Employment Opportunities

Public Service Engineer III-Distribution Systems Engineer-14-002188-005

Organization: maryland public service commission

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 and review 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:


Assessing 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;

Investigation of consumer complaints against electric distribution companies;

Handling reports of accidents submitted by electric utilities;

Preparation of 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.




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.




An Electrical Engineering degree and five years of engineering experience in electric utility distribution system analysis, inspection, design, construction, maintenance and/or operations and the review of associated reliability and/or safety performance.


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 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.





Employees in this classification may 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.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and 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.



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: Range: $52,150 - $83,726
Closing Date: October 1, 2014
Contact: Joyce Milles (joyce.milles@maryland.gov)

Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist

Organization: DC Public Service Commission

Has knowledge of all issues before the Commission and keeps the public informed on these matters.  Must be able to interpret and explain utility tariffs, Commission rules, regulations, procedures and pending formal cases and proceedings to consumers and able to respond to citizens’ inquiries. Has experience arranging educational events/meetings and tracking the effectiveness of each outreach. Must be comfortable delivering PowerPoint presentations on the Commission and related utility matters to diverse citizen groups in all 8 wards of the District.   Is well versed in community education, including organizing and conducting informal surveys. Will serve as the point of contact for outreach requests and be responsible for all logistics associated with scheduling community hearings and events, including soliciting and assigning volunteers.  Ensures that quality of service is met at all outreach events and is able to discuss any significant issues that arise at outreach events. Contributes to the preparation of communications plans and evaluates the appropriateness of existing outreach strategies and plans in the light of changes in program. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with diverse individuals and community groups including those having opposing points of views. Must be able to work evenings and weekends in order to participate in community events. Must have a valid driver’s license.


Salary: $64,375 – 82,357
Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
Click here for more information

Logistics Coordinator, International Department

Organization: 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. NARUC currently has eight Program Staff engaged in the implementation of its international activities. 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: October 3, 2014
Contact: Erin Hammel (ehammel@naruc.org)


Organization: Public Service Commission of Utah

The Public Service Commission of Utah is seeking candidates for an attorney position. For additional information and to apply, visit statejobs.utah.gov and search under “Department: 700 Public Service Commission.” Applications will be accepted through Sunday, October 5, 2014.

Closing Date: October 5, 2014
Contact: Gary Widerburg (gwiderburg@utah.gov)

Assistant Director of Pipeline

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

Asst. Director Pipeline

Administrator V


Agency Name:            Dept. of Public Utilities

Official Title:  Administrator V

Functional Title:          Asst. Director Pipeline

Occupational Group:   Not Used

Position Type: Non-Civil Service

Full-Time or Part-Time:           Full-Time

Salary Range:  $62,059.06 to $99,359.35 Annually

Bargaining Unit:         M99

Shift:   Day

Confidential:   No

Number Of Vacancies:           1

City/Town:      Boston

Region:            BOSTON

Facility Location:        One South Station

Application Deadline: 10-01-2014

Apply Online: Yes

Posting ID:      J43942


This position is funded from federal grant funds.



The Assistant Director of the Pipeline Engineering and Safety Division assists in assuring the safety of natural gas distribution on over 23,000 miles of intrastate natural gas pipelines. The Assistant Director assists in the oversight and the activities of twelve investor and municipally-owned natural gas distribution operators which serve over one million customers. As the Assistant Program Manager for a pipeline safety program operating under a certification agreement with the federal Department of Transportation, the Assistant Director assists in enforcing both state and federal pipeline safety standards. As the delegated authority in matters of both pipeline safety and damage prevention to any underground utility, the Assistant Director may enter into consent agreements to which may be attached civil penalties on probable violations of any state or federal pipeline safety regulation or G.L. c. 82, sec. 40, the Dig Safe law. The Assistant Director provides guidance in the testing of all gas and electric meters in the Commonwealth to ensure fair billing of customers for utility service.


The Assistant Director makes recommendations to the Director to amend or add new regulations and statues. The Assistant Director advises the Director or recommends formal positions to be taken by the agency relating to any changes to Federal pipeline safety law, such as jurisdiction over interstate pipelines per the 2000 Reauthorization Bill; operator qualification; leakage surveys; operating and maintenance plans and procedures; internal inspection of pipelines; damage prevention during evacuation; protection of customer-owned service lines; excess flow valves; and liquefied natural gas safety.


As the gas industry becomes more competitive as a result of restructuring and legislation, the Pipeline Division will assure that all pipelines under the Department’s jurisdiction remain safe and that service quality is not jeopardized. In addition, the Assistant Director may draft legislative proposals and testify before legislative committees on behalf of the Department.



Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least four years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.



I. A Master's or higher degree with a major in business administration, management, public administration, industrial engineering, industrial psychology, or hospital administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*


*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.



Preferred Qualifications:

B.S. in engineering or technical discipline. Eight to ten years of experience in the private and/or public sector in the areas of natural gas distribution or transmission and thorough knowledge of technical and regulatory issues, safety management, regulatory enforcement, training, participation in the rulemaking process, technical writing, personnel management and legal writing.


Superior communication skills (written and oral) to convey ideas to the general public and to legal and technical personnel in the natural gas industry. Experience managing technical staff with diverse philosophies in compliance methodology.


Gas is considered by state and federal authorities as a hazardous fluid. The Assistant Director requires a broad knowledge of engineering and the application of scientific methods for making valid determinations relating to the gas industry. It is essential that the Assistant Director be knowledgeable of design, construction, materials, testing, protection, operation, maintenance and security requirements for the transmission and distribution of natural gas. The Assistant Director must be able to manage and motivate a technical group that requires both leadership and recognition of expertise. Must demonstrate flexibility to change priorities when engineering and safety issues change as a result of staff inspections, accident investigation, new federal or state regulations, research involving prevalent violations of codes and standards, advances in technology and national consensus of peer agencies or professional organizations. Must be able to write technical papers, accident reports involving recommendations to prevent recurrences, proposed regulations and documents, such as Consent orders, that may involve precedents.


The position requires valid interpretation of regulations in order to enforce them fairly and consistently. The Assistant Director must be able to convey policies before various audiences. Must be able to assist in conducting hearings, and to be to testify as a credible witness at hearings before government agencies and in court. As the gas industry changes, the Assistant Director must be adaptable to address the changes.


The Assistant Director is active in national organizations relating to pipeline safety, including the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives, the subcommittee on Pipeline Safety of the National Association of regulatory Commissioners and the New England Pipeline Safety Representatives Committee.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in .


If not applying on-line, please submit via email to: DPU-HR@State.MA.US


*If submitting via email Subject Line should read; Last Name, First Name – Job Title, Job Posting #J43942


Department of Public Utilities

Human Resources Division

One South Station, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02110


To ensure consideration, resume and cover letter must be postmarked by midnight on the deadline date. Please reference posting #J43942 on all correspondence.


Please help our environment by applying electronically. Thank you!


Agency Web Address:




The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this formis voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Actionand Disability data is kept in a confidential file.


Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)



Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)


Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator:


Kim Costanza



An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $62,059.06 to $99,359.35 Annually
Closing Date: October 8, 2014
Contact: DPU-HR@state.ma.us

International Program Officer (Washington, DC)

Organization: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Description: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. 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. The candidate will work primarily on energy regulatory programs for Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Requirements: A bachelor's or master's degree in Energy, Environment, International Relations, Public Administration or related field and 2-4 years professional experience is required. Experience with non-profit and USAID regulations and procedures highly desirable. In-country living experience in developing or transition country and proficiency in a foreign language is useful. Requires knowledge of energy sector and policy, familiarity with electricity and natural gas regulation highly desired. Strong experience in coordinating international and domestic workshops and meetings; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; experience managing delegations in developing countries; strong communication, analytical, computer and writing skills; ability to work well in both a team setting and individually. Previous program management experience and working knowledge of relevant exchange visitor (J-1) visa procedures very useful. International and domestic travel required (approx 25% of time).

Responsibilities: organizes international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences; design and develop interactive activity agendas on energy regulation; implements Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and writes associated reports for projects; delivers briefings (written and oral) to donor representatives regarding energy reform in the target countries; serves as a facilitator during activities; drafts correspondence, press releases; conducts research; maintain files & databases; coordinates logistical arrangements (travel, hotel, meals, visa, insurance, etc); prepares financial/expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets.

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, email: ehammel@naruc.org. No telephone calls. EOE

Closing Date: October 10, 2014
Contact: Erin Hammel (ehammel@naruc.org)


Organization: Government of the District of Columbia Washington, DC

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)
Click here for more information

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)
Click here for more information

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)
Click here for more information

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)