Do you want to be part of a small team of professional representing the public interest and advocating for fair and reasonable public utility rates? Can you independently develop and defend your expert opinion in a trial-like setting in front of lawyers and other professionals? Do you like analyzing complex regulatory policy issues?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, then this may be the job for you!
The Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy Section (RAPA) within the Department of Law is recruiting for a Public Advocate Utility Analyst I (PAUA I) I with a strong background in regulatory policy and finance, accounting, economics, telecommunications, or engineering.
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 depreciation studies and economic studies;
Prepare extensive, comprehensive, defendable written or oral testimony on regulated utility and pipeline issues; and
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;
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; and
Ability to provide written and verbal testimony as a witness at hearings.
We offer a dynamic team centered and professional working environment with an emphasis on representing the public interest.
A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, accounting, finance, engineering, or business administration;
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 III, Utility Tariff Analyst III, Utility Engineering Analyst IV, Communications Common Carrier Specialist III, or Petroleum Economist I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
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 IV, Revenue Auditor IV, Internal Auditor III, or Economist IV with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
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
A cover letter is required for this position. The cover letter should highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they pertain to the position.
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.
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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:
Name: Melanie Ferguson
Title: Administrative Operations Manager I
Fax: (907) 276-3697
State Of Alaska