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PROGRAM MANAGER I

Recruitment #19-005476-0022

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.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

William Donald Schaefer Tower

6 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The position monitors demand side management, renewable energy market developments, electric industry reliability, wholesale power recruitment, and competitive electric markets.

POSITION DUTIES

The duties of the position include participating in the guidance of the EAP staff to provide analysis, comments, or testimony and recommendations to the Commission on utility demand side plans or proposals to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of electric and natural gas supply for Maryland customers; assisting in the planning, coordination, and supervision of the EAP staff in the monitoring and refinement of Commission ordered demand side programs and the verification of program results; working on the coordination, facilitation, and monitoring of EAP staff participation on behalf of the Commission in PJM Interconnection, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative (MADRI) and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commission's (NARUC) activities to ensure that the Commission is appraised of any issues that may affect the customers in Maryland; and participating in the administration of the Division in a professional manner by ensuring uniform compliance with the Commission's internal policies and procedures, including timekeeping policies, training, and day-to-day operations (e.g., workload schedules).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor's degree in Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, Finance or a related discipline.

Experience: Five years of experience in utility regulation or energy resources planning and analysis.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A graduate degree in Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Business, Finance, or a related discipline.

Experience managing other employees.

Excellent communication skills.

Selection Plan

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 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. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be evaluated for this position and placed on an eligibility list for one year. The list will be used by the hiring agency to fill this position.

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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  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 to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please call 410-767-1697.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

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.