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Job Description and Duties
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The Electricity Planning and Policy (EPP) Branch within the Public Advocates Office is seeking a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst II or I to join its Resource Planning team.
Under direction of the Program and Project Supervisor of the Resource Planning Section, the incumbent will conduct complex and varied technical, economic, quantitative, and policy research and analyses in public utility regulation pertaining to a broad range of issues and recommend alternative solutions. Incumbent will evaluate various program aspects, including ratepayer impacts; program budget and expenditures; cost tests and forecasts, including models and inputs; regulatory priorities; and interaction with State and federal law. In addition, the incumbent will be expected to independently develop written reports, memoranda, sworn testimony, and comments in CPUC proceedings; serve as an expert witness for the Public Advocates Office on the results of completed studies and analyses; make formal presentations and advocate on behalf of the Public Advocates Office; and advise CPUC management, staff, and others. Incumbent will represent the Public Advocates Office in CPUC meetings, workshops, and other regulatory forums.
Incumbent will work on a broad range of regulatory issues pertaining to Public Advocates Office’s advocacy, integrated resource planning; resource adequacy; power charge indifference adjustment; direct access; conventional and renewable energy; energy resource cost recovery; energy markets; energy research; and related issues.
The incumbent will also coordinate with other senior analysts to contribute to the Public Advocates Office’s advocacy in related proceedings, including renewables, greenhouse gas, and customer programs. Incumbent will also be called upon to provide expert analyses on other programs and activities in the Office as needed.
Positions at the CPUC may be eligible for telework based on the operational needs of the position.
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.
Job Code #: JC-311514
Position #(s): 680-252-4593-XXX
Working Title: Analyst
Classification: PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST II
$6,489.00 – $8,119.00
PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY ANALYST I
$4,136.00 – $6,743.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Francisco County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Public Advocates Office, Resource Planning Section / Electricity Planning and Policy Branch:
The Public Advocates Office is the ratepayer advocate at the CPUC with the statutory mandate to obtain the lowest possible rates for utility service consistent with safe and reliable service and the state’s environmental goals. The Public Advocates Office represents the interests of electric, gas, water and telecommunication ratepayers in Commission proceedings and processes (e.g., workshops, rulemakings, investigations, utility applications, hearings, advice letters, committee and stakeholder meetings, and other forums). The Electricity Planning and Policy (EPP) Branch is comprised of three sections, Climate Change, Procurement Cost Recovery, and Resource Planning which is responsible for representing ratepayer interests in electric generation planning and procurement; energy resource cost recovery; renewable portfolio standard (RPS) implementation, research and development, and greenhouse gas (GHG) policy including design of emissions markets. The incumbent will be assigned to perform duties based on the assigned section but may be assigned work, as directed, in other branches of the Public Advocates Office.
A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application. A SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position. The SOQ must be 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, and no more than two pages. Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored. The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications. SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered. All information in the Statement is subject to verification. Please write your SOQ to address the following five questions:
- Describe your experience in conducting complex technical, economic, financial, and/or policy analysis.
- Describe your experience working well in a team environment, and establishing and maintaining cooperative and positive working relationships with others.
- Describe your experience in handling multiple assignments with accuracy, to prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Describe your experience in working well under pressure, and with minimal supervision, to analyze situations accurately and to recommend and take effective courses of action.
- Describe your experience in testifying as an expert witness in formal CPUC proceedings or comparable experience, make presentations before decision-makers, defend controversial positions, and articulate recommendations in a diplomatic and persuasive manner.
Resume and SOQ are required, and each SOQ question must be answered specifically and completely. If these instructions are not followed, you will be automatically disqualified and ineligible to be hired for the position.
Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.
If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Applicants who completed their education outside the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline.
Employment information on the STD 678 state application MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors. Resumes, or referring to resumes, will not be accepted in place of the completed STD 678. Applicants who fail to submit a completed STD 678 will not be considered.
Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.
Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.
Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 6/19/2022
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).
How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
Public Utilities Commission
Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday Except Holidays
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
- Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
- Resume is required and must be included.
- Statement of Qualifications – A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see “Special Requirements” for instructions.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.
In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
- Experience working with programs in the areas of integrated resource planning, capacity expansion and production cost simulation modeling.
Hiring Unit Contact: