Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Assistant Rate Specialist

Bureau of Energy Technology Policy

Recruitment #190620-6548AR-001

Introduction

At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment, and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.  

DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP)  was established in 2011 to develop and implement comprehensive state-wide energy policy. BETP develops plans, programs, strategies and initiatives designed to promote a cleaner, reliable and least cost energy options for Connecticut. BETP includes three offices: the Office of Energy Demand (OED), the Office of Climate Change, Technology and Research, and the Office of Energy Supply (OES).

The Office of Energy Demand (OED) is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of state-wide policies on consumer utilization of energy resources.  The OED: Oversees state-wide  energy efficiency investments and programs sponsored by the State and  the utilities; Applies for and oversee federal grant funds in support of  energy demand policy goals and objectives; Sets policy goals and  objectives, establishes metrics and oversees state-wide data collection  and analysis efforts regarding the use of energy resources by consumers.

The Office of Climate Change, Technology and Research is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of state-wide policies and  programs to further Connecticut's climate change goals required under  Connecticut General Statutes section 22a-200a-200b the Global Warming  Solutions Act. The Office also provides program oversight and direction for Connecticut's Regional Greenhouse gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Transportation Climate Initiative. The Office also works on programs to promote innovative renewable energy, and energy efficiency technologies.

The Office of Energy Supply (OES) leads the development of Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Strategy pursuant to C.G.S. section the evaluation of energy infrastructure, and energy reliability issues for electric, gas, renewables and delivered fuels. OES also is responsible for implementing several innovative energy programs including a statewide micro grid program and programs focused on grid modernization and the integration of energy storage.

OES is recruiting for an Assistant Rate Specialist for our New Britain office located at 10 Franklin Square. This position shall provide support in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to, the development and review of rate design requirements across a broad spectrum of energy projects, including but not limited to distributed generation and grid-scale clean and renewable energy projects.  

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Outside candidates selected for interview will be asked to provide three (3) professional references. 

State employees selected for interview will be asked to provide a copy of their last two service ratings.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the Human Resources department is unable to provide confirmation of receipt and/or the status of applications during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

The selected candidate must have a driver's license. Travel may be required.  

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Office of Consumer Counsel, this class is accountable for receiving training in analysis and research of electric, gas, water, telephone and cable television companies for the purpose of verifying rate structures in accordance with revenue allowed and improving rate design.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Receives generalized training in rate analysis; performs studies, analysis and research of rate structure of various companies under jurisdiction of the Department; reviews rate and tariff schedules for compliance with regulations and departmental findings and orders; assists in preparation for staff participation in formal hearings before commission or agency; reviews actions taken by regulatory or legislative bodies which have a bearing upon policies and practices of regulated companies; assists in performance of economic analyses in area of rate structure design and impact on consumer; performs related duties as required.

This specific position will:

Review and analyze proposals submitted under various clean and renewable energy procurements.

Review and analyze complex and technical filings and supporting participation before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, ISO New England, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Research, analyze, develop and draft energy policy recommendations for statewide energy planning documents like the Comprehensive Energy Strategy and Integrated Resources Plan, and present these recommendations to diverse audiences. 

Assist in developing policy recommendations in grid modernization proceedings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of economic, financial and statistical methodologies used in analyzing rate structure; some knowledge of principles and practices of rate structure design; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of professional experience in electric, gas, water, telecommunications or cable television regulatory matters.

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 closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        Considerable experience with electric utility regulation, rate analysis, state clean energy programs and emerging distributed energy technologies

·        Strong quantitative and analytical skills

·        Strong writing and editing skills, with attention to detail

·        Demonstrated ability to professionally present information and analysis orally in technical, formal settings such as utility regulatory proceedings

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

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.