Utility Analyst

State of Utah

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Job Description
Put your curious nature and problem-solving abilities to work as a full time Utility Analyst with the State of Utah Department of Commerce in the Division of Public Utilities. This position offers some remote work, benefits from day one, 12 paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick leave, and so much more!


This position is eligible for teleworking up to four days per week after a period of initial in-office training (some teleworking may be allowed during training).

You will act as an in-house consultant on issues pertaining to the regulation of public utility service. You will be expected to work both with others and independently on assigned and independent projects. A typical project may require a combination of analysis and research including the application of cost or financial accounting theory and practices; auditing standards and practices; economic theory and modeling; engineering standards and cost modeling; and regulatory practices and theory. Common duties may include, but are not limited to the following:Advising management on trends and issues relating to public utilities includingpublic utility regulation practice and theory
public policy
terms, conditions, and pricing of utility services
Analyzing public utility and industry data and information for determination of rates, terms, and conditions of utility services
Auditing the financial records and books of a public utility to develop earnings and cost recovery recommendations
Conducting independent and coordinated research for the purposes of establishing policy positions on a variety of regulatory or utility matters
Reviewing and analyzing state and federal utility filings including, results of operations reports, financial statements, and SEC reports
Ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
Preparing presentations including written and oral testimony
Testifying as an expert witness in hearings before the Public Service Commission or other forums
Developing, preparing, and presenting economic or engineering cost, financial feasibility, and compliance studies or cost modeling
Preparing utility property valuations, and cost of service and rate design studies
Assisting in the reviewing testimony and case preparation (i.e., preparation of witnesses, pleadings, briefs and arguments)
Participating in settlement conferences or other constituent discussions or meetings
Supervising or leading other staff or contracted agents

Our ideal candidate will have:A strong background in one or more of the following disciplines: accounting, economics, engineering, finance, public policy, or utility regulation.
A thorough knowledge of Excel, and Word.
Exceptional writing skills.
A self-starter attitude and work ethic.

Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field of study (accounting, economics, engineering, finance, or public policy). Four years of work experience in a related field may be acceptable.

Public Utilities is a small division, so we will provide you with the opportunity for a close working relationship with our wonderful team, and a true learning environment. Visit our website to learn more about our division.
This position is eligible for a rich benefits package, generous paid time off, and great work-life balance. You can learn more about offered benefits here.

Department of Commerce is the licensing and registration agency for Utah’s professional and business community. We provide oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, professional and occupational licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate and residential mortgage lending.
Visit our website to learn more about our agency.

Typical Qualifications
(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

A knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies and procedures;
A knowledge of research methods, techniques, and sources of relevant information;
An ability to organize and conduct methodological examinations to analyze or identify underlying facts, principles, or trends associated with information or data to draw supportable conclusions;
An ability to communicate complex technical information and ideas clearly and concisely;
Knowledge or experience in dealing with people in a sensitive, tactful, and professional manner;
An understanding of negotiation techniques and methods;
Experience using analytical or reporting software; and
A capability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Supplemental Information

Top candidates may be asked to participate in a writing exercise or submit a writing sample during the course of the interview process.
A description of the statutory duties and responsibilities of the Division of Public Utilities can be found in Title 54, Chapter 4a of the Utah code.
DHRM rules apply for promotions/transfers.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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