Advisor to a Commissioner

$7,442 - $17,513 monthly
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • 300 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 11, 2021
Consultant Government Management

Job Description

About the Position

Under the general direction of the Commissioner, the incumbent will have broad responsibility for policy formulation and recommendations that directly relate to the Commission’s regulatory program, as well as advancing the policy objectives of the office. The CEA, A, also may have responsibility for coordinating the work of the administrative staff and other advisors in the office in addition to assisting the Commissioner in coordinating workflow from the Commissioner’s office.

  • Perform major research and undertake analysis related to the regulation of energy, telecommunications, water and transportation utilities and related topics under the Commission’s jurisdiction.  This work includes: (1) economic and financial analysis of utilities, including rate design, pricing issues, market and competition issues for those utilities engaged in  competitive services,  rate of return and company financial status;  (2) analysis of the safety of utility operations and facilities; (3) analysis of the need for infrastructure investment;  (4) transportation matters including regulation of rail, common carriers and other transportation entities under Commission jurisdiction;  (5) analysis of water regulation, including, among others, regulatory structure and utility general rate cases;  (6) telecommunications matters including the regulatory setting, economic, financial and policy framework for telecommunications and related technologies and services subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction; and, (7) as appropriate, legal analysis of the procedural aspects of Commission proceedings and consideration of the implications of applicable pending and existing state and federal laws on Commission action.
  • Evaluate formal decisions before the Commission, including formal agenda items, as required.  This requires consideration of the implications of applicable pending and existing state and federal laws on Commission action.  Critique and redraft pending orders, draft letters in response to inquiries and public comments, develop and write speeches, brief other agencies concerning pending issues, and attend meetings and conferences on behalf of the Commissioner.
  • Oversee and manage the operational and strategic administrative functions of the Commissioner's office.

About the Division

This position is in the Executive Division.

About the CPUC

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the most influential regulatory agencies in the United States. Amongst other things, the CPUC regulates privately owned energy, telecommunications, and water utility companies.  The CPUC has worked to protect consumers and ensure the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. 

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It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


Job Code #:

JC- 229390

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