The Utilities Division recommends thoroughly researched, sound regulatory policy and rate recommendations to the Commissioners, based on a balanced analysis of the benefits and impacts on all stakeholders and consistent with the public interest.
- Perform regulatory audits on medium to large sized water and wastewater companies
- Make recommendations to the Commission related to the establishment of just and reasonable rates to be used in billing customers for utility services
- Perform independent research on complex technical and regulatory policy issues on financing and other applications and make recommendations to the Commission
- Work as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Summarize findings in written reports
- Meet filing deadlines
- Present testimony at hearings, Open Meetings, and other public forums
- Assist other sections as necessary
- Teach and mentor other FRA team members and Staff on broad ratemaking issues
- Review compliance filings post decision
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics or similar field is preferred
- Ability to analyze economic and financial data independently using various statistical methods
- Strong writing skills to prepare reports, memos, orders and letters
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Primarily Word and Excel)
- Ability to effectively and clearly present written and oral testimony in formal proceedings
- Experience with or knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures
- Knowledge of the principles of rate-making and public utilities regulation including cost of capital concepts
- Ability to apply analytical methods to complex financial data and draw logical conclusions
- Skills in prioritizing and completing projects under deadlines
- Ability to work effectively with others
- Mentoring and training skills
Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background/reference check and confirmation of any degrees/certifications.
A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates. Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.
- Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous paid vacation and sick leave programs
- Career and personal development support; multiple training and education opportunities and resources; qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer
- Interesting, challenging work in a public sector environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state
- We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency and a recognized Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) defined benefit pension.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email HumanResources@azcc.gov for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.