PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Operations Division.
Receives administrative direction from the Chair of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Administers the programs and operations of the Advocacy and Regulatory Operations Division; directs staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers the operations of the Division; ensures the effectiveness of the Division's administrative activities including legislative, communications and prosecutorial services; develops plans and strategies to ensure that inter/intra agency, legislative and intergovernmental communications are effective; develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives; reviews policies and management practices for effectiveness and develops recommendations for improvement; designs and develops division programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; prepares division budget; maintains contacts and develops and implements communications and outreach strategies with individuals within and outside of the division who might impact on policy or program activities; works closely with the Chair, the Unit Managers within the division, and other Agency directors to assure cooperation and effective utility regulation; serves as liaison between the Prosecutorial Unit and other Unit managers to ensure that laws governing ex-parte communications are not violated while maintaining the unit's autonomy; may oversee detailed studies, analyses and evaluations of utility organizational structures, management and operating procedures; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the State legislative and regulatory process; knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management; knowledge of principles and practices of utility regulation including those relating to electricity, gas, water, telephone, cable television, and transportation utilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in the area of energy and/or utility regulatory matters, plus (or including) two (2) years of experience in a working lead/supervisor capacity* in public policy and regulation, including some experience in energy and/or utility regulation.
Note: Working Lead/Supervisor capacity will be interpreted as leading or supervising complex projects and/or teams of professional technical employees, including scheduling, assigning, overseeing , and reviewing work of assigned teams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to energy or utility regulation, including but not limited to law, policy, economics, finance, accounting, engineering, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- A Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to energy or utility regulation, including but not limited to law, policy, economics, finance, accounting, engineering, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Utilities Director of Advocacy and Regulatory Operations in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective July 17, 2012. (Revised to adjust Salary Group and modify content) Action No. 18-065