The Iowa Utilities Board is seeking a Senior Utility Analyst to fill a permanent, full-time, contract-covered position reporting to the Manager of the Regulatory Analysis section. The successful candidate will support the Board and staff by researching and analyzing filings, testimony, data, and exhibits submitted by telecommunications and utility companies in content areas that include, but are not limited to, telecommunications, natural gas, electric, and water. The Senior Utility Analyst will serve as team leader for assigned telecommunications filings, and responsibilities will include monitoring, processing, reviewing, and evaluating federal and state telecommunications legislation and information, including Federal Communications Commission orders and actions, and providing written and oral analysis to staff and the Board regarding the impact to the Iowa telecommunications industry. The Senior Utility Analyst also will provide recommendations to the Board to accept, reject, or potentially suspend submitted filings as appropriate.
The Senior Utility Analyst in this role will provide oversite and assistance for Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and the Iowa Equipment Distribution Program (EDP) and assist in analyzing rates of utilities by reviewing, examining, and evaluating cost studies and investigations of operational practices to recommend acceptance or suspension of rates and rate supplements. The analyst will be expected to meet with officials of public utilities, private industry, and the public on matters related to public utility regulation. The successful candidate must have the ability to communicate technical and financial information orally and in writing. The employee must have internet and computer proficiency and be able to comprehend and apply state and federal laws, rules, practices, and procedures; research and assist in the development of strategies that advance public and consumer interest; provide advice, answer questions, and advise the Board on data; and make objective recommendations.
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume to the attachments section on their application for this position.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, operations research, computer science, environmental science, statistics, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and three years of complex, analytical work experience in one or a combination of the above disciplines; OR graduation from an accredited paralegal school with two years of legal research experience will be considered as qualifying;
thirty semester or equivalent hours of post graduate course work in the above disciplines may be substituted for one year of experience with a maximum substitution of two years;
graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in one of the above areas will be considered as qualifying;
possession of an Engineer certificate as issued by the State of Iowa Board of Engineering Examiners or by another jurisdiction with requirements as determined by the Board to be equal to Iowa Standards, and eighteen months of experience as an Engineer or an equivalent level of experience will be considered as qualifying;
an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of complex analytical work experience in the above disciplines for one year (thirty semester or equivalent hours equal one year) of the required education to a maximum substitution of four years;
possession of a permit to practice as a Certified Public Accountant as issued by the Iowa Accountancy Board may be substituted for one year of the required experience;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full time work as a Utility Analyst 2.