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Recruitment #22-005476-0006


The Maryland Public Service Commission seeks an Assistant Director in the Telecommunications, Gas, and Water Division.  The Assistant Director performs economic and regulatory analyses, prepares testimony, conducts policy analyses, and undertakes projects and studies for the Commission’s consideration,  which includes determining prices, policy, or other industry issues for gas, water, telecommunication and related services. The Assistant Director also assists the Director in the supervision of junior economists; this includes conducting performance evaluations as well as leading or guiding junior economists in the preparation of their expert testimony, comments or other work assignments. The Assistant Director is expected to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of Maryland’s gas, water, and telecommunications utility sector, including financial and economic principles, regulatory and industry practices, business operations, legal environment, and customer behavior. The ideal candidate should have several years of experience in the regulation of at least one and preferably all three industries (Telecommunications, Gas, or Water) under the Division’s purview. 


 This is an “at will” position which serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority (the “Commission”). 



Main Purpose of Job

The primary duty of this position is to develop expert testimony, reports, and provide analytical and policy support for the Commission on topics related to investor-owned gas, water, and telecommunications industries in Maryland. Employees will testify as expert witnesses, make presentations, prepare written reports or otherwise communicate the results of their analysis in both informal and contested situations. An Assistant Director may also represent the Telecommunications, Gas, and Water Division as a member of a working group tasked with developing rules, reports, agreements, or other tasks which support Maryland’s needs as required. A successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills. Additional duties include assisting the Division Director in mentoring and training Regulatory Economists in performing similar tasks and assisting the Division Director in managing the Division’s workflow, supervising Regulatory Economists, and editing and reviewing their work products.


Education: A bachelor's degree in Economics, Engineering, Physics, Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or Mathematics from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Two years of experience as an Analyst or two years of experience in the regulatory, gas, water, telecom, or electric industry.

1.  Additional experience performing utility, energy policy, economic or econometrically based analysis may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 
2.  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, Physics, Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or Mathematics from an accredited college or university.

Management Experience.

Experience in the regulation of at least one and preferably all three industries (Telecommunications, Gas, or Water) under the Division’s purview.

Experience working for a utility regulatory commission.  

Experience writing on technical or business topics.

Experience using Microsoft Excel to analyze data and perform calculations.

Coursework in econometric or financial analysis, applied mathematics, statistics, or related technical fields of study.


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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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 410-767-4850, 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.

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