Office of Consumer Counsel
New Britain, CT
|Date Opened||4/25/2023 12:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$74,522* - $96,337/year (*New Employees Start at Minimum)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||5/16/2023 11:59:00 PM|
Do you have a passion for accounting and financial and operational issues related to consumer rights, access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy and broadband? Are you looking for truly meaningful work that impacts the lives of Connecticut residents?
If so, we may have the opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Office of Consumer Counsel is seeking an Accounts Examiner to join us in the work we do to advocate, educate and serve. We invite you to apply for this unique opportunity in state service!
ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CONSUMER COUNSEL
The Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) acts as the advocate for consumer interests in the regulation of public utility companies, and all matters which may affect Connecticut consumers relating to electricity, natural gas, water, and telecommunications. The OCC is a statutory party to all contested proceedings before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and is authorized to appear and participate in any regulatory or judicial proceedings, federal or state, in which the interests of Connecticut utility consumers may be involved, or involving matters affecting utility services rendered or to be rendered in this state. In addition to representing consumer interests before PURA, the OCC participates actively in proceedings before federal agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), state and federal courts, and promotes the interests of consumers at the Connecticut legislature and in regional and national forums.
The OCC is engaged in investigating, evaluating, and providing recommendations on innovative energy policies and programs and utility regulation in Connecticut. The OCC’s work covers a wide range of topics, including:
The OCC currently has a job opportunity for an Accounts Examiner who will be part of the agency’s technical staff that is comprised of motivated, highly skilled people trained in a variety of technical fields such as accounting, finance, and rate design, as well as work with attorneys with a background in energy and utility law, and will participate in utility proceedings in the electric, gas, water, telecom, and cable industries.
OCC is seeking an applicant with accounting or finance experience and interest in distributed energy resources, non-wires solutions and related technologies to work in dockets related to PURA’s Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) and performance-based-regulation (PBR) initiatives, including working on cost-benefit and bill impact analysis, and rate design and recovery issues.
Although experience in the energy sector is desirable, OCC offers broad training and educational opportunities for technical staff to develop expertise in this very specialized area.
The Accounts Examiner will also work on rate cases of electric, gas and water regulated entities. This role reports to the Supervisor of Utility Financial Analysis.
More details can be found in the class specification.
The position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, and offers a hybrid (telework/office) work schedule.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
The State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 by 'Forbes'. This national recognition comes from offering job growth, competitive benefits and flexible scheduling for our employees!
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This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc, at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Rivera, Human Resources Specialist – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Rivera@CT.Gov
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In a state agency this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the examination of financial records of state agencies, businesses, municipalities or other entities.
Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires the exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Assistant Accountant.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.