The Department of Consumer Affairs Wants You!

The Department of Consumer Affairs is hiring a lawyer to appear at the PSC: essentially, a public defender for the consumer. This could be a great opportunity for someone who wants to practice in the field of public utilities.

Excerpts of the positing are below.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an accredited law school and experience as a practicing attorney.  Must be a member in good standing with the SC Bar.  Must be able to work well with a team including legal assistants, paralegals, and other co-workers.  Must be organized and be able to work independently in meeting deadlines. Some travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

At least three (3) years as a practicing attorney.  At least two years of experience related to state or federal energy regulations applicable to utilities.  Demonstrated interest or experience in the core mission of SCDCA. Knowledge of or experience in one or more of the following: energy, water, utility, finance, economics, environmental, or related technical field. Experience in litigation or administrative law.  Possess excellent written and oral advocacy skills.  Ability to interpret and apply relevant laws and judicial decisions.  Ability to perform legal research involving complex legal problems. Thorough knowledge of the laws of South Carolina.   Must have completed Rule 403 trial experience requirements. 

Pay Band

Band 7

Hiring Range – Min. $49,594.00 Hiring Range – Max. $90,000.00

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