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Assistant Attorney General - Public Interest - Public Utilities – Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Public Interest

Bureau: Public Utilities – Chicago


The Public Utilities Bureau represents the People of the State of Illinois with respect to all laws governing public utilities, including energy, water, and telecommunications services. The Bureau is responsible for the development of the Attorney General's public policy on energy, utility, and communications issues. The principal aim of the Bureau is protecting ratepayers’ interests in affordable and reliable utility service.


Bureau attorneys advocate on behalf of Illinois consumers in administrative and appellate settings, and address the regulation of utility rates, customer service, reliability, energy efficiency, renewable and distributed generation policies, company business practices, mergers, and competition. They actively participate in administrative proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and appellate courts, and take part in legislative hearings and respond to utility and other energy and utility related legislation.


Applicants must be licensed in Illinois at the time of application and have a strong commitment to public service. Candidates should have an interest in complex litigation and be willing to promote regulatory policies on behalf of consumers. While background in public utilities or a comparable highly regulated field is helpful, dedication to consumer advocacy and the public interest is critical. Candidates can expect to work with experts to understand principles of utility accounting, economics and engineering.

Salary: Salaries are commensurate with experience and start at $70,000 per year.

To ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to:

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruitment, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (Fax)

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The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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