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Administrative Law Judge II -III Duties: Presides over contested cases referred from the Public Utility Commission related to electric, telecommunication, and water regulation. Presides over contested cases referred from other agencies as schedule permits. May handle complex alternative dispute resolution proceedings in various subject areas. ALJ II: Performs advanced (senior level) administrative hearing work. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment. ALJ III: Performs highly advanced (senior level) administrative hearing work. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Presides as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in contested case hearings referred from the Public Utility Commission and other referring agencies. Analyzes testimony and evidence related to electric power, telecommunications, and water and sewer utilities while applying all applicable statutes, rules, and policies to the case. Expeditiously schedules and holds prehearing conferences and hearings. Administers oaths, examines witnesses, and rules on evidence. Compiles and maintains record of evidence, ensuring proper handling of matters for appeal, confidentiality, and other considerations. Writes proposals for decision or final orders, as appropriate, including those involving varied and complex legal, procedural, and technical issues. Conforms to agency policies regarding ex parte communications and ethics matters. May provide guidance or mentoring to other ALJs in area of expertise. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy. Work outside regular work hours may be required. Performs related work as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have graduation from an accredited law school with LLB or JD degree. Licensed and eligible to practice law in Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas is essential.
ALJ II: Must have 6+ years of litigation, presiding, or Administrative Procedure Act (APA) experience.
ALJ III: Must have 7+ years of litigation or hearings experience under the APA, plus minimum 2 yearsâ€™ presiding experience in APA proceedings. Presiding experience, preferably over large, complex multi-party utility contested case hearings is preferred. Thorough knowledge of federal and state laws regarding electric, telecommunications, and water and sewer
regulation is preferred. Extensive knowledge of the APA and administrative case law is preferred.
Mediation training and experience is preferred. License to practice law in Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas is preferred. Knowledge of administrative law and the hearing process in Texas is preferred. Knowledge of applicable statutes, government regulations, and agency rules is preferred. Excellent legal research and writing skill is preferred.
Skill in listening to testimony of parties involved in complex hearings is preferred. Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products, including MS Word and MS Outlook is preferred.
Job Posting Number: 18-14
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