Public Advocate Utility Analyst 1 (Pcn 08-6071)

State Of Alaska Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

What you will be doing:

The Public Advocate Utility Analyst 1 position represents the public interest on behalf of the Attorney General as an expert witness in complex, sometimes precedent-setting regulated utility and pipeline carrier cases through written and oral testimony, and by appearing as an expert witness in Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) hearings, legal depositions, and other legal proceedings. With an expert knowledge of accounting/finance, economics, or engineering, this position must apply their professional knowledge/training/experience and understanding of utility and pipeline carrier business practices, accounting/finance, engineering, and economic principles to the analysis and development of regulatory policy, in developing and defending policy and rate-setting positions in the public interest.

Our Departments focus:

The Civil Division of the Department of Law is the State of Alaska's chief legal office in civil matters. The Civil Division has fourteen sections in offices throughout the state and is considered the "largest law firm" in Alaska. We are currently hiring for a Public Advocate Utility Analyst 1 position to join our Regulatory Affairs & Public Advocacy Section.

The benefits of joining our team:

The Public Advocate Utility Analyst 1 is part of a small team of professionals who represent the public interest and advocate for fair and reasonable public utility rates and terms of service. Advocacy is not strictly limited to asking for the lowest possible rate for services provided to the public, but is instead balanced to also ensure utility and pipeline carrier service providers are financially healthy enabling them to provide safe and reliable service

The working environment you can expect:

Anchorage: This position is in the Conoco Phillips Building in downtown Anchorage.

The Building is a multi-floor office building with easy access to parking and popular lunch spots. This position works during standard business hours.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Independently plan and conduct comprehensive investigations of policy and rate issues in complex dockets of investigation before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska

  • Perform analysis of utility and pipeline carrier revenue requirement studies, cost of service studies, cost of capital analyses, depreciation studies and economic studies

  • Prepare extensive, comprehensive, defendable written or oral testimony on regulated utility and pipeline issues

  • Conduct on-site reviews of public utility and pipeline carrier books and records, financial statements, work papers, operating studies, load research, customer records, etc.

The successful candidate should have the following demonstrated strengths:

  • Experience planning, preparing, and conducting reviews or audits of utility or pipeline carrier financial, economic, or engineering records and studies or the equivalent experience in other business sectors

  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate written policy or financial analysis, which includes appropriate supporting references to relevant authorities and/or supporting financial schedules

  • Ability to provide written and verbal testimony as a witness at hearings

To complete your application for this position, a cover letter and resume is required. Attach a professionally written cover letter and resume that highlights your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications

(Dependent of the requirements of the assigned work):

A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, accounting, finance, engineering, or business administration;

AND EITHER

One year of advanced professional experience performing audits, financial examinations, or research and analyses of regulated utilities and pipeline carriers. The required experience is met by service as a Utility Financial Analyst 3, Utility Tariff Analyst 3, Utility Engineering Analyst 4, Communications Common Carrier Specialist 3, or Petroleum Economist 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

OR

Two years of advanced professional experience performing audits, financial examinations, or research and analyses of business or governmental policies or operations. The required experience includes such work as an Accountant 4, Revenue Auditor 4, Internal Auditor 3, or Economist 4 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.

Substitution:

Current licensure as a Certified Public Accountant or as a Professional Engineer by the State of Alaska will substitute for the required master's degree.

Additional Required Information

Please read the Information below carefully. This applies to your application submission.

To complete your application for this position, a cover letter and resume is required. Attach a professionally written cover letter and resume that highlights your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience as they pertain to the responsibilities listed in the job description.

COVER LETTER

A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to the key responsibilities and strengths listed above.

Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, fax it to the contact number provided in the job posting. Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. If you do not provide a cover letter, you will not move onto the interview stage of the process.

EDUCATION

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.

Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview.

WORK EXPERIENCE

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at:

P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

Kelly West, Administrative Operations Manager 1

Phone: 907-269-5100

Fax: 907-276-3697

Email: kelly.west@alaska.gov



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