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Philadelphia Gas Works Regulatory Attorney/ Utility Hearing Officer - Philadelphia Gas Commission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Gas Works

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Free Health Insurance Options– Free Dental Insurance – Flex Spending - Commuter Benefits - Pension Plan – Free Parking – Wellness Programs – Onsite Gyms – Tuition Assistance- PSLF Eligible Employer- Parental Leave

The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

Become part of the PGW Team!

The Hearing Examiner reviews and applies laws and regulations, conducts hearings, makes decisions and recommendations based on appropriate findings. The incumbent is expected to plan, organize and conduct examinations independently, including investigating facts, researching precedents, defining issues and options, and developing conclusions and recommendations. This position provides advanced technical support to the Executive Director in fulfilling the Gas Commission’s governance and oversight responsibilities, as well as certain administrative obligations.

  • Reviews, analyzes and thoroughly vets PGW budget and other filings; prepares informal and formal discovery, and lines of questioning for hearings; interacts with parties to expedite conduct of Commission’s due diligence reviews as appropriate.

  • Assists Executive Director on developing strategy, issue identification and development, disposing of motions or petitions, and briefing Gas Commissioners, as requested.

  • Prepares and suggests edits to others’ draft recommended decisions, motions, briefing materials, orders and resolutions, and similar materials; incorporates City Law Department input as needed.

  • Assists Executive Director to coach and mentor lower level personnel.

  • Monitors PGW compliance with reporting and disclosure directives, and takes appropriate follow-up action.

  • Review and analyzes relevant reports, studies, contracts, rules, regulations, laws.

  • Assists Executive Director to satisfy Right to Know Law; City Department of Records retention and disposal; PGW Pension Committee and other similar requirements.

  • Other similar duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

  • Juris Doctor Degree with 7-10 years’ experience, preferably in a utility, regulatory or municipal environment.

  • Excellent, prolific written and oral communications skills; ability to convey complex technical information in clear, concise and accessible language and form.

  • Exceptional organizational abilities and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.

  • Very strong analytic (qualitative and quantitative) skills; knowledge of budgets, financial reporting and the utility industry.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite – MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Self-starter; demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently.

  • Commitment and ability to work well within a team approach, while taking leadership role in attaining the Gas Commission’s goals.

  • Proven ability to establish, implement and manage schedules and procedures.

  • Experience in conducting public hearings efficiently and with appropriate demeanor. Knowledge of administrative hearing procedures, applicable laws, government regulations and agency rules.

  • Experience in determining and applying relevant rules and statutes, complying with ethical standards,recognizing problems and identifying and facilitating solutions.

    Domicile Requirement: All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Effective November 8, 2021, PGW requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations.

PGW is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19122

While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Local candidates will be given preference

ID: 2021-1612

Department for Portal Display: Philadelphia Gas Commission

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ADP Department #: Philadelphia Gas Commission [01]

Street: 800 West Montgomery Avenue