Employment Opportunities

Executive Secretary

Organization: Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

The Executive Secretary of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) must have extensive experience and demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate and implement programs and practices necessary to assure that a wide, expanding and rapidly-changing range of issues is fully analyzed and incorporated into PUC decisions that further the state’s energy and telecommunication goals. The Executive Secretary directs a management team that, in turn, oversees a professional staff of 55, including engineers, economists, accountants, statisticians, planners, attorneys, mediators, and information technology specialists. This position sets the tone for high standards, accountability and a positive, collaborative, effective work group. The successful candidate should also have experience working with a group decision-making process, and providing unbiased, professional guidance and information necessary to facilitate timely, well-informed decisions. Knowledge of government processes, including budget planning, personnel, ethics and data practices, is also strongly preferred. The Executive Secretary must have insight, patience, strong communication skills and the demonstrated ability to invite and consider a range of viewpoints, balance multiple interests, and make well-considered decisions that reflect the public interest. Knowledge of and experience with government regulation is essential; utility experience is preferred.
To be considered, applicants must meet the following education AND experience requirements:

- Advanced degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Law or related field.
- Three to five year’s management experience including operations, project management, budgeting, and staff supervision.
- Professional experience working in a regulatory capacity.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and highly skilled workforce.
- Effective and persuasive written and oral communication skill.
- Human relations skills sufficient to develop strong working relationships with commissioners, other regulatory agencies and staff.
- Ability to work effectively with regulated industry stakeholders, government officials and the general public.

- Thorough knowledge of utility operations and regulations and familiarity with the impact of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) or similar.
- Knowledge of Minnesota government operations.
- Public speaking experience presenting technical information.
- Experience working with a multi-member board, commission, legislature or other similar entity.
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.
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/>.

You may submit your resume and cover letter through the online Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us. You can copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a new resume for you. In order to add your cover letter, before you apply for the position, go into Resume Builder, Edit Your Resume and cut and paste your cover letter in the Job-Specific Questions section of Resume Builder
email your resume and cover letter as Word or PDF attachments to Jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us with 14PUC000003 as the subject line.

Salary: $73,247 - $105,193
Closing Date: November 5, 2014
Contact: Jodie Segelstrom (jodie.segelstrom@state.mn.us)


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)
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Financial Examiner

Organization: Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Description: Identifies, analyzes, and evaluates accounting and financial issues for electric, water and wastewater, and telecommunications utilities.  Prepares written testimony, comments, recommendations, and other written materials pursuant to these analyses, and is responsible for the verbal defense of written materials in the appropriate regulatory venue.  Works under the direction of the Deputy Public Counsel.

Salary: 5,417 – 6,250
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Melissa Silguero (melissa.silguero@opuc.texas.gov)
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Chief Infrastructure and System Planning

Organization: DC Public Service Commission

The Chief, Office of Infrastructure and System Planning is primarily responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the electric, natural gas and local telephone companies in the District. Reviews, critiques, and investigates infrastructure and system plans and reports filed by utility companies. Coordinates the inspection of utility facilities and operations to ensure safe, reliable, efficient and economic services. Determines infrastructure and system planning metrics, trends and performance; determines adequacy and sufficiency of infrastructure and systems planning methodologies and drafts recommendations for improvements. Establishes, maintains, and ensures the quality of data and documents in the Commission’s official infrastructure and system planning database and public transparency website/web page. The Chief monitors, analyzes, and reviews utility companies’ plans, proposals, designs, construction and maintenance of infrastructure and system upgrades and replacement, including the Mayor’s Task Force on proposed undergrounding of electrical distribution systems. Represents the Commission in meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Supervises a staff of gas, electrical, civil, and general engineers and a program assistant and reviews their work projects for consistency with agency policies, regulations, and contracts and professional engineering standards.


Salary: $101,234 - $141,727
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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Utility Analyst III - Electric Division/Retail

Organization: New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

UTILITY ANALYST III #14373 (Job Id 1090)

Category: Salary: $52,845-$72,189 (typical starting salary not to exceed $62,868)

Post Date: 6/27/2014   Close Date:  Open until filled


New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission - Electric Division/Retail

Concord, NH


The NH PUC seeks a utility analyst with experience in performing high level research and data analysis pertaining to utility rates, economics, and policy issues.


This is a high visibility position in a busy office facing challenging and innovative issues with respect to utility divestiture, rate design, smart metering and cutting edge energy efficiency policy. The selected candidate will be required to prepare testimony, participate in hearings, provide advice to colleagues and Commissioners, and interact with utility counterparts.


The Commission offers a friendly work environment, excellent benefits, and is located in Concord, the State’s capital, close to the mountains, lakes and ocean and only one hour from Boston.


Salary: $52,845-$72,189
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Eunice Landry (eunice.landry@puc.nh.gov)