$51.35-$70.02 Hourly / $4,108.05-$5,601.69 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Operations, this class is accountable for directing the activities of a group or groups of technical units.
Receives administrative direction from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Chairperson or other employee of higher grade.
Directs staff and operations of technical units in the division; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities including evaluation of applications for rate changes, expansion of plant and equipment and other utility activities; formulates program goals and objectives; assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; maintains media and state and federal legislative and regulatory contacts; directs research, analysis and evaluation of economic, environmental, technical and financial aspects of public policy issues relevant to agency work; reviews work for accuracy and completeness; initiates and coordinates specific studies and programs involving regulatory actions; directs staff activities in connection with audit examination of utility companies' books and records for compliance with regulations and procedures and in connection with reviews of financial records, accounting reports and cost of money analyses; directs staff review of applications for new financings, investigations of condition of utility plant, quality of utility service and accidents involving utility equipment; directs staff assessments of existing and proposed technologies; coordinates and directs development of computer models and other analytical techniques; develops and maintains computerized systems in support of analytical and informational needs of department; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of and technical matters pertaining to regulation of assigned areas in cable television, electric, gas, telecommunications and/or water; considerable knowledge of analytical techniques and computer modeling; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and edit complex documents.
Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity over professional staff engaged in public utility regulation. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work and establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Utilities Chief of Utility Regulation in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective July 17, 2012. (Revised to re-title and modify content)