Maryland Office of People’s Counsel

Assistant People’s Counsel
Maryland State Agency Job Announcement
Special Appointment

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in evaluating and shaping energy policies that affect 2 million residential customers? Interested in protecting consumers who use electricity, gas, telephone and water services?

The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (MD OPC) is looking for an energetic, creative attorney with a strong interest in consumer advocacy to round out our team of talented and committed lawyers.

The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (MD OPC), an independent State agency, is seeking applicants for an Assistant People’s Counsel position. MD OPC is a consumer protection agency that represents the interests of residential utility consumers in energy, telecommunications and other matters before the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), federal agencies and the appellate courts. An Assistant People’s Counsel may represent the agency in a variety of regulatory matters, including rate cases, merger applications, service quality and reliability, consumer protection issues and rulemaking proceedings. OPC also investigates competitive suppliers of gas and electricity regarding their compliance with the State’s consumer protection laws and the Commission’s laws and regulations.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a minimum of three years of litigation experience, admission to the Maryland Bar, and excellent analytical, writing and oral advocacy skills. Consumer protection litigation experience is a plus. Background in or familiarity with utility regulation, economics, engineering, and accounting also will enhance the application. Admission to the Maryland Bar and valid driver’s license are required. The candidate must be able to travel, including evenings and weekends, as required on an occasional basis.

To Apply: Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Gail V. Tucker, Assistant to the People’s Counsel, Office of People’s Counsel, 6 St. Paul Street, Suite 2102, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, or

Applications must be received by close of business on February 21, 2020.

Information about State Benefits may be found at

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.