Supervisory Public Utilities Specialist

Company Name: Western Area Power Administration- Desert Southwest
City: Phoenix
State/Provence: Arizona
Zip: 85338
Job Title: Supervisory Public Utilities Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Miscellaneous Positions
Posting Start Date: August 31, 2017
Salary: $104,503 to $135,855
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

The Desert Southwest Region’s Rates Manager, is responsible to direct a staff that develops, coordinates, and implements programs for the pricing of power, transmission and ancillary services to a wide and diverse customer base. This position develops and manages innovative rate-setting and financial programs designed to ensure timely repayment of the Region’s federal power projects while meeting customer needs and expectations. The Rates Manager establishes Regional power marketing and rate-setting policies and procedures in collaboration with Western Headquarters and the other Western Rates staff. The incumbent is considered an expert on rates and related studies in the geographic region.

Experience Required:

Key Requirements

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See “Other Information” section regarding Selective Service requirements


You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.


A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Experience developing power marketing plans and policies; developing electric utility rates or cost of service studies; or corporate level financial management.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application!

  1. In-depth knowledge of legislation, regulations, and electric utility policies and practices governing rates and pricing in the Federal, state and local sectors.
  2. Knowledge of rate design/prices methods which are compatible with industry trends, responsive to customer needs, and are fair and reasonable to customers who are very diverse in their size, type and load pattern.
  3. Knowledge of rules and regulations regarding rate tariffs and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filings.
  4. Ability to analyze complex financial and/or statistical data and to formulate relevant information into cogent reports, presentations and proposals.
  5. Ability to collaborate with Finance, and others within organization to identify the revenue requirements to assure repayment obligations.
  6. Knowledge of evolving industry trends so that rates/prices are developed to allow marketing a wide variety of services including long-term and short-term sales, comparable transmission services, along with many types of ancillary services.
  7. Knowledge and understanding of accounting practices, financial considerations and economic aspects of the electric utility industry in order to support marketing programs, repayment studies and rate designs.

“Experience” refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

Posting End Date: September 7, 2017