Competitive Markets Analyst (Utility Specialist I-II)
Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform advanced regulatory and program development work to include analyzing policy and economic issues associated with the functioning of a competitive electric market; participate in market design and related policy-development activities, and telecommunications activities. Work involves extensive contact with Commission attorneys and other professional staff. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Salary: $4,167 - $4,583.34/month
Closing Date: May 31, 2013
Contact: Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Special Assistant to Commission (Administrative Law Judge Advisor)
Organization: Arizona Corporation Commission
These Advisors will assist the Administrative Law Judges (“ALJ”) in timely preparation of Recommended Opinions and Orders, and assist the Commissioners’ in deliberations and decision making. These Special Assistants are high-level, expert resources to the ALJs presiding over rate and other cases. Duties include reviewing accounting, financial, and economic testimony, reports, and data; providing interpretations and summaries prior to hearings; and conducting complex revenue calculations and rate designs as decided by the ALJs to be included in Proposed Opinions and Orders.
The successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of utility ratemaking theories and rate design, and principles of finance, ratemaking, and utility regulation;
- Knowledge of Federal and State statutes pertaining to the regulatory process and public utilities, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;
- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Uniform System of Accounts, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS);
- Complex accounting, economic, and engineering principles of the utility industry;
- Financial models for determining the cost of capital and impact of income taxes on ratemaking;
- Expertise in interpreting and analyzing a wide range of critical, complex, and technical financial, economic, accounting, and engineering data; regulatory theory, policy, and law; financial statements and general ledgers; merger and sales agreement documents;
- Skilled in reviewing audits and financial workpapers;
- Expertise in using data to create complex ratemaking schedules and spreadsheets;
- Ability to interpret and analyze settlement agreements and schedules;
- Ability to advise Administrative Law Judges and Commissioners on a wide range of critical, complex, and technical financial, economic, accounting, and engineering issues, regulatory theory and policy;
- Ability to explain and support recommendations clearly in writing and verbally, and communicate effectively in public settings;
- Ability to prioritize workflow and,
- Ability to work well with others.
Salary: $80,000 - $94,000, depending on experience
Closing Date: June 10, 2013
Contact: Lyn Farmer (email@example.com)
Organization: New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate
The New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate (OCA) seeks an experienced economics/finance director. Responsibilities include preparing and presenting testimony on public utility policies, rate petitions, market conditions and related issues. The successful candidate will provide guidance to OCA staff on economic, financial policy and regulatory issues. Professional experience with a regulatory agency, public utility or consulting firm is preferred. Please visit the OCA website at www.oca.nh.gov for more information.
Closing Date: June 15, 2013
Contact: Christina Martin (Christina.Martin@nh.gov)
Organization: Florida Public Service Commission
The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is accepting applications to fill two term vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission. These are full-time positions starting January 2014 appointed by the Governor with official headquarters in Tallahassee and an annual salary presently at $130,036. Interviews for these vacancies will be held by the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council. Senate confirmation of the Governor’s appointments is required.
Applicants must be competent and knowledgeable in one or more fields which include, but are not limited to: public affairs, law, economics, accounting, engineering, finance, natural resource conservation, energy, or another field substantially related to the duties and functions of the Commission.
Persons interested in receiving an application should write, fax, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) a written request to the Office of Legislative Services - PSCNC, 874 Claude Pepper Building, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400, FAX (850) 414-1909. You may also access the application packet at the following website: <http://www.leg.state.fl.us/pscnc> The completed application must be received in the Council’s office by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Mavis Knight at
(850) 717-0301. If hearing or speech impaired, dial 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).
Closing Date: June 18, 2013
Contact: Mavis Knight (email@example.com)
Chief, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Serves as the Chief, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, responsible for fulfilling compliance and enforcement functions, and providing engineering support to the Commission on all matters relating to the regulation of electric and natural gas utilities and telecommunications services in the District of Columbia. Establishes and maintains strategic plans for compliance and enforcement procedures. Directs and plans the review of gas pipeline systems design, construction, maintenance and operations and monitors the transmission and distribution of natural gas. Ensures compliance by electric, gas, and telecommunications service providers with all federal and District of Columbia laws, rules and regulations delegated to the Commission as well as Commission rules governing gas, electricity, and telecommunications services in the District. Oversees the investigations of electrical transmission and distribution, telecommunications system failures, and natural gas pipeline incidents/accidents resulting from possible violations of safety regulations and/or the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act and works to resolve such violations Responsible for the performance of gas and electric meter referee tests and pay telephone inspections in response to consumer complaints. Monitors the preservation and maintenance of copper networks for local telecommunications services in the advent of broadband and fiber optic systems. Supervises and sets priorities for staff who conduct field/facility inspections, incident investigations, enforcement, compliance audits, compliance reporting, etc. Provides development and training of subordinates.
Salary: $98,285 - $137,599
Closing Date: June 20, 2013
Contact: Natalie Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Director of Analytical Services
Organization: Ohio Consumers' Counsel
The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), a state of Ohio agency located in Columbus, is seeking an advocate for the position of Director of Analytical Services. The OCC is the advocate and legal representative for residential utility consumers in matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, courts in the state of Ohio, and various federal regulatory bodies.
Provides technical advice and recommendations to the Consumers’ Counsel, the Deputy Consumers’ Counsel and to the Consumers’ Counsel Governing Board concerning technical and policy issues involved in utility ratemaking. Provides expert testimony to legislature and utility regulatory bodies. Develops and implements policies and procedures relating to utility issues affecting Ohio residential utility consumers. Analyzes technical, financial, economic and accounting information involved in the utility ratemaking process. Reviews draft work product including drafts for filing in cases.
Manages a professional staff consisting of technical, financial, economic, accounting and other analysts. Assigns staff to review (and/or personally reviews) highly complex litigation, discovery and testimony prepared for submission in utility proceedings to assure compliance with Consumers’ Counsel’s policies and relevant requirements. Provides mentoring to OCC staff. Reviews OCC drafts of documents for filing and other purposes, as requested by the Consumers’ Counsel, for input to the Consumers’ counsel and/or the Deputy Consumers’ Counsel.
Develops and implements policies and procedures with respect to regulatory issues. Acts as liaison with other public agencies, local government agencies and state and federal legislatures. Prepares and delivers speeches on behalf of the Consumers’ Counsel. Participates in meetings and conferences dealing with administrative and utility matters. Participates in strategic planning to implement overall office mission.
Ten years’ experience in the utility industry, specifically utility regulation and rate making, with a Master's Degree in Economics, Engineering, Accounting or Mathematics; 5 years of administrative or supervisory experience.
Ph.D. in Economics, Engineering, Accounting or Mathematics
Interested candidates should apply online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/619153
Salary: commensurate with experience
Closing Date: June 30, 2013
Contact: Lindsey Lewis (email@example.com)
Director of Public Affairs
Organization: Ohio Consumers' Counsel
The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), a state of Ohio agency located in Columbus, is seeking an advocate for the position of Director of Public Affairs. The OCC is the advocate and legal representative for residential utility consumers in matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, courts in the state of Ohio, and various federal regulatory bodies.
Advises and counsels the Consumers’ Counsel in developing OCC positions in public affairs matters and implements decisions of the Consumers’ Counsel. Consults with Consumers’ Counsel, Deputy Consumers’ Counsel, OCC Directors and OCC staff on matters involving public affairs and recommends agency positions. Acts as liaison between OCC and public officials. Assists the Consumers’ Counsel in handling legislative and public affairs before state and federal legislators. Apprises the Consumers’ Counsel of state and federal utility issues and legislation affecting Ohio’s residential utility consumers (e.g., natural gas, electric, telephone and water).
Researches and drafts legislative language. Analyzes proposed legislation and resolutions. Develops strategy for presenting the agency’s position to public officials and their staff. Prepares legislative or related testimony. Presents testimony at the request of the Consumers’ Counsel. Researches and analyzes state and federal programs, policies and decisions regarding OCC issues.
Directs, supervises and evaluates work of Public Affairs Department staff including legislative, outreach, education, communications, publications, website, and social media staff. Plans and implements public affairs program. Directs and manages outreach and education programs and materials. Initiates contact with the media and responds to inquiries from the media, and manages Public Affairs staff in their interaction with the media. Directs development, preparation and dissemination of news releases, publications, displays, annual reports and other public affairs materials. Works as liaison with other state utility consumer advocate offices on public affairs matters Oversees the operation of the agency’s web site and social media.
Completion of undergraduate degree in public relations, communications or political science (Master’s degree preferred). At least three years’ experience (five years’ experience preferred) in public relations, including supervisory experience. At least three years’ experience (five years’ experience preferred) serving as a legislative liaison or in a similar position. Strong organization and interpersonal skills.
Interested candidates should apply online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/645371
Closing Date: August 31, 2013
Contact: Lindsey Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org)