The California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, one of the nations leading regulatory agencies is actively recruiting Public Policy Analysts. The CPUC is recognized internationally for its innovative policy initiatives. The policy standards we create for California often influence national regulatory trends and federal policies. Join our team of talented staff and commissioners to help launch programs such as: climate change, consumer protection, renewable energy, energy efficiency, rail safety, and many other important issues that are shaping California's future.
Join our team of talented staff to help launch programs in climate change, consumer protection, renewable energy, energy efficiency, rail safety, telecommunications, broadband, and many other important issues that are shaping California's economic and environmental future!
The Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst (PURA) positions provide an opportunity to perform policy research, analysis and development on a wide variety of issues pertaining to public utilities or transportation regulation. A PURA will analyze, evaluate, develop and recommend alternatives on a wide range of regulatory issues and consult with and advise Commission management, staff and other interested parties. PURAs work in the following areas: Industry Divisions (Energy, Telecommunications, Water, Rail Safety and Carriers), Office of Ratepayer Advocates, Consumer Services Division, and Division of Strategic Planning.
Individuals with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Economics, Public Policy or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. Individuals with any Bachelors or Masters degree with at least twenty-four semester units or 36 quarter units of upper division coursework in these subject areas are also encouraged to apply. All interested individuals will be required to submit a comprehensive list of completed coursework.
Applicants must have an ability and desire to perform a wide variety of tasks in a team setting, as well as work independently on individual assignments. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Research and statistical skills and a knowledge of computers and software systems are highly desirable.
We offer excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance and vision care, 14 paid holidays per year, a leave plan, deferred compensation plans (401k and /or 457), a retirement plan, transit subsidy of up to $65 per month, employee assistance program, on-site child care, optional group legal services plan, optional long-term disability plan, and flexible schedule and telecommuting opportunities.
If you would like to apply, please go to http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/jobs/ and you can register and fill out an application online. With our new automated application system, you can view and apply to multiple exams once you have registered and completed an initial application. For the PURA exam, you will be expected to enter in details regarding your coursework that you have taken, so please have coursework information ready prior to applying online.
In addition to applying online, candidates can view a detailed job description, view the current exam schedule, and search current openings at the Commission. Once you are registered and have completed the application, you can at any time add information to your profile to keep your application current, print out copies of your application and check the status of your application for a particular exam.
If you are unsure about what exams or positions you qualify for, for an initial review of your application or resume, or for more employment information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (866)652-3977.