Employment Opportunities


"ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" (PROGRAM MGR SR II)

Organization: maryland public service commission
Description: The Maryland Public Service Commission ("Commission") is seeking Assistant Executive Directors to assist in the supervision and coordination of the Technical Staff of the Commission, as well as other duties the Commission prescribes. The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates public service companies (i.e., public utilities) and is charged with ensuring a safe, adequate supply of utility services at just and reasonable rates. Public service companies provide utility services such as natural gas, electricity, telecommunications, water, sewage disposal, and for-hire transportation.

This is a senior level management, At Will, position that serves at the pleasure of the Commission.

This position participates in the management and oversight of a diverse professional team across broad array technical, managerial, economic, financial, engineering and public policy disciplines. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required to perform the duties of this position, which include:

• Managing various administrative processes including the review and analysis of utility and stakeholder filings; • Assigning projects to the appropriate resources within the Technical Staff; • Reviewing, critiquing and approving analytical work products and reports for accuracy, sufficiency and compliance with established standards; • Taking an active role in training and staff development; • Drafting reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals; • Identifying, designing, recommending and implementing operational and technical process improvements; • Monitoring industry developments and best practices; • Effectively exercising sound judgment to ensure proper policy application • Participating in or leading workgroups, committees, boards and agency meetings as assigned; • Providing expert testimony, analysis, and presentations as required; • Participating in the evaluation and drafting of proposed changes to statutes and regulations; • Representing the Commission at interagency meetings, legislative hearings and other forums ; and • Completing special projects as required

Education: A graduate degree in economics, accounting, law, engineering, business or other relevant field is preferred.

Candidate should have at least 5 years of progressive management experience and must have solid background in general corporate economic, legal, financial, and engineering principles, in addition to regulatory and research methods. The preferred experience will have experience with a public utility commission, regulatory agency, regulated public service company or a consulting organization advising on utility, energy or regulatory matters. The preferred candidate should have a broad practical knowledge of Commission regulated industries, regulatory principles, effective expert witnessing, human resource management, leadership & coaching, and data analytics. Utility rate making restructured utility experience is a plus.

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

TO APPLY: It is strongly encouraged that you apply online, however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail, email, fax, or deliver in person. Please include your name, and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing, Application inquiries can be directed to the information listed below or you may call 410-767-3623. Fax number is 410-333-1263. TTY users call Maryland Relay Service. Our mailing address is:

Maryland Public Service Commission Cindy Mann, Secretary, Personnel Division 6 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6806

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

"We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply"


Salary: $73,612.00-$118,197.00/year
Closing Date: July 30, 2015
Contact: Joyce Milles (joyce.milles@maryland.gov)
http://167.102.231.189

"ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR" (PROGRAM MGR SR II)

Organization: maryland public service commission
Description: The Maryland Public Service Commission ("Commission") is seeking Assistant Executive Directors to assist in the supervision and coordination of the Technical Staff of the Commission, as well as other duties the Commission prescribes. The Maryland Public Service Commission regulates public service companies (i.e., public utilities) and is charged with ensuring a safe, adequate supply of utility services at just and reasonable rates. Public service companies provide utility services such as natural gas, electricity, telecommunications, water, sewage disposal, and for-hire transportation.

This is a senior level management, At Will, position that serves at the pleasure of the Commission.

This position participates in the management and oversight of a diverse professional team across broad array technical, managerial, economic, financial, engineering and public policy disciplines. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required to perform the duties of this position, which include:

• Managing various administrative processes including the review and analysis of utility and stakeholder filings; • Assigning projects to the appropriate resources within the Technical Staff; • Reviewing, critiquing and approving analytical work products and reports for accuracy, sufficiency and compliance with established standards; • Taking an active role in training and staff development; • Drafting reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals; • Identifying, designing, recommending and implementing operational and technical process improvements; • Monitoring industry developments and best practices; • Effectively exercising sound judgment to ensure proper policy application • Participating in or leading workgroups, committees, boards and agency meetings as assigned; • Providing expert testimony, analysis, and presentations as required; • Participating in the evaluation and drafting of proposed changes to statutes and regulations; • Representing the Commission at interagency meetings, legislative hearings and other forums ; and • Completing special projects as required

Education: A graduate degree in economics, accounting, law, engineering, business or other relevant field is preferred.

Candidate should have at least 5 years of progressive management experience and must have solid background in general corporate economic, legal, financial, and engineering principles, in addition to regulatory and research methods. The preferred experience will have experience with a public utility commission, regulatory agency, regulated public service company or a consulting organization advising on utility, energy or regulatory matters. The preferred candidate should have a broad practical knowledge of Commission regulated industries, regulatory principles, effective expert witnessing, human resource management, leadership & coaching, and data analytics. Utility rate making restructured utility experience is a plus.

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

TO APPLY: It is strongly encouraged that you apply online, however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail, email, fax, or deliver in person. Please include your name, and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing, Application inquiries can be directed to the information listed below or you may call 410-767-3623. Fax number is 410-333-1263. TTY users call Maryland Relay Service. Our mailing address is:

Maryland Public Service Commission Cindy Mann, Secretary, Personnel Division 6 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6806

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

"We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply"


Salary: $73,612.00-$118,197.00/year
Closing Date: July 30, 2015
Contact: Joyce Milles (joyce.milles@maryland.gov)
http://167.102.231.189

International Travel Logistics Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Organization: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Description:

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Logistics Coordinator for its international energy regulatory programs.  This position is temporary with the possibility for extension to permanent, depending on grant funding and performance.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.

The Logistics Coordinator supports Program Staff in logistical arrangements for NARUC’s international programs.  NARUC’s international energy regulatory programs promote international exchange between U.S. public utility commissions and regulators in Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.  The Logistics Coordinator would be assigned to support various designated Program Staff at various periods, rotating among the team to assist as needed depending on the size, complexity and timing of various events. 

Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years professional experience is required.  In-country living experience in a developing or transition country is useful.  Demonstrated experience with non-profit organizations and sound knowledge of USAID/State Department regulations and procedures is required.

Responsibilities:

The position coordinates international and domestic logistical arrangements, including but not limited to:

  •             Airfare (U.S. and international)
  •             Hotel Contracts (sleeping rooms and/or catering/conference arrangements)
  •             Ground Transportation
  •             Group Meals
  •             Medical Insurance
  •             Visa applications

Requires strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with excellent time management and communication skills.  The Logistics Coordinator must be able to manage multiple tasks and report to multiple Program Staff at the same time.  The Logistics Coordinator must be able to work well in both a team setting and individually. 

The Logistics Coordinator may be asked to travel to international events to serve as a secondary support staff person, as noted below. 

Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office.  Must be US citizen or have US work permit.  Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international.  No telephone calls. EOE

 


Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC (ehammel@naruc.org)
http://www.naruc.org/international

Environmental Analyst and Utilities Analyst

Organization: Vermont Public Service Board
Description:

The Vermont Public Service Board seeks to fill two vacant positions: an Environmental Analyst and a Utilities Analyst.  The Public Service Board regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities in Vermont.  Issues decided by the Board include, among others; siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; utility rates and other financial matters; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies.

The Environmental Analyst and Utilities Analyst positions offer a unique change to participate in Vermont's regulatory process that implements policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance.  Specific duties include reviewing utility-related filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Board policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions.  The analysts would also advise the Board in cases that the Board hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyse significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Board's orders.

Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required.  A strong candidate will have prior experience in facility siting and permitting, utility regulation, or related areas, including the telecommunications or energy industries.  the Board also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making and public policy analysis and formulation.  For the Utilities Analyst position, experience with financial analysis is desirable.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least two years professional experience in accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis, business or public administration, permitting, planning, physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field.  Graduate work in related fields may be substituted for the required experience on a semester-for-six-months basis.

Salary commensurate with applicant's background and experience in accordance with the Public Service Board's pay plan.  The pay plan can be found at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/sites/dhr/files/Documents/Compensation/DHR-Public_Service_Board_Pay_Plan.pdf

The State of Vermont offers an excellent total conpensation package. 

Position open until filled.


Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Business Manager (psb.businessmanager@state.vt.us)
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International Program Officer (Washington, DC)

Organization: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Description: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. The candidate will work on energy regulatory programs for developing countries.

Responsibilities: • Organize international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences in developing countries. • Implement monitoring and evaluation plans. • Draft correspondence and press releases. • Conduct research. • Prepare financial/expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets.

Requirements: • Bachelor's or Master's in Energy, Environment, International Relations or related field. • 2-4 years professional experience. Coursework in economics is very helpful. • Experience coordinating international and domestic workshops in developing countries. • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and writing skills in English. • International travel to developing countries required (approx 25% of time, with limited domestic travel). • Knowledge of electricity sector and energy policy highly desired. • Knowledge of the nonprofit field and/or USAID agreement requirements very useful. • Knowledge of other languages from the developing world is a plus.

This position is for 12 months, with the possibility for extension depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package. This is a junior position that works closely with other staff, but does not entail supervisory responsibilities.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Bevan Flansburg, Deputy Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international. No telephone calls. Must be US citizen or have US work permit, and valid passport. EOE


Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Bevan Flansburg (bflansburg@naruc.org)

International Project Assistant/Logistics Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Organization: National Association of Regulatory Commissioners
Description: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Logistics Coordinator for its international energy regulatory programs. This position is temporary with the possibility for extension to permanent, depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.

The Logistics Coordinator supports Program Staff in logistical arrangements for NARUC's international programs. NARUC's international energy regulatory programs promote international exchange between U.S. public utility commissions and regulators in Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The Logistics Coordinator would be assigned to support various designated Program Staff at various periods, rotating among the team to assist as needed depending on the size, complexity and timing of various events.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree and 2-4 years professional experience is required. In-country living experience in a developing or transition country is useful. Demonstrated experience with non-profit organizations and sound knowledge of USAID/State Department regulations and procedures is required.

Responsibilities: The position coordinates international and domestic logistical arrangements, including but not limited to: • Airfare (U.S. and international) • Hotel Contracts (sleeping rooms and/or catering/conference arrangements) • Ground Transportation • Group Meals • Medical Insurance • Visa applications Requires strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with excellent time management and communication skills. The Logistics Coordinator must be able to manage multiple tasks and report to multiple Program Staff at the same time. The Logistics Coordinator must be able to work well in both a team setting and individually.

The Logistics Coordinator may be asked to travel to international events to serve as a secondary support staff person, as noted below.

Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be US citizen or have US work permit. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international. No telephone calls. EOE


Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Erin Hammel (ehammel@naruc.org)

International Program Manager, Energy

Organization: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Description: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Program Manager for its international energy regulatory programs. The candidate will work on energy regulatory programs for developing countries and supervise other staff.

Responsibilities: The Program Manager has significant responsibility related to designing and implementing programs to achieve results for larger, more complex regional and/or new innovative projects. The Program Manager serves as a supervisor for designated staff and as a project leader for a small team of staff small team. The Program Manager splits time between project implementation and supervision of staff implementing national-level projects.

Requirements: • Requires sound knowledge of the energy sector and issues facing emerging and transitioning economies. • Prior experience as a supervisor is required. • An advanced degree in Energy/Environmental Science, International Relations, Public Administration or a related field and 5-7 years of professional experience is required. Coursework in economics is very helpful. • Experience coordinating international and domestic workshops in developing countries. • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English; very strong communication, organizational, strategic thinking abilities. • Knowledge of electricity sector and energy policy highly desired. • Knowledge of the nonprofit field and/or USAID agreement requirements is desired. • International travel to developing countries required (approx 25-40% of time, with limited domestic travel). • Fluency in Russian or French is requested.

This position is for 12 months, with the possibility for extension depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Bevan Flansburg, Deputy Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international. No telephone calls. Must be US citizen or have US work permit, and valid passport. EOE


Closing Date: July 31, 2015
Contact: Bevan Flansburg (bflansburg@naruc.org)

‘DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS REGULATORY ENGINEERING ANALYST”

Organization: maryland public service commission
Description: The Maryland Public Service Commission, a State agency regulating public utility companies, is recruiting for a Public Service Engineer III. The main purpose of the position is to monitor, review and assess the safety and reliability performance of electric utility distribution systems operating in Maryland.

This is the full performance level of engineering work in the inspection, testing, investigation, and evaluation of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of their products and services. Applicant must be a resourceful, self-starter with excellent time-management, inter-personal and communication skills.

Detailed Duties Include:

Analyzing reliability reports and performance improvement plans and inspecting utility records, procedures and electric facilities, when necessary; Conducting risk assessments, developing reliability metrics and recommending proposed rulemakings to improve utility performance and assure utility accountability; Assessing regulatory compliance and managing inspections, tests, investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services; Investigation of consumer complaints against electric distribution companies; Handling reports of accidents submitted by electric utilities; Preparation of oral and written testimony; Supporting state-wide emergency response efforts related to the energy and utilities. Resolving deficiencies identified during inspections and other duties as assigned.

Good communication skills are required, both oral and written.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of engineering experience conducting inspections, tests, investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services.

Notes: 1. Professional engineering experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education. 2. Professional engineering experience may be substituted at the rate of two years for each one year of the required experience as defined above. 3. Possession of a Master's degree in engineering from an accredited college or University may be substituted for the required experience. 4. Candidates may substitute U. S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the Environmental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An Electrical Engineering degree and five years of engineering experience in electric utility distribution system analysis, inspection, quality assurance, design, construction, maintenance and/or operations and the review of associated reliability and/or safety performance with focus on regulatory analysis and compliance.

Established networking within the industry to capably represent the agency in industry and inter-agency technical and regulatory working groups. A proven track record in working with regulatory attorneys and economists and experience in delivering expert testimony is a plus.

A professional engineering license and experience or training in engineering economics is also preferred.

Applicants' résumés/applications must demonstrate 1) That their education and experience would contribute to meeting position requirements, duties and attributes; and 2) Measurable accomplishments.

Applications must include two writing samples.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATES:

Employees in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland. SELECTION PROCESS: Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated for this position. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this position. You will be placed on the employment eligibility list for one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. Therefore, include a copy of your college degree or transcript and Foreign Degree Evaluation Report with your application, if applicable. This office, with your written consent, will verify your prior applicable work experience. For education obtained outside the U.S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.

As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identity, U. S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS It is strongly encouraged that you apply online, however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail, email, fax, or deliver in person. Please include your name, and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Application inquiries can be directed to the information listed below or you may call 410-767-3623. Fax number is 410-333-1263. TTY users call Maryland Relay Service. Our mailing address is: Maryland Public Service Commission Cindy Mann, Secretary, Personnel Division 6 St. Paul Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6806 As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

"We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply"


Salary: SALARY RANGE: $53,193 - $85,401
Closing Date: August 4, 2015
Contact: Joyce Milles (joyce.milles@maryland.gov)
http://167.102.231.189

Senior Counsel

Organization: Missouri Public Service Commission
Description: The Missouri Public Service Commission is seeking a senior level attorney for its Staff Counsel's Division located in Jefferson City.

Duties include: litigation of public utility cases (telecommunications, electric, natural gas, water and sewer) before the PSC on behalf of Commission Staff. Cases involve matters such as utility rates, utility operation financing, mergers and regulatory law enforcement of Commission rules and laws.

Qualifications: Two years of responsible relevant legal experience in one (1) or more fields of law directly related to the field of public utility regulation or in the field of administrative law; or three years of general litigation experience required. Admitted to practice and in good standing in the Missouri Bar and in appropriate federal courts.

Starting salary range: $55,416 - $57,744; salary commensurate with education and applicable experience. Send an application, resume, a copy of all transcripts, writing sample, and salary history by 5:00 pm August 14, 2015, to MO Public Service Commission, Reference # SC040815, P. O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102 via e-mail pscjobs@psc.mo.gov. For additional information, visit http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities.


Salary: $55,416 - $57,744
Closing Date: August 14, 2015
Contact: Sheryl Gregory (pscjobs@psc.mo.gov)
http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities

Financial Analyst

Organization: The Office of the Minnesota Attorney
Description:

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General seeks a Financial Analyst with an advanced degree in accounting to join the Office’s utilities group, which advocates for residential and small business utility ratepayers 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 works hard to advocate on behalf of small business and individual customers in the state. 

Job Duties:

This position provides expert analysis and recommendations in utility rate cases and other matters at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.  The position will focus on accounting issues and the analysis and review of utility financial information.  This position works closely with attorneys and financial analysts with backgrounds in accounting, finance, economics, and other areas to accomplish highly technical and complex research on rate setting, evaluation of cost recovery requests, rate design, and other consumer protection issues.  Financial analysts present testimony in administrative hearings and assist in the preparation of comments and analysis.  The Office handles matters involving all sectors of public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications.

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in accounting, MBA with concentration in accounting, or licensure as a CPA.
  •  Past experience preferred.
  •  Demonstrated writing skills with technical analysis.

Applicant must have the ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism and competency, 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 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) 297-7206 (TTY), or 800-366-4812 (TTY toll free) to arrange an accommodation. 

 


Closing Date: August 31, 2015
Contact: June Walsh Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson (ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us)

Administrative Law Judge 3

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. The PUC receives no General or Lottery funds. Commission responsibilities are funded through a per month fee on regulated natural gas, electric, telecommunication, and water utility bills.

The PUC is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill one full-time Administrative Law Judge 3 vacancy in the agency's Administrative Hearings Division. This position is classified, unrepresented, and is not eligible for overtime. 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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The PUC is seeking an attorney in good standing with a state bar and who possesses the ability to conduct complex administrative hearings and rulemakings, and analyze and solve problems of broad scope and difficulty involving regulated utilities. This position requires the use of creative and strategic thinking as applied to matters having significant long-range impacts in constantly evolving regulatory frameworks.

The person in this position conducts and manages complex contested case and rulemaking proceedings brought before the Commission, making evidentiary and other procedural rulings, analyzing complex legal, factual, and policy issues, and preparing and presenting independent, written legal and policy analysis to the Commission.

Major duties include: • Preside over and mediate extremely complex and highly technical PUC hearings, rulemakings and contested case hearings. • Prepare and issue procedural rulings, as well as protective orders. • Schedule and preside over conferences, hearings, or oral arguments. • Ensure full and fair inquiry of all relevant matters to provide an adequate factual basis for Commission decision making. • Analyze testimony, exhibits, transcripts, and briefs including financial, economic, and engineering evidence. • Make final determination of factual disputes; conduct extensive research of applicable law, regulations, case precedent and policy. • Independently prepare and present independent written legal and public policy analysis and recommendations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited law school with a LL.B. or J.D. degree and admission to the Bar of any state or federal jurisdiction;

AND

3 years of experience conducting contested case hearings or as a trial lawyer. Requested Skills

• Ability to conduct formal, quasi-judicial administrative hearings involving complex legal and policy issues affecting divergent business, consumer, and public interests.

• Knowledge of legal and policy issues related to the economic regulation of utilities, with experience addressing utility rates and service, industry restructuring, competitive market issues, network engineering, accounting, and financial practices.

• Ability to quickly absorb and assimilate complex and technical material and exercise sound legal judgment in addressing arguments and in forming strategies to resolve disputes.

• Ability to provide advice and interpretation of laws, rules, and policies to assist in resolving disputes, and to write clearly and effectively with good organization, grammar, and use of legal authority.

HOW TO APPLY:

1) Click on the "Apply" tab above to complete the State of Oregon employment application online. Your application must clearly show how you meet the "Minimum Qualifications" for this position. Be sure to complete the following sections: "Work Experience" and "Education." The "Work Experience" section must include the specific position(s) you have held, organizations for which you have worked, complete dates of your employment (month and year), and a detailed description of your duties and level of responsibility. A resume is not required to apply for this position and it will not be considered. 2) Attach your transcripts. To demonstrate you possess the identified educational requirements, you MUST attach your transcripts to your online application. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show your name, coursework completed with a passing grade, degree received, and institution name. The PUC will accept scanned copies of official or un-official transcripts.

3) Attach a cover letter to your online application of not more than two (2) pages. Your cover letter should clearly addresses your training and experience as it relates to EACH of the four requested skills listed in this announcement. The PUC will consider only complete applications submitted online by the closing date/time posted on this announcement. All requested supplemental information (e.g. cover letter & transcripts) MUST be submitted as an attachment to the online application.

The PUC does not accept paper applications, email applications or supplemental information/attachments not submitted as an attachment to the online application. The PUC will provide updates to candidates regarding the status of their application via email only. Minimum Qualifications will be determined based on: 1) Information provided in the "Work Experience" and "Education" sections of your application. If your description in the "Work Experience" section is too brief and/or insufficient to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position your application will not be accepted. 2) Transcripts demonstrating your graduation from an accredited law school with a LL.B. or J.D. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show your name, coursework completed with a passing grade, degree received, and institution name. Transcripts must be attached to your online application, transcripts not submitted as an electronic attachment to the online application will not be accepted or considered.

The PUC will accept scanned copies of official or un-official transcripts. The selection process will consist of a review of the materials requested. Candidates most closely matching the needs of this position will be invited to interview.

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: PUC15-0014, Administrative Law Judge 3

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-00014

The Oregon Public Utility Commission is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity.


Salary: $6381.00-$9363.00
Closing Date: August 31, 2015
Contact: Stacy Wren (stacy.m.wren@state.or.us)
http://www.puc.state.or.us

Director, Office of Telecommunications

Organization: New York State Department of Public Service
Description:

The New York State Department of Public Service is seeking a Director to lead the Office of Telecommunications.  The director will serve in a senior leadership position, reporting directly to the Chair of the Public Service Commission.  Candidates should have experience and passion for addressing telecommunications issues (voice, video and broadband), both at the state and federal level, and the ability to develop and manage a diverse group of professional and administrative staff.  This person must be a strategic and innovative thinker with a proven ability to develop complex policies, and the capability of navigating potentially controversial situations.

The candidate must be an effective speaker, presenter, and writer; a strong advocate who is able to balance competing concerns; and a person who exhibits sound executive judgment.

The functions to be performed include the following:
(1)    General supervision, coordination and development of the work of the Office of Telecommunications.
(2)    Presentation and analysis of telecommunications matters in regulatory proceedings and policy matters before the Commission.
(3)    Principal policy level advisor to the Chair and the Public Service Commission on all facets of telecommunications.

(4)    Coordination and interaction with external entities, including those representing telecommunications carriers and consumer groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a solid understanding of the telecommunications industries with significant experience; consideration will be given to candidates with engineering, law, or business backgrounds and experience with government or public service.  Candidates should have at least a master’s degree in a relevant subject area.

Salary:  The salary range for this position is $131,002 - $162,244 annually. 
  
Location:  The primary location for this position is flexible, either in New York City or Albany, with travel to the other location on a regular basis.
 
How to Apply:
 
To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing education and experience to Recruiting@dps.ny.gov.  Include “Director/Office of Telecommunications” in the subject line.


Salary: $131,002 - $162,244 annually
Closing Date: September 30, 2015
Contact: Recruiting@dps.ny.gov (Recruiting@dps.ny.gov)
http://dps.ny.gov

Executive Director, NARUC

Organization: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS
Description:

Position Overview

The Executive Director is responsible for all NARUC programs, activities and functions.  Member relations and outreach with external constituencies are primary responsibilities.  Serves as the chief staff advocate on behalf of State public utility commissions.  

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the NARUC Board of Directors (for policy direction), NARUC Executive Committee (for management direction and oversight) and NARUC President (for employment contract administration, performance evaluation).

Required Abilities and Key Attributes 

Requires strong strategic organizational, interpersonal and financial planning skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse membership. A thorough understanding of utility regulation is required.  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lead an organization through change is required.  

Education and Experience

Requires at least ten years experience working in a government, nonprofit or association environment in a senior level leadership position.  Accustomed to working with a Board of Directors.  Extensive experience in State and federal government affairs required. A Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public policy or related area is required.  An MPA, MBA, or JD preferred.  Experience leading an organization that receives grant funding is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Responsible for all NARUC activities, functions, strategic planning, financial planning, and implementation of approved plans. 
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee.  Ensures that all Association committees are supported in their activities and that members’ requests are handled appropriately.
  • Working with the President, oversees the development and implementation of the Association’s business plan. 
  • Ensures that the Association’s goals and objectives are resourced appropriately and are compatible with long term strategic goals.
  • Working with the Executive Committee, standing Committee leadership and the General Counsel, is responsible for managing the Association’s advocacy of policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for overseeing the CFO’s development of the annual operating budget, including the identification and implementation of new revenue programs and the identification and elimination of threats to existing revenue programs, for Board of Directors’ approval.
  • Working with CFO and appropriate staff, is responsible for compliance with all grant-related requirements of Federal grants applicable to NARUC domestic and international activities.
  • Directly supervises senior management staff and executive assistant.  Is responsible for the successful implementation of a performance evaluation and a salary administration program.
  • Working with the Treasurer, Investment Committee, CFO and appropriate staff, oversees the Association’s investments.,
  • Oversees the Association’s personnel and administrative functions.  As such is responsible for overseeing the successful recruitment and retention of staff and for the provision of an efficient, safe and productive work environment.
  • As an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute, is responsible for maintaining a productive working relationship between the two organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Pipeline Safety Investigator

Organization: Alabama Public Service Commission
Description:
 

 PIPELINE SAFETY INVESTIGATOR – 61451

 (Continuous Announcement)

 

 

JOB INFORMATION

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.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

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

 

NOTES

·   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.

 

EXAMINATION

·   Open-Competitive to all applicants

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

 

HOW TO APPLY

  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)
http://www.personnel.Alabama.gov