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PUBLIC SERVICE ENGINEER III

Recruitment #18-002188-0002

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, construction of generating stations and transmission lines. 

The categories of regulated public service companies are listed below: electric utilities; gas utilities; combination gas and electric utilities; telecommunications companies; water; 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.

For more information about this agency, please visit the website link:  http://www.psc.state.md.us.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

6 Saint Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This is a recruitment for Public Service Engineer III in the Engineering Division of the Public Service Commission.. The successful applicant must be a resourceful, self-starter with excellent time-management, inter-personal and communication skills. The Public Service Engineer III monitors, reviews and assesses the safety, reliability and performance of electric utility distribution systems operating in Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties include, but are not limited too:

  • Analyzing reliability reports and performance improvement plans and inspecting utility records, procedures and electric facilities, when necessary;
  • Conducting risk assessments, developing reliability metrics and recommending proposed rulemakings to improve utility performance and assure utility accountability;
  • Assessing regulatory compliance and managing inspections,
  • Tests, Investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services;
  • Investigation of consumer complaints against electric distribution companies;
  • Handling reports of accidents submitted by electric utilities;
  • Preparation of oral and written testimony;
  • Supporting state-wide emergency response efforts related to the energy and utilities; and
  • Resolving deficiencies identified during inspections.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of engineering experience conducting inspections, tests, investigations and evaluations of physical facilities used by public utility companies in the production and distribution of products and services.

Notes:

1. Professional engineering experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Professional engineering experience may be substituted at the rate of two years for each one year of the required experience as defined above.

 3. Possession of a Master's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering classifications or Engineering specialty codes in the Environmental field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Electrical Engineering degree and five years of engineering experience in electric utility distribution system analysis, inspection, quality assurance, design, construction, maintenance and/or operations and the review of associated reliability and/or safety performance with focus on regulatory analysis  and compliance.
  • Established networking within the industry to capably represent the agency in industry and inter-agency technical and regulatory working groups. A proven track record in working with regulatory attorneys and economists and experience in delivering expert testimony is a plus.
  • A professional engineering license and experience or training in engineering economics is also preferred.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

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. 

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 assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If on-line application process is not available, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201  

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.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.