Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Public Utilities Supervisor Of Technical Analysis (35 Hour)

Electric Utility Regulation Division

Recruitment #180725-6726EE-001

Introduction

                                 

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state’s cable television companies.  In the industries that are still wholly regulated, PURA balances the public’s right to safe, adequate and reliable utility service at reasonable rates with the provider’s right to a reasonable return on its investment. 

PURA currently has an opening on its team for a Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis for its Electric Utility Regulation Division at our headquarters located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT. 

The Supervisor of Technical Analysis position reports to the Director of Utility Regulation for the Electric Sector, and provides counsel and assistance to all three PURA Commissioners on the regulatory activities within the responsibility of the Electric Utility Regulation Division.  The Supervisor of Technical Analysis will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of technical professionals on a whole host of cutting edge issues in the electric industry, including grid modernization, cybersecurity, system resilience, the integration of distributed energy resources and electric vehicles on the electric system, and innovative rate design. 

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. 

Applicants must upload a cover letter with their applications.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their applications.

(Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Anne Dana, anne.dana@ct.gov, (860) 424-3354.

 

Selection Plan

This is a competitive position. Open to the public.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising the professional, technical and clerical staff and activities of the Cable Television (CATV), Electric, Gas, Gas Pipeline Safety, Telecommunications or Water Section.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervision of the Electric Sector Division at PURA, overseeing a team of multi-disciplinary regulatory professionals in administering PURA's oversight responsibilities, including: regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's two investor-owned electric distribution companies; overseeing compliance with the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard; advocating on behalf of Connecticut electric customers in regional/federal matters related to transmission and wholesale electricity markets; and ensuring affordable and reliable electric service in compliance with the state's statutory carbon-reduction requirements.

This specific position's duties also include:

  •          Scheduling, assigning, overseeing and reviewing the work of staff;
  •          Providing staff training and assistance;
  •          Conducting performance evaluations;
  •          Determining priorities and plans unit work;
  •          Developing or making recommendations on the development of agency policies and procedures;
  •          Acting as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding agency policies and procedures;
  •          Performing complex investigations of utility rates, accounting, finance, engineering and related matters;
  •          Ensuring the accuracy and content of material developed by staff;
  •          Directing and coordinating staff in utilizing computer models and other analytical techniques to study utility proposals and their impacts;
  •          Preparing or reviewing highly technical reports and correspondence.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply and utilize computerized analytical techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of cable television (CATV), electric, gas, gas pipeline safety, telecommunications or water utilities; considerable knowledge of methodologies useful in analysis of cable television (CATV), electric, gas, gas pipeline safety, telecommunications or water utilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare and edit complex technical documents; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience in cable television (CATV), electric, gas, gas pipeline safety, telecommunications or water utilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a discipline closely related to the section activities may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Considerable knowledge of laws and regulations concerning public utilities;

·        Considerable knowledge of regulatory principles and practices;

·        Considerable analytical and technical skills in areas such as engineering, finance, accounting, economics or ratemaking;

·        Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects in a team environment, including developing schedules; tracking progress; assigning, reviewing, and ensuring high quality work product;

·        Considerable interpersonal skills;

·        Considerable oral and written communication skills;

·        Considerable knowledge and/or experience in emerging issues in the electric industry, including grid modernization, cybersecurity, system resilience, the integration of distributed energy resources and electric vehicles on the electric system, and innovative rate design.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.