An experienced-level Administrative Law Specialist is responsible for drafting very complex proposed opinions and orders after detailed analysis of the record, policy and law with minimal supervision. Responsible for complex opinions related to the regulatory authority, rules and procedures of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). Opinions are based on findings of fact and/or legal interpretations and conclusions. This position is responsible for performing legal research and analysis relative to a broad variety of laws and legal issues and regulation affecting MPSC.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.
Administrative Law Specialist 13
No specific type or amount is required.
Administrative Law Specialist 14
One year of professional experience in legal work equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 13 or Administrative Law Examiner 13, or as an attorney.
Administrative Law Specialist P15
Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.
Additional Requirements and Information
Two years of experience in legal work, preferably in the public utility realm and including one year at the equivalent to the ALS 14 level. Two years of professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Specialist 14 or Administrative Law Examiner 14; or, two years of experience as an attorney.
Knowledge of: Administrative Procedures Act; legal writing techniques; legal research procedures. Ability to: present ideas clearly and concisely; write and speak effectively; analyze facts and draw logical conclusions; prepare and draft logical and concise written decisions, opinions and orders of law; make presentations to support recommendations; input and retrieve data using a computer, with experience using Microsoft Word. Knowledge of public utility or motor carrier regulation is a preference, but not required.