Telecommunications Analyst
Oregon Public Utility Commission - Salem, OR

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The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is responsible for regulating investor-owned utilities, privately-owned water companies, and the telephone industry. PUC's mission is to ensure that safe and reliable utility services are provided to customers at just and reasonable rates while fostering the use of competitive markets to achieve these objectives.

PUC is searching for an experienced professional to fill the following position:
Utility and Energy Analyst 2, Telecommunications Analyst
The person is this position ensures that consumers and competitive service providers receive safe and adequate telecommunication service from the incumbent companies at the lowest possible cost while allowing these companies an opportunity to earn a return on investment sufficient to attract capital and thereby sustain its financial health. Major duties include:
  • Provide advice and assistance in the processing of non-routine, complex, competitive-provider certification applications and cancellations.
  • Serve as the section lead on certification related projects that do one or more of the following: change the language or requirements of the certificate; change certificate application forms; or change the scope and form of the information collected from competitive providers.
  • Coordinate and review annual recertification reports from Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETC) for federal universal service funds. Analyze new ETC applications and identify issues for further investigation. Coordinate meeting schedules and circulation of documents among parties in ETC cases.
  • Assist other members of the Telecommunication Division with both special and routine studies involving statistical and financial analysis that may involve tasks such as; identifying data sources, reviewing statutes and rules, gathering and organizing data, analyzing the data, and writing reports and public meeting memos to provide information to agency Managers and the Commission.
  • Lead production of periodic reports related to the telecommunications industry in Oregon that includes information related to both incumbent and competitive providers of local exchange and intrastate toll services.
  • Manage Oregon Universal Service Fund (OUSF) Board nominations process. Process payphone provider requests for OUSF refunds. Assist the section manager with OUSF board meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Economics, Accounting, or Finance AND
Two years of work experience in engineering, economic analysis, finance, accounting, or auditing.
OR
Five years of work experience in any of the above fields; two of which must have been at the professional level.
A Master's or Doctorate degree may substitute for one year of the work experience.
In addition, we are specifically recruiting for the preferred qualifications below. Applicants who are best able to demonstrate these attributes will be contacted for an interview.
  • A person knowledgeable about the major issues facing telecommunication utilities and professional level work experience for a telecommunications utility or regulatory body.
  • An accomplished communicator, with experience presenting complicated information in a public setting and facilitating conversations with experience developing written comments and recommendations intended to inform or influence the decision making of a public agency.
  • Work experience exercising independent judgment or decision making in accordance with established policies, procedures and tariffs, statutes, and administrative rules in a utility or regulatory environment.
  • A person with advanced skills in accounting and financial modeling, as well as, experience with statistical programs (e.g., SAS, Stata, EViews, etc).
To view the complete job announcement including minimum qualifications, salary information and application instructions please visit our jobs page at: http://www.puc.state.or.us/puc/Pages/jobs/index.aspx, click on 'Jobs at PUC' and view the following announcements:
Utility and Energy Analyst 2 (Telecommunications Analyst) - PUC13-0007
PUC is an EEO/AA employer.

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