Employment Opportunities

Hearing Examiner

Organization: Philadelphia Gas Commission

The Philadelphia Gas Commission has general responsibility (together with the City Administration and Philadelphia City Council) for overseeing the management and operation of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) by the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC). PGW is a natural gas distribution operation owned by the City of Philadelphia. The PFMC is a non-profit corporation which operates PGW under contract with the City.
The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.

Hearing Examiner

The Hearing Examiner reviews and applies laws and regulations, conducts hearings, makes decisions and recommendations based on appropriate findings. The incumbent is expected to plan, organize and conduct examinations independently, including investigating facts, researching precedents, defining issues and options, and developing conclusions and recommendations. This position provides advanced technical support to the Executive Director in fulfilling the Gas Commission’s governance and oversight responsibilities, as well as certain administrative obligations.

  •  Reviews, analyzes and thoroughly vets PGW budget and other filings; prepares informal and formal discovery, and lines of questioning for hearings; interacts with parties to expedite conduct of Commission’s due diligence reviews as appropriate.
  •  Assists Executive Director on developing strategy, issue identification and development, disposing of motions or petitions, and briefing Gas Commissioners, as requested.
  •  Prepares and suggests edits to others’ draft recommended decisions, motions, briefing materials, orders and resolutions, and similar materials; incorporates City Law Department input as needed.
  •  Assists Executive Director to coach and mentor lower level personnel.
  • Monitors PGW compliance with reporting and disclosure directives, and takes appropriate follow-up action.
  •  Review and analyzes relevant reports, studies, contracts, rules, regulations, laws.
  •  Assists Executive Director to satisfy Right to Know Law; City Department of Records retention and disposal; PGW Pension Committee and other similar requirements.
  •  Other similar duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  •  Juris Doctor Degree with 7-10 years’ experience, preferably in a utility, regulatory or municipal environment.
  •  Excellent, prolific written and oral communications skills; ability to convey complex technical information in clear, concise and accessible language and form.
  •  Exceptional organizational abilities and meticulous attention to detail.
  •  Proven ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  •  Very strong analytic (qualitative and quantitative) skills; knowledge of budgets, financial reporting and the utility industry.
  •  Proficiency in MS Office Suite – MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  •  Self-starter; demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently.
  •  Commitment and ability to work well within a team approach, while taking leadership role in attaining the Gas Commission’s goals.
  •  Proven ability to establish, implement and manage schedules and procedures.
  •  Experience in conducting public hearings efficiently and with appropriate demeanor. Knowledge of administrative hearing procedures, applicable laws, government regulations and agency rules.
  •  Experience in determining and applying relevant rules and statutes, complying with ethical standards, recognizing problems and identifying and facilitating solutions.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Commission and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance. The Philadelphia Gas Commission and PGW are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Applications must be submitted at:


(access the listing for Philadelphia Gas Commission Hearing Examiner).

While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded.

Salary: Strong benefit package
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: Philadelphia Gas Commission (jparrish@phlgc.net)
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Attorney III-IV

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform complex legal work for the Legal Division related to electric, telecommunications, and water regulation. Primary duties involve the practice of administrative law, including, but not limited to, representing the public interest in contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and the Commission; providing legal and policy advice to agency staff and the Commissioners. Work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Salary: $4,598.67 - $6,000.00/month
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Section Director

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Manage programs and activities related to competition in the ERCOT market. Oversee staff engaged in contested cases, rulemaking projects and other research projects. Maintain working relationships with representatives of industry and consumers, other state agencies, and other Commission staff members. Advise the Division Director regarding status of current projects and emerging regulatory issues. Work under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Salary: $5,258.67 - $7,083.34/month
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Financial Analyst 4

Organization: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

A Financial Analyst 4 advises the Commission on complex regulatory accounting and financial issues and coordinates and provides technical direction to other staff. The incumbent would be expected to examine and interpret, orally and in writing, complex accounting and financial information relating to public utilities, including financial statements, schedules, and written documents. A Financial Analyst 4 would be responsible for coordinating the review of and evaluating complex utility filings and other regulatory issues, helping to insure that relevant information is provided to assist the Commission, and preparing written reports. The incumbent may also conduct research and participate in and/or monitor work-group, legislative, and regional/national forums on regulatory accounting and energy issues.

Salary: $55,603 - $82,476 annually
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: Jodie Segelstrom (jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us.)

Financial Analyst 3

Organization: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

A Financial Analyst 3 advises the Commission on complex regulatory accounting and financial issues. The incumbent would be expected to examine and interpret, orally and in writing, complex accounting and financial information relating to public utilities, including financial statements, schedules, and written documents. A Financial Analyst 3 would be responsible for evaluating utility filings and other regulatory issues, helping to insure that relevant information is provided to assist the Commission, and preparing written reports. The incumbent may also conduct research and participate in and/or monitor work-group, legislative, and regional/national forums on regulatory accounting and energy issues.

Salary: $51,782 - $76,797 annually
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: Jodie Segelstrom (jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us.)

Rates Analyst 3

Organization: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

A Rates Analyst 3 advises the Commission on complex regulatory and energy policy issues. The incumbent would be expected to examine and interpret, orally and in writing, complex utility cost studies, rate design, resource plans, cost of capital, and related utility regulatory and policy issues. A Rates Analyst 3 would be responsible for evaluating utility filings and other regulatory issues, helping to insure that relevant information is provided to assist the Commission, and preparing written reports. The incumbent may also conduct research and participate in and/or monitor work-group, legislative, and regional/national forums on regulatory issues.

Salary: $51,782 - $76,797 annually
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: Jodie Segelstrom (jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us.)

Web and Social Media Manager

Organization: Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Description: Position Overview

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has a challenging opportunity for a Web and Social Media Manager. The position will be responsible for managing social media and online communications and ensuring that the Association presents a high-level digital experience to its members and online users. The position requires strategic solutions and creative approaches to bring content to online users. The individual in this position is expected to possess superior communications skills and work effectively under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.

Required Abilities and Key Attributes

  • Experience using content management systems.
  • Knowledge of leading social media applications and strategies.
  • Knowledge of and experience using online measurement tools.
  • Understanding of print and digital design standards and principles.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and capacity to manage multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing and editing skills, especially as applicable to content development for digital platforms.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage projects with moderate supervision.
  • Self-motivated and able to communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Education and Experience

  • Five years of web and social media communications experience, particularly in the context of Associations, non-profit advocacy, social media campaigns, and public relations.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred
  • Experience in energy and/or telecom industries a plus

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (with three references) to Regina L. Davis, Director of Communications, rdavis@naruc.org, no later than November 30, 2015. No phone calls, please.

NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions.

Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: rdavis@naruc.org
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Assistant General Counsel III PSC

Organization: Maryland Public Service Commission

 The Office of General Counsel of the Maryland Public Service Commission seeks a full-time Attorney to provide legal advice to the Commission on a wide array of matters related to the regulation of gas, electric, transportation, telecommunications and other industries.  The successful candidate will be responsible for litigating cases in State and Federal courts, appearing before the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, conducting legal research, and writing and drafting various Commission Orders and documents.

This Special Appointment position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (the Commission).

Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted to the Maryland Bar, and have at least five years of legal experience.  Administrative law and/or litigation experience is preferred.  Experience in utility regulation, including practice before a regulatory utility commission, a background in economics, business or accounting, trial and appellate litigation experience, and practical knowledge of State personnel law and the State procurement process are desirable.  Excellent written and verbal analytic and communications skills are required.

A valid authorization to work in the U.S. and a valid Maryland driver's license are required.

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days, medical and dental insurace, pension plan, supplemental retirement plans, employee credit union and direct deposit.

To apply:  You are required to complete a State of Maryland application by visiting the on-line employment center @www.psc.state.md.us or  www.dbm.maryland.gov.  Go the the position announcement which will direct you to the employment center to complete the application.










Salary: Range: $64,608-$103,743
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: joyce milles (joyce.milles1@maryland.gov)

Assistant Administrator-Rates and Finance - Career Executive

Organization: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Description: This position is primarily responsible for managing staff and work planning for investor-owned and municipal rate cases and other financial and economic investigations before the Commission. Specific duties include: overseeing the preparation of cost of service and rate design proposals for electric and natural gas utilities, coordinating complex and controversial investigations of natural gas and electric utility rate and rule proposals; directing the analysis and investigation of financial, economic, and market issues related to the energy utility industry; and coordinating with other PSC staff on multi-disciplinary issues, such as voluntary utility energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Salary: Starting salary will be between $60,382-$101,129 annually depending on qualifications, plus benefits.
Closing Date: December 11, 2015
Contact: Stephen Hermosillo (stephen.hermosillo@wisconsin.gov)

Careers at USAC

Organization: USAC



There is a Director of Data and Forensic Analysis role open in the Internal Audit Division.

Additionally, there is a Manager of Financial Operations - Contributions role open in the Finance Division.

These positions are open to both internal and external applicants. 


Internal Applicant Policies
For those USAC employees who wish to apply for a position in a di­fferent division at USAC:

  • Employees who want to apply for a USAC position are not required to get permission from their manager, but it is best practice and maintains goodwill to have a conversation prior to applying.
  • Employees are required a resume review from the recruiting team, the hiring manager, or both, if they apply for the position within the first 10 calendar days that it is announced.
  • Employees are not guaranteed any form of interview (unless they meet the minimum requirements for the position).


If you have an interest in these positions and meet the requirements, please visit the USAC Internal Career Portal to apply.

Otherwise, we ask you to tell anyone you think is qualified and interested in these positions to apply at the new USAC External Careers Portal, noting you as the source.  Review the USAC Employee Handbook for details on USAC’s referral program!

You can also use HR’s new tool, the JobMagic Platform, to get the word out about available USAC positions to your professional network. The tool allows you to connect your social media pages (Twitter, Linked In, etc.) to the USAC job openings listing.

Signing up for JobMagic:

  1. Click here to access USAC’s customized sign-up link
  2. Sign-in using your preferred social media account (e.g., LinkedIn) [Note: the log-in information matches the information you use to sign into these accounts personally]
  3. Receive your confirmation email and click on the link they send you

After signing in:

  • “My Jobs” is where open USAC jobs are listed; use this tab to post specific jobs to your personal social media sites
  • “Intelligent Scheduler” makes it easy to tie in multiple social network accounts and set up automated posts of jobs currently open at USAC

If you have any questions about the system, please contact Jimmy Reyes or Andrea King, USAC’s Corporate Recruiters.


Human Resources

Salary: See Website
Closing Date: December 12, 2015
Contact: Human Resources (aking@usac.org)

Accounting and Policy Advisor

Organization: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Description: This position provides independent, expert technical analysis of accounting and financial testimony and data in contested cases and other matters before the commission; and performs policy, technical, economic and decision-making analyses on issues affecting regulated companies.

Responsibilities included, but are not limited to: • Uses quantitative analysis, research and expert technical accounting skills to independently review the accounting and financial testimony and data in contested cases and other matters before the commission. • Uses quantitative, qualitative and economic analysis to perform forward-looking research and analysis of state, regional and national policy in matters, including adjudicative cases and legislative proposals, which affect the UTC-jurisdictional companies and their consumers. Develops strategic proposals and responses to address trends, new policy directions and emerging issues with progressive regulatory tools. • Makes recommendations on accounting issues, policy positions, strategies or decisions in meetings, briefing memoranda, other materials and draft orders. • Prepares presentations for commissioners or senior managers to present at agency events, legislative hearings or conferences. • Develops and implements strategies to coordinate policy development and implementation of issues with other state agencies, other states and the Governor's Office. • Recommends and develops proposals for agency request legislation and prepares bill analyses of pending legislation on regulatory accounting issues and jurisdictional companies.

Closing Date: December 16, 2015
Contact: Susan Holman (sholman@utc.wa.gov)

Deputy Executive Director for Regulatory Matters

Organization: District of Columbia Public Service Commission
Description: This position heads the Office of Technical and Regulatory Analysis (OTRA), of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission). The Commission oversees the utility and competitive companies that provide natural gas, electricity and telecommunications services to District of Columbia ratepayers. OTRA advises the Commissioners on issues in formal cases that are before the Commission, and is responsible for providing professional and technical support on all matters relating to the monitoring of electric, natural gas, and local telecommunications markets at the retail and wholesale levels. This includes keeping abreast of energy activities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and PJM Interconnection (the Regional Transmission Organization), and telecommunications activities at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Deputy Executive Director for Regulatory Matters manages the day-to-day administration of OTRA and supervises a staff of engineers, economists, accountants, financial analysts, and others. Supervises the following offices:

Office of Economics, which is responsible for preparing advisory memoranda and representing the Commission on economic issues, including tariff filings, critiquing utility industry studies and reports; conducting independent or Commission-sponsored economics studies; and monitoring utility economic trends. Office of Accounting and Finance, which is responsible for preparing advisory memoranda on accounting and finance issues and conducting audits. Office of Infrastructure and Systems Planning, which provides professional engineering design, planning, construction, replacement and operation and maintenance advice to the Commissioners on all infrastructures and systems utilized by the electric, natural gas and local telephone companies. Currently coordinating the Commission's oversight of Pepco's DC Power Line Undergrounding Initiative (DC PLUG) and WGL's Accelerated Pipeline Replacement Program (APRP). Office of Compliance and Enforcement, which is responsible for protecting consumers by ensuring compliance with the Commission's regulations governing electric, gas and telecommunications services in the District, including gas pipeline safety regulations. The Commission offers rewarding work and a convenient downtown location. The Commission seeks a highly skilled executive manager with demonstrative experience in utility operations, infrastructure planning and managing in a regulatory environment. The ideal incumbent exercises judgment, ingenuity, and sound planning to address the current transformation affecting how utility services are delivered and consumed. This position is "At Will." "At will" employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Salary: $119,175.00 - $166,844.00
Closing Date: December 29, 2015
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)

Administrative Law Judge

Organization: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)


Respect. Professionalism. Integrity. Accountability.

Help protect the consumers of Washington State!

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) seeks an Administrative Law Judge to manage a variety of legal proceedings relating to regulation of utilities and transportation companies, 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 October 16, 2015 for the first round of interviews.

Agency Overview:

The UTC regulates the rates, services and practices of private or investor-owned utilities and transportation companies.

The UTC is continually recognized for its excellence and integrity as a utility and transportation regulatory agency, as we challenge the status quo and ourselves, making us an employer of choice.

For more information about the UTC, please visit: www.utc.wa.gov, www.twitter.com/wautc, and www.facebook.com/wautc.

The UTC understands that our employees are the key to the agency’s success. We are committed to our work, but value the balance with our personal lives. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing an environment that stimulates professional growth through continued learning opportunities and offering meaningful work with a comprehensive benefits package. For more information about benefits, please visit http://www.utc.wa.gov/aboutUs/careers/Pages/Working-at-UTC.aspx.

Position Overview:

The Administrative Law Judge presides at all stages of adjudicative proceedings and resolves or assists the three-member commission to resolve legal and factual disputes alone, or in major cases, in conjunction with a team of accounting and policy advisors and administrative staff. The UTC’s decisions often have statewide impact on business and consumer interests. The judge prepares initial orders resolving contested issues and works with the commissioners to prepare final orders implementing their decisions. The judge must exercise strong analytical and writing skills, creative and strategic thinking, and sound judgment in matters having significant long-range impacts in a constantly evolving regulatory framework.

In addition to presiding in adjudications, the judge serves as an advisor to the commissioners on procedural, legal, and policy matters. The judge is responsible, in conjunction with other staff, for managing the rulemaking process as well as developing policy in rulemakings. The judge also may act as a mediator in a case over which the judge does not preside. The position reports to the Director of the Administrative Law Division.


Candidates must have:

  •          Juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school;
  •          Progressively responsible, extensive experience serving as an administrative law judge, commissioner, attorney, advisor, or other comparable position in matters involving utility or other regulation, administrative law, or comparable legal issues and requiring legal analysis and the application of law to fact;
  •          Demonstrated understanding and application of rules governing the admissibility of evidence and procedural issues consistent with pertinent law;
  •          Excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft and edit well-written orders in plain English;
  •          Judicial temperament, including the ability to be objective, balance competing interests, manage an  administrative hearing, and develop and implement policies consistent with applicable law and record evidence;
  •          Ability to work effectively as part of a team with commissioners, advisors, and stakeholder  representatives;

The UTC is most interested in candidates who have these additional qualifications and skills:

  •          Current or inactive membership in good standing of a state bar association or admission to practice law before the courts of a state of the United States;
  •          Advanced litigation management skills, particularly in complex litigation involving diverse interests advocated by multiple skilled professionals;
  •          Demonstrated understanding of economics, accounting, corporate finance, regulatory rate making, and utility and transportation company operations, as well as public policies that relate to these areas;
  •          Demonstrated understanding of technical and public policy issues and the ability to achieve policies lawfully and consistently;
  •          Formal training and experience as a mediator or as a facilitator of decisions in group settings.


Conflict of Interest: RCW 80.01.020 limits UTC’s ability to employ any person who owns stock in any company the UTC regulates or is otherwise financially interested in such company. Such interests include those of an employee’s spouse.
Authorization to Work: UTC may hire only those who possess legal authorization to work in the United States.

Application Process:

Read the instructions below carefully before following the “Apply” link above. You must provide ALL of the following information:

  •          A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position;
  •          A detailed chronological resume AND a completed online application profile that includes education and employment history;
  •          A brief legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages) that you have written without contribution, assistance, or editing by anyone else and that demonstrates your professional work; and
  •         Three professional references, including at least one supervisor with current contact information.

Please carefully follow the above instructions. We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the education, experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting, so be sure to attach or insert your letter of interest, resume, legal writing sample, and professional references. The information you provide will be used as a basis for deciding who will be selected for the next step in the process. An incomplete application packet may automatically be disqualified.

Visit these links to learn more about:
the state of Washington http://access.wa.gov,
the Olympia area www.co.thurston.wa.us or

The Utilities and Transportation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial, and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact at daguilar@utc.wa.gov or 360-664-1132. Our statewide toll free TTY number is 1-800-416-5289.

Salary: Comprehensive benefits package
Closing Date: December 31, 2015
Contact: Aguilar, Debbie (UTC) (daguilar@utc.wa.gov)
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Pipeline Safety Investigator

Organization: Alabama Public Service Commission


 (Continuous Announcement)




The Pipeline Safety Investigator is a permanent full-time position with the Public Service Commission.  Positions are statewide, in various locations throughout Alabama.  This is technical work in enforcing standards for the transportation of natural gas, hazardous liquids, and other gas by pipelines.



·   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* four-year college or university in Engineering



·   Experience in the maintenance, operations, or engineering fields working with a gas or hazardous-liquid pipeline system may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis.

·   Applicants must possess a valid Alabama driver license at the time of appointment.

·   Extensive statewide and nationwide overnight travel is required.



·   Open-Competitive to all applicants

·   An Evaluation of Training and Experience as shown on application will comprise 100% of the final score.



  Complete an Application for Examination Form available at www.personnel.alabama.gov, the above address, or any Alabama Career Center Office.

  Apply by mail or by fax.  Applications will be accepted until further notice.  The State Personnel Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service or faxing malfunctions.

Salary: $30,724.80 - $50,119.20 per year
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
Contact: Wallace Jones, GPS Administrator, 334-242-5778 (Wallace.Jones@psc.Alabama.gov)