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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/01
Posting End Date: 2024/02/15
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 22.14
Maximum Salary: 30.38
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.
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The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has an exciting new opportunity for a full-time Utilities Analyst in Boise on the State of Idaho Chinden Campus, located at 11331 W. Chinden Blvd, Building 8.
In addition to reviewing candidates for the minimum qualifications of the Utilities Analyst 1, the Commission will also consider candidates to start as a Utilities Analyst 2 if they meet the minimum requirements listed below.
The Commission regulates investor-owned or privately-owned utilities that provide gas, water, electricity, or some telephone services for profit as well as overseeing the safe operation of railroads and enforces state and federal regulations safeguarding the transportation of hazardous materials by rail.
This position is eligible for the state benefits package, including:
The selected candidate will join the Utilities Division's Technical Analysis section. The Technical Analysis section is responsible for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of all Demand Side Management (DSM) resources, which includes energy efficiency and demand response. They review new and existing utility programs and track the impact on resource requirements and utility investments. They review utility forecasts of energy, water, and natural gas usage and will also participate in customer self-generation and rate design cases. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical thinking, written, and communication skills.
Example of Duties:
1. Formal case assignments. Typical responsibilities: analyzes utility company applications and financial schedules to determine probable effects on intervenors, petitioners, and rate-payers; defines issues to be addressed and plans investigation; researches, analyzes, and compiles statistical data for development of economic models and elasticity estimates; determines probability of company-proposed rates producing a predetermined level of increase; evaluates fairness and reasonableness of proposed rate structures; researches regulatory decisions and trends concerning issues in pending cases; evaluates service improvements likely to result from technological changes; evaluates cost responsibility for plant replacements/additions; conducts cost-of-service studies; designs alternative rate proposals and service options; negotiates settlement of key issues with utility managers and attorneys; constructs written testimony and exhibits; testifies during public hearings and defends testimony during cross-examination; formulates strategy and questioning for cross-examination of company's witnesses.
2. Program implementation, policy review, and complaint resolution. Typical responsibilities: designs and recommends procedures that companies should follow to comply with Commission rules and Idaho state law; analyzes proposed changes to tariffs for revenue effect, customer impact, changes in expense levels, and technical feasibility; identifies engineering problems in service-quality complaints; determines if tariff violations exist; mediates and negotiates resolutions of customer complaints; explains commission policy and history of previous commission action; analyzes appropriateness of utility separation of costs and revenues.
Utilities Analyst 1 ($22.14 - $23.62):
This is the first level of a two-level series. Incumbents in this classification are at the training level for the Utilities Analyst 2 (anticipated underfill completion is 12 months).
Good knowledge of:
Utilities Analyst 2 ($28.49 - $30.38):
Good knowledge of:
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The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.