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.
As a high-level analyst, you will develop and implement major programs relating to utility regulation. This involves complex technical and policy analysis and will include reviewing and writing recommendations on Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustors, Energy Efficiency Implementation Plans, Integrated Resource Plans, Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, tariffs, and rate design; and participating in utility rate cases, sometimes as the lead staff person. This will also involve participation in working groups, rulemakings, presenting testimony at evidentiary hearings, and speaking at Open Meetings and other public forums.
* Considerable knowledge of the application of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to docketed filings and special projects;
* Broad knowledge of the current issues in electric, gas, water and telecommunications industries in Arizona, the United States and globally;
* Ability to analyze economic, operations, and financial data using various statistical methods;
* Ability to prepare written reports and present oral testimony that clearly explains and supports findings and recommendations;
* Excellent oral communication skills, including ability to testify in formal proceedings and making public presentations; and
* Proficient skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical modeling.
The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of advanced education and utility regulatory experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in economics, statistics, accounting, business, public policy, energy, or related field.
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.