California Public Utilities Commission
Administrative Law Judge Division
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Interested candidates must submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION.
If you need assistance completing the application, you may ask the Human Resources staff, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Jacqueline Dandridge at (415) 703-1793 or e-mail email@example.com
Who May Apply:
Applicants eligible for lateral transfer (defined in SPB Rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, Training and Development Assignment or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. Those applicants currently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration. The CPUC will consider all applications and interview the most qualified candidates.
*Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 available in the Human Resources Office.
The Docket Office is responsible for reviewing and processing all new applications, cases, investigations, rulemakings, and subsequent pleadings filed before the Public Utilities Commission. In addition, the Docket Office, in coordination with the President and Chief Administrative Law Judge, publishes the Daily Calendar on the internet to effect legal notice. The Legal Assistant performs a wide variety of paralegal duties, including legal research and analysis of complex Commission rulings; proposed and alternate decisions; presiding officer decisions: and other documents electronically filed in administrative litigation in compliance with specific requirements set forth in applicable legal codes, statutes, regulations and policies.
The Legal Assistant must have an understanding of difficult technical and legal terms covering a wide variety of disciplines and multiple specialized areas of law. The incumbent must be able to use independent judgment to interpret, analyze and apply applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and Commission policy to determine accuracy and completeness, and determine if filing requirements are met for acceptance or identify all defects for rejection and confer with a Docket Office Legal Advisor on course of action when appropriate.
Applicant must be able to reason logically; analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action; write effectively; prepare reports and summaries setting forth a statement of the facts, application of the relevant law, and conclusions; read and understand statutes, court decisions, legal documents, and similar material; work cooperatively with attorneys, clerical staff, technical staff, and the general public; and explain the provision of law, procedures, and problems to persons contacted in the work. In addition, applicant must be able to work well under pressure; work accurately, with careful attention to detail; manage multiple priorities; and be able to work flexible hours to meet deadlines.
Candidate must have knowledge of basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, and procedures; use of legal reference material; and legal office management principles. In addition, candidate should have excellent typing skills and word processing proficiency, preferably Microsoft Word, and experience with document management, spreadsheet and database programs. Evidence of continuing education, such as additional paralegal or legal coursework is desirable.