Employment Opportunities


Minnesota Economist

Organization: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Description:

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General seeks a Financial Analyst to join the Office’s utilities group, which advocates for residential and small business utility consumers in public utility rate cases and other financial matters.  This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens.

 Job Duties:

 This position provides expert analysis and recommendations in utility rate cases and other matters on behalf of the Office, whose mission is to advocate for small business and individual customers.  This includes a broad array of important areas, including highly technical and complex research on rate setting, including evaluation of cost recovery requests, regulatory accounting, rate design, and other consumer protection issues.  Financial analysts present testimony in administrative hearings and assist in the preparation of comments and analysis for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.  The Office handles matters involving all sectors of public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications.

 Qualifications:

 A master’s or bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration. 

  • Past utility or regulatory experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of the application of rate making principles.
  • Demonstrated writing skills with technical analysis.

 Applicant must have the ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism, have good academic credentials, outstanding financial, analytical, and communication skills, and excellent judgment and character.  Applicants must be able to serve the public with a high level of distinction and have the skills and work ethic to put forth the very best work for the people of Minnesota.  The selection process is highly competitive.

 This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.  Please forward a resume and cover letter to the following:

 June Walsh, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, 900 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota Street,

St. Paul, MN 55101,ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

 

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 296-1410 (TTY).


 

 


Closing Date: March 31, 2015
Contact: June Walsh (ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us)

Regulatory Attorney

Organization: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Description:

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is accepting resumes from experienced attorneys to advocate on behalf of individuals and small businesses in energy sector and utilities matters.  Assistant Attorneys General perform meaningful and challenging legal work and become involved in a wide variety of matters, including appearances before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and in court on behalf of the people of Minnesota.  Our attorneys pursue justice for Minnesota’s residential and small business utility consumers in a variety of circumstances, including rate cases.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of everyday citizens in an important and rapidly-evolving area of practice.

 Applicants must have good academic credentials, well?developed written and oral communication skills, superior research and analytical abilities, and a professional work ethic.  Experience in the energy or public utilities sector and/or finance, accounting, or economics is preferred.  The selection process to become an Assistant Attorney General is highly competitive. 

 Applications.  Applicants may submit a cover letter and resume that includes relevant experience and academic credentials, including class rank, as follows:

 Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, Attention: June Walsh, 900 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN  55101, ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  If you need reasonable accommodations for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 296-1410 (TTY).

 

 


Closing Date: March 31, 2015
Contact: June Walsh (ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us)

Rate Analyst

Organization: Public Utility Commission
Description: Perform complex regulatory work to include analysis of utility cost allocation, cost unbundling, rate design, and incentive regulation in areas subject to rate regulation. Evaluate rates, costs, pricing, and tariff provisions. Analyze and formulate policy positions on projects and proceedings assigned to the Rate Regulation Division. Maintain contact with representatives of utilities and consumers and with other Commission staff members. Work under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $3,763.17 - $4,675.67
Closing Date: March 31, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Telecommunications Policy Analyst)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is responsible for regulating investor-owned utilities, privately-owned water companies, and the telephone industry. PUC's mission is to ensure that safe and reliable utility services are provided to customers at just and reasonable rates while fostering the use of competitive markets to achieve these objectives. PUC is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill one full time vacancy in the agency's Utility Program, Telecommunications and Water Division, Universal Service and Regulatory Analysis Section. This position is classified, non-represented and is not eligible for overtime. The PUC is funded through fees paid by the utilities we regulate.

The person in this position ensures that consumers and competitive service providers receive safe and adequate telecommunications service from the incumbent companies at the lowest possible cost while allowing these companies an opportunity to earn a return on investment sufficient to attract capital and thereby sustain its financial health. Major duties include: • Research federal and state laws and regulations to assist in the formulation of policies and recommendations related to federal universal service programs, carrier-to-carrier obligations, wholesale service quality, and competitive issues. • Coordinate and review annual recertification reports from Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETC) for federal universal service funds. Analyze new ETC applications and identify issues for further investigation. Coordinate meeting schedules and circulation of documents among parties in ETC cases. • Assist other members of the Telecommunications Division with both special and routine studies involving statistical and financial analysis that may involve tasks such as; identifying data sources, reviewing statutes and rules, gathering and organizing data, analyzing the data, and writing reports and public meeting memos to provide information to agency Managers and the Commission. • Lead production of periodic reports related to the telecommunications industry in Oregon that includes information related to both incumbent and competitive providers of local exchange and intrastate toll services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Economics or Finance AND two years of professional-level work experience in economic analysis or finance.

OR Five years of work experience in economic analysis or finance; two of which must have been at the professional level.

A Master's degree in Economics or Finance may substitute for one year of the professional level work experience.

A Doctorate degree in Economics of Finance may substitute for two years of the professional level work experience.

REQUESTED SKILLS

• Professional level work experience in the telecommunications industry, or in a regulatory setting involving telecommunications issues.

• Work experience conducting research, managing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and summarizing the findings in reports to management.

• Work experience developing written comments and recommendations that are intended to inform or influence the management decisions in a private company or the decisions of a public agency.

To view the complete job announcement including minimum qualifications, salary information and detailed application instructions please visit the PUC job page at: http://www.puc.state.or.us, click on "Jobs at PUC" and view the following announcement: PUC15-0005, Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Telecommunications Policy Analyst)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Job page and look up the job code: PUC15-0005

PUC is an EEO/AA employer.


Salary: $4162.00-$6081.00
Closing Date: April 6, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)

Deputy Administrator (Business Services and Transmissions Chief) Southwestern Power Administration

Organization: U.S. Department of Energy
Description:

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

This position serves as the Deputy Administrator, Business Services and Transmission Chief for the Southwestern Area Power Administration (Southwestern). In this capacity, the Deputy Administrator, Business Services and Transmission Chief provides executive leadership in articulating the vision and clear strategic direction for Southwestern-wide engineering and administrative programs functionally critical to Southwestern's mission.

As the Deputy Administrator, Business Services and Transmission Chief, you will:

  •  Serve as the principal advisor to the Administrator on all matters relating to assigned functions and programs; responsible for the establishment and implementation of Southwestern-wide operating policies
  •  Develop strategic goals for the organization and use leadership skills to improve businesses processes, fostering commitment to good power system stewardship
  •  Direct the establishment of office policies to ensure compliance with all Southwestern, Department of Energy, Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines
  •  Direct the planning, development, implementation, and administration of human resources management, contract management, procurement management, administrative and technical training, and office services activities


Salary: $121,956.00 to $183,300.00
Closing Date: April 6, 2015
Contact: DOE Corporate Recruitment Division (DOECorporateRecruitment@hq.doe.gov)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398271500
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Consumer Education & Outreach Specialist

Organization: District of Columbia Public Service Commission
Description: The purpose of this position is to educate and inform District utility consumers about agency policies and programs. The Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist (CEOS) is responsible for and has full authority to plan, schedule, and conduct education and outreach activities. The CEOS keeps abreast of all issues before the Commission and keeps the public informed of these matters through diverse community forums and speaking to the DC Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANC), civic organizations, community groups, DC Government agencies and utility companies. Serves as point of contact for outreach requests. Coordinates the outreach team and provide guidance to Commission volunteers. Provides evaluation of the outreach operation, determining weaknesses/deficiencies and recommends improvements that can significantly influence the way the Commission is viewed in the community.

For detailed vacancy announcement and application instructions, please access link to the Commission's website.


Salary: $90,292 - $116,320
Closing Date: April 8, 2015
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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Utilities Analyst/Engineer

Organization: Georgia Public Service Commission
Description:

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under general supervision, the successful candidate will perform work of considerable difficulty as a member of the Electric Unit Staff in the development of recommendations in matters concerning the regulation of electric utilities in Georgia. The Electric Unit Staff conducts independent analyses on a wide range of issues related to electric utility ratemaking and integrated resource planning by applying critical review, engineering knowledge and/or electric utility regulatory practices and standards related to accounting, finance and economics. To accomplish this, Staff members are routinely assigned to work on multidisciplinary teams (as Public Interest Advocacy or Commissioner Advisory) and are given individual assignments to formulate strategies in the preparation of team recommendations. Staff is routinely assigned to work on multiple projects concurrently with varying deadlines and may be assigned to work with hired subject matter experts to direct and manage their work in accordance with their contract. Staff members typically present the team’s analyses and recommendations, in oral and written form, in the Commission’s public meetings. Staff may also present and defend the team’s work as an expert witness on a project. Staff routinely meets with utility representatives, stakeholders and the Commissioners on pertinent issues and is involved in settlement negotiations to reach agreement on issues. Staff routinely speaks with the general public and responds to customer inquiries regarding electric utility service. Staff is required to stay current in this ever changing field and must take the initiative to increase his/her knowledge base to by reviewing industry publications on a regular basis and attending in-house and external training opportunities as presented.

Minimum Training, Experience, Skills and Abilities:  Completion of a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree in accounting, finance, economics, engineering, public administration, or related field.  Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  One or more of the following:  Completion of a graduate degree in accounting, finance economics, engineering, public administration, or related field; or professional work experience in utility regulatory ratemaking, accounting or economics; certification as a CPA; Certification as a PE; experience in presenting expert testimony in regulatory proceedings.

Exam and Evaluation Information:  Evaluation of credentials and experience.  Must successfully complete stringent background investigation.

Additional Information:  Submit an application package with

Cover Letter
Public Service Commission Application
State of Georgia Application
School Transcripts
Writing Samples

Electronic application forms in WORD format are available for download at www.psc.state.ga.us.  Click on the Career Opportunities Page to locate documents.

Submit electronic information by the deadline to:  hrgpsc@psc.state.ga.us

Documents may be mailed to:

Human Resources Dept.
Georgia Public Service Commission
244 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA  30334


Salary: Annual Salary Minimum: $50,000.00/Annual Salary Maximum: $60,000.00
Closing Date: April 17, 2015
Contact: Human Resources Dept. (hrgpsc@psc.state.ga.us)
http://www.psc.state.ga.us

Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Economist)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: UTILITY AND ENERGY ANALYST 2, UTILITY ECONOMIST

The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is responsible for regulating investor-owned utilities, privately-owned water companies, and the telephone industry. PUC's mission is to ensure that safe and reliable utility services are provided to customers at just and reasonable rates while fostering the use of competitive markets to achieve these objectives.

PUC is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill one full-time vacancy in the Utility Program, Energy Rates, Finance, and Audit Division.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct applied economic research on a wide range of issues relating to the economic regulation of Oregon's investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities. Major duties include:

*Review natural gas and electric utility property sales and tariff filings, separate from utility general rate filings, for new or revised rates for specific tariff schedules, special contracts and other types of tariff filings. Develop recommended revisions as warranted. Draft memos summarizing review of rate filings and recommendations for presentation at public meetings.

*Conduct complex economic research and mathematical analysis on estimating the short and long run costs of supplying distribution, transmission, and generation services by electric and natural gas utilities for different classes of retail customers.

*As part of utility general rate filings, review utility studies on various economic policy issues and develop findings and recommendations. Conduct economic research on other utility and regulatory issues and matters as assigned.

*Reviews utility applications to sell property, analyze the costs and benefits of the sale, and determine whether the sale is priced at market.

*Independently analyzes issues and evaluates other parties' written testimony for accuracy, logic, and consistency with existing Commission policy; writes testimony based upon analysis; defends testimony in formal hearings. Prepares cross-examination questions for company and intervener witnesses, assists Attorney General's Office in preparation of legal briefs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance AND two years of professional-level work experience in economic analysis or finance.

OR

Five years of work experience in economic analysis or finance; two of which must have been at the professional level.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance may substitute for one year of the professional-level work experience.

A Doctorate degree in Economics or Finance may substitute for two years of the professional-level work experience.

REQUESTED SKILLS

*Graduate Degree in Economics, Finance, or Business Administration.

*Professional level work experience using economic analysis preferably on energy related issues.

*Professional level work experience developing written comments and recommendations intended to inform or influence the decision making of a public agency or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience developing prices for goods and services preferably for an electric, natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience with estimating the marginal cost of operations or business functions preferably for an electric or natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience forecasting of revenues, costs or other major economic parameters of an electric and natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar business or issue.

*Advanced knowledge and regular work experience with complex Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

HOW TO APPLY

To view the complete job announcement including minimum qualifications, salary information and application instructions please visit our jobs page at:

http://www.puc.state.or.us

click on "Jobs at PUC" and view the following announcements: PUC15-0002, Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Economist)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-0002

PUC is an EEO/AA employer.


Salary: $4162.00-$6081.00
Closing Date: April 24, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
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