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Salary: $5,561.00 - $6,759.00
Posted: 02/26/2013

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 or call (855) 663-0222. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Jonathan Lakritz at 415-703-1590 or e-mail jol . 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. 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 to necessary communication services. Within this role, the Communications Division oversees six universal service programs including the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program which provides assistive telecommunications equipment and services to qualified individuals through the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) and the California Relay Service (CRS). Any individual who is certified as deaf or disabled by an authorized certifying agent (such as licensed doctor, optometrist or audiologist among others) may receive equipment through CTAP. Recently enacted legislation (AB 136) expanded the DDTP to include Speech Generating Devices (SGD). Duties/Responsibilities: Under the general direction of a Program and Project Supervisor or designated Program Manager, the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst IV (PURA IV) exercises independent judgment, conducts economic, policy and/or technical analyses and research involving the Commission’s DDTP, with an emphasis on the development, implementation, and oversight of SGDs. The PURA IV’s primary duty will be to develop, implement, and oversee the SGD program which is essentially a new program within the DDTP. This PURA IV will be assigned to initiate, develop and oversee a new pilot program for providing SGDs pursuant to the legislation and state contracting and procurement requirements. This will involve identifying and evaluating options for cost-effective provision of the required equipment, requiring an understanding of current SGD assessment process, funding mechanisms and delivery. The incumbent will be expected to have a lead role in the Commission’s new rulemaking proceeding to establish rules and procedures for the administration and implementation of the SGD program by January 1, 2014. As part of their duties, this PURA IV will be the contract manager for a consultant contract advising the CPUC about the area of SGDs working with other DDTP contractors or consultants, program constituents, committee members and stakeholders as required. Leading a staff team, the PURA IV will be responsible for developing and implementing policy in this area, preparing periodic status reports, and ongoing monitoring of the program. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: • Knowledge or experience of telecommunications programs and issues, particularly those involving Universal Service and public programs, including the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP); • Experience serving as a project lead or contract manager and/or working with contractors and consultants; • Experience in conducting economic, policy and/or technical analyses using a variety of methods (qualitative and quantitative), identifying key policy and technical issues, and developing clear and concise recommendations; • Experience developing and/or implementing Commission programs and/or conducting program/project evaluation and management. • Technical writing experience covering regulatory issues and preparing documents such as resolutions, technical reports, legislative analyses, that are organized in a logical manner, and are 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 - 333 - 4615 - 010
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Limited Term   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Consumers Program Branch
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco 94102
Jonathan Lazkritz

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