Public Utilities Rates Analyst 4

Organization
Public Utilities Commission
Organization Summary

Our mission at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is to create and maintain a regulatory environment that ensures safe, adequate and efficient utility services at fair, reasonable rates consistent with State telecommunications and energy policies. It does so by providing independent, consistent, professional and comprehensive oversight and regulation of utility service providers. One of the key functions of the commission in performing this mission is to balance the private and public interests affected in each docket, and to make decisions that appropriately balance these interests in a manner that is “consistent with the public interest.”

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Metro
Job type
full-time
Salary

$33.90 - $50.27 / hourly; $70,783 - $104,963 / annually

Hours
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Primary Duties

Job Summary

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged, and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. This position provides policy and technical analysis and interpretation of complex gas and electric utility regulatory matters and other energy-related issues for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, with an emphasis on electric utility resource planning and resource acquisition. The work involved in this dynamic position is critical to ensuring Minnesota’s utilities achieve key state goals, notably the 100% carbon-free by 2040 goal passed by the Legislature in 2023, while balancing reliability and affordability.

Please note the following:

Hybrid work environment: 2 days in-office and 3 days telework. Employees are required to sign a telework agreement.

This opportunity is eligible for relocation costs reimbursement.  Under current bargaining contract, this role will be eligible for up to $5,000 a year in Student Loan Reimbursement after 18 months of service.

Job Duties:

A Rates Analyst 4 advises the Commission on complex economic, regulatory, and energy policy issues to ensure that utility resource mixes provide reliable and affordable service that are consistent with state goals. The incumbent would be expected to develop, analyze and interpret, orally and in writing, written records in dockets before the Commission on such topics as: integrated resource plans, resource acquisition processes, and distribution system-related issues. The incumbent would also be responsible for conducting research and preparing written or oral reports on other regulatory and policy issues before the Commission. In addition, the incumbent would coordinate and provide technical direction to other staff and lead on more complex regulatory and policy issues before the Commission, and may also lead or participate in workgroups, regional/national forums, and legislative issues.

Experience

Minimum Qualifications

Five years’ relevant work experience with an organization concerned with energy issues.

AND

  • Knowledge or experience with basic economic, financial, utility regulatory, and other business principles.
  • Experience writing formal reports for external distribution.
  • Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience working directly with utility resource modeling software, or leading teams working on utility resource planning or acquisition issues.
  • Experience leading work on distribution system issues.
  • Experience in conducting research, investigations, and performing complex analyses of regulatory and policy issues.

A degree in in accounting, economics, business, finance, energy, law, public policy, statistics, electrical engineering or related field will substitute for professional experience, as follows:

Doctorate degree = 2 years of experience

Master's degree = 18 months of experience

Bachelor's degree = 12 months of experience

Associate’s degree = 6 months of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced experience in utility resource modeling software and principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of state, regional, and federal policies relevant to utility resource issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the electric utility industry and distribution planning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of utility economic, financial, ratemaking, energy forecasting, and other regulatory concepts and practices.
  • Ability to perform and present data analysis.
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities.
  • Ability to conduct research, investigations and to perform complex analyses of regulatory and policy issues.
  • Ability to manage workload and multiple projects at a time.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of a background check and reference check. 

How to Apply

Select link to apply: https://careers.mn.gov/psp/mnjob/MNCAREERS/HRCR/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1001&JobOpeningId=77329&PostingSeq=1&languageCd=ENG.

If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you have questions about this position, contact Morgan Stafford at [email protected] or 651-201-2208.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Morgan Stafford at [email protected].

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