NOTICE OF VACANCY
POSTING NO.: 09-2023
TITLE: Chief, Bureau of Revenues and Rates (Gov. Rep 1 or SES)
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
WORKWEEK: 35 hours (NL)
EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1)
OPENING DATE: February 7, 2023
CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2023
DIVISION/LOCATION: Division of Energy & Water
This position may be eligible for telework up to two days per week
The Board of Public Utilities is a great place to work
You will be part of a highly effective and collaborative team working to ensure that safe, adequate, and proper utility services are provided to all members of the public who desire such services.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Supervises the staff of the Bureau of Revenue and Rates on all financial analysis of energy, water and wastewater service providers, including: cost of service, rate design and revenue requirements matters. Provides recommendations to senior executive staff and commissioners; plans, supervises and coordinates the work of staff involved in the analysis of utility rate structures; conducts and supervises research on energy, water and wastewater policy and regulatory matters; participates in state, regional and federal policy discussions; and trains staff on the principles of rate regulation in energy, water and wastewater sectors.
The primary duty of the Bureau Chief is to manage all energy, water and wastewater utility rate case matters and other rate filings required by law or regulation. Responsibilities include supervising the review of all cases, assigning staff, and overseeing the efficient management and conduct of the case from intake to final disposition. Specific duties include preparing or directing the preparation of discovery and financial data worksheets as well as the establishment of meeting and hearing schedules for the case. In consultation with the division director, deputy director, is responsible for the preparation of the Staff position for the case; the substantive financial analysis used in any legal filings; the preparation and review of any legal briefs or other documents; and leads or supports negotiations and settlement discussions.
Conducts or directs research; analyzes or directs and reviews the staff analysis of information related to any filings made with the division; prepares or directs and reviews staff as they prepare memos, reports, correspondence either for the senior executive staff or on behalf of the agency.
Analyzes or oversees the staff analysis of specific utility ratemaking issues such as the impact of requested and alternate rate structures; consults with the Office of the Chief Economist to determine the appropriate capital structure and return on equity; and analyzes the impact of utility rate filings on individual residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers of the utility. Assesses utilities’ compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, as well as applicable decisions of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“Board”).
Directs staff in the acquisition of data necessary for the preparation of presentations, legal briefs, research or other reports, policy memos, and charts, schedules, and statistical information necessary to inform policy analysis and recommendations. Responsible for the maintenance of accurate information and data, updating reports in the Bureau’s files and ensuring that the files are maintained and preserved in a consistent format, and in conformance with the Board’s document management and retention procedures.
At the direction of and on behalf of the Division Director or Deputy Director, the Bureau Chief represents the Division and Board at various conferences, seminars, policy meetings, public hearings, evidentiary hearings or other similar events.
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, public policy or similar/related field from an accredited college or university is required.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of supervisory/managerial experience and a variety of management experiences and organizational responsibilities are required. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Excel and be able to conduct independent financial analysis of water and wastewater utility filings. Other technical proficiencies required include proficiency in Outlook and Word; ability to prepare presentations in Power Point or similar applications is preferred.
The successful candidate will possess and demonstrate a broad range of managerial and leadership skills, including: strong communication and interpersonal skills; thorough problem analysis; creative thinking; prudent decision-making and sound judgment. The ability to manage, develop and delegate to staff, coordinate and lead interdepartmental collaboration and cooperation and understanding the importance of organizational awareness are required.
NOTE: We value inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, a culture of learning, and hard work above all else. Candidates with relevant undergraduate or professional experience are encouraged to apply, as are candidates who have shown a strong commitment to remedying the historical under-representation of people of color in energy through their work promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity as well as through their own lived experiences.
RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume and proof of degree submitted. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency.
OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to New Jersey residents.
RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.
WORK AUTHORIZATION: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and Personal Relationships Disclosure Form (Click Here). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line via email. All documents must be submitted by the closing date shown above to the following:
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625
Visit us at: https://nj.gov/bpu/
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.