PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Title: PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST V
Salary: $6,110.00 - $7,425.00
How To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).
If you need assistance completing the application, you may email the Human Resources staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Molly Sterkel (email@example.com) 415-703-1873.
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. Each candidate’s SOQ will be rated on their written communication skills, as well as the content of the Statement, 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. 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.
The Energy Division is seeking an experienced analyst to take the lead on the grid planning and reliability issues. This is a high visibility position that may require briefing Commissioners and advisors and working closely with Administrative Law Judges, utilities and interested parties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general supervision of the Program and Project Supervisor, incumbent will perform complex technical research and analyses on a broad range of regulatory issues relating to the smart grid, storage and advanced metering issues. The incumbent may also be involved in a variety of other closely related supply side issues, such as generation and transmission planning, resource adequacy, long-term procurement, renewable energy planning, and climate change policy & strategies.
The analyst will take a lead role in managing an Energy Division key policy proceeding, such as storage, smart grid, procurement, and/or resource adequacy. The analyst will also represent the Energy Division on interagency research teams or work groups, monitor and participate in ISO stakeholder proceedings, analyze and develop comments regarding proposals in multiple proceedings, analyze industry reports and studies, identify emerging issues and develop alternative solutions. Incumbent will also organize and facilitate workshops. Travel will be required mostly within California, particularly to Folsom and Sacramento.
The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in:
Policy research, analysis and development. Ability to summarize different perspectives, identify and prioritize issues, and make recommendations.
Micro economics and the functioning of complex energy markets.
Quantitative analysis and the ability to summarize and present statistics to decision makers.
Organization and facilitation of stakeholder meetings or workshops. Ability to work cooperatively with decision makers, market participants, interested parties, and other agencies.
Project Management and/or Team Leadership. Ability to plan a project, set and keep milestones and deadlines. Ability to work on a team.
Electric system technical and regulatory issues and processes, such as current smart grid, storage, transmission and generation issues, long-term planning, resource adequacy, and/or other related policy areas.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presenting information in a formal setting and responding to questions. Ability to interact with and brief high-level decision makers.
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