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Deputy Small Business Advocate (Attorney 5)

  • ... Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 167531 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 17, 2024       Expires on: May 01, 2024

Deputy Small Business Advocate (Attorney 5)   

JOB TITLE:

Deputy Small Business Advocate (Attorney 5)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dauphin County Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

THE POSITION

The Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) is seeking a highly motivated, driven, and creative Deputy Small Business Advocate to join our team.
This supervisory position is responsible for providing legal guidance and advice to the agencys leadership, attorneys, and expert witnesses in addition to case management.
The Deputy Small Business Advocate will ensure the seamlessness and success of all statutory mandated litigation and mission-related efforts.
Additionally, this role will ensure compliance with all regulations and laws in the public utility field while enhancing and expanding Pennsylvanias role in the energy and utility footprint.
The Deputy Small Business Advocate must clearly communicate and advocate on behalf of small businesses across the Commonwealth our priorities at the state and national levels.


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Your responsibilities will encompass a variety of job duties, including the tasks outlined below but not restricted to them:

  • Supervising and managing of all OSBA attorneys.
  • Supporting the Small Business Advocate to create legal policy and procedures.
  • Identifying, recommending, and advocating issues on behalf of the OSBA.
  • Exercising professional judgment in representing the OSBA in cases before the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the appellate courts including communication with other advocacy agencies.
  • Assuming primary responsibility for the prosecution of rate, complaint, merger, and investigation proceedings before the PUC.
  • Reviewing pleadings and supporting materials filed by a utility or another party with the PUC, identifying issues for litigation, and researching relevant statutes and decisions.
  • Preparing complaints, notices of intervention, public statements, and answering to pleadings for filings with the PUC.
  • Participating in investigations and other proceedings convened by the PUC.
  • Preparing hearing motions, memorandums, and discovery for filings with the PUC, the administrative law judge, or both.
  • Managing, assigning and communicating daily with OSBA external expert witnesses.
  • Traveling required for PUC public meetings, input hearings, town halls, events, etc.
  • Attending internal and external meetings, legislative hearings, with or on behalf of the Small Business Advocate related to policy.
Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:
  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time.
    Telework options will be discussed with the supervisor.
    In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.
    If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.
    Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Ten years of professional legal experience and graduation from an accredited school of law; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training

Post Employment Requirement:
  • Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.

Additional Requirements:
  • You must have a license to practice law in Pennsylvania.
  • You must have at least five years of public utility law experience.
  • You must have at least five years of supervising experience.
  • You must have litigation and settlement negotiation experience.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.
    Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.
    e.
    , relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.
    Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.
    C.
    S.
    7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.
    To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.
    employment.
    pa.
    gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.
    aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.
    gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.
All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families.
Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.


Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.
S.
holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.
*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good.
As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.


Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference.
Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.


For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.
employment.
pa.
gov and click on the benefits box.


  • Eligibility rules apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 17, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

167531 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710908518-c3b5084cd1cf88ec5e9dffadf58360fb

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Dauphin County

Job Origin:

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THE POSITION

The Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) is seeking a highly motivated, driven, and creative Deputy Small Business Advocate to join our team. This supervisory position is responsible for providing legal guidance and advice to the agencys leadership, attorneys, and expert witnesses in addition to case management. The Deputy Small Business Advocate will ensure the seamlessness and success of all statutory mandated litigation and mission-related efforts. Additionally, this role will ensure compliance with all regulations and laws in the public utility field while enhancing and expanding Pennsylvanias role in the energy and utility footprint. The Deputy Small Business Advocate must clearly communicate and advocate on behalf of small businesses across the Commonwealth our priorities at the state and national levels.


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

Your responsibilities will encompass a variety of job duties, including the tasks outlined below but not restricted to them:

  • Supervising and managing of all OSBA attorneys.
  • Supporting the Small Business Advocate to create legal policy and procedures.
  • Identifying, recommending, and advocating issues on behalf of the OSBA.
  • Exercising professional judgment in representing the OSBA in cases before the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the appellate courts including communication with other advocacy agencies.
  • Assuming primary responsibility for the prosecution of rate, complaint, merger, and investigation proceedings before the PUC.
  • Reviewing pleadings and supporting materials filed by a utility or another party with the PUC, identifying issues for litigation, and researching relevant statutes and decisions.
  • Preparing complaints, notices of intervention, public statements, and answering to pleadings for filings with the PUC.
  • Participating in investigations and other proceedings convened by the PUC.
  • Preparing hearing motions, memorandums, and discovery for filings with the PUC, the administrative law judge, or both.
  • Managing, assigning and communicating daily with OSBA external expert witnesses.
  • Traveling required for PUC public meetings, input hearings, town halls, events, etc.
  • Attending internal and external meetings, legislative hearings, with or on behalf of the Small Business Advocate related to policy.
Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. Telework options will be discussed with the supervisor. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Ten years of professional legal experience and graduation from an accredited school of law; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training

Post Employment Requirement:
  • Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.

Additional Requirements:
  • You must have a license to practice law in Pennsylvania.
  • You must have at least five years of public utility law experience.
  • You must have at least five years of supervising experience.
  • You must have litigation and settlement negotiation experience.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.

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