Research Analysis Specialist - Data Analyst

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Organization Summary

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) plays a vital role in ensuring that Minnesotans have safe, reliable, and affordable electric, gas and landline telephone utility services by regulation of these three service industries.

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Location in MN
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$26.64 - $39.06/hour or $55,624 - $81,557/annually


Daytime hours. Hybrid work and flexible hours options are available. 

Primary Duties

This position is responsible for data compilation, accessibility, and analysis of utility-reported and other relevant public data to inform Commissioners and the public about key electric and gas regulation issues; such as, utility service quality, affordability, utility performance, distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and more. This position consults with Commission staff and provides leadwork direction and review to data student worker(s).


To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Two (2) years professional experience demonstrating expertise supporting research and data analysis for energy or utility-related programs.

Experience must include:

  • Understanding of data analyses and research techniques;
  • Practical experience with data collection, data manipulation, data transformation and interpretation;
  • Skilled at using MS Excel and other MS Suite programs.

A degree in Data Science, Economics, Statistics, Environmental Science, or another related fields or related field will substitute for professional experience, as follows:

  • Master's degree = 18 months of experience
  • Bachelor's degree = 12 months of experience
  • Associates degree = 6 months of experience

Minimum qualifications to be assessed at interview:

  • Strong human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to respond openly to requests and concerns

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with any data warehouse, information systems and/or programs
  • Experience working with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, R, GIS;
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of energy issues or energy regulation.
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and marginalized communities

Additional Requirements

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

How to Apply

Select link, then “Apply for Job”: 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

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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