Employment Opportunities

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.

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.


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


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.


• 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.

Only candidates who meet the above "Minimum Qualifications" for the position and whose work experience most closely matches the requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.

For more information about the job go to: http://www.puc.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx and click on "Jobs at PUC"

Salary: 4162.00-6081.00
Closing Date: December 1, 2014
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)

Administrative Law Judge

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform highly complex administrative hearing work in the Commission Advising and Docket Management Division to include processing and presiding over electric, telecommunications, and water utility cases. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Salary: $5,259 - $6,000/month
Closing Date: December 12, 2014
Contact: Human Resources (recruiter@puc.texas.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

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)
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Utility Analyst III - Electric Division/Retail

Organization: New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

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)