Employment Opportunities


Executive Director, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

Organization: National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (“NASUCA”)
Description:
NASUCA is an association of 53 consumer advocate offices, including statutorily authorized offices from 41 states and the District of Columbia as well as other non-profit advocates such as AARP and the National Consumer Law Center. NASUCA’s members are designated by the laws of their respective jurisdictions to represent the interests of utility consumers before state and federal regulators and in the courts. The offices focus on the electricity, gas, telephone, cable, water, and wastewater industries, reviewing a variety of issues including affordable rates, consumer protection issues, service quality, reliability, price stability, and the interface of regulation and environmental policy. NASUCA assists member offices and coordinates among them to promote an exchange of information relating to these issues and interacts with federal agencies and other national organizations involved in utility regulation. NASUCA holds two Meetings each year for the full membership and regular meetings throughout the year of its Executive Committee, the Heads of Offices, and seven substantive working committees. NASUCA is currently seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.
 
Position Overview
 
The NASUCA Executive Director plays a central role in the strategic and operational success of the organization. The Executive Director must take a proactive leadership role in driving NASUCA’s mission to advocate for consumers, provide a forum for members to exchange ideas, improve consumer representation at the state and federal levels, and encourage greater consumer participation in the regulatory process. The Executive Director must maintain an ongoing dialogue and relationship with NASUCA members and member offices via all forms of communication. The Executive Director must also pursue the continual promotion of NASUCA and its members on a national basis.
 
NASUCA is seeking someone with knowledge and/or experience in utility regulation on both the state and federal level. The applicant should have an understanding of the consumer advocate perspective and should be free of conflicts of interest. The applicant should be able to work independently and have the ability to take direction from a diverse group. The applicant must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills. Experience developing consensus among multiple state agency representatives and working with an Executive Committee or Board of Directors is preferred.
The Executive Director reports to the NASUCA Executive Committee and President. NASUCA currently operates with a full-time Executive Director and one staff member  located in a permanent office in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Executive Committee is open to proposals for the Executive Director to work from another location, but any proposal to do so must take into consideration the need for the Executive Director to maintain a presence in Washington DC with Congress, federal agencies, and other organizations, including attending frequent meetings in Washington, D.C. as well as locations throughout the country. Proposals must also account for the need to supervise staff and oversee NASUCA’s administrative and operational activities, coordinate the organization’s meetings and conferences, and maintain the website and records.
 
Responsibilities
 
The responsibilities of the Executive Director will include, but not be limited to:
  • Ensure the overall performance and effectiveness of NASUCA activities.
     
  • Track key regulatory and policy issues, at the Federal and State levels, as well as Con,gressional activities germane to NASUCA; and keep NASUCA’s members continually informed of these developments.
     
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders; represent NASUCA and consumers’ interests in governmental and industry forums where policy and regulatory discussions are being conducted and positions are being formulated.
     
  •  Plan and execute NASUCA’s two annual meetings.
     
  • Raise NASUCA’s profile and promote its brand with consumers, legislators, government officials,  regulatory commissioners, partner organizations, the utility industry, and media.
     
  • Participate in NASUCA committee deliberations and facilitate the planning and coordinating of committee meetings and work as necessary; report the output of committee work to the Executive Committee.
     
  • Help to formulate and facilitate the positions taken by NASUCA; communicate positions taken by NASUCA via traditional and social media, NASUCA’s website, NASUCA meetings, and governmental and industry forums.
     
  • Supervise and ensure the operational effectiveness of the NASUCA office and staff.
     
  • In collaboration with the President and Treasurer, oversee the NASUCA budget, as required.
     
  • Maintain NASUCA’s website with useful, current and issue-driven information.
     
  • Identify high-profile meetings, workshops and conferences where NASUCA representatives can participate as panelists and/or speakers; this includes the Executive Director participating, as necessary, as a moderator, panelist or speaker.
     
  • Follow up on all Executive Committee directives and report progress; timely respond to all requests from NASUCA members and stakeholders.
     
  •  Identify sources of, and secure, grant money to support NASUCA activities and travel.
     
  • Act as liaison with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (“NARUC”) and applicable Federal and State regulatory agencies, industry groups, and other organizations, in order to provide timely input into their processes.
     
  • Act as liaison with non-member state agencies and consumer advocacy organizations to facilitate their participation in NASUCA activities corresponding to their statutory and organizational authorities. 
     
  •  Work to promote and increase NASUCA membership.
     
  •  Maintain the financial records of NASUCA, to the extent required, including accounts of receipts and expenditures, subject to audit, and consistent with legal requirements and standard business practice.
     
  •  Attend and represent NASUCA at governmental and industry meetings as directed; monitor the activities of those meetings and provide summaries of outside meetings and events to the Executive Committee.
     
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Professional Experience and Qualifications 
The Executive Director position requires knowledge of the utilities industry (electric, gas, telecommunications, water, and wastewater) and experience working on utility issues. Familiarity with the state and federal regulatory environment is required. Knowledge and understanding of the legislative and executive branch arena with access to key contacts is preferred. In addition, experience developing consensus among multiple state agency representatives and working with an Executive Committee or Board of Directors is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. A graduate degree or post-graduate work in an appropriate field (such as economics, law, engineering, or public administration) is desirable. 
 
Personal Traits and Qualities
 
The Executive Director position requires strategic planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. The Executive Director must be able to effectively coordinate a large body of work through committees and work groups composed of state agency representatives. He/she must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, while taking direction from a diverse membership. He/she must have strong skills in the areas of coordination, facilitation, consensus building, relationships building, communication and organization. He/she must have the ability to creatively and effectively represent the organization in a positive fashion. The Executive Director position requires a person with high standards of accountability, conscientious work ethic, high integrity and trustworthiness, confidence and credibility, and a passionate commitment to utility consumer causes.
 
COMPENSATION AND WORK REQUIREMENTS:
 
The position offers very competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package. The position is currently located in Silver Spring, Maryland. If an applicant seeks to work from a location other than Silver Spring, Maryland, the applicant should explain how the applicant proposes to perform the functions and duties of the position from an alternative location.
 
APPLICATIONS AND REFERRALS:
 
Applicants should send a current resume in Word format and a summary of relevant experience/credentials by September 8, 2015. to:
 
Stefanie A. Brand, Director
New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel
140 East Front St., 4th Floor
P.O. Box 003
Trenton, N.J. 08625
 
Or via email with the subject heading “NASUCA ED Position.” to:
 
 sbrand@rpa.state.nj.us
 
Questions can also be directed to Ms. Brand at this email address.


Salary: Very competitive
Closing Date: September 8, 2015
Contact: Stefanie A. Brand, Director (sbrand@rpa.state.nj.us)

Senior Economist

Organization: Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia
Description: This position is located in the Office of the Economics of the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission). The Commission oversees the utility and competitive companies that provide natural gas, electricity, and telecommunication services to District of Columbia ratepayers. The Office of Economics is responsible for economic analysis of cases and issues related to the industries and activities regulated by the Commission. The incumbent performs economic and market-oriented studies related to the restructuring of the electric, natural gas and telephone industries in the District of Columbia into more competitive markets. Conducts technical reviews, analyses, and research on electricity and gas issues such as dynamic pricing, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, and DC Power Line Undergrounding (DC PLUG) Initiatives. . Reviews and critiques submissions based on the Electric Company Infrastructure Improvement Financing Act of 2014. Analyzes economic and public policy issues such as merger, market power, market structure, load forecast, natural gas and electric distribution rate case related issues and recommends alternatives/options to the Commission decision makers.

This position requires a knowledge of a wide range of pertinent legislation, economics principles, accepted methods of conducting economic analyses and Commission policies, practices, and procedures. Initiating and using professional expertise in the preparation of testimonies and exhibits.

For the complete vacancy announcement and application instructions, visit: http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp


Salary: $90,292 - $116,320
Closing Date: September 12, 2015
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
http://www.dcpsc.org/employmentops/Employmentops.asp
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Assistant Consumers’ Counsel

Organization: Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
Description:


Pay Range :
$65,000.00 - $99,500.00 Annually
Job Location :
10 West Broad Street, Suite 1800 Columbus, OH 43215
Hours of Work :
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Division :
Legal
Promotional Bid :
Unclassified position (may include promotion, transfer or demotion)
PCN :
20001951
 
Provides legal services on behalf of Ohio residential utility consumers concerning state and federal regulatory cases. Provides legal advice to the Consumers’ Counsel and others.  Prepares and litigates utility cases involving complex matters at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and also in other forums, including provides advocacy in appellate courts. Assists in process of retaining consultants, and functionally supervises consultants in regulatory proceedings based on case assignment. Analyzes and conducts complex legal research on utility issues affecting Ohio residential consumers regarding, among other things, proposed state and federal legislation, administrative rules, regulatory hearings. 

Coordinates or assists with activities of various teams within department and office. Performs other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
License to practice law in the State of Ohio with minimum 5 years or equivalent experience in public utility regulation. Working knowledge of administrative rules, policies and procedures, judicial and administrative proceedings and processes, legislative process, legal advocacy, federal and state governing regulation of utilities, accounting, finance, economics; supervision; and public relations. Familiarity and experience with word processing programs including Microsoft Word and use of technology for efficiency in legal services; ability to conduct on-line research; willingness to work more than forty hours per week as needed. Commitment to public service.
 
 Supplemental Information:
Unusual Working Conditions:  Can include overnight travel

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and a drug test. Per the Ohio Revised Code 124.151(B), all newly hired employees will be required to have their compensation deposited directly to a financial institution. The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the Office of Human Resources at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

The applicant is required to provide details of minimum qualifications and job duties on the application form. Failure to provide the information will preclude consideration of the applicant. If an interview is offered, supporting documentation/paperwork (e.g., college transcripts, copy of pertinent license or certifications, etc.) may be required at the time of the interview.
Unusual Working Conditions: n/a
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and a drug test. Per the Ohio Revised Code 124.151(B), all newly hired employees will be required to have their compensation deposited directly to a financial institution. The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should apply online at: Consumers' Counsel Posting Assistant Consumers' Counsel


Salary: $65,000.00 - $99,500.00 Annually
Closing Date: September 14, 2015
Contact:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ohio/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1220126&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271.0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E

Utility and Energy Analyst 3 (Senior Pipeline Safety Analyst)

Organization: Oregon Public Utility Commission
Description: The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is responsible for regulating investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities, privately-owned water companies, and certain telecommunications providers. The 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 receives no General or Lottery funds. Commission responsibilities are funded through a per month fee on regulated natural gas, electric, telecommunication, and water utility bills.

PUC is currently seeking one qualified candidate to fill a full time vacancy in the agency's Utility Program, Utility Safety, Reliability and Security Division. This program exists to protect the public against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of natural gas by pipeline. The program's goal is to prevent natural gas pipeline accidents and failures through safety inspections and enforcement, education programs, and policy development. The PUC has statutory authority to levy Civil Penalties against operators who fail to comply with safety regulations. This position is classified, non-represented and is not eligible for overtime.

The Senior Pipeline Safety Analyst's primary purpose is to enforce natural gas pipeline safety programs per Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and related US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) regulations. The person in this position will provide senior level engineering and analytical expertise to the agency's pipeline safety program, with emphasis on operator integrity management programs.

Major duties include:

• Ensures that operators of natural gas pipeline facilities meet the Federal requirements for integrity management programs (transmission and distribution) and comply with ORS 757.039 and related USDOT PHMSA and PUC rules and policies. If operators are not in compliance, this person cites violations of deficiencies found and makes appropriate recommendations to operators. This person may request an operator shut down a facility, if found (in their judgment) to be unsafe.

• In partnership with the Chief of Pipeline Safety, this person establishes and implements procedures and policies that will be used by the division to determine if operators are in compliance with the Federal requirements for transmission and distribution integrity management programs.

• Performs field inspections of operator's facilities and operator's work practices as well as conducts audits and reviews of operator's facility inspection manuals, training manuals, methods, and records.

• To eliminate or reduce possible recurrence of similar incidents, the Senior Pipeline Safety Analyst determines preventive measures and distributes this information to appropriate organizations and parties. Additionally, this person conducts training to educate operators regarding state and federal regulations.

• Makes recommendations to the Commission on Civil Penalties when violations are cited and partners with Department of Justice as subject matter experts when stipulations regarding compliance violations and remediation, or Commission orders, are drafted.

• Monitors natural gas pipeline accidents and incidents as reported by pipeline operators in compliance with OAR 860-024-0050. The data gathered regarding incidents may be reported as part of the agency's Key Performance Measures (KPM). This person prepares bi-monthly and annual summary reports of significant incidents which are presented to the Oregon Utility Safety Committee for educational purposes. • Conducts investigations, which may include contact with facility operators and members of the public, to determine possible violations of PUC and/or PHMSA regulations.

• Writes reports, correspondence, testimony and creates exhibits for enforcement of state and federal regulations. May be called upon to defend these under cross-examination in formal proceedings. • Initiates and leads workshops with utility management, outside parties, and attorneys as directed by agency management. • Proposes rules and policies to address integrity management and pipeline safety issues. • Advises PUC management, the Commission, the Legislature, and other state agencies as to the potential impact of proposed legislation or policies.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management or a closely related technical or scientific field AND four years of professional-level experience in natural gas utility engineering operations.

OR

Seven years of work experience in natural gas utility engineering operations; four of which must be at the professional level.

A Master's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or a closely related technical or scientific field will substitute for one year of the professional level work experience.

A Doctorate in Engineering or Engineering Technology or a closely related technical or scientific field will substitute for two years of the professional level work experience.

Requested Skills

• Completion of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Training & Qualification (T & Q) Courses, Fundamentals of Integrity Management course, and Safety Evaluation of Distribution Integrity Management Programs (DIMP) course provided by PHMSA.

• Work experience with the Code of Federal Regulation related to Pipeline Safety.

• Work experience in natural gas utility operation regulations.

• Work experience with natural gas utility pipeline safety standards.

• Work experience in natural gas utility pipeline incident/failure investigations.

• Experience developing written comments and recommendations intended to inform or influence the decision making of a public agency.

• Experience documenting technical information for review by a federal agency.

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: PUC15-0015, Utility and Energy Analyst 3 (Senior Pipeline Safety Analyst)

OR

Visit the State of Oregon Jobs Page and look up job code: PUC15-0015.

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


Salary: 5028.00-7379.00
Closing Date: September 18, 2015
Contact: Dana Northrup (dana.northrup@state.or.us)
http://www.puc.state.or.us

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

Organization: Arizona Corporation Commission Hearing Division
Description:

Arizona Corporation Commission

Hearing Division

 

The Hearing Division exercises the Commission’s authority to hold public hearings and arbitrations on matters involving the regulation of public service corporations, the sale of securities, and the registration of non-municipal corporations. Proceedings are conducted through formal hearings that include taking sworn testimony, cross-examination of witnesses, admission of documentary and other physical evidence, and submission of oral arguments or post-hearing briefs. The Hearing Division also includes Docket Control, responsible for the Commission’s filings and record-keeping.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

You will conduct formal, on-the-record, administrative hearings and draft Recommended Opinion and Orders based upon an independent review of the evidence and law.  You will be responsible for all procedural aspects of your assigned cases, including scheduling hearings and procedural conferences, and compliance with the Commission’s “timeclock” rules.  You will interpret and implement the Arizona Corporation Commission’s ratemaking authority set forth in Article 15, Section 3 of the Arizona Constitution.

WHAT YOU WILL OFFER

A Juris Doctor degree, in addition to litigation or administrative hearing experience, and continuing legal education/programs, and hold an Arizona license to practice law in good standing (attorney licensed and in good standing in other state may be considered if qualified to become licensed in Arizona);

A background in engineering, economics, finance, or accounting;

Extensive knowledge of the complex state and federal regulatory concepts related to regulation of different kinds of utilities (electric, gas, telephone, water and sewer) and/or of securities in Arizona;

A full understanding of constitutional due process as related to administrative hearings;

Knowledge of and experience interpreting evidentiary and procedural rules;

Exceptional interpersonal communication skills to conduct hearings and public comment meetings;

Excellent legal reasoning, research and writing skills;

Ability to reduce complex legal and technical arguments and issues into language easily understood by a layperson, and write concise, organized, and legally sufficient Recommended Opinion and Orders that will withstand appeal;

A temperament and demeanor that demonstrates and results in unbiased and ethical decision making, with sufficient confidence in your own abilities, and the patience necessary to maintain composure and control over the hearing during contentious proceedings;

Utility or securities regulatory experience is highly desirable, as is prior experience presiding over formal administrative hearings and writing decisions.

WHAT WE OFFER

 

Anticipated hiring range $80,000 - $90,000 DOE

Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous leave programs  

Encouragement for career and personal development; multiple training and education opportunities and resources

Interesting, challenging work in a non-corporate environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state

 

Established by the Arizona Constitution, the Arizona Corporation Commission is a medium-sized agency with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and northern Arizona.  We are led by five elected Commissioners and boast average employment tenure of over 10 years.  Learn more about our agency’s diverse mission by visiting our website at www.azcc.gov.  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency.

 

WHERE YOU WILL WORK

1200 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (writing samples must be original work that best demonstrate legal reasoning, research, and writing skills) by hitting “APPLY NOW” below.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of education and current Arizona law license (or equivalent) and successful completion of a background/reference check.

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.

 

Having trouble applying for this position?

Email HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.

 

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Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 DOE
Closing Date: September 27, 2015
Contact: Helpdesk (HRIShelpdesk@azdoa.gov)
https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=ZP6

Director, Office of Telecommunications

Organization: New York State Department of Public Service
Description:

The New York State Department of Public Service is seeking a Director to lead the Office of Telecommunications.  The director will serve in a senior leadership position, reporting directly to the Chair of the Public Service Commission.  Candidates should have experience and passion for addressing telecommunications issues (voice, video and broadband), both at the state and federal level, and the ability to develop and manage a diverse group of professional and administrative staff.  This person must be a strategic and innovative thinker with a proven ability to develop complex policies, and the capability of navigating potentially controversial situations.

The candidate must be an effective speaker, presenter, and writer; a strong advocate who is able to balance competing concerns; and a person who exhibits sound executive judgment.

The functions to be performed include the following:
(1)    General supervision, coordination and development of the work of the Office of Telecommunications.
(2)    Presentation and analysis of telecommunications matters in regulatory proceedings and policy matters before the Commission.
(3)    Principal policy level advisor to the Chair and the Public Service Commission on all facets of telecommunications.

(4)    Coordination and interaction with external entities, including those representing telecommunications carriers and consumer groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a solid understanding of the telecommunications industries with significant experience; consideration will be given to candidates with engineering, law, or business backgrounds and experience with government or public service.  Candidates should have at least a master’s degree in a relevant subject area.

Salary:  The salary range for this position is $131,002 - $162,244 annually. 
  
Location:  The primary location for this position is flexible, either in New York City or Albany, with travel to the other location on a regular basis.
 
How to Apply:
 
To apply, send a resume and cover letter detailing education and experience to Recruiting@dps.ny.gov.  Include “Director/Office of Telecommunications” in the subject line.


Salary: $131,002 - $162,244 annually
Closing Date: September 30, 2015
Contact: Recruiting@dps.ny.gov (Recruiting@dps.ny.gov)
http://dps.ny.gov

Utilities Financial Analyst Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

Organization: Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
Description:

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General seeks a Financial Analyst with an advanced degree in accounting to join the Office’s utilities group, which advocates for residential and small business utility ratepayers 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 works hard to advocate on behalf of small business and individual customers in the state. 
 
Job Duties:
 
This position provides expert analysis and recommendations in utility rate cases and other matters at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The position will focus on accounting issues and the analysis and review of utility financial information. This position works closely with attorneys and financial analysts with backgrounds in accounting, finance, economics, and other areas to accomplish highly technical and complex research on rate setting, evaluation of cost recovery requests, rate design, and other consumer protection issues. Financial analysts present testimony in administrative hearings and assist in the preparation of comments and analysis. The Office handles matters involving all sectors of public utilities, including electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications.
 
Qualifications:
 
  • A master’s degree in accounting, MBA with concentration in accounting, or licensure as a CPA.
  • Past experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated writing skills with technical analysis.
 
Applicant must have the ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism and competency, 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 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) 297?7206 (TTY), or 800-366-4812 (TTY toll free) to arrange an accommodation. 
 


Salary: Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits
Closing Date: September 30, 2015
Contact: June Walsh (ag.jobs@ag.state.mn.us)

Executive Director, NARUC

Organization: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS
Description:

Position Overview

The Executive Director is responsible for all NARUC programs, activities and functions.  Member relations and outreach with external constituencies are primary responsibilities.  Serves as the chief staff advocate on behalf of State public utility commissions.  

Reporting Relationship

Reports to the NARUC Board of Directors (for policy direction), NARUC Executive Committee (for management direction and oversight) and NARUC President (for employment contract administration, performance evaluation).

Required Abilities and Key Attributes 

Requires strong strategic organizational, interpersonal and financial planning skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse membership. A thorough understanding of utility regulation is required.  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lead an organization through change is required.  

Education and Experience

Requires at least ten years experience working in a government, nonprofit or association environment in a senior level leadership position.  Accustomed to working with a Board of Directors.  Extensive experience in State and federal government affairs required. A Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public policy or related area is required.  An MPA, MBA, or JD preferred.  Experience leading an organization that receives grant funding is a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Responsible for all NARUC activities, functions, strategic planning, financial planning, and implementation of approved plans. 
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee.  Ensures that all Association committees are supported in their activities and that members’ requests are handled appropriately.
  • Working with the President, oversees the development and implementation of the Association’s business plan. 
  • Ensures that the Association’s goals and objectives are resourced appropriately and are compatible with long term strategic goals.
  • Working with the Executive Committee, standing Committee leadership and the General Counsel, is responsible for managing the Association’s advocacy of policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for overseeing the CFO’s development of the annual operating budget, including the identification and implementation of new revenue programs and the identification and elimination of threats to existing revenue programs, for Board of Directors’ approval.
  • Working with CFO and appropriate staff, is responsible for compliance with all grant-related requirements of Federal grants applicable to NARUC domestic and international activities.
  • Directly supervises senior management staff and executive assistant.  Is responsible for the successful implementation of a performance evaluation and a salary administration program.
  • Working with the Treasurer, Investment Committee, CFO and appropriate staff, oversees the Association’s investments.,
  • Oversees the Association’s personnel and administrative functions.  As such is responsible for overseeing the successful recruitment and retention of staff and for the provision of an efficient, safe and productive work environment.
  • As an ex officio member of the Board of Directors of the National Regulatory Research Institute, is responsible for maintaining a productive working relationship between the two organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The NARUC search is being performed by Proclivity Recruitment Solutions.  Please direct inquiries, including resume, to NARUC@Proclivity.org.  To ensure timely attention, please include NARUC in the subject line.



Contact: Proclivity Recruitment Solutions (NARUC@Proclivity.org)

Hearing Examiner

Organization: Philadelphia Gas Commission
Description:

The Philadelphia Gas Commission has general responsibility (together with the City Administration and Philadelphia City Council) for overseeing the management and operation of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) by the Philadelphia Facilities Management Corporation (PFMC). PGW is a natural gas distribution operation owned by the City of Philadelphia. The PFMC is a non-profit corporation which operates PGW under contract with the City.
The Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is the largest municipally-owned gas utility in the nation, supplying gas service in the City of Philadelphia to over 500,000 customers. From its humble beginnings in 1836, PGW has grown into the large, modern facility that exists today. As one of the nation's leading natural gas providers, PGW prides itself on stability and continual growth. PGW is dedicated to becoming the Greenest Natural Gas Delivery Company in the region.


Hearing Examiner
RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Hearing Examiner reviews and applies laws and regulations, conducts hearings, makes decisions and recommendations based on appropriate findings. The incumbent is expected to plan, organize and conduct examinations independently, including investigating facts, researching precedents, defining issues and options, and developing conclusions and recommendations. This position provides advanced technical support to the Executive Director in fulfilling the Gas Commission’s governance and oversight responsibilities, as well as certain administrative obligations.

  •  Reviews, analyzes and thoroughly vets PGW budget and other filings; prepares informal and formal discovery, and lines of questioning for hearings; interacts with parties to expedite conduct of Commission’s due diligence reviews as appropriate.
  •  Assists Executive Director on developing strategy, issue identification and development, disposing of motions or petitions, and briefing Gas Commissioners, as requested.
  •  Prepares and suggests edits to others’ draft recommended decisions, motions, briefing materials, orders and resolutions, and similar materials; incorporates City Law Department input as needed.
  •  Assists Executive Director to coach and mentor lower level personnel.
  • Monitors PGW compliance with reporting and disclosure directives, and takes appropriate follow-up action.
  •  Review and analyzes relevant reports, studies, contracts, rules, regulations, laws.
  •  Assists Executive Director to satisfy Right to Know Law; City Department of Records retention and disposal; PGW Pension Committee and other similar requirements.
  •  Other similar duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Juris Doctor Degree with 7-10 years’ experience, preferably in a utility, regulatory or municipal environment.
  •  Excellent, prolific written and oral communications skills; ability to convey complex technical information in clear, concise and accessible language and form.
  •  Exceptional organizational abilities and meticulous attention to detail.
  •  Proven ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.
  •  Very strong analytic (qualitative and quantitative) skills; knowledge of budgets, financial reporting and the utility industry.
  •  Proficiency in MS Office Suite – MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  •  Self-starter; demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently.
  •  Commitment and ability to work well within a team approach, while taking leadership role in attaining the Gas Commission’s goals.
  •  Proven ability to establish, implement and manage schedules and procedures.
  •  Experience in conducting public hearings efficiently and with appropriate demeanor. Knowledge of administrative hearing procedures, applicable laws, government regulations and agency rules.
  •  Experience in determining and applying relevant rules and statutes, complying with ethical standards, recognizing problems and identifying and facilitating solutions.

Residency Requirement: All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Commission and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

We offer a strong benefit package that includes free basic health and dental insurance. The Philadelphia Gas Commission and PGW are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Applications must be submitted at:

http://www.pgworks.com/residential/careers/current-opportunities

(access the listing for Philadelphia Gas Commission Hearing Examiner).

While we appreciate all responses, only those who are uniquely qualified will be contacted. Local candidates will be given preference – interview expenses are not funded.


Salary: Strong benefit package
Closing Date: November 30, 2015
Contact: Philadelphia Gas Commission (jparrish@phlgc.net)
http://www.pgworks.com/residential/careers/current-opportunities
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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