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The Public Service Commission (PSC) Electric Cooperatives Manager is responsible for identifying major policy implications and developing, coordinating, and executing strategic plans regarding all

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Coordinates with other section directors/managers across legal, accounting, cost of service, quality of service, finance, engineering, and utility industry specific functions regarding planning and scheduling. Provides directions to employees within the electric cooperatives section and employees responsible for the development, analyses, and interpretation of accounting, financial, economic, engineering, and operating information, identification, and analysis of potential regulatory issues, evaluation of the relative merits of alternative courses of action and coordination of issue development within cross-sectional teams. Leads the preparation and execution of the overall case strategy with cross-sectional, multi-disciplinary teams, prepares witnesses for hearing and cross examination regarding contested issues, and contributes technical expertise to settlements, motions, comments, and briefs. Identifies and researches electric cooperative industry regulatory issues and policies related to general rate cases for distribution cooperatives and the generation and transmission cooperative in Arkansas, proposed electric distribution utility rate changes under Act 821 of 1987, proposed electric generation and transmission utility rate changes under Act 676 of 2009, proposed tariff or service changes by the electric cooperatives, review of cost of debt and cost of energy adjustment clauses, and any other rate-related electric cooperative issues subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission. Performs research and analysis to interpret the policy and define the scope of the issue, determine the appropriate implementation strategy, and evaluate the impact on Arkansas and regulated utilities. Testifies as a lead expert witness in hearings before the Commission regarding contested issues in rate cases, the implementation of statutory requirements, rules, and generic industry regulatory and policy issues subject to extensive cross examination and Commission questions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and commission precedent related to the electric cooperative utility industry. Knowledge of emerging economic, technological, legislative, judicial and regulatory issues and trends affecting the electric cooperative utility industry. Knowledge of the principles and practices of electric cooperative utility regulation relating to the work performed. Knowledge of the operations of electric cooperative utilities. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing the industry. Ability to work collaboratively with intervenors, utility executives and their consultants, and other interested parties. Ability to plan and coordinate work within the electric cooperative section and meet the objectives. Ability to provide information, instruction, and technical guidance related to utility industry accounting, financial and economic concepts, regulations, and standards of practices. Ability to research policy issues and trends affecting electric cooperative utilities, analyze impacts on rates and regulations, and propose new or revised policies as needed. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, and policies affecting electric cooperative utilities to specific situations and prepare and present verbal and written reports and information. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of others. Ability to use computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, accounting, or finance, or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in analyzing utility industry accounting, financial, economic, and operational information, including two years in a professional managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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