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DIRECTOR DIVISION OF ENERGYCategory: Executive/Senior Level

NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
JOB POSTING #: 27-2021
DATE OF POSTING: July 20, 2021
DATE OF CLOSING: August 10, 2021

TITLE: Director, Division of Energy
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1) WORKWEEK: NL

DIVISION/LOCATION: Board of Public Utilities
Division of Energy

DESCRIPTION:

Manage the day to day operation of the Division including the development of all written and oral presentations regarding significant policy matters in order to brief the Commissioners, Executive Director, members of the Governor’s Office or legislative representatives, and their staff and the state’s congressional delegation on federal legislation which may impact the BPU regarding significant policy matters.

Work Responsibilities:
Coordinates and manages all regulatory matters concerning rates for service, tariff design, plan evaluation, demand and growth projections and electric and gas resource acquisition programs to ensure provision of reliable service to electric and gas customers at the most affordable rates reasonably achievable.

Coordinates and manages all matters concerning energy program design and implementation and policy analysis. Reviews policy initiatives aimed at increasing competition in State’s energy industry. Formulates forward looking policies concerning the State’s gas and electric utilities, including innovative rate-making, the BGS Auction, gas procurement and siting of new facilities.

Assists in developing and implementing the State’s Energy Master Plan pursuant to N.J.S.A 52:27F-14.

Participates and intervenes in, and advises on, as appropriate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings and other appropriate interstate and regional matters that directly impact matters in New Jersey.

Develops policy recommendations for all regulatory matters concerning rates for service, tariff designing, plan evaluation, demand and growth projections to ensure safe, adequate and proper service at reasonable rates for all electric and gas customers in the State.

Testifies, or oversees the development of appropriate testimony, in formal proceedings where and when necessary relating to all rate and regulatory matters including, but not limited to tariff design, rate classifications and general and specific conditions affecting the electric and gas industry and its customers.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Engineering, Economics or other related field. An advanced degree in business, management, administration, or other areas related to the particular position would be helpful.

EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have five (5) years of operational and managerial experience involving the operation and/or regulation within the energy sector, including familiarity with utility regulatory policies, standards and procedures.
Demonstrated managerial skills, including such factors as interpersonal skills, decision-making, problem analysis and creative thinking, administrative judgment, delegation, managerial or financial control, interdepartmental cooperation/liaison, development of subordinates and organizational awareness are required. Good communication skills and leadership skills necessary.

NOTE: We value inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, 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

OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to NJ Residents.

NOTE: 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.

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
humanresources@bpu.nj.gov
Visit us at: https://nj.gov/bpu/

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.