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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/16/21

Applications Due09/30/21

Vacancy ID91326

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleUtility Engineering Specialist 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications 55b/c
Candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible and meet the qualifications listed below are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Engineering Lists
Candidates already on the appropriate engineering lists have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting. If you are not on the list and meet the following minimum qualifications, you may apply to be added to the continuous recruitment engineering list(s) for this title.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or engineering technology qualifying degree. Information on qualifying degrees and experience can be found at

Duties Description The Utility Engineering Specialist 1, Grade 18, will work in the Rates and Tariffs Section of the Office of Electric, Gas and Water (OEGW), and will perform duties including, but not limited to:
• Accessing and analyzing utility company data and conducting and presenting comparative or trend analysis on specific issues.
• Analyzing electric, gas, and water utility rate submissions to the Public Service Commission (PSC) and developing written responses in the form of testimony.
• Examining cost allocations and rate design and analyzing depreciation studies.
• Preparing evaluations and recommendations relating to the viability of a proposed merger or acquisition.
• Preparing evaluations and recommendations related to utility proposed tariff changes.
• Examining utility proposals to increase revenue requirements and to re-allocate costs and revenue recoveries among service classifications and end-users.
• Analyzing and developing rate structures and designs to recover utility company revenue requirements, send accurate price signals, and promote competition in compliance with PSC orders and legislation.
• Monitoring summer and winter supply hedging activities.
• Assisting in identifying the need for and developing proposals to address new policy initiatives associated with the deregulation of electric and gas utilities and/or reassessing existing policies in an evolving competitive market.
• Assisting in the evaluation of proposed rulemakings that impact State policies regarding competitive markets, reliability of supply, and the cost to customers.
• Participating in federal proceedings to promote recommendations that will enhance State policies.

Additional Comments The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on this page, on the Department’s webpage at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kellie Pape


Fax 5184739990

Email Address


Street 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to or fax them to Human Resources Management at 518-473-9990. Please reference “Utility Engineering Specialist 1, posting 01719” when applying.

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