PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utility Regulatory Authority, this class is accountable for managing the activities of the State program for the procurement of electricity for standard service.
Receives administrative direction from an official of higher grade.
Manages the operations of the State electrical power procurement program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Manages operations of unit; coordinates, plans and manages program activities; formulates and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, priorities; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; develops unit procedures and revises procedures as necessary; develops plans for procurement of standard service power; develops and oversees requests for proposals (RFP) and procurement of contracts by electric distribution companies (EDCs) for provision of electric generation services; prepares contracts and conducts open market buying for electricity; evaluates program staff and consultants; oversees procedures relating to requisitions, bids, awards and complaints; oversees procedures for requisition control and related programs; reviews bids submitted for standard service contracts; submits an overview of all bids together with a joint recommendation to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) as to preferred bidders; evaluates and identifies potential utility markets that could generate cost savings; identifies and qualifies potential vendors; manages vendor relationships; monitors fundamental and technical market trends and recommends hedging programs; assists with preparation of budget; may assist in drafting and administering laws and regulations related to program; represents agency and state in related activities; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of section who might impact on policy or program activities; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of wholesale power generation and wholesale electricity market rules; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of the energy auction process, RFPs and bilateral contracts for power purchases; knowledge of large electric company general operations; knowledge of standard market design in New England; knowledge of business law as it applies to contracts; knowledge of principles and methods of centralized purchasing administration; onsiderable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerble ability to perform computer forecasting, modeling and statistical analysis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years experience in energy markets and procuring energy on a commercial scale.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, economics, finance, business or closely related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the General Experience.
2. A Master's degree in electrical engineering, economics, finance, business or closely related field or a law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
0781A 6/29/11 cm