Title: PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST I Salary: $2,939.00 - $4,652.00 Posted: 02/01/2013
Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst I – Division of Ratepayer Advocates, Energy Cost of Service & Natural Gas Branch
Job Opportunity Bulletin Number: J459213024
*PURA I: Range A: $2939 - $3572 monthly
Range B: $3185 - $3870 monthly
Range C: $3826 - $4652 monthly
PURA I candidates qualify for a “hire-above-minimum” (HAM) with a starting salary of Range A $3572; Range B $3870; Range C $4652 for recruitment and retention purposes.
Final Filing Date:
February 14, 2013
California Public Utilities Commission
Division of Ratepayer Advocates
Energy Cost of Service & Natural Gas Branch – Revenue Requirements Section
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Truman Burns at (415) 703-2932 or e-mail at email@example.com.
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be in 12 pt., Times New Roman font and not to exceed two (2) 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, experiences and abilities. 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 two-page limit, only the first two 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. Those applicants currently 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.
Overview of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates:
The Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) is an independent division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) advocating for utility ratepayers in Commission proceedings, workshops, and other forums that cover issues having significant economic, financial and/or policy impact on utility service. DRA’s mission is to advocate for customers of regulated utilities to obtain the lowest possible rates for service consistent with safe and reliable service levels, while ensuring customer and environmental protections. DRA is organized into five branches (three handle energy matters, one water matters, and one communications matters) with a staff of about 137 employees comprised of economic, financial and policy analysts; engineers; and auditors.
The Energy Cost of Service & Natural Gas (ECOSNG) Branch of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) is presently recruiting to fill a PURA I position. The ECOSNG Branch is responsible for representing ratepayers’ interests in the regulation of rates and services of privately owned natural gas and electric utilities. The ECOSNG Branch’s responsibilities include reviewing and participating in utility applications affecting general rate increases, cost of capital, ownership transfers, utility mergers, affiliate transactions, and compliance matters.
Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, ECOSNG Branch, the incumbent is responsible for representing ratepayer interests on issues pertaining to the appropriate revenue requirement and rates associated with General Rate Case (GRC) proceedings for natural gas and electric utilities. These cases encompass all aspects of cost of service ratemaking, such as determining the appropriate levels of various operating expenses and rate base (i.e., net infrastructure investment) that should be recovered through gas and electric rates. The incumbent will conduct investigations, technical research and analysis, and make recommendations on a broad range of issues relating to public utility regulation concerning energy and general rate case proceedings. The incumbent will also prepare independent forecasts and written reports on various rate case issues. The incumbent will participate in public hearings before the Commission, assist legal counsel on relevant rate case issues, and prepare summaries of reports for management.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
Demonstrated ability to conduct technical economic, financial, and/or policy analyses, gather data and synthesize information in a cohesive manner; evaluate alternative proposals and recommend effective courses of action.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with accuracy, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with others on a project team.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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