Title: PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST I Salary: $2,939.00 - $4,792.00 Posted: 07/24/2013
PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST I – DIVISION OF RATEPAYER ADVOCATES, WATER BRANCH
2 positions are available.
Job Opportunity Bulletin Number: J459213085
*PURA I: Range A: $2939 - $3679 monthly
Range B: $3185 - $3986 monthly
Range C: $3826 - $4792 monthly
*PURA I candidates qualify for a “hire-above-minimum” (HAM) with a starting salary of Range A $3679; Range B $3986; Range C $4792 for recruitment and retention purposes.
Final Filing Date:
August 7, 2013
California Public Utilities Commission
Division of Ratepayer Advocates
Water Branch – San Francisco
505 Van Ness Avenue
Sam 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 email@example.com or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Lisa Bilir at (415) 703-1492 or e-mail at Lisa.Bilir@cpuc.ca.gov.
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 water and communications matters) with a staff of about 137 employees comprised of economic, financial and policy analysts; engineers; and auditors.
The Water Branch of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) is presently recruiting to fill two PURA I positions. The Water Branch is responsible for representing ratepayers’ interest in the regulation of rates and services of privately owned Class A water utilities (10,000 service connections or more). The Water Branch’s responsibilities include reviewing and participating in utility applications affecting general rate increases, cost of capital, ownership transfers, utility mergers, water supply, water quality, affiliate transactions, and complaint matters. There are nine Class A water utilities comprising fifty eight ratemaking districts.
Under supervision of the Program and Project Supervisor, incumbent will perform technical analyses on a broad range of regulatory issues relating to general rate cases (GRC) such as sales forecasting, rate design, water supply, operating expenses, plant additions, water quality, service quality, conservation programs, cost of capital, cost allocations, and affiliate transactions. Incumbent will also evaluate utility non-GRC applications and Commission proposals, perform quantitative analyses, identify alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations on behalf of California ratepayers. Incumbent will prepare written reports, formal comments, and expert witness testimony on the results of completed analysis. Incumbent will testify as an expert witness in formal hearings, and represent DRA in meetings, and other regulatory forums.
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.
? Demonstrated ability to 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, work independently as well as cooperatively with others on a project team.
? Demonstrated ability to write reports with findings, conclusions and recommendations.
? 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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