Programs Manager

Recruitment #220519-H10D-05

Introduction

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:  2022-68/MA 
JOB TITLE:  Programs Manager  
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience
LOCATION OF WORK: Public Utilities Division, OKC

BASIC PURPOSE:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the direction or supervision of programs related to the delivery of agency services on a statewide basis. This may include the supervision of professional level staff in providing a variety of services and assistance to eligible clients, responsibility for a work unit of a division or a single program area, assisting in directing a major multifunctional program or unit, or overall responsibility for major program activities involving the principle operations of the agency. Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing direction and guidance for program services and operations, and coordinating program functions and activities within an agency division or unit. This may include direct supervision of
professional level field staff, responsibility for a work unit of a division or a single program area,
assisting in directing a major multifunctional program or unit, or overall responsibility for major
program activities involving the principle operations of the agency.

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR:
At this level employees are assigned overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing and
coordinating the principle operations and major program activities of the agency and will be found
only in programs or divisions large in size, scope and complexity and which have a major impact on the
principle operations of a large agency.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
• Manages a major agency unit, section, division or program; directs or supervises staff in the
completion of assigned functions and activities. This position will be responsible for overseeing
the fuel prudency review program for regulated utilities.
• Develops and recommends policies, rules and regulations which pertain to the administration of
assigned programs consistent with federal and state laws; participates in program analysis, including
the analysis of problems and needed services.
• Directs studies of needs; reviews and analyzes information from studies and projects for immediate
and long-range program development; advises subordinate program staff and other interested
groups of the proper interpretation and application of agency rules and policies.
• Reviews periodic staff reports, administrative audits, program activities and other information to
evaluate program effectiveness and quality of service; develops controls to assure accountability for
program operation, policy implementation and the maintenance of efficiency in various units.
• This position will be responsible for overseeing the Cost of Service and Rate design program for regulated utilities.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of federal and state laws relating to utility cost of service and rate design.  Applicants must be able to immediately make recommendations in major rate cases through sworn testimony in litigated cases. Ability is required to plan, coordinate and evaluate the activities of multiple work units and
divisions engaged in a broad range of functions; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with others; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to interpret, analyze
and resolve highly complex administrative and personnel problems; and to direct the functions and
activities of a program or division which is large in size and scope.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years experience in regulated utility cost of service and rate design. Must have prior experience service as an expert witness in litigated cases.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience required at this level consists of a bachelor's degree and four years of professional supervisory, managerial, consultative or administrative experience in fuel prudency audit and regional transmission organization oversight, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional level experience in the above listed areas for each year of the required education.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required supervisory, or fuel prudence audit experience.

NOTES

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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.