Employment Opportunities


Utilities Division Director

Organization: Arizona Corporation Commission
Description:

The Utilities Division Director manages the Utilities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission.  The Arizona Corporation Commission is part of Arizona state government and is empowered with many regulatory responsibilities including the regulation and setting of rates for those electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications utilities that are defined as public service corporations. 

This is a “working executive” position.  The Utilities Division Director is responsible for setting the strategic vision of the Division which includes setting Division Staff positions on utility regulatory matters that are legally defensible, founded on good public policy, and balance the interests of both the utilities and the customers they serve.  Duties include representing the Utilities Division in administrative hearings, including rate cases, and at Commission Open Meetings; supervising personnel (about 65 professional, technical, and administrative staff members), reviewing Division Staff work product, efficiently managing the work flow of the Division Staff, and ensuring deadlines are met.  The Director is responsible for managing Division operations within a multi-million dollar budget.  The Director also advises Commissioners on technical and regulatory policy matters.  The Director actively participates in national utility regulatory associations and must keep up to date with an ever-changing regulatory environment.  This position requires occasional travel, in and out of state.

- Significant knowledge of the principles of utility regulation, utility industry structure and organization (including telecommunications, electric, water, sewer, and gas)

- Knowledge of regulatory commission rules, practices and policies, and judicial proceedings

- Technical and analytical skills in complex engineering, economic, financial and regulatory issues in the utility industry

- Strong public speaking and presentation skills

- Strong written communication skills to convey technical policies, concepts, ideas and research findings to Commissioners, utility executives, and the general public

- Effective supervisory skills in motivating and coaching Division Staff to accomplish work tasks

- Highly developed research and comprehension skills

- Strong interpersonal skills in building effective relationships among people of diverse personal, professional and educational backgrounds

- Ability to assist others in understanding and presenting technical concepts and complicated issues in layman's terms

- Ability to diplomatically negotiate and persuade others on issues relating to the Utilities Division and the Commission

- Ability to work effectively with Commissioners, other elected officials, other state agency personnel, regulated utilities, other stakeholders, and the general public

 Preference will be given to applicants with an advanced degree in Engineering, Economics, Accounting, or related field, and extensive management level work experience in a regulatory environment for water, sewer, electric, natural gas, and/or telecommunications services.

 Submit your cover letter and resume by using the link for more information.  Resumes will be reviewed in the order received.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background/reference check and confirmation of degree/registration.

A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates.  Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.

 

 

 

 

 


Salary: $95,000-$135,000 DOE
Closing Date: May 29, 2015
Contact: HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov
https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=U59
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Principal Executive Manager E (Regulatory Affairs Manager)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE MANAGER E (REGULATORY AFFAIRS MANAGER)

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 currently recruiting for a Principal Executive Manager E, Regulatory Affairs Program Manager to serve as a leader in the agency's Utility Program. This is a full-time, Management Service, non-supervisory position. The Regulatory Affairs Manager will report directly to the Utility Program Director and assist all staff levels in the Utility Program by providing advice on a wide range of technical, operational, or theoretical aspects of regulatory issues before the Commission, including providing technical expertise in the areas of economics, accounting, financial analysis, engineering, and operations research.

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 Regulatory Affairs Manager will provide highly specialized expertise in the theory and principles of utility regulation. The primary purpose of this position is to analyze the issues and party positions in complex or significant utility cases, becoming thoroughly acquainted with the record in an assigned case, and developing a deep and comprehensive understanding of the issues through the reading of testimony and through direct contact with the parties, when warranted. This position serves as a technical and policy resource to all Utility Program Staff and is responsible to fully understand the utility's case, explain positions of parties, or explore regulatory options with Staff, Administrators, and the Utility Program Director. When a case is before the PUC Commissioners, the Regulatory Affairs Manager serves as a technical resource to the Utility Program Director, the PUC Administrative Hearings Division, and the Commissioners, as needed, to explain and clarify utility response positions, regulatory theory, economic theory, and business operations based solely on information in the administrative record. As an expert in regulatory policy, the Regulatory Affairs Manager will, as needed, mentor staff on regulatory policy and mechanisms. Major duties include:

• Reads, researches, and evaluates utility case records. Develops a deep and comprehensive understanding of the issues through the reading of testimony and through direct contact with the parties.

• Serves as a policy and technical resource to the Utility Program Director in understanding party positions in utility filings across all regulated industries, and in identifying dockets in which novel or important regulatory issues arise.

• Acts as a technical resource to all Utility Program Staff to discuss the utility's case, explain positions of parties, or explore regulatory options with Staff, Administrators, and the Utility Program Director.

• Provides expertise to Utility Program Staff across a full range of regulatory areas such as power costs and modeling, rate design, rate of return, determination of revenue requirement, energy efficiency programs, planning and procurement of electricity generating resources, integrated resource planning, competitive markets, utility taxes, utility operations, gas purchasing, or sales and load forecasts.

• Mentors Utility Program Staff on analytical options and methodologies, and agency policy and practices. Works with staff to test whether recommendations are sound, well analyzed and presented, and consistent with agency policy.

• Advises the Utility Program Director on matters of regulatory theory, economic theory and utility business operations during the course of complex regulatory proceedings.

• During decision meetings (resulting from contested cases), and when requested by a PUC Commissioner, provides expertise across a full range of regulatory areas such as power costs and modeling, rate design, rate of return, determination of revenue requirement, energy efficiency programs, planning and procurement of electricity generating resources, integrated resource planning, competitive markets, utility taxes, utility operations, gas purchasing, or sales and load forecasts.

• Advises the Commissioners on strength and weaknesses of Staff and parties' positions. Works directly with the PUC legal counsel to coordinate legal and regulatory advice to the Commissioners. Serves as a non-party resource to the Administrative Hearings Division during the drafting of PUC orders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation.

OR

Two years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation; AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.

OR

Three years of professional experience as a program/project leader, assigning and reviewing work of professional staff (e.g., engineers, etc.) including project responsibility for developing goals and objectives, project evaluation, and monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.

REQUESTED SKILLS

• Professional level work experience in the theory and principles of utility regulation; including providing technical expertise in the areas of economics, accounting, financial analysis, engineering, and operations research.

• Demonstrated knowledge of electric and natural gas utility operations related to power or gas supply, transmission, and distribution.

• Work experience demonstrating knowledge of utility ratemaking, including such areas as determination of revenue requirement, rate design, power cost modeling, hedging, utility taxes, load forecasting, and rate of return calculation.

• Work experience demonstrating knowledge of the principles and practice of integrated resource planning by energy utilities and experience in reviewing utility plans.

• Work experience demonstrating knowledge of the methods used to acquire supply-side energy resources, such as competitive bidding, PURPA contracting, and experience in evaluating utility acquisition activity.

• Work experience demonstrating knowledge of policies and programs for the acquisition of demand-side resources, such as energy efficiency and demand response, and experience in resolving regulatory issues related to demand-side resources.

• Work experience analyzing complex and sensitive issues and situations, identifying alternative solutions, forecasting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of established goals.

• Work experience providing high-level policy direction, advice and consultation to key decision makers within an organization or government agency (i.e. executives, managers, commissioners, board members).

• Work experience demonstrating proven verbal and written communication skills that support effective communications with staff, the public, and stakeholders, and that provided for the formulation of goals, policies, and procedures regarding services, safety practices, and regulatory efforts in accordance with legislation, rules, and policies.

• Work experience that demonstrates extensive knowledge of current electric, natural gas, water and/or telecommunications sectors, including knowledge of regulatory, legal and business trends.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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: PUC15-0007,Principal Executive/ Manager (Regulatory Affairs Manager)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-0007

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


Salary: $65,904.00- $97044.00 yearly
Closing Date: May 29, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
http://www.pus.state.or.us/
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Telecommunications Regulatory Analyst 2

Organization: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Description:

PUBLIC UTIL RATES ANALYST 2

$ 21.66-$ 31.80 hourly, $ 45,226-$ 66,398 annually

Date Posted:   05/14/2015
Closing Date:   06/03/2015
Working Title:   Telecommunications Reg Analyst
Hiring Agency:   Commerce Dept
Division/Bureau:   Telecommunications
Location:   St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   15COMM000021
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
 
What's Great About This Job:  

 



Minnesota

 


The department is located in downtown St. Paul with parking conveniently located across the street in a parking ramp accessible via skyway. Parking and bus passes are subsidized by the agency and available to you at a cost ranging from $45 to $70 per month. This position includes a full benefit package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits and more. Commerce employees located in St. Paul also have access to the Golden Rule Fitness Center for $35 annually.

 
Job Description:   This position serves as a technical expert in telephone rate and service regulation. The individual provides leadwork direction for all junior-level staff, and directs and conducts investigations of moderate to complex rate, cost and service matters involving telecommunications providers. The individual may receive direction from more senior staff as necessary. The individual is responsible for evaluating moderate to complex rate petitions, tariff filings, and service proposals for all regulated telecommunications providers. The work consists of evaluating and proposing alternatives to utility company proposals. The individual is responsible for evaluating regulatory matters, determining questions needing resolution, developing a staff position, testifying in public hearings, responding to cross-examination from interested parties, and assisting legal counsel in the preparation of legal briefs. The individual may conduct or direct specific issue research, testify before the legislature, identify the need for new rules and regulations, manage contracts with non-department consultants and other related work as required by the Regulatory Unit Manager.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: This vacancy is being announced at two different job class levels at the same time: Public Utilities Rates Analyst 3 (15COMM000020)and Public Utilities Rates Analyst 4 (15COMM000022). Only one position will be filled; the final class and starting salary of this position is dependent upon the successful applicant's qualifications. If you want to be considered for all job classes, please apply to both job announcements.
 
Minimum Qualifications:   To be considered, applicants must meet one of the following education and/or work experience combinations:

1) Graduate degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Electrical Engineering, or related field; OR

2) Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Electrical Engineering, or related field and at least one year of relevant work experience in a utility regulatory agency or telecommunications company; OR

3) At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the telecommunications industry.

Reading comprehension ability sufficient to read, understand, apply and interpret a variety of written material (e.g., statutes, Commission rules & regulations, utility documents/proposals) sufficient to evaluate rate petitions, tariff filings, service proposals, cost studies and evaluate regulatory compliance.

Analytical ability sufficient to perform the job duties effectively.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

If you qualify, please provide a brief summary of your relevant graduate-level courses (if any) and your work experience in the utility regulatory field in the "Job-Specific Questions" section in Resume Builder. This information will be used to determine whom to invite for interviews. If you don't provide this information, you may not be considered.




 
Preferred Qualifications:   * Experience presenting articulate and effective oral testimony in Public Utilities Commission hearings.
* Knowledge of economic, statistical, and financial principles.
* Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures in Minnesota and/or other state and federal jurisdictions.
* Basic understanding of the telecommunications industry.
* Ability to interpret statutes, Commission rules and regulations and other utility regulation practices.
* Training/experience in use of Excel, ACCESS and GIS programs/software.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Solid quantitative skills.
 
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
 
How to Apply:   Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to <http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/>.

Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

***NOTE: Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials, a criminal background check and drivers history check prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE AN UPDATED E-MAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR RESUME OR YOU MAY NOT BE CONTACTED BY COMMERCE WITH AN UPDATE ON YOUR APPLICATION STATUS.

Effective July 1, 2009, new legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated Veterans, who apply and meet the qualifications for this vacancy must be granted an interview. To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran, you must meet all the following criteria: have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; be a United States citizen or resident alien; have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001 as shown on your form DD-214. If you meet all of the above criteria for a Recently Separated Veteran, it is your responsibility to send a copy of your form DD-214 by mail, e-mail to HR.Commerce@state.mn.us or fax 651/539-0110 by the end of the posting period
 
Contact for More Information:   Nicole Gebheim, nicole.gebheim@state.mn.us.


Salary: $45,226 - $66,398
Closing Date: June 3, 2015
Contact: Nicole Gebheim (nicole.gebheim@state.mn.us)
https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=15COMM000021

Telecommunications Regulatory Analyst 3

Organization: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Description:

PUBLIC UTIL RATES ANALYST 3

$ 24.80-$ 36.78 hourly, $ 51,782-$ 76,797 annually

Date Posted:   05/14/2015
Closing Date:   06/03/2015
Working Title:   Telecommunications Reg Analyst
Hiring Agency:   Commerce Dept
Division/Bureau:   Telecommunications
Location:   St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   15COMM000020
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
 
What's Great About This Job:  

 



Minnesota

 


The department is located in downtown St. Paul with parking conveniently located across the street in a parking ramp accessible via skyway. Parking and bus passes are subsidized by the agency and available to you at a cost ranging from $45 to $70 per month. This position includes a full benefit package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits and more. Commerce employees located in St. Paul also have access to the Golden Rule Fitness Center for $35 annually.
 
Job Description:   This position serves as a technical expert in telephone rate and service regulation. The individual provides leadwork direction for all junior-level staff, and directs and conducts investigations of moderate to complex rate, cost and service matters involving telecommunications providers. The individual may receive direction from more senior staff as necessary. The individual is responsible for evaluating moderate to complex rate petitions, tariff filings, and service proposals for all regulated telecommunications providers. The work consists of evaluating and proposing alternatives to utility company proposals. The individual is responsible for evaluating regulatory matters, determining questions needing resolution, developing a staff position, testifying in public hearings, responding to cross-examination from interested parties, and assisting legal counsel in the preparation of legal briefs. The individual may conduct or direct specific issue research, testify before the legislature, identify the need for new rules and regulations, manage contracts with non-department consultants and other related work as required by the Regulatory Unit Manager.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS: This vacancy is being announced at two different job class levels at the same time: Public Utilities Rates Analyst 2 (15COMM000021)and Public Utilities Rates Analyst 4 (15COMM000022). Only one position will be filled; the final class and starting salary of this position is dependent upon the successful applicant's qualifications. If you want to be considered for all job classes, please apply to both job announcements.

 
Minimum Qualifications:   To be considered, applicants must meet one of the following education and/or work experience combinations:

1) Graduate degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Electrical Engineering, or related field; OR

2) Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business, Finance, Electrical Engineering, or related field AND at least two years of relevant work experience in a utility regulatory agency or telecommunications company; OR

3) At least 8 years of relevant work experience in the telecommunications industry.

Reading comprehension ability sufficient to read, understand, apply and interpret a variety of written material (e.g., statutes, Commission rules & regulations, utility documents/proposals) sufficient to evaluate rate petitions, tariff filings, service proposals, cost studies and evaluate regulatory compliance.

Analytical ability sufficient to perform the job duties effectively.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

If you qualify, please provide a brief summary of your relevant graduate-level courses (if any) and your work experience in the utility regulatory field in the "Job-Specific Questions" section in ResumeBuilder. This information will be used to determine whom to invite for interviews. If you don't provide this information, you may not be considered.



 
Preferred Qualifications:   * Experience presenting articulate and effective oral testimony in Public Utilities Commission hearings.
* Knowledge of economic, statistical, and financial principles.
* Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures in Minnesota and/or other state and federal jurisdictions.
* Basic understanding of the telecommunications industry.
* Ability to interpret statutes, Commission rules and regulations and other utility regulation practices.
* Training/experience in use of Excel, ACCESS and GIS programs/software.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Solid quantitative skills.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
 
How to Apply:   Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to <http://www.mn.gov/mmb/careers/>.

Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

***NOTE: Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials, a criminal background check and drivers history check prior to appointment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST HAVE AN UPDATED E-MAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR RESUME OR YOU MAY NOT BE CONTACTED BY COMMERCE WITH AN UPDATE ON YOUR APPLICATION STATUS.

Effective July 1, 2009, new legislation provides that the top five Recently Separated Veterans, who apply and meet the qualifications for this vacancy must be granted an interview. To be considered a Recently Separated Veteran, you must meet all the following criteria: have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty OR have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; be a United States citizen or resident alien; have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001 as shown on your form DD-214. If you meet all of the above criteria for a Recently Separated Veteran, it is your responsibility to send a copy of your form DD-214 by mail, e-mail to HR.Commerce@state.mn.us or fax 651/539-0110 by the end of the posting period
 
Contact for More Information:   Nicole Gebheim, nicole.gebheim@state.mn.us.


Salary: $51,782 - $76,797
Closing Date: June 3, 2015
Contact: Nicole Gebheim (nicole.gebheim@state.mn.us)
https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=15COMM000020

Telecommunications Regulatory Analyst 4

Organization: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Description:

This position serves as a technical expert in telephone rate and service regulation. The individual provides leadwork direction for all junior-level staff, and directs and conducts investigations of moderate to complex rate, cost and service matters involving telecommunications providers. The individual may receive direction from more senior staff as necessary. The individual is responsible for evaluating moderate to complex rate petitions, tariff filings, and service proposals for all regulated telecommunications providers. The work consists of evaluating and proposing alternatives to utility company proposals. The individual is responsible for evaluating regulatory matters, determining questions needing resolution, developing a staff position, testifying in public hearings, responding to cross-examination from interested parties, and assisting legal counsel in the preparation of legal briefs. The individual may conduct or direct specific issue research, testify before the legislature, identify the need for new rules and regulations, manage contracts with non-department consultants and other related work as required by the Regulatory Unit Manager.


Salary: $55,603 - $82,476
Closing Date: June 3, 2015
Contact: Nicole Gebheim (nicole.gebheim@state.mn.us)
https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/View?_posting=15COMM000022

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – ELECTRICITY DIVISION

Organization: maryland public service commission
Description: The Electricity Division of the Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking an experienced individual to fill this mid-level management position. Duties of the Assistant Director include: assisting in the oversight of a professional staff; preparation of expert testimony and other presentations before the Commission; analysis and oversight of traditional and emerging regulatory issues; implementation of restructured competitive electric retail markets; and responding to inquiries regarding electric issues. This is an "at will" position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (the" Commission").

Primary duties for this position include analyzing utility rate applications and functioning as an expert witness on regulatory, economic, financial and other technical topics in proceedings before the Maryland Public Service Commission. A successful applicant would be comfortable analyzing utility proposals for setting electricity prices and terms of service and writing recommendations about the disposition of those proposals. The Assistant Director is also responsible for the assisting the Division Director in training regulatory economists in performing similar tasks and assisting the Division Director in managing the Division's workflow, supervising regulatory economists, and editing and reviewing their work products.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in economics, engineering (electrical, mechanical, civil or industrial), finance, accounting, mathematics, statistics, or physics. Candidates must have experience using personal computer-based word processor software and spreadsheet software to prepare reports, written comments, and data analysis. (Microsoft Office preferred). The ideal candidate will possess effective leadership skills as evidenced by supervisory or management experience with technical knowledge workers; verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by prepared reports, analysis or presentations, and experience conducting analysis of complex energy-related programs, technologies or business plans. The candidate should have the ability to develop realistic plans and coordinate activities to meet the work requirements described above.

Preferred Qualification

• 3-5 years experience in the regulatory, electric utility, renewable energy or energy services industries is preferred.

• A graduate degree in economics, electrical engineering, or finance is also preferred.

Applicant must possess a Maryland State driver's license and be authorized to work in the U. S.

For education obtained outside of the U. S. an American education equivalency will be 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.


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

Regulatoy Accountant (Financial Examiner II-IV)

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform financial examination work to include reviews of rate change and other applications filed with the Commission. Work involves analyzing utility reports, accounting records, contracts, and other pertinent information for compliance with accounting standards, state laws and Commission regulations, and reasonableness of costs. Work under general supervision with latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $3,520.34 - $5,400.00/month
Closing Date: June 5, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Engineer

Organization: North Carolina Public Staff Utilities Division
Description:

This is an advanced professional engineering position in a regulatory environment regarding operation, acquisition, extension, or curtailment of electric Public Utility Services and the development and implementation of related policies. Responsibilities include review of operation and management of electric utility generating assets; review of fuel supply procurement and management for electric utility generating assets; review of electric utility generating asset planning and construction and associated requests for certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCN); monitor utility compliance with federal and state regulations; serve as project leader in directing reviews and special electric utility studies; preparation and delivery of highly technical engineering testimony at hearings before the North Carolina Utilities Commission on major portions of utility and third party proposals; review of applications and reports for new renewable energy facilities; and other tasks and projects necessary to support the work of the Public Staff.

The employee in this position will work with other members of the Public Staff to: monitor, review, and make recommendations on the annual fuel rider filings of North Carolina’s three investor-owned utilities; review and make recommendations on annual integrated resource plans (IRPs); review utility response to and compliance with environmental statutes and regulations promulgated by State and federal legislative entities and administrative agencies affecting electric generating assets; and review compliance plans and activities related to Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act. The employee will also provide advanced technical input to the division director and other members of the Public staff regarding policy decisions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES:

Experience in utility operation or regulatory engineering work, preferably with at least five years in utility power plant management and operations. Experience with nuclear power plant operation and utility environmental compliance, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is also desired. Applicants must have the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous project assignments within established time frames. Applicants must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but must also be able to work well in teams. Applicants must also be capable of performing complex technical and economic reviews, clearly summarizing and communicating findings and recommendations, as well as defending work, under oath, in formal written and oral settings.


***APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR MOST RECENT WORK PERFORMANCE REVIEW***

Management Preferences

Preference will be given to applicants with Electrical, Nuclear, or Mechanical Engineering Degrees.


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.


SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

***If no applicants meet the competencies and minimum training/experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants.  For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career-Banding, this job is considered at Salary Grade 78. Work is at the ADVANCED level***

 For consideration for this vacancy, all applicants must complete an on-line application using this link, https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/northcarolina . If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be evaluated for consideration.  Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s transcript. 

 ***INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE DESIGNATED EDUCATION AND WORK HISTORY SECTION ON THE FORMAL APPLICATION***

 ***Applications with “see attached” or resumes in lieu of completed education and work experience on the formal application will be deemed incomplete and will not be eligible for consideration for the vacancy.  All attachments, unless specifically requested in the vacancy announcement (i.e. transcripts, proof of licensure or certification, etc.), are considered optional and will not be viewed during initial screening to determine applicant eligibility for the vacancy.***

 Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.

 Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.  This information may be attached to the on-line application or may be faxed.

 Applicants may check the status of their application for a vacancy at any time by logging into the government jobs system using the above link.  Once the applicant has logged in, the status of each submitted application is documented next to each vacancy for which he/she has applied.

 All applicants recommended for hire will be subject to a criminal background check.

 Deborah W. O'Neal, Recruitment/Leave  Administrator, N. C. Dept. of Commerce, Office of Human Resources

Phone:    (919) 733-2104

FAX:  (919) -715-3183


 


Salary: $43,030.00-$111,307.00, Annually
Closing Date: June 22, 2015
Contact: Deborah W. O'Neal (doneal@nccommerce.com)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Organization: The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)
Description:

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Engineer for the Regulatory Operations, Engineering Division.  This is an unclassified full-time exempt position within Nevada State Government.

About the PUCN: The PUCN is a regulatory agency that ensures investor-owned utilities comply with laws enacted by the Nevada Legislature.  For more information about the agency, please visit the PUCN website at http://puc.nv.gov.

The Positions Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Performs comprehensive audits and inspection of utility plant investments such as generation facilities, new transmission and distribution facilities, and other plant records in the context of utility general rate case applications and other regulatory filings.
  • Perform comprehensive reviews of utility Integrated Resource Plan filings.
  • Performs data and trend analysis on State reportable utility service outages, and makes planning and investment recommendations.
  • Reviews and monitors key transmission and distribution reliability metrics for regulated utilities.
  • Performs data and trend analysis to monitor generation plant performance and reliability in the context of deferred energy applications and other regulatory filings.
  • Reviews and processes Utility Environmental Protection Act (“UEPA”) permits for renewable energy facilities, conventional power plants, and for transmission lines required to aid in the delivery of renewable energy and conventional energy.
  • Performs inspections and writes field reports on renewable energy systems that have applied with the PUCN for participation in the Nevada Portfolio Energy Credit (“PEC”) trading program.
  • Works on and processes the numerous renewable energy plans and contracts that are filed with the Commission.
  • Participates in all renewable energy rulemaking/investigative Dockets needed to address renewable energy issues within the state of Nevada.
  • Provides written testimony and orally defends testimony for proceedings brought before the Commission; and serves as an expert witness.
  • Prepares and presents testimony to legislative committees.
  • Makes presentations to various state, local and federal agencies.
  • Analyzes issues and evaluates other parties’ written and oral testimony for accuracy, logic and consistency with existing Commission policy, state statutes and regulations, and writes rebuttal testimony based upon analysis.
  •  May be expected to perform additional job-related duties and to have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.
  • May be expected to attend Bureau of Land Management scoping meetings regarding renewable energy projects or associated renewable energy transmission lines, as well as attending state, city or county meetings regarding renewable energy issues in order to keep the PUCN apprised of potential renewable energy developments.

Skills Required: 

Must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, and possess leadership skills. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment in collaboration with other engineers, auditors, economists, and legal staff; compile and summarize information and prepare correspondence, periodic or special reports related to assignments; and contribute effectively to the accomplishment of the team or agency goals, objectives, and activities. Provides written and oral testimony for proceedings brought before the Commission.  Must possess skill in effective written and verbal communication; required skills also include planning, prioritizing and executing timelines without the need for supervision.  Must be available for travel (typically up to 25% of the time).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or closely related field and three years professional level experience with a regulated utility company or an agency responsible for regulating utilities; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Approx. Annual Salary Up To $85,836 (Salary reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and the employer.  An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced gross salary.)  Please note:  Furlough leave is mandatory for Nevada State employees and will result in a reduction of income of approximately 2.3% (or 6 furlough days per fiscal year) through June 30, 2015.  The Salary listed above does not reflect the reduction from the required furlough.

Salary offers are based on a wide array of factors such as a candidate’s experience, skills, and education.  Once hired, salary growth within the job classification will be based on performance development and budget availability.

Benefits: The State benefits package includes enrollment into the Public Retirement System (www.nvpers.org), a choice of health insurance plans (www.pebp.state.nv.us), eleven paid holidays, and paid annual leave and sick leave, after appropriate waiting periods.  Other optional benefits are also available, including a deferred compensation program.

Position Location:  The position will be located in Carson City, Nevada. 

Resumes Will Be Accepted Until: Recruitment Needs Are Satisfied

Submit Cover Letter and Resume / Direct Inquiries To:

Donna Skau
Public Utilities Commission
Email dskau@puc.nv.gov 
In subject line please reference:  Electrical Engineer            


Salary: Up To $85,836
Closing Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Donna Skau - Public Utilities Commission (dskau@puc.nv.gov)
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UTILITY ANALYST (ECONOMIST)

Organization: The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)
Description:

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Utility Analyst (Economist) for the Regulatory Operations, Resource Market and Analysis Division.  This is an unclassified full-time exempt position within Nevada State Government.

About the PUCN: The PUCN is a regulatory agency that ensures investor-owned utilities comply with laws enacted by the Nevada Legislature.  For more information about the agency, please visit the PUCN website at http://puc.nv.gov.

The Positions Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Performs review and analysis of tariff filings for electric, gas, LPG, telephone, geothermal, sewer and water utilities.
  • Reviews and investigates annual report filings.
  • Reviews and investigates applications of competitive telecommunications carriers.
  • Investigates mobile home park requests for withdrawal.
  • Reviews interconnection agreements pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
  • Provides technical interpretations of tariffs, codes and regulations.
  • Provides timely updates to utility data in the utilities database.
  • Performs special investigations to support the Commission in regulating jurisdictional utilities.
  • Provides advice and assistance in the processing of non-routine, complex, competitive provider certification applications and cancellations.
  • Coordinates and reviews recertification reports from Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETC) for federal universal service funds.
  • Analyzes new ETC applications and identifies issues for further investigation.
  • Provides written testimony and orally defends testimony for proceedings brought before the Commission; and serves as an expert witness.
  • May be expected to perform additional job-related duties and to have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Skills Required: 

Must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, and possess leadership skills. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment in collaboration with other analysts, engineers, auditors, economists, and legal staff; compile and summarize information and prepare correspondence, periodic or special reports related to assignments; and contribute effectively to the accomplishment of the team or agency goals, objectives, and activities. Must possess skill in effective written and verbal communication; must be able to collaboratively or as a team complete writing assignments; required skills also include planning, prioritizing and executing timelines without the need for supervision.  Must be available for travel (typically up to 25% of the time).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in economics, business administration or comparable quantitative discipline and two years professional level experience with a regulated utility company or an agency responsible for regulating utilities (a graduate degree or specialized training may be substituted for experience); OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Approx. Annual Salary Up To $73,194 (Salary reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and the employer.  An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced gross salary.)  Please note:  Furlough leave is mandatory for Nevada State employees and will result in a reduction of income of approximately 2.3% (or 6 furlough days per fiscal year) through June 30, 2015.  The Salary listed above does not reflect the reduction from the required furlough.

Salary offers are based on a wide array of factors such as a candidate’s experience, skills, and education.  Once hired, salary growth within the job classification will be based on performance development and budget availability.

Benefits: The State benefits package includes enrollment into the Public Retirement System (www.nvpers.org), a choice of health insurance plans (www.pebp.state.nv.us), eleven paid holidays, and paid annual leave and sick leave, after appropriate waiting periods.  Other optional benefits are also available, including a deferred compensation program.

Position Location:  The position will be located in Carson City, Nevada. 

Resumes Will Be Accepted Until: Recruitment Needs Are Satisfied

Submit Cover Letter and Resume / Direct Inquiries To:

Donna Skau
Public Utilities Commission
Email dskau@puc.nv.gov 
In subject line please reference: Utility Analyst-Economist     


Salary: Up To $73,194
Closing Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Donna Skau - Public Utilities Commission (dskau@puc.nv.gov)
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SENIOR ENGINEERING (WATER) ANALYST

Organization: The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)
Description:

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Engineering (Water) Analyst for the Regulatory Operations, Engineering Division.  This is an unclassified full-time exempt position within Nevada State Government.

About the PUCN: The PUCN is a regulatory agency that ensures investor-owned utilities comply with laws enacted by the Nevada Legislature.  For more information about the agency, please visit the PUCN website at http://puc.nv.gov.

The Positions Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Performs detailed engineering reviews and studies.
  • Leads technical investigations.
  • Investigates regulatory compliance of jurisdictional utilities.
  • Develops liaison with other governmental agencies on utility matters.
  • Provides technical interpretations of statutes and regulations.
  • Provides analysis concerning prudent resource planning and facility planning, design, construction and operation to support the Commission in regulating jurisdictional water and wastewater utilities.
  • Conducts comprehensive audits, investigations and inspections of water and sewer facilities.
  • Reviews plant procedures and records.
  • Inspects equipment or systems.
  • Interviews personnel on plant practices and direct observation of plant safety, maintenance and operations.
  • Prepares technical reports on water and sewer plant audits, investigations and inspections.
  • Performs data and trend analysis to monitor plant performance and reliability.
  • Provides written testimony and orally defends testimony for proceedings brought before the Commission; and serves as an expert witness.
  • Prepares and presents testimony to legislative committees.
  • Makes presentations to various state, local and federal agencies.
  • Analyzes issues and evaluates other parties’ written and oral testimony for accuracy, logic and consistency with existing Commission policy, state statutes and regulations, and writes rebuttal testimony based upon analysis.
  • Provides instruction and leadership to water analysts.
  • May be expected to perform additional job-related duties and to have or develop additional specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Skills Required: 

Must be highly professional, well-organized, self-motivated, and possess leadership skills. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment in collaboration with other engineers, auditors, economists, and legal staff; compile and summarize information and prepare correspondence, periodic or special reports related to assignments; and contribute effectively to the accomplishment of the team or agency goals, objectives, and activities. Must possess skill in effective written and verbal communication; must be able to collaboratively or as a team complete writing assignments; required skills also include planning, prioritizing and executing timelines without the need for supervision. Must be available for travel (typically up to 25% of the time).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil or mechanical engineering or closely related field and three years of progressively responsible experience with a water or wastewater utility company or an agency responsible for regulating water or wastewater utilities; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. License:  Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada preferred.

Approx. Annual Salary Up To $73,194 (Salary reflects retirement (PERS) contributions by both the employee and the employer.  An employer paid contribution plan is also available with a reduced gross salary.)  Please note:  Furlough leave is mandatory for Nevada State employees and will result in a reduction of income of approximately 2.3% (or 6 furlough days per fiscal year) through June 30, 2015.  The Salary listed above does not reflect the reduction from the required furlough.

Salary offers are based on a wide array of factors such as a candidate’s experience, skills, and education.  Once hired, salary growth within the job classification will be based on performance development and budget availability.

Benefits: The State benefits package includes enrollment into the Public Retirement System (www.nvpers.org), a choice of health insurance plans (www.pebp.state.nv.us), eleven paid holidays, and paid annual leave and sick leave, after appropriate waiting periods.  Other optional benefits are also available, including a deferred compensation program.

Position Location:  The position will be located in Las Vegas or Carson City, Nevada. 

Resumes Will Be Accepted Until: Recruitment Needs Are Satisfied.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume / Direct Inquiries To:

Breanne Potter
Public Utilities Commission
Email bpotter@puc.nv.gov
In subject line please reference: Senior Engineering (Water) Analyst


Salary: Up To $73,194
Closing Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Breanne Potter - Public Utilities Commission (bpotter@puc.nv.gov)
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Utilities Economic Analyst III

Organization: Vermont Department of Public Service
Description:

The Vermont Department of Public Service is seeking an experienced energy policy analyst. The Department is the center of state energy policy in Vermont, and advocates on behalf of the public on electric, gas, and telecommunications utility matters. The Planning and Energy Resources Division undertakes a range of short- and long-term analyses to support development and implementation of State and regional energy policy.

The Energy Economic Analyst will plan, organize and conduct detailed investigations and perform specialized quantitative and qualitative analyses of critical importance in support of the development and implementation of the State's Comprehensive Energy Plan and Electric Plan. This includes engaging with all the relevant stakeholders in Vermont. The analyst will support analyses of a wide range of energy policies and proposals including utility plans and proposals, proposed legislation, transmission planning, and the impacts of renewable energy and electric and thermal efficiency programs.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and will possess a requisite level of energy policy knowledge and analytical expertise necessary to carry out the duties of the position.

 The Department of Public Service has the ability to hire into range for qualified candidates, and supports the continued professional development of its employees.

To apply, visit http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers, follow instructions for job seekers, and search for the position titled “Utilities Economic Analyst III” at the Public Service Department.


Closing Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Department of Public Service ()
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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