Overview

ORS MISSION:
The ORS represents the public interest in utility regulation. The public interest, as defined by the South Carolina General Assembly, is as follows:
The concerns of the using and consuming public with respect to public utility services, regardless of the class of customer, and preservation of continued investment in and maintenance of utility facilities so as to provide reliable and high-quality utility services.

JOB SUMMARY:
Represents ORS in proceedings before the Public Service Commission of South Carolina, and all state and federal courts as well as other regulatory bodies in matters involving regulated utilities.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Ability to conduct independent research on complex legal issues.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Prepare and assists in the preparation of testimony and exhibits for formal regulatory proceedings before the Public Service Commission of SC.
  • Research and draft Appellate briefs and pleadings and present oral arguments before the States Appellate Courts.
  • Prepares and drafts pleadings and documents required for filing cases, motions, and briefs.
  • Conducts extensive trial or hearing preparation, including drafting of pleadings, discovery, legal research, cross-examination at hearing and witness preparation.
  • Ability to apply statutes, regulations, requirements and policies applicable to the subject matter or issue.
  • Ability to write clear and concise memoranda, reports or other materials appropriate for various audiences.
  • Ability to speak in a clear and concise manner appropriate to the audience. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • Ability to manage time and meet applicable deadlines.
  • A self-starter with experience working in a fast-paced, multi-task environment requiring considerable attention to detail while conducting complex research and analysis.
  • Confer with stakeholders and other external parties on issues related to energy concepts and alternative transportation.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Juris Doctorate with six plus years of professional experience. Rule 403 requirements met.
  • Proficiency using current technology and computer software.
  • Maintain high degree of personal and professional ethics at all times.

  • Understanding of regulatory principles and state or federal energy regulations applicable to investor-owned public utilities.
  • Appellate practice experience.
  • Position requires some travel, out of town lodging, and attendance at night hearings.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license.
  • All ORS employees are required to attend ethics training annually for continued employment.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds and climb a 10 foot ladder.
  • Employees hours will be 8:30 am  5:00 pm, minimum.
  • ORS offices are located in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • All ORS employees are prohibited from owning equity in regulated entities.

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