Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.
This Utility Attorney 2 will provide advice and counsel to a three-member Utilities Board and the Board's staff as a member of the Office of General Counsel, which is organized pursuant to Iowa Code § 474.10.
The duties of this position include review of legal and factual issues in some of the most complex Board proceedings; preparation of legal memoranda; and writing proposed decisions and orders for the Board that are well-reasoned and defensible.
The position also defends those decisions in judicial review proceedings and other proceedings in state and federal court, including briefing and oral argument. Other responsibilities of this position include oversight of rulemaking proceedings, general inquiry proceedings, and declaratory order dockets, among other matters. It will also require research regarding laws, policies, orders, and regulations from other state and federal jurisdictions.
The successful applicant will have experience and comfort with administrative law and public utility regulation, preferably in Iowa, but other state or federal experience in those areas will be considered. Previous experience with public utility regulation is required. The successful applicant will have good organizational and analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and the ability to communicate and advocate both orally and in writing.
This is an opportunity to grow with a vital state agency that makes a difference in the everyday lives of Iowans. The successful candidate will work in the new IUB – OCA LEED Platinum building in Des Moines. The successful applicant will work closely with and, in some instances; help to mentor other attorneys in the Office of General Counsel.
Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution.
6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in research and analysis of cost and rate structures of utilities and/or impacts of rate changes on demands for utility services.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited law school and experience equal to five years of full-time work in the practice of utility regulation law;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of three years of full-time experiences as a Utility Attorney 1.
Submit a completed Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise (DAS-HRE) application form by the closing date. To complete an electronic application form, click on "Apply for Job Vacancy(s)" button. You may also mail an application form to: Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise, Hoover State Office Building, 1305 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50319-0150 or fax your application to (515) 281-7970.
About Iowa Department of Administrative Services, Human Resources Enterprise
The Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) was created on July 1, 2003, as a way to manage and coordinate the major resources of state government. The DAS mission is to provide high-quality, affordable infrastructure products and services to Iowa state government customers in a manner that empowers them to provide better service to the citizens of Iowa and support the State of Iowa in ac...hieving economic growth. The formation of DAS is the first and largest endeavor of this kind in the country. DAS has established an alternative to privatization that provides an incentive to employees to drive down the cost of service delivery.