Maryland Office of People’s Counsel
Assistant People’s Counsel
Maryland State Agency Job Announcement Special Appointment
The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (MD OPC), an independent State agency, is seeking applicants for an Assistant People’s Counsel position. MD OPC is a consumer protection agency that represents the interests of residential utility consumers in energy, telecommunications and other matters before the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), federal agencies and the appellate courts. An Assistant People’s Counsel may represent the agency in a variety of regulatory matters, including rate cases, merger applications, service reliability, energy procurement, energy efficiency and renewable energy, consumer protection issues and rulemaking proceedings. MD OPC also provides information and testimony on legislative matters that affect the interests of residential utility consumers. Qualifications: The candidate must have a minimum of two years of litigation experience, admission to the Maryland Bar, and excellent analytical, writing and oral advocacy skills. Background in or familiarity with utility regulation, economics, engineering, accounting or consumer protection laws will enhance the application. Experience with energy efficiency, renewable energy or wholesale electricity markets also is a plus. Admission to the Maryland Bar and valid driver’s license are required. The candidate must be able to travel, including evenings and weekends, as required on an occasional basis. To Apply: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Seva Diakoparaskevas, Administrator, Office of People’s Counsel, 6 St. Paul Street, Suite 2102, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Applications must be received by close of business on February 16, 2018. Information about State Benefits may be found at www.dbm.maryland.gov. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.