Deputy Counsel #SC061221

State of MissouriJefferson city, MissouriOtherOn Site

Deputy Counsel #SC061221

Division of Commerce and Insurance

Public Service Commission

Staff Counsel Division

Staff Counsel Department

Jefferson City, MO


Deputy Counsel – Public Service Commission / Staff Counsel Division / Staff Counsel Department

Job Posting Number: SC061221

Salary: Annual salary for a Deputy Counsel - $75,006

Job Location: This position is located at 200 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102

Why you’ll love this position:

The Missouri Public Service Commission regulates investor-owned electric, natural gas, steam, water and sewer utilities in Missouri. We ensure that Missourians receive safe and reliable utility services at just, reasonable and affordable rates. The Staff Counsel Department represents the Staff in matters relating to utility regulation before the Missouri Public Service Commission. In addition to litigation, its duties include providing legal advice and guidance to Staff members.

What you’ll do:

  • This position serves as Deputy Counsel for water and sewer issues at the Public Service Commission.
  • Ability to manage complex cases involving state and federal regulatory matters.
  • Litigation of public utility cases (water and sewer) before the PSC on behalf of Commission Staff.
  • Cases involve matters such as utility rates, utility operation financing, mergers and regulatory law enforcement of Commission rules and laws.
  • This position requires the ability to provide sound legal analysis and well-drafted documents under demanding deadlines.
  • Position may require occasional in- and out-of-state travel.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • A juris doctorate degree and three (3) years of responsible relevant experience in one or more fields of law directly related to the field of public utility regulation or in the field of administrative law; or five (5) years of general litigation experience required.
  • Must be a member of the Missouri Bar or eligible through reciprocity.
  • The successful candidate will have experience demonstrating readiness to assume first chair responsibilities in administrative litigation and will demonstrate willingness to put in the time necessary to develop a thorough grasp of issues relating to the regulation of the water and sewer industry.
  • Personal computer experience required, with knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Must demonstrate excellent reasoning and writing skills.

If you have questions about this position please contact:

To be considered for this position, please submit an application, resume, provide a copy of each transcript from all colleges/universities attended, a short legal writing sample, and salary history by 5:00 pm December 3, 2021. For additional information about this position, you may visit

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