Job Details

Legal Staff Paralegal in Austin, TX

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Company name

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

May 09,2018

Posted on

Jan 11,2018

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Administrative Law Judge The candidate will perform highly complex administrative hearing work in the Commission Advising and Docket Management Division to include processing and presiding over electric, telecommunications, and water utility cases. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Will establish procedural schedules and discovery deadlines for cases. Conduct prehearing conferences. Approve uncontested applications and prepare orders for Commission approval. Prepare application and hearing notices compliant with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Public Utility Regulatory Act,Texas Water Code, Administrative Procedure Act, and Commission rules. Conduct legal research and analysis. Rule on discovery matters, scheduling requests, and motions. Administer oaths and enter rulings on evidentiary and procedural matters. Issue interim orders. Conduct hearings in dockets in which the Commissioners preside. Compile and maintain records of evidence, and ensure proper handling for appeal and confidentiality. Review the work of legal assistants. Make presentations to the Commission. Assist with monitoring the status and assuring the timely processing of pending docketed proceedings, tariff matters, and projects.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Graduation from an accredited law school with a LLB or JD degree. Must be Licensed and eligible to practice law in Texas. Must be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Must have 4+ years of general legal experience as a licensed attorney. Undergraduate degree in engineering, finance, accounting, economics, or related field is preferred. Experience as a hearings examiner or administrative law judge is preferred. Experience in the practice of utility regulation or administrative law is preferred. Must have knowledge of trial or administrative hearing procedures. Must have proficiency in the use of personal computers and Microsoft Word and other software programs. Strong oral and written communication skills is required.

Additional info

Job Vacancy Number:2018-15. Send Complete a State of Texas Application, official/unofficial transcripts

Company info

Human Resources
Public Utility Commission of Texas
1701 N. Congress Avenue
PO Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
Phone: 512-936 -7060