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Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst II (JC-435933)

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must have eligibility.  If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to these classifications, please click PURA II or PURA I to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”. 

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Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. 

The Policy Section in the Communications and Water Policy (CWP) Branch within the Public Advocates Office is seeking a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst I-II to join its Policy team.

Under the direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the analyst will participate in several proceedings and programs related to the communications industry. The analyst will conduct technical, analytical, and research to make evidence-based recommendations related to communications services, write comments on utility applications and Commission rulings, deliver presentations to staff and senior decision makers, testify at hearings, and represent the Public Advocates Office in various forums.

You will be part of project teams conducting research and analysis to support the Public Advocates Office's policy development on communications services to protect California customers, including low-income households and other disadvantaged and marginalized communities to advance social justice.

As the Commission continues to address access to essential communications services and other utility services, the analyst may be assigned work in other areas and branches, as needed.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Under the direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, some of the exciting work to expect includes:

  • Developing and applying standard solutions, approaches and methodologies for problem solving.
  • Collecting, synthesizing, modeling, and analyzing data (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Using spreadsheets and other quantitative tools.
  • Developing evidence-based recommendations.
  • Present research, analysis, findings, and recommendations orally and in writing.
  • Write high-quality protests, testimony, and comments related to proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (e.g., complaints, applications, investigations, rulemakings, workshops, and committee meetings), advice letters and other utility filings.
  • Attend and represent the Public Advocates Office at intra-agency and inter-agency conferences, workshops, and public meetings concerning issues of utility rates and service, proposed new and federal regulations, public-purpose programs and other related issues.
  • Testify in evidential hearings and coordinates with attorneys on litigation strategy and cross-examination questions.
  • Participate in settlement negotiations.
  • Assist in developing presentations for the Public Advocates Office management and Commissioners' offices.
  • Respond to requests for assistance from the Public Advocates Office management and Commissioners' offices.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

This advertisement is listed specifically for Sacramento (LA, SF, SAC) location.  All identified locations will be considered as one candidate pool to fill one position.

  • Los Angeles location, please apply to JC# 435937 
  • San Francisco location, please apply to JC# 435924

Apply to only those location(s) in which you are willing to work.

This position requires travel. 

Positions at the CPUC may be eligible for telework under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California, and subject to meeting the telework eligibility criteria. Telework Policy CalHR