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STATE OF NEW JERSEY BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIESCategory: General Construction

ANTICIPATED JOB VACANCY EXTENDED
TITLE: Legal Specialist (FERC & PJM Matters)

JOB POSTING #: 24-2020
DATE OF POSTING: October 1, 2020
DATE OF CLOSING: January 29, 2021

SALARY: $85,000.00 – $125,000.00, Commensurate with Experience
EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1)
DIVISION/LOCATION: Board of Public Utilities
Office of the General Counsel

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: New Jersey’s lead energy regulator, the Board of Public Utilities, is looking for a lead attorney on FERC and PJM issues. The BPU is leading the effort to implement Governor Murphy’s ambitious goal of reaching 100% clean energy by 2050. The attorney in this position will be on the forefront of implementing these policies against the
complicated tapestry of ever-changing regional and federal energy policies. The attorney in this position will support the Board’s active agenda at FERC and PJM, and should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following topic areas:

  • Resource adequacy and capacity markets;
  • FERC open access transmission policies;
  • Cost allocation and wholesale market pricing dynamics;
  • FERC rules of practice and procedure;
  • Appellate litigation related to FERC;
  • ISO/RTO market operations; or
  • Implementation of clean energy policies within the federal and regional framework.
    The appropriate candidate will work as part of cross-disciplinary teams to solve some of the most
    complex and impactful legal issues in New Jersey government, while ensuring that electricity,
    gas and water rates remain fair to consumers and equitable to all New Jersey citizens. Attorneys
    must be excellent writers, work well as part of an integrated team, make recommendations on the
    impact of proposed or existing legislation, and do other tasks as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited law school with Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.

EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience working on FERC and ISO/RTO market issues, with an understanding of FERC practice and procedure and interplay between the Federal Power Act and state jurisdiction. Attorneys with experience in government, law firm, non-profit, ISO/RTO, utility or corporate setting are encouraged to apply, as are candidates who have shown a strong commitment to remedying the historical under-representation of people of color in energy through their work promoting inclusion and diversity, as well as through their own lived experiences. The candidate must be an excellent writer, with strong interpersonal skills, together with proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional team.
NOTE: The Board specifically welcomes applications from attorneys that have taken a nontraditional path to their law degree, as well as those who followed a more conventional route.

OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to NJ Residents.

NOTE: RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

The State of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PLEASE FORWARD RESUMES VIA MAIL OR EMAIL TO:
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625

humanresources@bpu.nj.gov