Director of Policy Analysis & Reliability Standards

Company Name: American Public Power Association
City: Arlington
State/Provence: Virginia
Zip: 22202
Job Title: Director of Policy Analysis & Reliability Standards
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: January 31, 2017
Salary: DOQ
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours

Position Summary

Manages assigned regulatory and policy issues and develops reasoned arguments in support of Association interests. Conducts research and analysis of current and anticipated issues of importance to the Association. Represents the Association on issues before the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and other regulatory agencies and industry organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate NERC policy position development with Association members, NERC management, and other industry trade associations.
  • Draft filings and comments on behalf of the Association for submission to NERC, FERC, and other federal and state agencies/departments.
  • Represent the Association’s interests by attending or joining relevant NERC standard drafting teams, as appropriate.
  • Represent the Association at NERC through participation in relevant NERC Board meetings, including standing and Board committee meetings, and other conferences and events.
  • Represent the Association through formal addresses and presentations to government agencies, member and industry groups, and other organizations and coalitions.
  • Analyze legislation and regulations and coordinate with appropriate Association staff, as necessary.
  • Conceive, develop, oversee, and participate in technical programs for APPA workshops and conferences, including National Conference, committee workshops, and utility education courses.
  • Manage relevant Association listservs.
  • Undertake assignments as directed by the Association President & CEO and/or General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.
Experience Required:
  • Undergraduate degree from a four-year college or university required.
  • Seven to ten years of experience in the policy analysis field.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory, administrative, and legislative processes.
  • Ability to analyze complex regulatory, technical, and economic issues and develop solutions.
  • Knowledge of the organization and operations of the electric utility industry and the unique position of public power within the industry.
  • Knowledge of the electric rate policies and practices, cost-of-service allocations, transmission agreements, electric reliability standards, and compliance practices.
  • Ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to organize and manage inter-departmental working groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with personnel of member utilities, state and federal agencies, and other trade associations and interest groups.
How to Apply:


American Public Power Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to, with the position title in the subject line.

Posting End Date: February 28, 2017