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PSC SENIOR PUBLIC UTILITY AUDITOR

The Public Service Commission (PSC) Public Utility Auditor is responsible for coordinating and conducting public utility audits, directing special investigations and studies, and preparing

Class Code:

X033C

Job Grade:

GS11

Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in and out-of-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, training employees, assigning and reviewing regular and special projects, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Coordinates and conducts public utility rate cases audits by establishing schedules and assignments, reviewing and analyzing records and findings, identifying compliance and non-compliance items, and preparing preliminary reports. Determines whether additional investigation is needed and directs staff review activities or notifies related area audit supervisor of findings and provides supporting documentation. Reviews applications for revisions or additions to rate and tariff schedules, researches and analyzes previous and current information, prepares reports with trend analysis and modified audit program, and identifies special studies to be conducted. Prepares reports, testimony, and exhibits for presentation, presents testimony, and conducts special studies for and reports findings to the commission as directed. Participates in the development of audit program policy and procedure, maintains updated manuals, and responds to inquiries. Reviews filings by utility companies to determine compliance with the Commission’s orders, rules, and tariffs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of public utility audit programs and practices. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations affecting utility company accounting and financial practices. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to evaluate fiscal operations and controls, identify areas of non-compliance with law or accepted accounting procedures, and recommend corrective actions. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports and testimony and provide technical guidance and assistance to staff, agency management, and utility company officials.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field; plus fiveyears of auditing experience, including twoyears in a supervisory or leadership 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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