Bring your passion for program management and analysis to the Public Service Commission as a Program and Policy Analyst- Advanced!
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
This position will perform analysis functions of a professional nature in the regulation of electric public utilities. The primary responsibilities involve the coordinating of the review and analysis of electric utility plans including evaluation of cost, need, and prudence of the investments. The position is responsible for initiating and conducting in-depth and complex studies and research on a wide spectrum of issues that reflect changing issues in the electric industry. Work includes a broad range of regulatory compliance investigations, recommendations, reports, and rulemaking, as well as preparing and presenting oral and written testimony at public hearings and presentations at meetings. The work requires a high level of creativity and independent decision making.
The position will assist in preparing special reports, analyses and memoranda on policy, programs, or proposed rules regarding distributed energy resources, generation or transmission planning issues affecting Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), Regional State Committees (RSC) such as the Organization of MISO states (OMS), or other federal or state organizations as appropriate on a limited basis. This position assists the Commission with evaluating the effects of proposed transmission rates and practices on the affordability, reliability, and adequacy of utility service.
This position is in schedule-range (07-03) with an annual salary of $58,240-$83,512, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Interviews will be conducted virtually. In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, the individual hired into this position may temporarily be permitted or required to work from home. For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:
Developing research studies, written reports, analyses, and other similar materials
Managing multiple programs or projects, simultaneously
Experience working with current computer technologies (such as database, spreadsheet, word processing or presentation software)
In addition to having all the above, well qualified applicants will have experience with one or more of the following:
Preparing and presenting oral and written testimony or information at public hearings and presentations at meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
Analyzing programs and policies for benefits and costs, effectiveness, or compliance using qualitative and quantitative methods or tools.
Coordinating a multidisciplinary team or professional expert review to complete a project or assignment.
How to Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or Hannah.Robarge@dot.wi.gov.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday, July 11th.