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PROGRAM MANAGER I

Recruitment #18-005476-0011

Introduction

The Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission) regulates public utilities and certain passenger transportation companies doing business in Maryland.  The Commission regulates gas, electric, telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies. Also subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission are electricity suppliers, fees for pilotage services to vessels, construction of a generating station and certain common carriers engaged in the transportation for hire of persons. The PSC’s jurisdiction extends to taxicabs operating in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, Cumberland, and Hagerstown.

The categories of regulated public service companies are listed below: electric utilities; gas utilities; combination gas and electric utilities; telecommunications companies; water, and water and sewerage companies; passenger motor vehicle carriers (sedans, limousines, and buses); railroad companies; taxicab companies; and other public service companies.

The Commission is empowered to hear and decide matters relating to: (1) rate adjustments; (2) applications to exercise or abandon franchises; (3) applications to modify the type or scope of service; (4) approval of issuance of securities; (5) promulgation of new rules and regulations; and (6) quality of utility and common carrier service.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position monitors demand side management, renewable energy market developments, electric industry reliability, wholesale power procurement, and competitive electric markets.

This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

POSITION DUTIES

Assist in the guidance of the EAP staff to provide analysis, comments or testimony and recommendations to the Commission on utility demand side plans or proposals to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of electric and natural gas supply for Maryland customers;

Assist in planning, coordination, and supervision of the EAP staff in the monitoring and refinement of Commission ordered demand side programs and the verification of program results;

Assist in the coordination, facilitation, and monitoring of EAP staff participation on behalf of the Commission in PJM Interconnection, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission's (NARUC) activities to ensure that the Commission is apprised of any issues that may affect the customers in Maryland.

Assist in the administration of the Division in a professional manner by ensuring uniform compliance with the Commission's internal policies and procedures, including timekeeping policies, training, and day-to-day operations (e.g., workload schedules);

Assist in the coordination of bucksheet assignments, preparation and recommendations prior to final approval of the EAP Director;

Maintain and monitor bucksheet database and hearing schedules;

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  A bachelor's degree in Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, Finance or a related discipline.

Experience:  Five years of experience in utility regulation or energy resources planning and analysis.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must possess a Maryland State driver's license and be authorized to work in the U.S.

A graduate degree in Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, Finance, or a related discipline.

Prior management experience is a plus.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are required in this position.

SELECTION PROCESS

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, certification, training, and experience relating to the requirements of this job. The rating will be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information in your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-3386.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



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