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State of Massachusetts Energy Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is responsible for oversight of investor-owned electric power, natural gas, and water utilities in the Commonwealth; developing alternatives to traditional regulation; monitoring service quality; regulating safety in the transportation and gas pipeline areas; and for certain aspects associated with the siting of energy facilities. The mission of the Department is to ensure that utility consumers are provided with the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost; to protect the public safety from transportation and gas pipeline related accidents; and to ensure that residential ratepayers' rights are protected. The DPU seeks to promote safety, security, reliability of service, affordability, equity, and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Join the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) for an opportunity to make a difference in the regulatory landscape in Massachusetts! The DPU is seeking an exceptional Energy Analyst / Economist III to join our Electric Power Division (EPD) team. The EPD’s primary mission is to ensure that the regulated electric utilities in Massachusetts provide their customers with the most reliable service at the lowest possible cost. The EPD also oversees and implements initiatives that encourage clean and renewable energy and helps implement policies and rules resulting from the enactment of the 2008 Green Communities Act, the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act, the 2021 Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy Act, the 2022 Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind Act, and other energy and climate related legislation. As our new Energy Analyst, you will play a key role by supporting, and in some cases, leading particular aspects of the following three broad categories of EPD-related issues and cases: (1) the provision of reliable, cost-effective electric supply to customers, including competitive supply, basic service, and ratemaking; (2) initiatives and activities aimed at achieving a more efficient, modernized, and environmentally sustainable electricity system, including energy efficiency, grid modernization, advanced metering infrastructure, electric vehicle infrastructure, net metering, long‑term contracts, utility owned solar and storage, and the interconnection of renewable energy; and (3) supporting the reliability and safety of the electrical system, including service quality and vegetation management. As part of our team, you will work both individually and as a team member with other economists/analysts, accountants, regional planners, and attorneys on multiple issues and cases. You will participate in all facets of assigned cases, which include: (1) reviewing and analyzing documentation and data filed by petitioning parties (typically the regulated utilities) and intervening parties, (2) developing questions and information requests related to petitioner filings, (3) questioning petitioner and intervenor witnesses during evidentiary hearings, (4) developing, presenting, and defending policy positions of the DPU, and (5) writing sections of DPU orders. The position requires excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical and writing skills, as well as the ability to express thoughts in a clear, methodical manner. Excellent oral communications and presentation skills are highly desirable. Our hiring team is looking for an Energy Analyst who is interested in diving into the weeds while also exercising considerable judgment on cases that the EPD works on. If this all sounds incredibly exciting, we encourage you to apply! A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Receives general supervision from the Director and Assistant Directors, Electric Power Division, who provide policy and procedural guidance, refine substantive work approaches, reschedule work priorities, assign and manage personnel, and review performance through verbal and written reports. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE Ability to: 1. Methodically gather, assimilate, and analyze data and information in documents to identify gaps and inconsistencies, make appropriate inquiries, draw conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations; 2. Effectively conduct research on the effect of energy and environmental policies on key stakeholders and Massachusetts consumers; 3. Give written and oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner; 4. Work productively and effectively both in a team environment and individually with intermittent supervision; 5. Write clearly and concisely, appropriately document sources, and organize work; 6. Effectively work on, prioritize, and complete multiple assignments; 7. Use sound judgement; and 8. Solve problems, devise techniques, and develop policy recommendations using existing precedent or guidelines. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE A preferred candidate would have some experience in the energy or utility industry with knowledge or demonstrated interest in at least one of the following areas: 1. Energy policy, markets, and technology, particularly in renewables and distributed generation; 2. Energy efficiency, demand response, and electrification; 3. Sustainability planning and implementation, including climate action and emission reduction plans and programs, greenhouse gas/carbon emissions inventory and reporting, energy use curtailment, green building; or 4. Utility, public utility commission, or regulatory work. 5. When determining experience for preferred qualifications and entrance requirements, candidates should consider all their experience (work experience, internships, volunteer work, etc.). Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field ofpublic policy, environmental, the energy sector, economics, data analytics, business administration, accounting, or finance,or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major inpublic policy, the environmental or energy sciences, economics, data analytics, engineering, business administration, accounting, or financemay be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major inpublic policy, the environmental or energy sciences, economics, data analytics, engineering, business administration, accounting, or financemay be substituted for the required experience. III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in economics,public policy, the environmental or energy sciences, data analytics, engineering, business administration, accounting, or financemay be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* REMARKS EPD staff are currently on a hybrid schedule, working partly from home. Schedule will be finalized upon hire. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field of economics, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in economics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.* II. A Graduate degree with a major in economics may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required experience.* III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with major other than in economics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: None. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Environmental and Energy* *Organization: Department of Public Utilities *Title: *Energy Analyst Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 South Station Requisition ID: 23000DN4

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