Put your curious nature and problem-solving abilities to work on behalf of Utah's residential and small commercial utility consumers as a full time Utility Analyst with the State of Utah Department of Commerce in the Office of Consumer Services.
This position is eligible to telework up to four days a week after the initial training period. During the training period, the position is eligible to telework two to three days per week, if eligibility requirements are met. In addition to great work-life balance, this position offers full medical, dental, and vision insurance from day one, 12 paid holidays, accrual of sick and vacation time, etc.
**The typical starting wage is between $28 - 33/hour, but is negotiable based on excellent education, skills, and experience within the posted salary range ($28-$40/hour)
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 12/11/22 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $28.00 - $40.00 Hourly
You will act as an in-house consultant on issues pertaining to the regulation of public utility services. You will be expected to work both with others and independently on assigned and independent projects.
Candidates selected for employment will have access to industry training to build upon a background in a related discipline and learn how to apply analytical and research methods in the specific field of utility regulation.
Duties will include but not be limited to the following:
- Advising management on trends and issues relating to public utilities including:
- public utility regulation proposals and changes;
- best practices to protect utility consumers;
- public policy (e.g., energy policy impacting utility rates, customer preferences for energy resources and management, energy infrastructure priorities and funding); and
- terms, conditions, and pricing of utility services.
- Analyzing public utility and industry data and information for determination of rates, terms, and conditions of utility services.
- Conducting independent and coordinated research for the purposes of establishing policy positions on a variety of regulatory or utility matters, including designing utility rates to ensure fairness and reflect evolving public policies, planning and evaluation processes for selecting new energy resources (e.g., Integrated Resource Plans), energy efficiency programs, and/or regulatory accounting.
- Reviewing and analyzing state and federal utility filings including, results of operations reports, financial statements, and FERC and SEC reports.
- Evaluating utility proposals from the perspective of the impact on residential and small commercial customers.
- Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
- Preparing presentations including written and oral testimony.
- Testifying as an expert witness in hearings before the Public Service Commission or other forums.
- Developing, preparing, and presenting complex economic, engineering or financial analysis such as economic or engineering cost, financial feasibility, and cost of service or rate design studies.
- Assisting in the analysis of testimony and case preparation (i.e., preparation of witnesses, pleadings, briefs and arguments)
- Participating in settlement conferences or other constituent discussions or meetings.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our model candidate will have:
- A strong background in one or more of the following disciplines: accounting, economics, engineering, finance, public policy, or utility regulation.
- A strong focus on residential and small commercial consumers.
- A thorough knowledge of Word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills.
- A self-starter attitude and work ethic.
Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor's degree or higher in a related field of study (accounting, economics, engineering, finance, or public policy/political science).