Employment Opportunities


Minnesota Economist

Organization: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Description: The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General seeks a Financial Analyst to join the Office's utilities group, which advocates for residential and small business utility consumers in public utility rate cases and other financial matters. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified professional to join a highly committed team that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens.

Job Duties: This position provides expert analysis and recommendations in utility rate cases and other matters on behalf of the Office, whose mission is to advocate for small business and individual customers. This includes a broad array of important areas, including highly technical and complex research on rate setting, including evaluation of cost recovery requests, regulatory accounting, rate design, and other consumer protection issues. Financial analysts present testimony in administrative hearings and assist in the preparation of comments and analysis for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The Office handles matters involving all sectors of public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications.

Qualifications: • A master's or bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration. • Past utility or regulatory experience preferred. • Knowledge of the application of rate making principles. • Demonstrated writing skills with technical analysis.

Applicant must have the ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism, have good academic credentials, outstanding financial, analytical, and communication skills, and excellent judgment and character. Applicants must be able to serve the public with a high level of distinction and have the skills and work ethic to put forth the very best work for the people of Minnesota. The selection process is highly competitive.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Please forward a resume and cover letter to the following:

June Walsh Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson 900 Bremer Tower 445 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101 ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. If you need reasonable accommodation for a disability, please call June Walsh at (651) 757-1199 or (651) 296-1410 (TTY).


Closing Date: April 30, 2015
Contact: ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us

Rhode Island Renewable Energy Standard Consultant

Organization: Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Description:

The Rhode Island Department of Administration/Division of Purchases, on behalf of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (“RIPUC” or “Commission”) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms, to provide consultation services to administer the Rules and Regulations of the RIPUC governing the implementation of Rhode Island’s Renewable Energy Standard. Interested parties can view terms of this Request for Proposals and the State’s General Conditions of Purchase, at the Rhode Island Division of Purchases State Agency Solicitations webpage at http://www.purchasing.ri.gov/bidding/BidSearch.aspx. At this page, please search for “Active(Scheduled)” solicitations, and input Solicitation Number 7549478.*

The initial contract period will begin approximately July 1, 2015 for one year. Contracts may be renewed for up to two additional 12-month periods based on vendor performance and the availability of funds. This is a Request for Proposals, not an Invitation for Bid. Responses will be evaluated on the basis of the relative merits of the proposal, in addition to price; there will be no public opening and reading of responses received by the Division of Purchases pursuant to this Request, other than to name those offerors who have submitted proposals.

Submission deadline is Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at 10 AM (EDT). Questions concerning this solicitation must be received by the Division of Purchases at Thomas.Bovis@purchasing.ri.gov no later than Friday April 24th, 2015 at 5 PM (EDT). Questions should be submitted in a Microsoft Word attachment. Please reference Solicitation Number 7549478 on all correspondence.

* Attempting to access this solicitation indirectly may cause the offeror to fail to notice required proposal material on the Division of Purchasing website; incomplete proposals are ineligible and cannot be ranked by the selection committee.

 


Closing Date: May 6, 2015
Contact: Division of Purchases (Thomas.Bovis@purchasing.ri.gov)
http://www.purchasing.ri.gov/bidding/BidSearch.aspx

Director of Utility Accounting & Finance

Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia - The State Corporation Commission
Description:

The State Corporation Commission (Commission) seeks a highly professional and talented leader to serve as Director for the Utility Accounting and Finance Division (Division).  Subject to the supervision of the Commission, the Director provides executive level leadership over, and is responsible for, establishing goals, objectives, and management policies for the Division and directing audits and analyses of public utilities.  The Director is responsible for: monitoring the utility industry and financial and accounting markets to identify regulatory issues; advising the Commission and the General Assembly concerning issues; and recommending solutions to address regulatory issues.  Other responsibilities include: reviewing staff policy, audit reports, and recommendations; providing expert testimony on financial and accounting subjects; and assisting in the preparation of orders, opinions, and briefs.  Public presentations and travel are required.

Qualifications

 

This position requires significant professional experience related to the management or regulation of utility companies, including significant experience in utility accounting or finance; experience leading and managing professional staff; and educational background or experience in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or Economics.  Graduate degrees in financial subject areas and professional certifications such as CPA, CMA, CIA, CFA, and/or CRRA are preferred.  Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operations of public utilities is essential.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to: think strategically with a “big picture” perspective; delegate responsibility and review results to ensure deliverables are met; make quality and timely decisions; lead projects and obtain desired results; and lead and direct the performance of employees while inspiring vision and motivation.  Ideal candidates will demonstrate: strong leadership and organizational skills; sound judgment and decision-making skills; excellent communication skills; and the ability to prepare written material in a clear, concise and meaningful manner.  The ability to lead, manage, train, coach, motivate, and develop professional staff and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the General Assembly, Commission staff, industry personnel, and the general public is central to this position.

Additional Information

The Commission fosters a high-performing workforce with a commitment to collegiality, teamwork, collaboration, and alignment with the Commission’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.  Core competencies that are essential for success in this position include achieving organizational results, working with others, and personal management and effectiveness.  Leadership competencies include strategic leadership and developing and managing talent.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, the Commission offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, leave programs, and paid holidays.  Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.  The state funds a short and long term disability program.

The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Military veterans and national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  A background investigation is conducted on final candidates as a condition of employment.  The Commission uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

The information you submit must clearly demonstrate your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position.   Interview consideration is based solely on the information submitted online.

Close Date

The deadline to apply is close of business on May 8, 2015.

Qualified internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply.  If you are an external candidate, apply on the Commission Career Center website at https://careercenter.scc.virginia.gov.  If you are an internal candidate, apply using the eSCC (Oracle) - iRecruitment Employee Candidate responsibility.


Salary: Anticipated Starting Salary Range: $135,000 to $155,000
Closing Date: May 8, 2015
Contact: Applications are accepted at Career Center Online Only ()
https://careercenter.scc.virginia.gov
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Litigation Attorney

Organization: Missouri Public Service Commission
Description: The Missouri Public Service Commission, the state agency responsible for the regulation of public utilities and telecommunications providers, is seeking a Litigation Attorney. The candidate must have at least 5 years of civil and administrative litigation experience, including at least 3 years of "first chair" experience.

The candidate selected for this position will manage all stages of complex case litigation and trial practice before all levels of courts and federal agencies. The successful applicant will have detailed knowledge of the Missouri rules of evidence, civil procedure, and trial practice. Experience in public utility regulation is preferred, but not required. The candidate must be admitted to practice law in Missouri and be a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar.

The annual salary is $70,902. To be considered for this position, please submit an application, resume, a copy of all transcripts, technical writing sample, and salary history by May 8, 2015 to the MO Public Service Commission, Reference Number GC030515, PO Box 360, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 or via e-mail to pscjobs@psc.mo.gov. For additional information, visit http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities.


Salary: $70,902
Closing Date: May 8, 2015
Contact: Sheryl Gregory (pscjobs@psc.mo.gov)
http://psc.mo.gov/General/Career_Opportunities

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel - Energy Resource Planning Advisor

Organization: The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC)
Description:

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), a state of Ohio agency located in Columbus, is seeking to hire an expert for the position of Energy Resource Planning Advisor.  The OCC is the legal representative of residential utility consumers in matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, courts in the state of Ohio, and various federal regulatory bodies.

Job Duties: Advises the Consumers' Counsel on energy policy relating to Ohioans’ interests in resource planning, competitive markets, utility pricing, and other current issues as they arise. Serves as a primary OCC analytical staff person on consumer issues involving energy efficiency, renewable energy, peak load management and pricing, rate decoupling, smart grid, smart meters, net metering, distributed generation (and qualifying facilities), and Clean Air Act regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can affect consumers' electric bills. Works with OCC's Energy Resource Planning Counsel, among others on OCC's staff.

 

Participates on one or more of the OCC energy industry teams. Regularly communicates with and makes recommendations to OCC management on matters affecting consumers in the electric and natural gas utility industries. Advises OCC management on consumer issues in complex energy studies, federal and state regulatory analyses, and other special energy related studies; Advises OCC management on short-term and long-term energy and capacity procurement issues such as market or regulatory issues, competitive prices, resource adequacy, and transmission planning; Prepares documents and presentations on energy­related policies and issues affecting Ohio consumers; Works closely with OCC attorneys involved in federal and state matters affecting electric and natural gas consumers. Reviews proposals regarding types, designs, and constructs of various smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and remote metering designs. 

Participates in activities involving competitive and regulated issues in the electric industry. Assists agency legislative liaison and others involved in agency legislative advocacy with consumer issues associated with state and federal energy matters.  Works with external organizations (e.g. NASUCA, NARUC, FERC and RTO’s), utility committees, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders in negotiations and at technical conferences and hearings.  Prepares written reports, analyzes issues, and presents speeches and oral reports of conclusions. Advises the Consumers’ Counsel on federal energy issues. Works closely with the attorney(s) assigned to federal matters.

Responds to sensitive inquiries from the Consumers’ Counsel, OCC management and staff, other government agencies, company officials, industry representatives, the legislature and the general public regarding highly technical utility matters.

Provides training on highly complex technical issues and participates in utility case analysis. Prepares and presents expert testimony in cases or other regulatory proceedings to address issues affecting consumers. May prepare specifications for consultant’s work and draft requests for proposals to secure subject matter experts. Reviews qualifications and work plans of consultants. May supervise consultants.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of graduate program in Economics, Accounting, Finance, and/or Engineering, three (3) years experience in the utility industry and utility regulation, with demonstrated experience with energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart grid designs, distributed generation, and environmental regulation topics. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to utility industry. Knowledge of PUCO and FERC policies and procedures, particularly with respect to energy efficiency, demand resources, and renewable energy. Knowledge of wholesale markets and rate design for participation of demand response and energy efficiency in PJMs various markets for electricity, RTOs and transmission issues at the federal level. Knowledge of rate and/or tariff schedules, utility matters and/or case hearing proceedings. Knowledge of cost recovery, cost adjustments, and rate design methodologies for demand and energy efficiency resources (including shared savings and lost revenue policies and calculations).  Knowledge of demand response and energy efficiency’s participation in programs on the electric distribution utilities’ demand-side programs. 

Major Worker Characteristics: May include overnight travel.

Interested candidates should apply online at: Energy Resource Planning Advisor 


Closing Date: May 18, 2015
Contact: Ohio Hiring Management System ()
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1125316&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Principal Regulatory Analyst – Accountant

Organization: The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC)
Description:

The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), a state of Ohio agency located in Columbus, is seeking to hire an expert for the position of Principal Regulatory Analyst - Accountant.  The OCC is the legal representative of residential utility consumers in matters before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, courts in the state of Ohio, and various federal regulatory bodies.

Job Duties: Independently, or as part of team, performs analysis of impact on consumers’ utility bills regarding regulated utility company submissions to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and PUCO-initiated investigations impacting rates. Examines utility company financial records and appraises assets to determine company operating income and revenue requirements, determines impact on consumers’ bills from proposals issued by the PUCO. Analyzes data and prepares statistical and narrative documentary reports of findings. Prepares financial and economic studies, special audits, depreciation studies, and other special investigations. Conducts review of utility company records and prior rate case information and compiles historical summaries. Interviews utility management and examines company financial records to ensure compliance with standards and reasonableness of proposals that affect consumers. Responsible for performing analysis of utility operations and conducting depreciation studies to verify utility company depreciation accrual rates that consumers pay. Prepares written requests for data necessary to properly review and analyze rate impacts. Compiles and performs analysis of statistical data. Prepares materials (e.g., narratives, charts, graphs, etc.) to be included in reports of investigation.

 

Serves as lead or support analytical staff person in one or more utility industries on a variety of policy and technical matters affecting residential consumers. Identifies, reviews, develops, implements, and oversees policies and procedures of in-house teams involved in consumer protection related to the utility industry. Oversees and conducts studies and special investigations regarding consumer impacts of complex utility issues. Conducts research and investigation in major utility applications for rate and fuel costs and other regulatory proceedings. Oversees special research and investigation of significant economic, financial and rate issues in filings which have the greatest impact on residential utility consumers. Responds to sensitive inquiries from the Consumers' Counsel, other government agencies, company officials, industry representatives, the General Assembly, and the general public regarding utility matters.

 

Provides expert testimony to the General Assembly and utility regulatory bodies on issues affecting consumers. Prepares and submits written reports and testimony, subject to cross-examination. Provides expert testimony in regulatory proceedings to address issues investigated by other OCC Analytical Services Staff.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Economics or other related degree. 

 

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Economics or equivalent experience and five (5) years of experience in the utility industry. Preferred three (3) years of experience in the utility industry in the areas of accounting, finance, or related business management.

 

Major Work Characteristics: May include overnight travel.

 

Interested candidates should apply online at: Principal Regulatory Analyst - Accountant


Closing Date: May 18, 2015
Contact: Ohio Hiring Management System ()
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1125626&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%

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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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 ()
hhttp://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers

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