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Regulatory Economists perform economic and regulatory analyses, prepare testimony, conduct policy analyses, and undertake projects and studies for the Commission’s consideration. A Regulatory Economist works with a team of accountants, engineers, and attorneys to determine the recommended prices, policies or contract terms that a telecommunications, gas or water company will charge its customers.
- Develop expert testimony as well as analytical and policy support to the Commission, directly or through the support of other division employees in several areas including economic analysis of rates, tariff language, industry structure, regulations, and other topics as needed;
- Learns to conduct economic analyses and evaluations of the plans, filings, and planning processes of utility companies;
- Testify as an expert witness, make presentations, prepare written reports or otherwise communicate the results of their analysis in both informal and contested situations;
- Learns to monitor technological changes that affect utility planning;
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
- Represent the Telecommunications, Gas and Water Division as a member of a working group tasked with developing rules, reports, agreements, or other tasks;
- Participates in meetings with State and federal government agencies, utilities, consultants and interested parties on matters pertaining to interagency policy development and problem resolution;
- Learns to assist legal counsel in preparing cross-examination questions;
- Learns to analyze rate design issues for regulated utilities;
- Learns to present the State’s or Public Service Commission’s position in policy meetings with utility or other interested parties;
- Learns to monitor changes in federal, State and other regulations that affect utility planning processes or utility operations;
- Learns to answer inquiries pertaining to companies under the Public Service Commission’s jurisdiction;
- Learns to collect and analyze data through personal interviews and review of utilities’ plans and filings;
- Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in accounting classification or accounting specialty codes in the accounting and budget group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
- Experience : Four years of experience performing utility, energy policy, economic or econometrically-based analysis.
- Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or
- Mathematics from an accredited college or university for the required experience.
- Experience working for a utility regulatory commission.
- Experience writing on technical or business topics.
- Knowledge of methods of financial analysis including DCF and CAPM.
- Experience using Microsoft Excel to analyze data and perform calculations.
- Experience using Microsoft Office suite.
Company: State of Maryland
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Maryland, United States
Application Deadline: N/A