Regulatory Specialist - Management Analyst 4

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Organization Summary

The Commission’s mission 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.

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Location in MN
Job type
  • Salary Range: $31.57 - $46.82 / hourly; $65,918 - $97,760 / annually
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Primary Duties

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is guiding the state through important changes in the energy and telecommunications sectors, which have enormous impact on the daily lives of Minnesotans. To help with this work, the Public Utilities Commission is hiring a Regulatory Specialist. This new position will be responsible for work that will directly affect efficiency and outcomes across the agency.

This position will report directly to the agency’s General Counsel and will coordinate regularly with other high-level managers at the agency. The Regulatory Specialist will be responsible for establishing essential new programs at the Public Utilities Commission. The programs establishing a new library for important regulatory decisions, public facing storage and access for essential documents, and internal tracking systems for regulatory compliance. The Regulatory Specialist will project manage to develop these systems. Once these systems are established, the Regulatory Specialist will be responsible for training agency colleagues on how to best leverage the tools and be responsible for managing their content.

The Regulatory Specialist will also have an important assignment to establish a new agency-wide training program on regulatory skills and issues. The Specialist will need to work closely with cross-unit teams across and outside the agency to identify areas of training and establish programs to assist in onboarding new staff and continuing to develop experienced staff.

This is a new position, and the Regulatory Specialist will have significant latitude to develop work plans and establish relationships across the agency. The work completed by this position is critical for the effectiveness of the agency and will receive the support necessary to ensure success at a high level.

This position has a hybrid work schedule that includes telework days and in-office days in St. Paul.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in database creation, training development, training delivery, library and information science, or related work experience.

A bachelor’s degree in library, information sciences, or related field may substitute for one year of experience. Advanced degrees may substitute for up to two years’ experience.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated based on the following factors:

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative for complex assignments.
  • Demonstrated experience and technical familiarity with establishing database, record-keeping or tracking systems.
  • Project management experience
  • Technical familiarity with web development, including intranet, internal websites, or SharePoint sites, for database or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Demonstrated success at interpersonal communications and interaction with cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience working with governmental agencies, utilities, and other stakeholders and regulatory programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of the state, federal and regional energy industry issues, and trends.
  • Experience in regulatory agencies, environmental review or compliance, or energy project development
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities.

Additional Requirements

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

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the 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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