Provides advice and counsel related to utility regulation including tariff review, proposed legislation and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Reviews decisions of courts, other states and the federal government to determine precedent in regulatory legal matters.
Advises Staff Counsel, the Director of Regulatory Operations, Commissioners and the Utilities Hearing Officer on probable legal or other impact of Commission decisions and proposed changes in rules, regulations and applicable laws.
Reviews files, records and briefs.
Prepares legal strategy and coordinates case execution.
Formulates data requests.
Reviews filings for legal adequacy and content.
Prepares legal comments, briefs, responses to petitions, drafting stipulations, and other legal pleadings.
Reviews, coordinates, and maintains Staff data requests and responses.
Prepares testimony and other filings for compliance with Nevada Statutes and regulations.
Assists in the development and/or review of proposed regulations and legislation.
Represents Staff at hearings and workshops before the Commission.
Cross examines witnesses.
Prepares and executes protective agreements for receipt of confidential material.
Maintains Staff confidential files.
Provides other legal support and assistance to Staff divisions as necessary.
Provides support to the Commission for legislative hearings and inquiries, to include preparing and presenting testimony to legislative committees.
Makes presentations to various state, local and federal agencies.
May be expected to perform additional job-related duties and to have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.
Must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, and possess leadership skills. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment in collaboration with other legal staff, engineers, auditors, and economists; compile and summarize information and prepare correspondence, periodic or special reports related to assignments; and contribute effectively to the accomplishment of the team or agency goals, objectives, and activities. Must possess skill in effective written and verbal communication; required skills also include planning, prioritizing and executing timelines without the need for supervision. Must be available for travel (typically up to 25% of the time).
Graduation from an accredited law school, active membership in the Nevada State Bar, and one year experience as an attorney.