PURA Unit - DEEP Seasonal

Recruitment #230420-3492VR-001


Are you looking to gain environmental experience? If so, we have a terrific seasonal opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Resource Assistant.

This Seasonal position will operate like a paid engineering, accounting, or financial internship with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) in New Britain, Connecticut. PURA is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electric, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state's cable television companies. Ensuring affordable and reliable service from these sectors is critical to maintaining public health and safety and a thriving economy in the state of Connecticut. 

The nature of this internship will depend on the selected candidate’s primary focus or experience in those areas.  The position will last a total of 1,040 hours spread across a maximum of 12 months. This position offers a hybrid telework structure.  

The selected candidate will support either staff in the Reliability, Security and Resilience (RSR) Unit or the Revenue Requirements Unit (RRU) withing PURA’s Office of Technical and Regulatory Analysis (TRA).  

The RSR unit is tasked with various technical responsibilities across all sectors (electric, natural gas, telecom/cable, and water), with a focus on matters related to the electric sector and the state’s broadband initiatives. Ultimately, RSR is responsible for issues related to the safe, reliable, secure, and resilient operation of the electric grid and the use of rights-of-way and utility poles to support the equitable deployment of broadband across Connecticut.  

RRU houses the traditional financial and accounting expertise for TRA. RRU is tasked with leading all full-scale investigations and audits into the revenues and rates of the state’s regulated utilities, in coordination with and assistance from the other TRA units. RRU leads all dockets that are primarily financial or accounting in nature, including but not limited to, applications for the issuance of debt, land sales, utility mergers and acquisitions, and rate and revenue reconciling mechanisms. Ultimately, RRU plays the vital role of ensuring that the state’s regulated utilities are financially sound and that ratepayers are not being overcharged and are, in fact, receiving sufficient value for the rates they are charged. 
Contact Information
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Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this position must be made directly to: Julia Dumaine;; 860-827-292.

CT DEEP encourages you to consider applying for seasonal opportunities at alternate locations as your application is under review.   

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Selection Plan

This is a non-competitive recruitment, open to the public.

  • Selected candidates must be fluent in English and be at least 16 years old or 18 years old, depending on the position.
  • Selected candidates must possess and maintain adequate physical flexibility, strength and stamina to perform the duties (including work outside in inclement weather, work outside for extended periods), and work well with other staff and members of the public.
  • Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.
  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
  • The recruitment process may take several months. Due to volume, we are unable to give individual application updates. We encourage applicants to review their application status via their Personal Status Board on JobAps.
  • Please regularly check your email for notifications (be sure to check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.)


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature.


Engineering focus: An engineering-focused Seasonal will support permanent technical staff with work related to the electric distribution and transmission infrastructure design, resiliency, and efficiency. They may also assist with cybersecurity initiatives.

Economics/Finance focus: A finance-focused Seasonal will support permanent technical staff with evaluating the finances of Connecticut’s public utilities, and establishing and maintaining a database on costs, demand characteristics and rates of companies for trend analysis, econometric analysis and special studies.    

Accounting focus: An accounting-focused Seasonal will support permanent technical staff with the review of annual reports of all utilities required to be filed with agency and auditing of books and records of utilities subject to regulation. They may also assist in evaluating the effects of changes on operating results of utilities subject to agency regulation; performs related duties as required.


Ability to follow instructions.


  • English speaking; 
  • Actively pursuing a bachelors, masters, or PhD, or recently graduated, in one or more of the following:
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Engineering 
    • Finance
    • Public policy, with a concentration or coursework in energy policy.


1. Incumbents in this class who are assigned as supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate.

2. Incumbents in this class may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following:

a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license.

b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides.

c. College training in a specific field.

d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities.

3. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements.


1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class.

2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills.



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