Closing Date: 15th April, 2024


Minimum Qualifications
Law degree and three years of experience as an attorney. Must be admitted to the New York State Bar.

Duties Description
The Assistant Counsel, NS-27, will work on cutting-edge legal issues related to implementation of the State's climate law, including the siting of transmission and renewable energy facilities and policies underlying the same, policies related to energy efficiency of buildings, distributed energy, electric vehicle charging stations, demand-side management, gas transition, and utility rate cases, where many of the policies adopted by the Public Service Commission (Commission) are implemented. Under the direction of a managing attorney, duties would include but are not limited to:
  • Researching and interpreting complex areas of regulatory law, Commission decisions, and business as well as economic policies.
  • Providing advice to the Commission on behalf of the General Counsel.
  • Preparing memoranda on legal issues related to actions of the Commission.
  • Assisting and reviewing recommendations to the Commission from other offices to ensure their legality.
  • Ensuring that all Commission processes are carried out lawfully in conformance with the procedural requirements of the Public Service Law, the State Administrative Procedure Act, the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), and the Public Officers Law.
  • Advising other divisions, as needed, on legal aspects of pending cases.
  • Drafting orders and other documents to effectuate Commission decisions.
  • Representing and participating in the Department's advocacy staff administrative proceedings related to utility rates and/or siting of transmission and renewable energy facilities.