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PSC COMMISSION ADVISOR

Recruitment #18-009030-0002

Introduction

The Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission) regulates public utilities and certain passenger transportation companies doing business in Maryland.  The Commission regulates gas, electric, telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies. Also subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission are electricity suppliers, fees for pilotage services to vessels, construction of a generating station and certain common carriers engaged in the transportation for hire of persons. The PSC’s jurisdiction extends to taxicabs operating in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County, Cumberland, and Hagerstown.

The categories of regulated public service companies are listed below: electric utilities; gas utilities; combination gas and electric utilities; telecommunications companies; water, and water and sewerage companies; passenger motor vehicle carriers (sedans, limousines, and buses); railroad companies; taxicab companies; and other public service companies.

The Commission is empowered to hear and decide matters relating to: (1) rate adjustments; (2) applications to exercise or abandon franchises; (3) applications to modify the type or scope of service; (4) approval of issuance of securities; (5) promulgation of new rules and regulations; and (6) quality of utility and common carrier service.

GRADE

9990

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Public Service Commission is seeking one (1) full-time Commission Advisor to provide advice and analytical support to the Commission in fulfilling its statutory responsibilities. Excellent written and verbal analytical and communications skills are required to perform the duties of this position, which include:

Providing analysis, advice, and support to the Commission on matters pending before it and on matters before other federal or State regulatory agencies;

Reviewing, evaluating, and providing analysis of applications, transactional documents, testimony, and pleadings submitted to the Commission;

Preparing draft Commission orders

Providing oral and written briefings on matters of interest to the Commission

Interacting with industry, senior federal and state government officials, and the General Assembly.

This position is a political special appointment and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (Commission).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, in accounting, business, economics, engineering, finance, government, legal studies, or public policy.  

Experience: Two (2) years of experience performing utility, energy, or telecommunications policy, and economic analysis and merger or acquisition evaluations with a public service commission or federal regulatory commission, consulting organization, law firm, or regulated enterprise.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

A Graduate Degree and/or Juris Doctorate

Knowledge and a practical understanding  of electricity, gas, or telecommunications industries, general corporate experience, corporate finance, accounting, or renewable energy, and an understanding of the manner in which PJM (or an RTO similar to PJM) functions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:         

Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 West Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, Maryland 21201

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you have questions concerning this position, please contact S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.