Utilities Analyst

State of Vermont Public Utility Commission
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job




Interested in working on utility-related economic and environmental issues for a small, dynamic State agency with opportunities for flexible, remote work?  The Vermont Public Utility Commission seeks to fill a vacant Analyst position.  The Public Utility Commission regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications, and water utilities in Vermont.  Issues decided by the Commission include, among others: utility rates and other financial matters; siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies.

The Analyst position offers a unique chance to participate in Vermont’s regulatory process that implements policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance.  See http://puc.vermont.gov/  Specific duties include reviewing utility ratemaking and other economic regulatory filings; reviewing infrastructure siting filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Commission policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions that resolve all critical issues; and assisting the Commission in evaluating the proposed decisions.  The analyst would also advise the Commission in cases that the Commission hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyze significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Commission’s orders.

Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required.  A strong candidate will have prior experience in utility ratemaking, utility regulation, or related areas, including the telecommunications or energy industries.  The Commission also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making, facility siting and permitting, and public policy analysis and formulation.  Experience with financial analysis is desirable.

Candidates typically have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ professional experience in accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis, business or public administration, permitting, planning, physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field.  Graduate work in related fields may be substituted for the required experience on a semester-for-six-months basis.  While legal training is not required and may not substitute for the required experience, candidates with law degrees may apply.

Salary commensurate with applicant’s background and experience in accordance with the Public Utility Commission’s pay plan.  The pay plan can be found at http://humanresources.vermont.gov/document/public-utility-commission-pay-plan-fy-23.  The State of Vermont offers many benefits as part of total employee compensation.  Information about benefits for State employees can be found at https://humanresources.vermont.gov/benefitswellness.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:  Business Manager, Vermont Public Utility Commission, 112 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT   05620-2701, or via e-mail to puc.businessmanager@vermont.gov by April 28th

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Commission seeks to attract and retain a diverse workforce and we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.  Applicants are welcome to list their personal pronouns in their application materials.


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Vermont PUC encourages its employees to participate in training opportunities focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have also created and promote participation in employee resource groups on DEI topics. We are also actively considering how our substantive work can include a DEI lens, such as ensuring that all Vermonters have equitable opportunities to participate in Vermont’s progressive energy programs.

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