This position serves as a counsel to the Wyoming Public Service Commission, providing legal advice to the Commission and its technical staff on issues related to state and federal law applicable to public utility regulation, management of contested case proceedings including investigation of utility applications, and conduct of public hearings under the Wyoming Administrative Procedures Act as an administrative hearing officer.
Familiarity with public utility law and other energy issues is preferable. However, to the extent that you do not have public utility experience, but you have an interest in this area of law, we encourage you to apply.
The Public Service Commission will consider applicants that possess a Juris doctorate, or are a member of or qualified to be a member of the Wyoming State Bar.
Advanced knowledge of administrative law and processes.
Knowledge of state and federal law applicable to the regulation of public utilities.
Basic understanding of engineering, accounting, and finance principles.
Skill in legal issue identification, legal research, and written and oral communication.
Ability to quickly understand new concepts and information related to public utility regulation. Ability to manage complex projects involving voluminous technical documents.
Ability to lead, and work efficiently and effectively with teams of in-house subject matter experts.
Ability to conduct public hearings in contested case proceedings.
Ability to interact professionally with the public, utility officials, and government officials at all levels.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) regulates the public utilities that provide services to consumers in the state. The three main industries it regulates are electricity, natural gas and telephone. In addition, the PSC also regulates some commercial water utilities and intrastate pipelines. It is the PSC’s responsibility to ensure the public utilities operating in Wyoming provide safe and reliable service to customers at just and reasonable rates.