Employment Opportunities


Public Service Coordinator III/Utility Analyst

Organization: Maine Public Utilities Commission
Description:

 

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) is seeking qualified applicants for a staff position in the Electricity and Natural Gas Division.  As a member of staff teams that provide analysis and advice to the Commission, the position provides technical expertise in several areas relating to the design and operation of public utility systems, with primary focus on electric transmission and distribution. Specific areas include: transmission planning and needs analyses; transmission system design and operation; distribution system design, adequacy and operation; service quality; safety; and cost. The position will also provide analysis and advice to the MPUC on federal, regional and state policies, standards and related activities, including those of regional system operators, NERC, NPCC and FERC; will monitor and advise the MPUC on utility system emergency conditions and events, including in-state outages and events affecting the regional bulk power system; and will generally support the MPUC in areas related to utility system design and operations.
 
Applicants must demonstrate in-depth knowledge, training and experience in the areas described above, as well as excellent analytical and communication skills. Expertise with applicable analysis tools, including power system load flow models and Excel, is also desired.
 
Please send a letter of interest, direct hire application and resume to: Jamie Waterbury, Maine Public Utilities Commission, 18 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0018 by 5:00 pm on October 31, 2014. Direct hire applications are available on the State Bureau of Human Resources web site at www.maine.gov/statejobs/directapp.htmSalary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Information provided during the application, interview and selection process will be verified.
 
 
THE MAINE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION
 


Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date: October 31, 2014
Contact: Jamie Waterbury (jamie.a.waterbury@maine.gov)
http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/about/index.shtml

Utility and Energy Analyst (Economic 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 seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill a full-time vacancy in the Utility Program, Energy Division, Rates, Finance and Audit 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.

This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates; this list will be used to fill the current vacancies and may be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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:

• Evaluate and assess short-term and long-term load forecasts of electric and natural gas utilities. Critically research and analyze load data to explain the impact of economic factors, weather, and energy efficiency programs on customer usage and overall utility loads.

• 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 and estimates of such costs and develop findings and recommendations. Conduct economic research on other utility and regulatory issues and matters as assigned.

• 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.

• 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, Finance or Accounting AND two years of professional-level work experience in economic analysis, finance or accounting.

OR

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

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

A Doctorate degree in Economics, Finance or Accounting may substitute for two years of the work experience

In addition, we are specifically recruiting for the requested skill below, Applicants who are best able to demonstrate these skills will be contacted for an interview.

• Professional level work experience using economic analysis to analyze energy or public policy issues.

• Professional level work experience developing written comments and recommendations intended to inform or influence the decision making of a public agency or large corporation.

• Knowledge of developing prices for goods and services preferably for an electric or natural gas utility, or large corporation.

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

• Education or work experience estimating or analyzing the marginal cost or total production cost of operations or business functions preferably for an electric or natural gas utility, or large corporation.

• Advanced knowledge of econometric forecasting of revenues, costs or other major economic parameters of an electric or natural gas utility, or large corporation.

• Graduate Degree in Economics or related field.

To view the complete job announcement including minimum qualifications, salary information and application instructions please visit our jobs page at: www.puc.state.or.us, click on "Jobs at PUC" and view the following announcements: Job #PUC14-0020 Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Economist)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC14-0020

The State of Oregon and PUC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.


Closing Date: October 31, 2014
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)

Utility and Energy Analyst 2, Telecommunications 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 a 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 fully 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 opening and may be used to fill other openings as they occur.

Utility and Energy Analyst 2, Telecommunications Analyst

The person in this position ensures that consumers and competitive service providers receive safe and adequate telecommunication 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:

• Provide advice and assistance in the processing of non-routine, complex, competitive-provider certification applications and cancellations.

• Serve as the section lead on certification related projects that do one or more of the following: change the language or requirements of the certificate; change certificate application forms; or change the scope and form of the information collected from competitive providers.

• 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 Telecommunication 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.

• Manage Oregon Universal Service Fund (OUSF) Board nominations process. Process payphone provider requests for OUSF refunds. Assist the section manager with OUSF board meetings.

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 work experience.

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

In addition, we are specifically recruiting for the requested skill below, Applicants who are best able to demonstrate these skills will be contacted for an interview.

• 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.

• Education and/or 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 application instructions please visit our jobs page at: www.puc.state.or.us, click on "Jobs at PUC" and view the following announcements:

Job #PUC14-0021 Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Telecommunication Analyst)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code : PUC14-0021

PUC is an EEO/AA employer.


Closing Date: October 31, 2014
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?&searchApplied=1&DEPARTMENTID=16338

Executive Secretary

Organization: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Description:

The Executive Secretary of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must have extensive experience and demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate and implement programs and practices necessary to assure that a wide, expanding and rapidly-changing range of issues is fully analyzed and incorporated into PUC decisions that further the state’s energy and telecommunication goals. The Executive Secretary directs a management team that, in turn, oversees a professional staff of 55, including engineers, economists, accountants, statisticians, planners, attorneys, mediators, and information technology specialists. This position sets the tone for high standards, accountability and a positive, collaborative, effective work group. The successful candidate should also have experience working with a group decision-making process, and providing unbiased, professional guidance and information necessary to facilitate timely, well-informed decisions. Knowledge of government processes, including budget planning, personnel, ethics and data practices, is also strongly preferred. The Executive Secretary must have insight, patience, strong communication skills and the demonstrated ability to invite and consider a range of viewpoints, balance multiple interests, and make well-considered decisions that reflect the public interest. Knowledge of and experience with government regulation is essential; utility experience is preferred.
To be considered, applicants must meet the following education AND experience requirements:

- Advanced degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Law or related field.
- Three to five year’s management experience including operations, project management, budgeting, and staff supervision.
- Professional experience working in a regulatory capacity.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and highly skilled workforce.
- Effective and persuasive written and oral communication skill.
- Human relations skills sufficient to develop strong working relationships with commissioners, other regulatory agencies and staff.
- Ability to work effectively with regulated industry stakeholders, government officials and the general public.

- Thorough knowledge of utility operations and regulations and familiarity with the impact of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) or similar.
- Knowledge of Minnesota government operations.
- Public speaking experience presenting technical information.
- Experience working with a multi-member board, commission, legislature or other similar entity.
The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State’s selection process, go to <http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/>.

You may submit your resume and cover letter through the online Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us. You can copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a new resume for you. In order to add your cover letter, before you apply for the position, go into Resume Builder, Edit Your Resume and cut and paste your cover letter in the Job-Specific Questions section of Resume Builder
                               OR
email your resume and cover letter as Word or PDF attachments to Jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us with 14PUC000003 as the subject line.


Salary: $73,247 - $105,193
Closing Date: November 5, 2014
Contact: Jodie Segelstrom (jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us)
http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/>.

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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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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Chief Infrastructure and System Planning

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

The Chief, Office of Infrastructure and System Planning is primarily responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the electric, natural gas and local telephone companies 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 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, including the Mayor’s Task Force on proposed undergrounding of electrical distribution systems. 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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Utility Analyst III - Electric Division/Retail

Organization: New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Description:

UTILITY ANALYST III #14373 (Job Id 1090)

Category: Salary: $52,845-$72,189 (typical starting salary not to exceed $62,868)

Post Date: 6/27/2014   Close Date:  Open until filled

 

New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission - Electric Division/Retail

Concord, NH

 

The NH PUC seeks a utility analyst with experience in performing high level research and data analysis pertaining to utility rates, economics, and policy issues.

 

This is a high visibility position in a busy office facing challenging and innovative issues with respect to utility divestiture, rate design, smart metering and cutting edge energy efficiency policy. The selected candidate will be required to prepare testimony, participate in hearings, provide advice to colleagues and Commissioners, and interact with utility counterparts.

 

The Commission offers a friendly work environment, excellent benefits, and is located in Concord, the State’s capital, close to the mountains, lakes and ocean and only one hour from Boston.

 


Salary: $52,845-$72,189
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Eunice Landry (eunice.landry@puc.nh.gov)
http://www.puc.nh.gov/Home/AboutUs/employment.htm