Corporation Commission - Phoenix, AZ

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The Arizona Corporation Commission ("Commission") seeks to hire several professionals in the Executive Consultant job series in the Director's Office of the Commission's Utilities Division. Offers will be made at Executive I, II, and/or III responsibility and salary levels, dependent upon skills and experience. These positions are responsible for providing well researched authoritative advice and recommendations to the Utilities Division Directors, and ultimately the Commission, on complex technical and policy issues.

These Executive Consultants are responsible for the following:
- Interacting with utility company representative, utility consultants, engineers, consumer service representatives and other Commission staff in the development and implementation of regulatory policy.
- Scheduling and conducting regular meetings to coordinate the processing of cases with other Utilities Division sections.
- Attending and responding to questions from the public at public commenting meetings.
- Testifying under oath before an administrative law judge at public hearings to defend and support recommendations.
- Providing general assistance to high level management regarding applications of larger utilities for approval of rate increases, financing, mergers or Certificates of Convenience and Necessity (CC&N).
- Reading and interpreting documents and agreements for sales and mergers of large utilities.
- Manage and/or coordinate cases for which the Utilities Division hires consultants.
- Responsible for special projects which are highly technical, controversial and publicly visible and have the highest public policy and public interest implications.
- Performing cost, market and rate design studies.
- Reviewing and making recommendations in applications for CC&Ns, Interconnection Agreements and other filings.
- Preparing rules packages, both new and revised.
- Significant technical knowledge of utility regulatory issues, operating and procedure obtained through experience in regulatory environment.

These positions will appeal to candidates looking for exposure to a broad range of utility, regulatory and policy issues; who enjoy working independently and as a team member, coordinate and perform the most complex and sensitive technical analysis and research on utility companies (Class A, B, C, D and E). This is a rewarding career for well qualified candidates seeking a position where they are expected to analyze, reason and make recommendations that are critical to the Commission in order to fulfill its Constitutional authority/mandate to assure that rate payers are adequately protected and that the utilities are granted rates that are just, fair and reasonable in order to provide safe and reliable utilities services.

Ideal candidates will have a basic understanding of the operations of utilities and be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of the application of federal and state statues, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to docketed filings and special projects.
- Utility ratemaking theories and rate design.
- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission (NARUC) uniform system of accounts.
- Complex accounting economic and engineering principles of the utility industry.
- Microsoft Office computer applications, including Excel, Word, Access database and email.
- Research techniques related to highly complex assignments.
- Principles of finance, ratemaking and utility regulation.
- Knowledge of the current issues in water/wastewater, electric, gas and telecommunications industries in Arizona, the United States and in the world.
- Knowledge of rulemaking procedures.
- Knowledge of the role of consultants in Utilities Division processes.
- Knowledge of the internal organization of public utilities.
- Ability to analyze complex operational and financial data.
- Ability to provide expert Testimony at Commission hearings and open meetings.
- Ability to work with others.
- Excellent written and oral communication.
- Diplomacy skills.
- Knowledge of the movements of stocks and bonds market and their impact on public utilities.
- Knowledge of principles of negotiation and when negotiation is appropriate.

Preference will be given to applicants with 2-5 years' experience in the utilities industries, for a utility or for a Public Service Commission. A Bachelor's degree or higher in business, economics, engineering, accounting or related field may substitute for some related experience.

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous leave programs. Our work environment offers multiple training opportunities and encourages career development. To submit your resume for consideration, please hit the "APPLY" button below.


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