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Environmental Analyst or Utilities Analyst, Vermont Public Service Board

Organization: Vermont Public Service Board

Position Title: Environmental Analyst; Utilities Analyst (2 openings)

Location: Montpelier, Vermont

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The Vermont Public Service Board (“Board”) seeks to fill two vacant positions: an Environmental Analyst and a Utilities Analyst. The Board regulates electric, energy efficiency, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities in Vermont. Issues decided by the Board include, among others: siting of utility facilities and non-utility renewable generation facilities; utility rates and other financial matters; and renewable energy, energy efficiency and telecommunications policies.

The Environmental and Utilities Analyst positions offer a unique chance to participate in Vermont’s regulatory process that implements policy decisions which often have statewide, regional, and national significance. Specific duties include reviewing utility-related filings; drafting proposed rules; assisting in the development of Board policy on utility-related matters; presiding over contested cases as a quasi-judicial hearing officer, with responsibility to identify significant issues; conducting thorough hearings in a fair, professional, judicious manner; preparing comprehensive proposed decisions that resolve all critical issues; and assisting the Board in evaluating the proposed decisions. The analysts would also advise the Board in cases that the Board hears directly, with responsibility to identify, research, and analyze significant issues, manage the procedural elements of the cases, work as part of a team, and draft the Board’s orders.

Qualifications: Judicial temperament, excellent writing and analytical skills are required. A strong candidate will have prior experience in facility siting and permitting, utility regulation, or related areas, including the telecommunications and energy industries. The Board also highly values experience with financial or business decision-making and public policy analysis and formulation. For the Utilities Analyst position, experience with financial analysis is desirable.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years professional experience in accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis, business or public administration, permitting, planning, physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field. Graduate work in related fields may be substituted for the required experience on a semester-for-six-months basis.

How to Apply: To apply, submit resume, cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, and writing sample to: Business Manager, Vermont Public Service Board, 112 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701, or via email to psb.businessmanager@state.vt.us

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