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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Title:  PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST IV
Salary: $5,561.00 - $6,962.00
Posted: 05/02/2014

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 email the Human Resources staff at pucjobop@cpuc.ca.gov or call (855) 663-0222. Questions concerning this position should be directed to Robert Wullenjohn at 415-703-2265 or e-mail rw1@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 must be eligible for lateral transfer (defined in CCR 250 and 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 CCR 250 and 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 communications services. Within this role, the Communications Division oversees the California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) program, which promotes the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the State by providing grants and loans to help fund eligible broadband projects. The CASF program also provides grants to eligible regional consortia for broadband deployment activities other than the capital cost of facilities designed to encourage broadband deployment, access and adoption in their regions. In October 2013, Senate Bill 740 expanded eligibility for CASF infrastructure grants/loans to non-telephone entities and increased the total authorized CASF funding to $315 million, while Assembly Bill 1299 added a new Broadband Public Housing account under CASF to support deployment of broadband networks and adoption programs in eligible publicly supported communities. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general direction of a Program & Project Supervisor or designated Program Manager, the individual 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, revolving loan, and public housing 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 annual consortia work plans and CASF applications as needed; 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 be responsible for organizing and facilitating the annual Regional Consortia Learning Community Summit and other workshops to discuss CASF program issues and solutions 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: 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. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management and other staff, as well as to effectively work with external stakeholders.

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:
05/16/2014 http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/jobs/jobopps/Admin/PURA_IV_COMM_BPAB_140502.htm
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Communications Division
505 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco 94102
CPUC Job Line
855-663-0222
pucjobop@cpuc.ca.gov

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