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Director of Telecommunications, Gas, and Water Division

Recruitment #20-005479-0015




William Donald Schaefer Building
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The position is principally responsible for the development and presentation of Staff policy recommendations on telecommunications and natural gas and water issues through expert testimony and written documents. The Director plans, coordinates and supervises the activities of the Telecommunications, Gas and Water Division that are required for the regulation of telecommunications, natural gas and regulated water utilities.

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


Assigns the Division’s workload to Staff members equitably, in accordance with experience and job classification, and with deadlines necessary to achieve Commission objectives.

Monitors assignments to ensure that work assignments are prepared timely and accurately. Identify relevant issues, relate facts and discuss appropriate regulatory policies.

Develops major regulatory policies to assist the Commission in its regulation of the telecommunications industry through the preparation of expert testimony, proposed additions to or changes in regulations and legislation, oral and written presentations and various reports.  Advises Commissioners as requested.

Hires qualified personnel and stimulates staff to achieve performance goals by maintaining open communications, fostering employee development opportunities and conducting evaluations. 

Administers the Division in a professional manner by ensuring uniform compliance with Commission internal policy and procedures. 

Initiates and manages relationships with internal organizations and external parties such as telecommunications service providers, customers, other state agencies and industry trade groups.  

Other duties as assigned.


Education A Bachelor's Degree in economics, engineering, (electrical, mechanical, civil or industrial), finance, accounting, mathematics, statistics, physics, public policy, or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Experience: Three years of experience in the regulatory, natural gas, water, or telecommunications industries.

Two years of experience supervising economists, engineers, energy analysts or related knowledge workers. 


Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces, military experience as a commissioned officer in any of the field areas noted in the education section above.


A graduate degree in economics, engineering, finance or a related field.
Three years experience working for a utility regulatory commission on natural gas, water, and telecommunications regulatory issues. 
Three years experience writing on technical or business topics. 
Three years experience testifying as an expert witness before a regulatory utility commission. 
Two years of experience using Microsoft Excel and Word to analyze technical issues and prepare written analysis.  One year of experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to present technical or regulatory issues.  
One year of experience performing financial analysis.  
One year of experience working as part of a working group on utility regulatory issues.  
One year of experience analyzing regulations or legislation regarding electric utility issues.  
Completion of three credit hours of coursework in econometric or financial analysis.    
Completion of three credit hours of coursework in applied mathematics or statistics.  
Completion of three credit hours of coursework in economic, environmental or regulatory policy.


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.


The evaluation 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-1697

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.