assignments consisting of the most complex and sensitive legal work of Energy Safety. An Attorney IV may assign, direct, and coordinate the work of a group of attorneys working in a specialized area to ensure that consistency is maintained throughout the process from staff testimony to briefs, to decision making, to supporting defense of decisions on appeal, and to translating such legal decisions into legislative policy where appropriate.
Typical tasks may include: providing interpretation/compliance with the Public Utilities Code, the Government Code, and related laws; drafting and reviewing rules, regulations, and legislation; drafting and reviewing complex contracts; advising regarding the Public Records Act and Information Practices Act; and collaborating with the Office of the Attorney General on complex litigation. Attorneys at this level independently conduct or direct department support to litigation and advise Energy Safety Executive, Wildfire Safety Advisory Board (Board) and Energy Safety Staff on difficult issues involving the application of statutes and case law to Energy Safety and Board activities.
About the Division
The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (Energy Safety) is responsible for overseeing and enforcing energy infrastructure wildfire safety per Public Utilities Code Sections 326 and 8385 et. seq. The department develops wildfire safety policy and performance metrics, conducts safety culture assessments, reviews and issues safety certificates, and enforces compliance.
The Legal Division is directed by statute to represent and appear for the people of the State of California, the California Public Utility Commission, and the Commission staff in all actions and proceedings involving any question under the Public Utilities Code or under any order or act of the Commission. We are committed to providing high quality, timely legal services to all of our clients.
About the CPUC
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulates services and utilities, protects consumers, safeguards the environment, and assures Californians' access to safe and reliable utility infrastructure and services. The essential services regulated include electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies.
Department Website: www.cpuc.ca.gov
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.
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