COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
invites applications for:

Utility Energy & Conservation Analyst 2



The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

 

SALARY:

$54,690.00 - $83,052.00 Annually

JOB TYPE:

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

DEPARTMENT:

Public Utility Commission

LOCATION:

Dauphin County

OPENING DATE:

02/23/18

CLOSING DATE:

03/12/18 11:59 PM

JOB CODE:

G4002

POSITION NUMBER:

111822

UNION:

AFSCME

BARGAINING UNIT:

A4

PAY GROUP:

ST08

BUREAU/DIVISION CODE:

1701

BUREAU/DIVISION:

Technical Utility Services

WORKSITE ADDRESS:

400 North Street

CITY:

Harrisburg

ZIP CODE:

17120

CONTACT NAME:

Shannon Marciano

CONTACT PHONE:

717-787-8714

CONTACT EMAIL:

smarciano@pa.gov

THE POSITION:

If you anticipate the need for an accommodation due to a disability, please inform the Human Resource Office at the time an interview is scheduled.

Work hours are 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Monday through Friday.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

This individual performs assignments of broad scope related to the water industry and overall emergency preparedness and reports to the Reliability and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor (Supervisor) in the Bureau of Technical Utility Services. 
The individual must possess, or be able to develop, a strong working knowledge of the Public Utility Code, especially as it relates to water safety and reliability (52 Pa. Code 65 and 66 Pa. C.S. 1501).  The individual must possess, or be able to develop, strong working knowledge of the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP), National Response Framework and National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), and Commission responsibilities to liaison with utility operations under those plans and systems.  The individual will be a member of the Commission's emergency preparedness team as an Emergency Preparedness Agency Representative (AR), including participation in all necessary training.  This position requires occasional travel (same day and overnight) and work outside normal work hours, sometimes on short notice and based on availability, related to the emergency preparedness, water reliability and water safety functions.
The individual will also develop strong working knowledge of the Water and Wastewater Utilities' Long-Term Infrastructure Improvement Plans filed under 52 Pa. Code 121.  The individual will work with the Water and Wastewater Utilities to develop an understanding of the utilities' pipeline replacement and system improvement programs and to perform field site-visits and reviews of those programs as necessary. 
This individual also works with the Electric Reliability Engineer, Gas Reliability Engineer, Energy Analyst, and Lead Agency Representative (Lead AR) in TUS, as well as other temporarily assigned PUC staff as incidents and conditions warrant. 
Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Performs assigned duties as an Emergency Preparedness AR for the Commission, including participation in all necessary training.  This includes participation in work-hour and after-hour exercises, drills and emergency activations at the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the direction of the Supervisor and the PUC's Lead AR.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, performs a review of all filings related to Water and Wastewater Utilities' Long-Term Infrastructure Improvement Plans (LTIIPs), especially in regards to adequacy of infrastructure improvement and system improvement.  This includes initial LTIIP filings, replacement LTIIP filings, LTIIP major modification filings, and Annual Asset Optimization Plan filings.   52 Pa. Code 121.3 121.6.  Based on the review, prepares the necessary Orders and Compliance Letters for review by the Supervisor.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, prepares the Secretarial Letter to initiate the LTIIP review process for applicable Water and Wastewater Utilities under 52 Pa. Code 121.7.  Performs a review of the applicable Water and Wastewater Utilities' LTIIPs and any comments submitted by the Water and Wastewater Utilities or other party to the proceeding.  Based on the review, prepares an Order with a recommendation for review by the Supervisor. 
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, reviews circumstances of, and conducts preliminary reviews of, Water and Wastewater Utility distribution system reliability issues identified by, or via consultation with, one or more of the following entities: Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement, Law Bureau, Bureau of Consumer Services, Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Finance and Water Sections of the Bureau of Technical Utility Services. Prepares briefs, Commission Orders, Secretarial Letters, and inter-bureau referrals for review by the Supervisor, if required.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, reviews circumstances of, and conducts preliminary reviews of, Water and Wastewater Utility distribution system safety issues identified by, or via consultation with, one or more of the following entities: Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement, Law Bureau, Bureau of Consumer Services, Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Consumer Advocate, the Office of Small Business Advocate, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and the Finance and Water Sections of the Bureau of Technical Utility Services. Prepares briefs, Commission Orders, Secretarial Letters, and inter-bureau referrals for review by the Supervisor, if required.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, supports the Supervisor's role as the Commission Chair of the Small Water Company Task Force.  Assists the Supervisor in scheduling, arranging, and conduction meetings of the Task Force.  Under the direction of the Supervisor, develops ongoing programs and tasks within the Task Force related to the education and development of the capabilities of small to medium-sized jurisdictional water and wastewater companies.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, acts as a Steering Committee Associate Member of the PA Water Agency Response Network.  Attends quarterly meetings and other functions, as necessary.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, acts as a Commission representative on the State Drought Task Force and attends webinars and meetings as necessary.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, acts as the Commission's representative on the PA American Water Works Association Security Committee.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, acts as the Commission's representative on the Coastal Zone Advisory and attends meetings as necessary.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, reviews Water and Wastewater Utility Annual Depreciation Reports (ADRs) and prepares any necessary reports, letters, orders, or other items related to the ADRs as required. 
  • Prepares Commission Orders and Secretarial Letters on issues related to water and wastewater, including compliance Orders, or as directed by the Supervisor.  Upon request by the Supervisor or other Senior Staff, prepares studies relating to issues such as water reliability, water safety, and related federal and state level regulatory policy analysis.
  • When requested by the Supervisor or other Senior Staff, acts as a subject matter expert on water and wastewater issues for Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and other non-prosecutory Bureaus. 
  • We requested by the Supervisor or other Senior Staff, provides subject matter expertise to the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement on issues of water and wastewater reliability and safety.  When requested by the Supervisor or other Senior Staff, may act as an expert witness for Commission prosecutions related to water and wastewater issues.
  • Participates in continuous training and knowledge development related to water, wastewater, and emergency preparedness.
  • Reviews technical online data sources, industry reports, books, academic journal articles and other relevant literature to aid in the preparation of reports and policy analysis and to acquire background knowledge about water, wastewater and other utility issues.
  • Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to develop knowledge of utility operations and current developments in the water and wastewater field.
     
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations concerning the regulations of utilities.
     
  • Ability to respond to work duties on a 24X7 basis, when available.
     
  • Ability to timely prepare correspondence, reports, and recommendations.
     
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers, representatives of utility companies and members of the public.
     
  • Ability to participate in on-site tours and inspections of fixed utilities.
     
  • Ability to organize information, maintain files, and timely complete assignments.
     
  • Ability to learn and use computer-based applications, such as Microsoft Office and Commission proprietary systems on work assignments.
     
  • Ability to participate in cross functional training and related assignments.
     
  • Ability to travel within and possibly outside of the Commonwealth for training and/or certain work duties.
     
  • Ability to make presentations before groups of various sizes and expertise.
     
  • Ability to assemble information into a coherent report in short time frames.
     
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions for extended periods of time.
     
  • Ability to take a role on Commission mandated working groups.
     
  • Ability to work effectively in team settings or on team projects.

THIS POSITION MUST BE POSTED FOR 15 CALENDAR DAYS:

The next lower classification(s) for promotional purposes in accordance with collective bargaining:

Utility Energy & Conservation Analyst 1 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:

One year as a Utility Energy and Conservation Analyst 1;

or

a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Energy Policy, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or Physical Sciences, and two years of utility energy related experience;

or

any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Be a resident of Pennsylvania.

Be eligible for selection in accordance with Civil Service rules.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:

Recruitment Method(s):
Applicants must meet one (or more) of the following methods(s) to be considered for this vacancy:

  • Seniority Promotion (Bidding employees in the next lower classification within the designated seniority unit.)
  • Seniority Unit Lateral (Movement to the same class title within the designated seniority unit.)
  • Civil Service Lists (Fill by examination in accordance with collective bargaining.)

When the collective bargaining obligation(s) have been met, then the following recruitment methods may be used:

  • Promotion Without Examination
  • Transfer
  • Reassignment
  • Voluntary Demotion
  • Reinstatement

Eligibility - Competitive Promotion Without Examination Only
CLASS RESTRICTIONS

  1. Have held regular civil service status in one of the following classifications:
    • Fixed Utility Valuation Engineer 1
    • Public Utility Auditor 1
    • Utility Energy & Conservation Analyst 1
    • Fixed Utility Financial Analyst 1

Or in a classification at Pay Scale Group 7 where there is a clear linkage between the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of that class and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Utility Energy and Conservation Analyst 2 class. Applications submitted will be reviewed to determine if an applicant's current or previous class has a logical occupational, functional, or career development relationship to the Utility Energy and Conservation Analyst 2 class.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Minimum experience and training required for the job.
  2. Meritorious service; defined as (a) the absence of any discipline above the level of written reprimand during the 12 months preceding the closing date of the posting, and (b) the last due overall regular or probationary performance evaluation was higher than unsatisfactory or fails to meet standards.
  3. Seniority, defined as a minimum of one year(s) in the next lower class(es) by the posting closing date of 3/12/2018.

Application Instructions

Interested qualified applicants must submit all requested materials as specified in the "How To Apply Section". Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Additional information may be obtained by calling: (717)787-8714

This section is issued for compliance with Management Directive 580.19, Promotion in the Classified Service without Examination.

How to apply - all candidates:

Submit an online application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/promotionaljobs on or before Monday, March 12, 2018 and include:

  • Resume
  • Please attach a copy of your most recent Employee Performance Review (EPR) to your application - if you do not have this document, please include a note explaining why it is not included.

All application materials must be filed online by the closing date of this posting. Faxed, e-mailed, mailed, late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To be considered for this vacancy, all applicants must meet the minimum experience and training requirements.

In addition to the application materials listed above, individuals applying for Voluntary Demotion must submit a letter of interest acknowledging reduction in pay.

Individuals applying for Reinstatement must submit a letter of interest requesting consideration for reinstatement.

Please use the contact information provided for additional information.
 

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.employment.pa.gov

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120


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