Employment Opportunities


Policy Advisor

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

 

Provides a broad range of advice on subject matters related to the regulation of electric, natural gas, and local telephone services in the District to assist the Chairperson or a Commissioner with the performance of her/his duties. The required advice may involve legal, technical, economic, public policy, and administrative matters. Reviews and analyzes briefing papers and technical memoranda on designated policy issues prior to and after formal case hearings along with pertinent documents filed in formal proceedings. Reviews drafts of Commission orders along with supporting materials, including memoranda, pleadings, transcripts, Commission regulations, and prior Commission orders. Monitors activities of the D.C. City Council, the Office of the Mayor, Office of Documents, and other District agencies; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies. Evaluates proposed actions for policy and procedural consistency to ensure the disposition of issues is consistent with the Commission’s precedent and strategic policy direction. Analyzes proposed notices and legislation, proposed and final rulemakings, court opinions and other issuances and advises on their impacts. Prepares or reviews speeches on public utility, competition, and other related issues to present to community groups, civic or trade associations, and other organizations. Attends and participates in meetings and conference calls on issues of regional and national concern convened by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and other associations and organizations.


Salary: $93,031 - $131,292
Closing Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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Engineering Specialist

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.


Salary: Refer to Job Posting
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Utility Rate Analyst

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform complex auditing work providing business and financial guidance and support to retail public water and sewer utilities. Work involves analyzing financial issues related to public utility companies, recommending fair rates of return on regulated utilities' invested capital, and evaluating financial integrity requirements for public utilities. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Salary: Refer to Job Posting
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist

Organization: DC Public Service Commission
Description:

Has knowledge of all issues before the Commission and keeps the public informed on these matters.  Must be able to interpret and explain utility tariffs, Commission rules, regulations, procedures and pending formal cases and proceedings to consumers and able to respond to citizens’ inquiries. Has experience arranging educational events/meetings and tracking the effectiveness of each outreach. Must be comfortable delivering PowerPoint presentations on the Commission and related utility matters to diverse citizen groups in all 8 wards of the District.   Is well versed in community education, including organizing and conducting informal surveys. Will serve as the point of contact for outreach requests and be responsible for all logistics associated with scheduling community hearings and events, including soliciting and assigning volunteers.  Ensures that quality of service is met at all outreach events and is able to discuss any significant issues that arise at outreach events. Contributes to the preparation of communications plans and evaluates the appropriateness of existing outreach strategies and plans in the light of changes in program. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with diverse individuals and community groups including those having opposing points of views. Must be able to work evenings and weekends in order to participate in community events. Must have a valid driver’s license.

 


Salary: $64,375 – 82,357
Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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International Program Officer (Washington, DC)

Organization: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (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. 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. The candidate will work primarily on energy regulatory programs for Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Requirements: A bachelor's or master's degree in Energy, Environment, International Relations, Public Administration or related field and 2-4 years professional experience is required. Experience with non-profit and USAID regulations and procedures highly desirable. In-country living experience in developing or transition country and proficiency in a foreign language is useful. Requires knowledge of energy sector and policy, familiarity with electricity and natural gas regulation highly desired. Strong experience in coordinating international and domestic workshops and meetings; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; experience managing delegations in developing countries; strong communication, analytical, computer and writing skills; ability to work well in both a team setting and individually. Previous program management experience and working knowledge of relevant exchange visitor (J-1) visa procedures very useful. International and domestic travel required (approx 25% of time).

Responsibilities: organizes international exchanges, meetings, training programs, conferences; design and develop interactive activity agendas on energy regulation; implements Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and writes associated reports for projects; delivers briefings (written and oral) to donor representatives regarding energy reform in the target countries; serves as a facilitator during activities; drafts correspondence, press releases; conducts research; maintain files & databases; coordinates logistical arrangements (travel, hotel, meals, visa, insurance, etc); prepares financial/expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets.

Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be US citizen or have US work permit. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Hammel, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org/international, email: ehammel@naruc.org. No telephone calls. EOE


Closing Date: October 10, 2014
Contact: Erin Hammel (ehammel@naruc.org)

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Organization: Government of the District of Columbia Washington, DC
Description:

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
Description:

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
Description:

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)
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