Employment Opportunities


Press Secretary 2

Organization: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Description:

The position serves as the primary spokesperson for the Public Utility Commission and is responsible for the media relation functions, including the handling and coordinating of media inquiries, strategies, messages and promotion within the Office of Communications.   The position also writes or edits, secures approval and disseminates press releases issued by the Public Utility Commission to news organizations, industry publications, TV stations and newspapers, and via social media, publicizing PUC actions, particularly Public Meeting activities and special public information campaigns. The position provides Communications support to Commissioners and employees to keep them informed of agency activities and to help them carry out agency objectives. The position writes and edits speeches and talking points, scripts, quotes, op-eds, fact sheets, correspondence and other material to be used by the Commissioners in contact with the public. The position travels to staff Commissioners at media events, to provide media support to other Commission staff at hearings and agency meetings. This position is based in Harrisburg. The well-qualified candidate will have five years of professional experience in the field of public relations, including three years in a responsible administrative or supervisory capacity; and a bachelor’s degree with major course work in public relations, communications, political or social science, or closely related fields or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Salary range: $60,910 - $92,538 with an excellent medical benefit program. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume with writing samples received by January 26, 2015, to:

 
 
PA, PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION
SHANNON MARCIANO – HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
P.O. BOX 3265
 HARRISBURG, PA 17105-3265
TELEPHONE: (717) 787-8714
FAX: (717) 7723177
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Salary: $60,910 - $92,538
Closing Date: January 26, 2015
Contact: Shannon Marciano (smarciano@pa.gov)
http://www.puc.pa.gov/about_puc/career_opportunities.aspx

General Counsel

Organization: Missouri Public Service Commission
Description: The Missouri Public Service Commission is a state government agency with regulatory oversight of investor-owned public utility companies. Its duty is to ensure the safe and reliable provision of utility service at just and reasonable rates. The Commission regulates electric, gas, water, sewer, and steam utilities. It also regulates manufactured housing and has limited jurisdiction over telecommunication companies.

The Commission is seeking a highly responsible attorney to serve as General Counsel for the five-member Commission. The General Counsel provides legal advice to the Commissioners and represents the Commission in all external litigation matters. Duties include but are not limited to: defending Commission decisions on appeal, representing the Commission in cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and representing the Commission in personnel matters. The General Counsel acts as the director of the General Counsel's Office which oversees the External Litigation Department, Federal Issues and Policy Analysis Department, Data Center Department, and the Commission's Adjudicative Department which consists of six regulatory law judges. The candidate must have at least 5 years of civil and administrative litigation experience, including at least 3 years of "first chair" experience or 5 years of adjudication experience.

The successful applicant will have detailed knowledge of the Missouri and Federal rules of evidence, civil procedure, public records administration, trial and appellate practice, administrative procedure, and general practice procedure before judicial and administrative tribunals. This position demands the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and legal expertise. The position requires the ability to manage all stages of a significant caseload of complex cases from initial investigation through final appeal and the supervision of assigned subordinate attorneys and staff. Experience in public utility regulation is preferred, but not required. Candidates should have excellent brief writing and oral argument skills. 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 $90,000. To be considered for this position, please submit an application, resume, a copy of all transcripts, technical writing sample, and salary history by 5:00 pm January 30, 2015 to: MO Public Service Commission, Reference Number GC010115, P.O. Box 360, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or via e-mail to pscjobs@psc.mo.gov. For additional information, please visit http://www.psc.mo.gov.

"An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D"


Salary: $89,654.80
Closing Date: January 30, 2015
Contact: Sheryl Gregory (pscjobs@psc.mo.gov)
http://www.psc.mo.gov
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Economist 4 (Senior Economist)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) has an excellent opportunity for a highly qualified and motivated individual to work in the dynamic area of energy policy and regulation.

PUC is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill one full-time vacancy of an Economist 4 (Senior Economist) in the Utility Program, Energy Division, Energy Resources & Planning Section.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The person in this position serves as the energy market analyst in the agency's Energy Resources and Planning section. This involves primary responsibility for the formulation of regulatory policy, conducting highly-technical complex research on matters related to electricity and natural gas markets and review of energy utility Integrated Resource plans (IRPs) and electric utility Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for major resource acquisitions. Major duties include:

Research and evaluate electric and natural gas commodity markets.

Analyze and assess electric and natural gas utility participation in wholesale commodity operations.

Analyze and assess electric and natural gas utility modeling of wholesale electricity and natural gas markets for Integrated Resource Plans.

Evaluate long-term forecasts of wholesale electricity and natural gas prices.

Analyze and assess electric utility wind integration studies to determine the operational and market impacts of adding more wind resources to utility generation resource portfolios.

Independently plan and manage research studies to determine the impact of proposed public policies on the functioning and performance of wholesale electricity and natural gas markets and on the Oregon utilities and customers that rely on these markets.

Locate and interpret economic and energy market information; develop research methodologies; select statistical procedures and software packages.

Serve as an advisor and provide mentorship to Commission staff on energy market matters to ensure professional quality analysis and testimony.

Recommend adjustments to utility wholesale commodity purchases and sales in general rate cases, annual power cost adjustment cases, and annual purchased gas cost adjustment cases.

Advise the Commission on regulatory and public policy matters that affect Oregon's electric and natural gas utilities participation in wholesale energy markets.

Advise Program Manager of the Energy Resources and Planning Section, Energy Division Administrator, and Utility Program Director on matters related to utility risk management policies and the appropriate level of wholesale market purchases and sales to include in the utility's retail rates.

Organize and lead project teams to determine the impact of proposed public policies on the functioning and performance of wholesale electricity and natural gas markets and on the Oregon utilities and customers that rely on these markets.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree in economics or a related field and four years of experience doing economic research or econometric forecasting;

OR

A Ph.D. in economics or a related field and one year experience doing economic research.

To view the complete job announcement including minimum qualifications, salary information and detailed application instructions please visit the PUC job page at: http://www.puc.state.or.us, click on "Jobs at PUC" and view the following announcement: PUC14-0023, Economist 4 (Senior Economist)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Job page and look up the job code: PUC14-0023

PUC is an EEO.AA employer.


Salary: $5764.00 - $8087.00
Closing Date: February 2, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us$5764.00-)
http://www.puc.state.or.us/Pages/jobs/index.aspx

Executive Director

Organization: New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC)
Description:

The New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc. (NECPUC), an entity which supports the work of the public utilities regulatory commissioners in the six New England states, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director to work from an office to be located within New England.  NECPUC is governed by a Board comprising New England’s 20 currently serving utilities commissioners.

 The Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and for all NECPUC activities, including information dissemination, education, monitoring of national and regional activities and trends, development of common positions when appropriate and facilitating effective communication between the states and the stakeholders of the region’s utilities—electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and water.  The ED will be responsible for producing an annual, multi-day Symposium, which will convene participants and others interested in utilities, their operations, economics, and regulation for an intense, thoughtful discussion. The ED may also take on other responsibilities as directed. 

 Qualified candidates will have a degree (graduate degree preferred) in business, economics, finance, engineering, public administration, or law (or equivalent), as well as substantial experience working with utility regulatory issues.  Significant experience as a manager will be a plus.  Commensurate with education and experience, compensation package (salary and benefits) will be in the range of $80,000 to $100,000.

 Please send resume by February 4, 2015, to: shofmannnecpuc@gmail.com. 


Salary: $80,000 to $100,000
Closing Date: February 4, 2015
Contact: Sarah Hofmann (shofmannnecpuc@gmail.com)
http://www.necpuc.org

Auditor

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform entry-level to routine auditing work involving examining, investigating, and reviewing of records, reports, financial statements, information systems, utility billing systems, and management practices. Ensure compliance with state statutes, agency rules, procedures, and internal regulations. Conduct audits for economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs, and/or compliance with contracts. Work under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $2,750.00 - $3,750.00
Closing Date: February 9, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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International Program Officer, Washington, DC

Organization: NARUC
Description: The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a 501©4 trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. The candidate will work on energy regulatory programs for developing countries.

Responsibilities: Organize international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences in developing countries. Implement monitoring and evaluation plans. Draft correspondence and press releases. Conduct research. Prepare financial/expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets.

Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's in Energy, Environment, International Relations or related field. 2-4 years professional experience. Experience coordinating international and domestic workshops in developing countries. Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and writing skills in English. International travel to developing countries required (approx 25% of time, with limited domestic travel). Knowledge of electricity sector and energy policy highly desired. Knowledge of the nonprofit field and/or USAID agreement requirements very useful. Knowledge of other languages from the developing world is a plus.

This position is for 12 months, with the possibility for extension depending on grant funding and performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The organization offers a generous benefits package. This is a junior position that works closely with other staff, but does not entail supervisory responsibilities.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Bevan Flansburg, Deputy Director, International Programs, NARUC, bflansburg@naruc.org. No telephone calls. Must be US citizen or have US work permit, and valid passport. EOE


Closing Date: February 13, 2015
Contact: Bevan Flansburg (bflansburg@naruc.org)

Attorney III - Staff Attorney

Organization: New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate
Description:

Attorney III – Staff Attorney for the New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate in Concord, NH
The NH OCA is an independent State Agency administratively attached to the Public Utilities Commission.  The OCA represents the rights of residential telephone, electric, gas and water ratepayers before the state and federal regulators and in the courts. The mission of the OCA is to advocate for reasonably priced, safe, and reliable utility services for the people of New Hampshire.

 


Closing Date: February 20, 2015
Contact: Christina Martin (christina.martin@oca.nh.gov)
http://www.oca.nh.gov

Engineer (Water Utility Regulation)

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform senior-level engineering work on a broad range of water and sewer utility issues. Work involves identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations regarding issues related to planning, field and system operations and maintenance in the water and sewer utility industry. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

For a full description of the position and qualifications, please go to www.puc.texas.gov


Salary: $5,000 - $6,700/month
Closing Date: February 27, 2015
Contact: Human Resources (recruiter@puc.texas.gov)
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Engineer (Part-Time)

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform advanced (senior-level) engineering work on a broad range of electricity issues. Work involves identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations regarding issues related to electric facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $4,000.00 - $5,360.00/month
Closing Date: February 27, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Engineer

Organization: Public Utility Commission
Description: Perform advanced (senior-level) engineering work on a broad range of electricity issues. Work involves identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations regarding issues related to electric facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $5,000.00 - $6,700.00
Closing Date: February 27, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Engineering Specialist

Organization: Public Utility Commission
Description: Perform complex (journey-level) engineering work on a broad range of electricity issues. Work involves identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations regarding issues related to electric facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. Work under limited supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: $3,333.34 - $5,000.00
Closing Date: February 27, 2015
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
http://www.puc.texas.gov
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Director, Office of Consumer Services

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

This position is located in the Public Service Commission, Office of Consumer Services (OCS). The Public Service Commission regulates the electric, natural gas, and local telephone companies serving the District. OCS is responsible for investigating and mediating complaints between consumers and utility service providers, responding to inquiries, and educating consumers and the general public on utility related matters.

We seek an innovative leader with expertise in directing investigations and resolving the most complex consumer complaints and inquiries related to utility regulation and the provision of utility services. The ideal candidate will analyze trends and develop statistical reports on the findings of administered consumer experience surveys and various other data. Conducts seminars and presentations before various bodies and varied groups across the city. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the utility companies' discount programs. Advises the Commission on policies governing consumer complaint processing, consumer advocacy, and consumer education. Responsible for all aspects of the Commission's education and outreach program. Supervises the preparation of press releases, consumer alerts, and other written media and the distribution of these items to the media and diverse segments of the public, as needed. Assigns and delegates assignments and monitors work-in-progress to assure that deadlines and the Commission's qualitative standards are met. Serves as the Commission's liaison to staff of the utility companies under the regulatory authority of the Commission, the District Department of the Environment Energy Office, the Office of the People's Counsel, the Consumer Utility Board, and community organizations. Guidelines, when available, include the D.C. Code and Municipal Regulations, Commission decisions and orders, the Consumer Bill of Rights (CBOR), applicable District and Federal regulations and established office policies, practices and procedures. Incumbent must exercise judgment and originality in interpreting the guidelines because often there is little or no suitable precedent.

For detailed vacancy announcement and application instructions, visit link below.

 


Salary: $104,271 - $145,979
Closing Date: February 27, 2015
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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