Employment Opportunities


Director of Human Resources - Administrator VI

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Description:

Duties:

The Human Resources Director (HR Director) is responsible for the human resources activities within the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). As such the incumbent is charged with identifying the workforce needs of the DPU including salary and benefit needs, procuring training, and maintaining a safe and positive work environment, and maintaining a diverse workforce.

The HR Director must have experience in the public sector and understand the operations of the state government and Department of Public Utilities. The incumbent must also have extensive knowledge of the Human Resource and Personnel Systems including labor relations, union agreements and civil service. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical. Problem solving abilities must also be highly developed. Must have supervisory experience and the ability to set and meet objectives and lead others to a common goal.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.

Preferred Qualifications:

The incumbent should have significant Commonwealth HR experience and understand the operations of the state government and Department of Public Utilities. The incumbent should also have extensive knowledge of the Commonwealth’s personnel systems and human resource policies and procedures.

Comments:

* Please note that salaries for management positions are determined according to the provisions of MGL Chapter 30, Sections 45 and 46C, and by policies outlined in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Salary Administration for Managers, Confidentials, and Unclassified Employees (also known at the "Grey Book")

* A criminal and tax background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs prior to the candidate being hired.


Salary: $41,017.08 to $102,949.74 Annually
Closing Date: April 24, 2014
Contact: DPU-HR@State.MA.US
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J40889&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=46

Administrative Law Judge

Organization: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Description:
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) seeks an Administrative Law Judgeto manage a variety of legal proceedings relating to regulation of utilities and transportation, including presiding over cases that range from simple, single-issue complaints to complex, high stakes, multi-party litigation. The Administrative Law Judge will work with the three commissioners at the head of the agency and with a dynamic and diverse staff of experts. The position is based in Olympia, Washington, in the south Puget Sound area.
 
 
This recruitment is open until filled. It would be in the candidate’s best interest to apply by February 28, 2014 for the first round of interviews.


Salary: $61,235-$93,271 annually
Closing Date: April 30, 2014
Contact: Debbie Aguilar (daguilar@utc.wa.gov)
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Principal Executive/Manager D (Information Systems Manager) PUC14-0007

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 seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Information Systems Manager. This is a full-time, Management Service supervisory position.

Questions regarding this position or the PUC should be referred to Stacy Wren, Human Resource Analyst, at (503) 373-1368.

PUC is an other-funds agency, funded through fees paid by the utilities we regulate. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates; this list will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

The person in this position develops and executes PUC objectives related to Information Systems and Technology. This includes management of the Information Systems Section staff and delivery of projects including project planning and budgeting, resourcing, execution, change control, issue/risk management, and regular status communication to internal and external stakeholders. The person in this position will contribute to definition of the PUC's Information Systems and Technology portfolio and project management processes, utilizing project management standards and best practices. In addition, acts as the business relationship manager for Information Systems, manages relationships with business stakeholders, prioritizes initiatives, develops roadmaps, manages the project portfolio, and prepares planning and budgeting project proposals. Major duties include:

• Develops and manages the Information Systems' budget. Develops, defends, and executes the budget and is responsible for managing expenditures in the agency's biennial budget.

• Develops and implements the agency Information Resource Management (IRM) plan. Coordinates and ensures consistency with DAS-IRM Division guidelines. Researches, projects and evaluates information systems needs for the next 3-5 years in overseeing preparation of the agency IRM Plan.

• Manages the Application Development Team in the development and maintenance of public facing and internal applications. Provide oversight of contract personnel. Responsible for ensuring that new information systems are developed that: 1) meet user needs; 2) are completed within set target dates, and 3) are completed within budget.

• Applies specialized IS knowledge to provide technical advice in evaluating and researching computer systems and applications to address unique needs of end users. Evaluates impact on programs and their customers. Plans and develops selection criteria for use in acquisition of equipment, software, technical consultant contracts, or network improvements. Plans and directs implementation of new systems and enhancements.

• Implements information security measures within PUC. Ensures information assets and technologies are adequately protected. Responds to incidents, establishes appropriate standards and controls, manages security technologies and directs the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures.

• Develops, plans, and implements agency business continuity plan. Represents the agency at enterprise-level business continuity planning to ensure the development of the agency business continuity plan is consistent with the statewide plan. Ensures continuity or restoration of operations in response to emergencies or critical incidents.

• Represents the agency by participating in or coordinating interagency committees and task forces. Represents the agency on the state Chief Information Officer Council which develops statewide enterprise policies and procedures. Participates in Statewide IT initiatives, representing PUC and ensuring PUC is kept abreast of Statewide IT initiatives including information security.


Salary: $5,561.00 - $8,329.00 Monthly
Closing Date: April 30, 2014
Contact: Stacy Wren (stacy.m.wren@state.or.us)
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=835104

Program Assistant

Organization: NARUC
Description:

Job Description: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501c4 trade association, seeks a Program Assistant for its Grants & Research Department. This position provides administrative support services for total grant programs exceeding $4 million annually. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.   

Responsibilities: This position will provide administrative assistance to a number of grant-funded projects focused on energy, security and environmental policy. In particular, this position will:  provide administrative support for our current grants; assist with meetings, webcasts and conference calls; and collect, review and processes requests for travel reimbursement. Travel may be required as much as 6 times per year.

Requirements: bachelor’s degree and demonstrated interest in the energy, environmental, public policy, economics, or a related field.  Experience as a Program Assistant or similar role, preferably in a non-profit environment, preferred.  Must also possess:  strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, solid organizational skills and solid computer skills (in particular, proficiency with Microsoft Office software).   Please forward your resume and cover letter to:  Director of Grants and Research at GRjobs@naruc.org by March 12 2014. No calls please.


Closing Date: September 22, 2014
Contact: Director of Grants and Research (grjobs@naruc.org)
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Organization: Government of the District of Columbia Washington, DC
Description:

Duties This position is located in the Office of People¿s Counsel, Litigation Services Division. The employee in this position works primarily on advising the Office of the People¿s Counsel on a variety of matters related to electrical and natural gas distribution networks. The Electrical Engineer functions as a technical advisor to and under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Litigation on matters pertaining to electrical energy efficiency and conservation, and electrical system safety, reliability and quality of service. Knowledge of emerging issues related to undergrounding of electrical distribution network, the implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and natural gas pipeline replacement.

Qualifications Selective Placement Factor #1: Utility meter systems operations experience is preferred Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Two (2) four (4) years of experience is required. Education Requirement: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from accredited four (4) year college.


Salary: $74,171$ 95,564
Closing Date: November 18, 2014
Contact: Office of the People's Counsel (hr@opcdc. gov)
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Chief Infrastructure and Sytem Planning

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The primary responsibility of this position is to advise and assist the Chairman and Commissioners in ensuring adequate and cost-effective infrastructure and systems for providing safe, reliable and affordable electric, natural gas and telephone services in the District of Columbia. The Chief analyzes and evaluates current, evolving and future needs and plans, including short-term and long-range plans, for satisfying identified infrastructure and system needs. Provides professional engineering and other technical advice and assistance on all matters relating to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the utility companies in providing services in the District. Reviews, critiques, and investigates infrastructure and system plans and reports filed by utility companies. Coordinates the inspection of utility facilities and operations to ensure safe, reliable, efficient and economic services. Determines infrastructure and system planning metrics, trends and performance; determines adequacy and sufficiency of infrastructure and systems planning methodologies, prepares short-time and long-term infrastructure and system improvement plans, and drafts recommendations for improvements. Establishes, maintains, and ensures the quality of data and documents in the Commission’s official infrastructure and system planning database and public transparency website/web page. The Chief monitors, analyzes, and reviews utility companies’ plans, proposals, designs, construction and maintenance of infrastructure and system upgrades and replacement. Represents the Commission in meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Supervises a staff of gas, electrical, civil, and general engineers and a program assistant and reviews their work projects for consistency with agency policies, regulations, and contracts and professional engineering standards. 


Salary: $101,234 - $141,727
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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Electrical Engineer (OISP)

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The Electrical Engineer (OISP) serves as a technical advisor to the Chairman and Commissioners in ensuring adequate and cost-effective infrastructure and systems for providing safe, reliable and affordable electric, natural gas and telephone services in the District of Columbia.  Provides professional engineering and other technical advice and assistance on matters pertaining to the reliability, safety, and adequacy of the existing electrical system and the cost effectiveness, feasibility and sustainability of any planned expansion to the electrical infrastructure. Evaluates proposed short-term and long-term electrical infrastructure expansion plans.  Evaluates the impact of alternative fuel vehicles (hybrids, plug-in electric hybrids, pure electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles) on the electrical distribution infrastructure. Maintains and updates electric power outage, quality of service, power quality and billing error reports and databases. Monitors and evaluates the implementation and performance of smart grid programs including an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with and without dynamic pricing. Determines and recommends changes in operations and procedures for electrical distribution system reliability and safety improvements. Investigates and reports on technological trends and industry practices regarding tools, training and vegetation management related to reliability, and on the installation, rehabilitation, and test projects and programs related to cables, feeders, transformers, relays, switch gear and other substation equipment.


Salary: $74,171 - $95,564
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Engineer

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The Pipeline Safety Engineer conducts inspections of natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline facilities to determine compliance with District pipeline safety regulations and to ensure compliance with federal regulations under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act. Investigates reports of natural gas leaks and other incidents, prepares reports on the cause(s) and effects of incidents, and records relevant facts for possible use in formal proceedings. Analyzes technical data and information relative to natural gas pipeline construction, operations, and maintenance in order to determine the safety, adequacy, and reliability of such systems and facilities. Schedules and participates in natural gas and electric refereed meter tests and prepares reports on the calibration results to substantiate the official record. Maintains and updates natural gas pipeline inspection databases as well as database on natural gas pipeline incidents.


Salary: $64,375 - $82,357
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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General Engineer (Gas)

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The Gas Engineer (OISP) is responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, replacement/rehabilitation and retirement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the natural gas distribution company. Proactively identifies and mitigatews the potential risks of damage where underground electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water/sewer, and other utilities’ infrastructure and systems intersect/interact with or are placed beside one another in the District. Reviews the engineering and other technical aspects of the natural gas pipeline vintage mechanical coupling replacement and encapsulation program. Conducts thorough and full assessment and evaluation of the local gas distribution company’s proposed Accelerated Pipe Replacement Plan (APRP). Participates in the review and analysis of activities regarding cyber security of electric, natural gas and telephone services in the District. 


Salary: $74,171 - $95,564
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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Financial Examiner

Organization: Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Description: Identifies, analyzes, and evaluates accounting and financial issues for electric, water and wastewater, and telecommunications utilities.  Prepares written testimony, comments, recommendations, and other written materials pursuant to these analyses, and is responsible for the verbal defense of written materials in the appropriate regulatory venue.  Works under the direction of the Deputy Public Counsel.


Salary: 5,417 – 6,250
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Melissa Silguero (melissa.silguero@opuc.texas.gov)
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Electrical Engineer (OISP)

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The Electrical Engineer (OISP) serves as a technical advisor to the Chairman and Commissioners in ensuring adequate and cost-effective infrastructure and systems for providing safe, reliable and affordable electric, natural gas and telephone services in the District of Columbia.  Provides professional engineering and other technical advice and assistance on matters pertaining to the reliability, safety, and adequacy of the existing electrical system and the cost effectiveness, feasibility and sustainability of any planned expansion to the electrical infrastructure. Evaluates proposed short-term and long-term electrical infrastructure expansion plans.  Evaluates the impact of alternative fuel vehicles (hybrids, plug-in electric hybrids, pure electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles) on the electrical distribution infrastructure. Maintains and updates electric power outage, quality of service, power quality and billing error reports and databases. Monitors and evaluates the implementation and performance of smart grid programs including an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with and without dynamic pricing. Determines and recommends changes in operations and procedures for electrical distribution system reliability and safety improvements. Investigates and reports on technological trends and industry practices regarding tools, training and vegetation management related to reliability, and on the installation, rehabilitation, and test projects and programs related to cables, feeders, transformers, relays, switch gear and other substation equipment.


Salary: $74,171 - $95,564
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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