Have a top rate career and join the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin! Be a part of the team responsible for the rate design for all investor owned utilities and municipalities in Wisconsin by joining our team as an Energy Rate and Policy Analyst.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
This position is responsible for performing studies and analyzing complex electric utility and natural gas rate and rule change proposals, especially those with financial, economic, and pricing implications.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, hybrid work schedules, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. In addition to these amazing benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances, and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
The position of Energy Rates and Policy Analyst (Public Utility Rate Analyst-Senior) is responsible for performing economic, pricing, and rate analysis on a variety of regulatory issues in the regulation of electric and natural gas utilities, which includes developing, planning and enforcement of new and innovative rate-making concepts; assisting with policy issues associated with energy efficiency, demand response, and grid integration of renewable energy resources; and responding to oral and written complaints and inquires, which require formulation of proposed policy and interpretation of Commission-approved policies, orders and rules. In carrying out these responsibilities, this position reviews current state, regional and national trends; analyzes, processes, and develops alternatives to utility proposals and plans; and participates in rulings, investigations and proceedings, to help facilitate the Commission's timely consideration of the agency's numerous regulatory activities. Decisions influenced by this position affect the economic wellbeing of utilities and their customers, as well as economic development throughout the state.
This position is in schedule-range (08-03) with an annual salary of $60,320-$72,800, plus excellent benefits. A twelve-month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.
Qualified applicants will have all the following:
Experience participating in fiscal processes: Activities may include processing payments, reviewing budgets, drafting budgets, revenue forecasting, determining base rates, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word, or similar programs in a professional setting: Activities may include: Word: writing memos or other documents shared with decision makers, Excel: creating spreadsheets, entering data, reviewing data, manipulating data.
Experience reviewing the work of peers and providing feedback
Experience analyzing data: Activities may include analyzing financial and economic information, analyzing sales trends, or analyzing historical data for the purpose of developing a forecast.
In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have one or more of the following:
Experience working with the utility industry, or a similar regulatory organization.
Experience with development, planning, and enforcement of new and innovative rate making concepts including cost allocations, or similar experience.
Experience working with legal orders and policy.
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here. For more information on the basics of the selection process and how the State of WI ensures fair and equitable treatment of all applicants, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or email@example.com.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm on October 4th, 2021.