Grow your legal career with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin's Office of General Counsel!
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently recruiting to fill an Attorney vacancy in their Office of General Counsel (OGC) that will ensure the Commission’s compliance with state and federal requirements associated with the receipt and disbursement of funds allocated to the State under H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, hybrid work schedules, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. In addition to these amazing benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances, and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
The Attorney position provides legal services to the Commission, including research, analysis and legal advice on federal and state laws, regulations and guidance associated with ARPA, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 C.F.R. 200), Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination laws, and other applicable legal requirements.
This position is slated to expire August 19, 2023 or through the availability of funding, whichever expires first. The selected candidate must be a Wisconsin Resident.
This position is in schedule-range (09-75) with an annual salary of $79,040-$92,955, plus excellent benefits . A twelve-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at the time of hire for this position.
In addition to the qualification listed above, a qualified candidatewill have each of the following:
Experience conducting legal research and making determinations or recommendations based on legal research
Experience advising clients on compliance with state and federal statutes, rules, and guidance
Experience negotiating and drafting legal contracts
A well-qualified candidatewill meet the above qualifications as well as have at least one of the following:
Legal experience related to state or federal grant programs
Experience advising clients on compliance with state and federal laws relating to procurement or the receipt and disbursement of state or federal funds
Experience drafting contracts to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements
Experience with American Rescue Plan, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and/or 2 CFR 200
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59PM on September 19, 2021.