Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service as a Senior Economist, Grade 18; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service in a qualifying title and eligible for transfer** under section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Note: All transfer candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in economics; AND 6 semester credit hours in computer science, economics, econometrics, mathematics, operations research, research methods, and/or statistics.
Candidates who are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree or higher including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in economics; AND 6 semester credit hours in computer science, economics, econometrics, mathematics, operations research, research methods, and/or statistics, 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.
Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) List:
Candidates on the appropriate Select PCO list have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.
Note: If you are a current New York State employee on the eligible list and not reachable, you may be eligible for transfer.**
*Successful completion of the two-year traineeship leads to appointment as a Senior Economist, Grade 18.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility.
Duties Description The Senior Economist will work in the Office of Markets & Innovation’s Office of Regulatory Economics, and perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Analyzing the economic or statistical aspects of regulatory issues, including but not limited to the development of economically efficient rate designs and price signals, economic forecasts, transitioning of wholesale and retail utility markets, measurement and mitigation of market power, incentive regulation, benefit cost analysis, measurement of marginal costs, and the development of market rules and market design changes.
• Gathering relevant information, including economic data, from within the Department, utility companies, other government agencies, and private sector sources.
• Analyzing data and developing statistical, econometric, or economic analysis using relevant models and drawing on knowledge of statistical, econometric, and/or economic theory; economic forecasts; utility, market and system operations; and the rules, procedures and technical aspects of energy and telecommunication product markets.
• Producing memoranda and written reports for staff and/or outside parties on regulatory economic issues related to the electric, gas, telecommunications, and water industries.
• Presenting expert economic testimony in public hearings before the Public Service Commission or Administrative Law Judges or before other governmental bodies.
• Participating in staff efforts to collaborate on solutions for, or to negotiate the settlement of regulatory economic issues with utilities and other parties.
Additional Comments About the Department:
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.
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 the Department’s webpage at www.dps.ny.gov.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Senior Economist, posting 03008” when applying.