Employment Opportunities


General Counsel (Program Manager Specialist IX)

Organization: MA Department of Public Utilities
Description:

Agency Name:            Dept. of Public Utilities

Official Title:  Program Manager Specialist IX

Functional Title:          General Counsel

Occupational Group:   Not Used

Position Type: EQ - Excess Quota

Full-Time or Part-Time:           Full-Time

Salary Range:  $52,700.44 to $138,948.07 Annually

Bargaining Unit:         M99

Shift:   Day

Confidential:   No

Number Of Vacancies:           1

City/Town:      Boston

Region:            BOSTON

Facility Location:        One South Station

Application Deadline: 04-21-2015

Apply Online: No

Posting ID:      J46613

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

Duties:

Serve as the chief legal advisor to the Commissioners and DPU staff; oversee conduct of all proceedings before DPU; review orders for legal sufficiency before issuance by the Commission so that all final agency decisions withstand legal challenges by following legal precedent and, if none, ensure appropriate legal basis for issues of first impression; hire, train, assign, manage, and evaluate the legal work performed by staff attorneys; assist the Attorney General on cases appealed to the Supreme Judicial Court and federal court, including helping to develop appellate legal strategy, prepare briefs, and prepare for oral argument; supervise legislative matters for the agency including legislation supported by or affecting the agency and the budget; oversee agency participation at federal and state agencies as well as regional organizations on issues of interest to the DPU; advise commissioners and DPU staff of their obligations under the Privacy Act, Ethics Commission rules, Public Records Law, Open Meeting Law and related laws.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in the particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical) and (B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial capacity. The above entrance requirements are to be used only for positions for which educational and/or experience requirements have not been established by the General Laws. Entrance requirements established for particular positions by law must be used.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must possess current licensure and/or registration requirements established for the performance of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Five to ten years of experience as a practicing utility or energy attorney; detailed knowledge of administrative and/or public utility law and familiarity with the Massachusetts utility industries and industry stakeholders; knowledgeable about DPU precedent and practice rules
• Ability to analyze complex legal, regulatory and technical concepts that draw from the fields of finance, economics, engineering and public policy
• Experience managing major policy initiatives from inception to implementation
• Experience selecting, training, and developing the skills of attorneys
• Experience overseeing a staff of attorneys, including evaluating written work and case-management skills of attorneys
• Experience resolving complex issues that require both technical and legal knowledge
• Experience in creative problem solving

 

How To Apply:

Email is preferred: DPU-HR@State.MA.US

*If submitting via email Subject Line should read; Last Name, First Name – Job Title, Job Posting #J46613

Department of Public Utilities
Human Resources Division
One South Station, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

To ensure consideration, resume and cover letter must be postmarked by midnight on the deadline date. Please reference posting #J46613 on all correspondence.

Please help our environment by applying electronically. Thank you!

 

Agency Web Address:

www.mass.gov/dpu

 

The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this formis voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Actionand Disability data is kept in a confidential file.

 

Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

 

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)

http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

 

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator:

Theresa Kelly (617) 305-3636

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary: $52,700.44 to $138,948.07 Annually
Closing Date: April 21, 2015
Contact: DPU-HR@state.ma.us
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J46613&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=46

Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Economist)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: UTILITY AND ENERGY ANALYST 2, UTILITY ECONOMIST

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.

PUC is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill one full-time vacancy in the Utility Program, Energy Rates, Finance, and Audit Division.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct applied economic research on a wide range of issues relating to the economic regulation of Oregon's investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities. Major duties include:

*Review natural gas and electric utility property sales and tariff filings, separate from utility general rate filings, for new or revised rates for specific tariff schedules, special contracts and other types of tariff filings. Develop recommended revisions as warranted. Draft memos summarizing review of rate filings and recommendations for presentation at public meetings.

*Conduct complex economic research and mathematical analysis on estimating the short and long run costs of supplying distribution, transmission, and generation services by electric and natural gas utilities for different classes of retail customers.

*As part of utility general rate filings, review utility studies on various economic policy issues and develop findings and recommendations. Conduct economic research on other utility and regulatory issues and matters as assigned.

*Reviews utility applications to sell property, analyze the costs and benefits of the sale, and determine whether the sale is priced at market.

*Independently analyzes issues and evaluates other parties' written testimony for accuracy, logic, and consistency with existing Commission policy; writes testimony based upon analysis; defends testimony in formal hearings. Prepares cross-examination questions for company and intervener witnesses, assists Attorney General's Office in preparation of legal briefs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance AND two years of professional-level work experience in economic analysis or finance.

OR

Five years of work experience in economic analysis or finance; two of which must have been at the professional level.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Economics, or Finance may substitute for one year of the professional-level work experience.

A Doctorate degree in Economics or Finance may substitute for two years of the professional-level work experience.

REQUESTED SKILLS

*Graduate Degree in Economics, Finance, or Business Administration.

*Professional level work experience using economic analysis preferably on energy related issues.

*Professional level work experience developing written comments and recommendations intended to inform or influence the decision making of a public agency or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience developing prices for goods and services preferably for an electric, natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience with estimating the marginal cost of operations or business functions preferably for an electric or natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation.

*College level coursework and/or work experience forecasting of revenues, costs or other major economic parameters of an electric and natural gas utility, or multi-million annual dollar business or issue.

*Advanced knowledge and regular work experience with complex Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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: PUC15-0002, Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Economist)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-0002

PUC is an EEO/AA employer.


Salary: $4162.00-$6081.00
Closing Date: April 24, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1061286&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2
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Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Analyst)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: 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. PUC is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill one full-time vacancy in the Utility Program, Energy Rates, Finance, and Audit Division. This position is classified, non-represented and is not eligible for overtime. The PUC receives no General or Lottery funds. Commission responsibilities are funded through a per month charge on regulated natural gas, electric, telecommunication, and water utility bills.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide auditing, financial, accounting, and benchmarking oriented analysis in the regulation of energy utilities. Major duties include:

• Review utility accounting records to assess reasonableness, accuracy, and relation to the provision of utility services. • Assist in conducting benchmarking studies and reviews studies conducted outside the agency, operational audits, pre-rate case audits, subject specific audits, and reviews of company books and records to ensure utilities operate consistent with Oregon statutes and administrative rules, Commission orders, and generally accepted accounting principles. • In general rate reviews, identifies necessary data and requests information from utilities, develops recommendations consistent with agency policies and statutes, prepares testimony, and develops settlement proposals for management consideration. • Reviews accounting related expert testimony filed by utilities in support of their general rate filings.

• Evaluates annual affiliated interest report filings submitted by regulated utilities for compliance with Oregon statutes and administrative rules.

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED & REQUESTED SKILLS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field AND two years of professional-level work experience in accounting, or finance.

OR Five years of work experience in accounting or finance; two of which must have been at the professional level.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of work experience.

A Doctorate degree in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field may substitute for two years of the work experience

REQUESTED SKILLS

• Graduate Degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Business Administration. • Professional-level work experience reviewing accounting records for a utility or a multi-million annual dollar revenue corporation. • Professional-level work experience conducting financial and/or forensic audits of multi-million annual dollar revenue corporations. • Professional-level work experience and/or college level coursework analyzing or developing transfer prices for transactions between affiliated corporations. • Advanced knowledge and regular work experience with complex Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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: PUC15-0006, Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Utility Analyst)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-0006.

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


Salary: $4162.00 - $6081.00
Closing Date: April 24, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1098678&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2

Request for Proposals - Contract with an Auditor/Auditing Firm

Organization: Mississippi Public Service Commission
Description:

Pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated Section 77-3-42, the Commission seeks to contract with an auditor and a qualified procurement expert auditing firm to conduct audits and procurement reviews of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. for the time periods of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 and October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  Subject to Commission discretion and approval, the auditor(s) selected will have the option to renew the initial two-year contract for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.  The initial audits and reviews must be completed to the satisfaction of the Commission no later than December 11, 2015 and December 9, 2016, respectively.  
Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-42 (2)(a) requires that these audits be conducted in accordance with “generally accepted auditing standards.”  Further, Section 77-3-42 (2)(c) requires the audits to include:
1.    A determination if fuel and associated costs are properly identified and recorded in the appropriate uniform system of accounts,
2.    A determination if purchased energy and associated costs are properly identified,
3.    An assessment of a utility’s practices for economical purchase and use of fuel and electric energy, and
4.    An assessment of the relevant contract terms and conditions and any variations from contract terms.
For purposes of these audits, the Commission interprets the above statute to require a determination regarding the prudency of purchased power transactions including, but not limited to, transactions with affiliates.  Additionally, in an Official Opinion provided to Commissioner Brandon Presley on September 21, 2010, the Office of the Attorney General interpreted the Statute to require an examination of individual purchases of energy, with the appropriate sample of purchases to be determined by the auditor. (Presley, 2010 WL 4105488 (Miss.A.G.))
Pursuant to the Final Order entered in Docket No. 14-UN-132, these audits shall also include and address the appropriate level of fuel inventory to be maintained by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. in the future.
Further, these audits must be sufficient to allow the Commission to make the following determinations as set forth in Miss. Code Ann. § 77-3-42(5):
1.    Whether or not the utility is properly and correctly employing the use of the fuel adjustment clause or rider applicable to its operations and billing procedures,
2.    Whether or not the utility has engaged in practices in the acquisition of fuel or purchased energy which are efficient and economical, and
3.    Whether or not there is a reason to question the practices, contracts, operations, or procedures of the utility in the purchase or acquisition of fuel or purchased energy relative to efficiency, economy and the public interest.  
In accordance with Miss. Code Ann. §77-3-42(2)(b),  the Commission has adopted Rules 17 and 19 of the Public Utilities Rules of Practice and Procedure (amended 2010) to provide definitions and guidelines related to fuel adjustment clauses or riders, and fuel procurement and use.  
Proposals
Past audits performed at the Commission’s request have been jointly performed by independent CPA firms for the financial audit and independent consultants for the review of procurement practices and procedures and prudence determinations. However, the Commission will no longer accept joint proposals submitted on behalf of both financial auditors and consulting firms.  The Commission expressly instructs all interested parties to submit proposals individually, for either the financial audit or the procurement and prudence review. Therefore, each proposal should reflect the provision of services by either the auditing or the consulting firm, and shall address the above-referenced auditing requirements for Entergy Mississippi, Inc.  All proposals should be bound, and must include specific pricing information for either the financial audit or the procurement and prudence review.  
All proposals submitted in response to this Request for Proposals must include, at a minimum, the following information:
1.    Clear identification on the cover of the Proposal that the Proposal is for the audit of Entergy Mississippi, Inc. (Docket No. 2015-AD-43);
2.    The legal name of the firm(s) and the location of the firm’s principal place of business;
3.    A thorough Executive Summary of the Proposal;
4.    Evidence of the firm’s experience and abilities in the specified area directly related to the proposed service including, but not limited to, a list and supporting documentation reflecting the specific expertise and experience of the proposed auditor(s) in performing work in the relevant area;
5.    The qualifications and experience of all persons who would be assigned to provide the required services;
6.    A detailed description of how the service will be provided including, but not limited to, a description of major tasks and sub-tasks;  
7.    A Project schedule and details of how each task identified will be best accomplished;  
8.    Thorough and detailed pricing information;
9.    Any available references for contracts of similar size and scope.  Include the name of the organization; the length of the contract; a brief summary of the work; and, the name and telephone number of a responsible contact person;
10.    A statement verifying that the prospective auditor has/has not retained any person or agency on a percentage, commission or other contingent arrangement to secure this contract;
11.    A disclosure of any previous work by the auditor, auditing firm, individual auditors or consultants within the group, undertaken for Entergy Mississippi, Inc. and/or Mississippi Power Company. A brief description of the work, the findings of the work and a list of company participants shall be included.  Discuss any conflicts of interest that may arise, if your proposal is accepted; and
12.    Any additional information that will aid in evaluation of the response.
Anticipated Schedule of Activities (subject to revision by the Commission)
Commission Selection of Auditor  May 14, 2015
Contract Start Date June 1, 2015
Draft Audit Report Due to Commission and audited Companies November 13, 2015
Designation of Confidential Information in Draft Report Due to Auditors November 20, 2015
Final Audit Report (both Public and Confidential Versions) Due to Commission December 11, 2015
Evaluation of Proposals
Factors to be considered in the evaluation of proposals include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.    Responsiveness to all items set forth in this Request for Proposals.  
2.    Auditor’s or consultant’s ability to provide the required services as reflected/evidenced by qualifications and experience.
3.    Whether adequate personnel and other resources to perform the services are currently available or demonstrated to be made available at the time of contracting.
4.    The overall detailed description of the proposed plan for performing the required services.
5.    A record of past performance of similar work.
Interested individuals and or companies must provide six bound (6) copies of a detailed Proposal stating their interest to serve as an auditor, qualifications, relevant prior experience, pricing, and selected project personnel.  Proposals may be either mailed or hand-delivered to the Commission.  All Proposals must be received by the Commission no later than 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the following address:
Mississippi Public Service Commission, Attn:  Executive Secretary, 501 N. West St. Suite 201-A, PO Box 1174, Jackson, MS  39215-1174
All questions or comments should be directed to Katherine Collier at 601-961-5438, or Laura Dixon, Attorney for the Commission, at 601-961-5498.  
 


Closing Date: April 25, 2015
Contact: Jenny Nelson (jenny.nelson@psc.state.ms.us)

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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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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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