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Job Posting: Regulatory Analyst

Public Utilities Commission

Regulatory Analyst

$4,136.00 - $6,743.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/15/2022

Job Description and Duties

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must have eligibility.  If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to this classification, please Click here to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”.   

The examination is a separate process from applying for this vacancy.  Please be sure to follow all instructions for each process.

Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. 

The Electric Pricing and Customer Program (EPCP) Branch within the Public Advocates Office is seeking a Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst I to join its Customer Programs team.

Under the supervision of EPCP Branch’s Program and Project Supervisor, the incumbent performs research and analysis in the areas of distributed energy resource policy and low-income programs. The incumbent applies their analysis and standard economic, statistical, and financial theories to make appropriate recommendations on public utility regulatory issues and challenges, which may include the fields of energy efficiency, energy storage, distributed solar, affordability and low-income programs, demand response, and/or building decarbonization. Presentations will be required orally and in writing on ideas, research, analysis, findings, and recommendations. The incumbent also supports the Public Advocates Office advocacy at intra-agency and inter-agency conferences, workshops, and public meetings.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Note:  This advertisement is listed specifically for the San Francisco location only.

  • Sacramento location, please apply to JC# 314022

Apply to only those location(s) in which you are willing to work.

Positions at the CPUC may be eligible for telework based on the operational needs of the position.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Regulatory Analyst
$4,136.00 - $6,743.00
PURA I candidates qualify for a "hire-above minimum" (HAM) with a starting salary of Range A $5,026; Range B $5,446; Range C $6,548 for recruitment and retention purposes.
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Public Advocates Office, Customer Programs / Electric Pricing and Customer Programs:

The Public Advocate's Office is the independent consumer advocate at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The Public Advocate's Office's mandate is to obtain the lowest possible rates for utility services consistent with reliable and safe service levels and the state’s environmental goals. The Public Advocate's Office represents residential and small business ratepayer interests in Commission policy-making proceedings and processes (e.g. workshops, rulemakings, investigations, utility applications, hearings, advice letters, committee and stakeholder meetings, and other forums). These proceedings and processes set rates, rules, policies, and regulations.

The Electricity Pricing and Customer Programs (EPCP) branch section consists of two sections, Electricity Pricing and Customer Programs. The Customer Programs section advocates in Commission proceedings related to distributed energy resources (DERs) such as the energy efficiency, building decarbonization, demand response, distributed generation, and integrated distributed energy resources as well as low income programs and programs to assist customers in disadvantaged communities. The Electricity Pricing section evaluates and makes recommendation on rate structures such as Time of Use rates (TOU) and critical peak pricing.

Please visit for more information on the Public Advocates Office.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application.  A SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.  The SOQ must be 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, and no more than two pages.  Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored.  

The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications.  SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria.  Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview.  Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered.  

All information in the Statement is subject to verification.   

Please write your SOQ to address the following three questions:

  1. Describe your experience in designing research, collect data, conduct analysis using Excel or other computer-based quantitative tools, and making practical recommendations.  
  2. Describe your experience writing and presenting reports that include findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  3. Describe your experience in establishing and maintaining cooperative and positive working relationships with others on internal and external teams.

Resume and SOQ are required, and each SOQ question must be answered specifically and completely. If these instructions are not followed, you will be automatically disqualified and ineligible to be hired for the position.

For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications.

It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at

Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma.  An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. 

Applicants who completed their education outside the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline.
Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at

Employment information on the STD 678 state application MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors.  Resumes, or referring to resumes, will not be accepted in place of the completed STD 678.  Applicants who fail to submit a completed STD 678 will not be considered. 

Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/15/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Public Utilities Commission
Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday Except Holidays.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see “Special Requirements” for instructions.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Shelly Lyser
(415) 703-3447

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Main Line
(415) 703-5331
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail