Senior Regulatory Policy Administrator

Senior Policy Advisor

Recruitment #111720-MAFF02-200400

Summary Statement

Incumbent will be responsible for the supervision of Public Service Commission proceedings matters, as well as lead a team of analysts that will serve in an advisory role to Senior Management at the Public Service Commission and its Commissioners on an as-needed basis.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of every job duty for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Reviews each docket filed with the Commission to determine the policy direction for the Commission’s staff to address in the filing.
  • Provides technical direction and training to staff analysts, engineers, regulatory economist and other technical staff.
  • Participates in the development of work plans for utility docket filings, and manages the processing of staff’s technical analyses and recommendations.
  • Plans and recommends policy decisions affecting future changes in the regulatory environment at the state and federal levels.
  • Intervenes and participates in proceedings concerning regulatory matters at the federal level to address proposed rulings that affect the Commission.
  • Prepares and presents sworn testimony and memoranda at public hearings before Hearing Examiners and Commissioners with recommendations on assigned regulatory matters.
  • Advises utility companies of applicable laws, regulations and directives.
  • Represents commission staff at public meetings and legislative meetings on various regulatory matters to include public comment sessions, open forum meetings to resolve customer complaints or concerns, and proposed legislative matters.
  • Determines the need for and recommends changes in internal processes to maximize resources and increase efficiency.
  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per the Merit Rules.  The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Regulatory Policy Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  2. Three years experience in public utility regulation and rate determination which includes interpreting state and federal public utility laws (electric, telephone, gas, phone, cable, water) for activities such as rate base/rate of return regulations, tariff design and rates and services.
  3. Three years experience in analyzing energy markets.
  4. Three years experience in presenting and defending sworn expert testimony for public utility regulations.
  5. Three years experience in developing public utility policies and procedures.
  6. Three years experience in writing and defending proposed legislation and regulations.
  7. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  8. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Additional Posting Information

A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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