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Office of Consumer Counsel – Staff Attorney In Our New Britain office

Office of Consumer Counsel – Staff Attorney In Our New Britain office

Job Location: New Britain, CT

Job Type: Full Time


State of Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel

About The Company

The OCC is an independent State agency that acts as the advocate for consumer interest in matters which may affect Connecticut consumers relating to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The OCC works on cutting edge energy policy issues as the voice of the consumer. We are a statutory party to all proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and are authorized to appear and participate in any regulatory or judicial proceedings, federal or state, in which the interests of Connecticut utility consumers may be involved. 

About The Position

This role will work on state, regional and federal programs and planning processes associated with the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), as well as OCC’s core mission of advocating for fair and equitable utility rates and reliable, quality utility service in state, regional and federal forums. 

  • Working and participating in cases in administrative and judicial settings, including the opportunity to serve as lead counsel on matters involving a variety of advanced and complex legal issues related to OCC’s statutory responsibilities;
  • Representing the OCC in regional and national forums on issues of reliability, resiliency, and energy planning;
  • Serving as a team member of a small, highly-skilled staff dedicated to the mission of consumer advocacy;
  • Working independently and creatively to solve complex problems;
  • Corresponding with subject-matter experts on contested and uncontested matters;
  • Collaborating with the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, and other state agencies on legal issues, policy development, deployment of federal and state funding, or resource procurements;
  • Providing legal guidance to the Consumer Counsel;
  • Litigating, and negotiating and drafting settlements related to multimillion dollar utility issues;
  • Developing, reviewing, and providing opinion on legislative proposals;
  • Working with members of OCC and represent OCC before the legislature and other state and federal agencies or entities on cutting edge policy initiatives;
  • Other related duties as deemed necessary.

The State of Connecticut, Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC), has an exciting opportunity for a Staff Attorney 2 in our New Britain office.

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