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Recruitment #23-005476-0082




The Maryland Public Service Commission has a position available for an Assistant Director in its Electricity Division.

The Maryland 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. 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. In supervising and regulating public service companies, the Commission considers:(i) the public safety;(ii) the economy of the State;(iii) the maintenance of fair and stable labor standards for affected workers;(iv) the conservation of natural resources;(v) the preservation of environmental quality, including protection of the global climate from continued short-term and long-term warming based on the best available scientific information;(vi) the achievement of the State's climate commitments for reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions; and(vii) the protection of a public service company's infrastructure against cybersecurity threats.

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. Also subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission are impacts on climate, gas and electricity supplier licensing and complaints, fees for pilotage services to vessels, and certain common carriers engaged in the transportation for hire of persons.

This is an “at will” position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (the “Commission”).




William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Assistant Director directs certain activities as assigned, serves as an expert witness or advisor before the Commission and assists in directing the Division.


Develop expert testimony as well as analytical and policy support to the Commission in several areas including: electric power prices, energy markets and energy competition, renewable and distributed energy systems, the development of competitive energy markets, barriers to electric market competition and complaints of anti-competitive activities;

Testify as an expert witness, make presentations, prepare written reports, research or otherwise communicate the results of their analysis in both informal and contested situations;

Represent the Electricity Division as a member of working groups tasked with developing rules, reports, agreements, or other tasks which support Maryland’s energy markets. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are needed to perform the duties of this position;

Assist the Division Director in mentoring and training regulatory economists in performing similar tasks and assisting the Division Director in managing the Division’s workflow, supervising regulatory economists, and editing and reviewing their work products;

Analysis of electric power prices, regulations or other topics as needed;

Prepare written reports, make presentations, testify on technical issues or otherwise communicate the results of their analysis in both informal and contested proceedings;

Analyzing utility rate applications and function as an expert witness on regulatory, economic, financial and other technical topics in proceedings before the Maryland Public Service Commission;

Participate in proceedings or working groups involving new areas where the Commission has authority to regulate rates or implement legislative energy policies. These areas may include electric vehicle programs, energy storage programs, solar energy / net metering programs, time-varying rates, and Maryland's utility supplier diversity program. Electricity Division employees often research new technologies as well as climate and energy policies like photovoltaic solar power or battery storage that influence how electricity is provided to Maryland utility customers;

Comfortable analyzing utility proposals for setting electricity prices and terms of service and writing recommendations about the disposition of those proposals;

Responsible for assisting the Division Director in mentoring and training regulatory economists in performing similar tasks and assisting the Division Director in managing the Division’s workflow, supervising regulatory economists, and editing and reviewing their work products;

Opportunities to work with other agencies and branches of State government and with industry stakeholders arise regularly; 

Daily written work products of high technical quality; 

Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills;

At least two years of experience in the regulatory, electric utility, renewable energy or energy services industries;

Other duties as assigned.


Education: A bachelor's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or Mathematics from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: Two years of experience in the regulatory, electric utility, renewable energy or energy services industries.


1. Additional experience performing utility, energy policy, economic or econometrically based analysis may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience as a commissioned officer in any of the field areas noted in the education section above.


 Experience working for a utility regulatory commission; 

 Experience working in the Energy Industry;

 Experience writing on technical or business topics; 

 Knowledge of methods of financial analysis including DCF and CAPM;

 Coursework in econometric or financial analysis, gas or water system engineering, applied mathematics,   statistics, or related technical fields of study;

 A graduate degree in economics, engineering, or public policy.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division (re:23-005476-0082)301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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