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PSC RATE CASE ANALYST

The Public Service Commission (PSC) Rate Case Analyst is responsible for compiling, analyzing, and reporting information on technical, demographic, and financial data concerning utility

Class Code:

A046C

Job Grade:

GS09

Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Develops, analyzes, and interprets accounting, financial, engineering, and economic information related to utility operations and regulations, rate of return on utility investments, capital recovery schedules, revenues and expenses, cost allocations, and rate designs. Reviews filings by utility companies to determine compliance with regulatory rules, orders, and rate-making principles. Performs financial and rate impact analysis by compiling financial data, analyzing trends, producing forecasts, analyzing rate impacts of annexations, and preparing tables for annual financial reports. Participates in hearing preparation and acts as an expert witness. Conducts research and develops written testimony, exhibits, and reports to present technical recommendations regarding contested issues. Investigates the activities of utilities and conducts reviews of rate cases, non-standard rate recovery mechanisms, and other filings to determine compliance with regulatory rules, orders, and rate-making principles. Researches utility industry issues and develops alternative rate making policies and methodologies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of principles and practices of financial examination. Knowledge of research methodology, survey techniques, statistical concepts, and report writing. Knowledge of economic forecast modeling. Ability to analyze financial and economic data. Ability to conduct research and prepare analyses and reports. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or related field; plus three years of experience in rate analysis, financial analysis, economic forecasting, or related field. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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