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Title:  PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST IV
Salary: $5,561.00 - $6,759.00
Posted: 01/10/2013

Job Description:
How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). If you need assistance completing the application, you may ask the Human Resources staff, or e-mail onlineapp@cpuc.ca.gov or call (800) 555-7809. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Zenaida Tapawan-Conway at 415-703-5221 or e-mail ztc@cpuc.ca.gov The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be in 12 pt., Times New Roman font and not to exceed three (3) typewritten pages. Beyond the page limit and font size stated above, the format and organization of the information presented in the SOQ is at the discretion of the candidate. The SOQ should include a detailed explanation relating to each of the Required Experience/Qualifications bullets below in order to allow a reviewer to easily discern the candidate’s knowledge, experience and abilities in that area. Each candidate’s SOQ will be rated on their written communication skills, as well as the content of the abilities and experiences presented using standardized rating criteria to select the most qualified candidate for the position. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted. Please observe the page limit. If a candidate’s SOQ exceeds the three-page limit, only the first three pages will be evaluated. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ with their application will not be given further consideration. Please note that all information provided is subject to verification. For each of the topic areas discussed in the SOQ, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or manager(s) who are knowledgeable about your work and may be contacted for verification. Who May Apply: Applicants eligible for lateral transfer (defined in SPB rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. To become “list eligible” for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam. To be eligible for list appointment, candidates must take the applicable exam and be listed in the first three ranks. Those employees presently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration. *Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 are available in the Human Resources Office. Description: The Communications Division (CD) assists the Commission in developing and implementing universal service policies to promote affordable and universal access of necessary communication services. Within this role, the Communications Division oversees six universal service programs to provide subsidies to carriers for providing discounts for specific services to qualified customers or to deploy technology in the network, and monitor subsidies and/or equipment to low-income and disabled consumers. One of the carrier subsidy programs is the California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) program, which provides matching funds of up to 70% of the total project cost for the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and 60% of project cost in underserved areas in California. In September 2010, Senate Bill (SB) 1040 extended CASF indefinitely and expanded it to include two additional accounts: the Rural and Regional Urban Consortia Grant, which will fund the cost of broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities, and the Broadband Infrastructure Revolving Loan, which will offer financing for capital costs of broadband facilities not funded by a grant from the Broadband Infrastructure Grant program. Duties/Responsibilities: Under the general direction of a Program & Project Supervisor or designated Program Manager, the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst IV (PURA IV) filling the position exercises independent judgment, conducts economic, policy and/or technical analyses and research regarding the Commission’s CASF program, with an emphasis on the implementation and oversight of the consortia grant program. The incumbent will coordinate with the other members of the CASF team working on the infrastructure grant and revolving loan programs, and will also be involved in the implementation and oversight of those programs as assigned. The incumbent will provide technical support in developing policies, rules, and/or requirements for the CASF program; monitor progress of various CASF consortia and project grantees; review and process CASF payment claims; review and evaluate CASF applications; prepare draft resolutions recommending CASF grant awards and other issues that require Commission approval; and work with grantees and other stakeholders as needed. The incumbent will prepare written reports and provide briefings/ presentations to Commissioners and/or their advisors, CPUC management, and other stakeholders in meetings/conferences outside the CPUC, as needed, regarding the CASF program activities, accomplishments, and/or challenges. In addition, the incumbent will review and comment on pending legislation, provide input as needed on proposed rulemakings/orders of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), respond to inquiries from the public and other governmental agencies. Required Experience/Qualifications The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: • Specific experience handling communications-related regulatory issues, especially those involving broadband deployment, and/or universal service programs, such as the CASF program • Demonstrated ability to conduct economic, policy, and/or technical analyses and research using a variety of methods, qualitative information and quantitative data to generate conclusions and recommendations. • Demonstrated ability to develop Commission program and/or conduct program/project evaluation and management. • Technical writing experience covering regulatory issues and preparing documents such as resolutions, technical reports, legislative analyses, and other written work products that are organized in a logical manner, clear, concise, and understandable. • Oral communications experience, providing briefings or presentations to CPUC decision makers, legislators, industry leaders or management and/or leading Commission workshops, training seminars, or program committee meetings.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst IV 680 - 331 - 4615 - 010
Location County
San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
01/24/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Broadband, Policy & Analysis Banch
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco 94102
Zenaida Tapawan-Conway
415-703-5221
zenaida.tapawan-conway@cpuc.ca.gov

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