As an advanced specialist administrative law judge, this employee is responsible for consistently conducting highly complex and sensitive cases for the Public Service Commission. In these cases, the Commission makes the final decision prior to appeal to the courts. The decisions rendered in these cases have substantial economic and financial impact with statewide implications. Decisions impact either beneficially or adversely on the businesses, government and citizens of the State of Michigan and can involve millions of dollars. Extensive independent judgment is used to make decisions.
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Possession of a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.
Four years of professional experience in legal work, including two years equivalent to an Administrative Law Examiner P15 or Administrative Law Specialist P15.
Selective Position Requirement: One year of specialized skills and experience in the rate or utility regulatory area is required. In addition, per Executive Order No. 2005-1, requires the consent of the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to perform hearing functions for PCS cases.Additional Requirements and Information
Membership in good standing in the Michigan State Bar.
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Full time employees receive between 15 and 35 vacation leave days per year. Employees also receive 13 sick days per year, and employees receive 8 hours of leave to participate in certain school functions or community activities. Employees may also qualify for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain family or medical situations.
State employees receive 12 scheduled holidays each year, which include New Years Eve Day and New Years Day, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day just to name a few.
Alternative Work Schedules
Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options are available in many jobs.
Insurance and Other Benefits
Insurances include health, vision, dental and life. Employees also have the option to purchase additional life, accidental death, long term disability, long term care insurance, and legal services. Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and child care are also available.
Employees may invest income in a tax-deferred retirement investment program. The state offers two optional deferred compensation plans, the 457 and 401(k). Employees decide the amount you want deducted from your paycheck.
Employees receive a minimum 4% state contribution toward their retirement fund. If an employee elects to contribute more, the state will match that percentage (up to 3%). ORS administers two different retirement plans for State of Michigan employees: a Defined Benefit (DB) plan and a Defined Contribution (DC) plan. Use thefollowing link for detailed information:
Two plans for State Employees
- At least one year of post-degree professional experience in legal work equivalent to an Administrative Law Examiner 13 or Administrative Law Specialist 13; or at least one year of experience as an attorney.
- At least two years of post-degree professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Examiner 14 or Administrative Law Specialist 14; or, at least two years of experience as an attorney.
- At least three years of post-degree professional experience in legal work, including one year equivalent to an Administrative Law Examiner P15 or an Administrative Law Specialist P15; or, at least three years of experience as an attorney.
- At least four years of post-degree professional experience in legal work, including at least two years equivalent to an Administrative Law Examiner P15 or Administrative Law Specialist P15, or at least four years of experience as an attorney.
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