- Rate & Tariff Examination Supervisor
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This is responsible professional supervisory work planning and coordinating the examination of rates and tariffs proposed by utilities regulated by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC).
An employee in this class supervises a unit responsible for the analysis and evaluation of proposed rates and tariffs and the maintenance of tariff books for a specialized group of utilities, as well as the development of staff positions and the preparation of material to be used as testimony in PSC hearings. Supervision is exercised over a multi-disciplinary professional staff, directly or through subordinate lead workers. General direction is received from an administrative superior; however, the employee exercises a high degree of independent judgment in establishing standards and procedures for rate and tariff examination, and work is reviewed for conformance to established policies.
Supervises rate and tariff examination work directly and through subordinate lead workers; assigns rate cases to subordinate staff; provides technical assistance and rule interpretations; reviews rates and tariffs, reports and other documents prepared by subordinate staff for technical accuracy and conformance with agency policies.
Develops, revises and implements internal procedures for the examination of rates and tariffs for a specialized group of utilities.
Ensures the maintenance of rate and tariff documentation for a specialized group of utilities.
Oversees the recording and scheduling of rate and tariff cases to ensure timely response, and the processing of normal, expedited or suspended tariff applications.
Coordinates the general discovery of case information, the review of purchased gas adjustments and tariff sheets, and the evaluation of incentives to customers, promotional practices and demand side management.
Coordinates cooperative working arrangements required with other PSC sections or units; collaborates on the development of staff positions.
Projects and evaluates multiple rate and tariff scenarios; analyzes impact of proposed rate adjustments in terms of efficiency or economy of operation using the principles of prudency and risk management.
Negotiates rate adjustments during pre-hearing settlement meetings; assists PSC attorneys in preparation for formal hearings.
Prepares and presents exhibits and testimony and responds to cross-examination as an expert witness in PSC hearings on regulatory or rate adjustments; analyzes testimony and exhibits presented by utility company officials or their consultants.
Coordinates and participates in the development of proposed rules and standards governing computation of rates and tariffs by regulated utilities; presents proposals for Commission approval.
Coordinates the investigation and resolution of consumer complaints relating to tariffs.
Attends National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner (NARUC) sponsored seminars and meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One year of experience as a Rate and Tariff Examiner III with the Missouri Public Service Commission.
Four years of professional experience in a regulatory or utility environment in rate review or design; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in engineering, finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration or a related field.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Extensive knowledge of regulated utility tariffs, purchased gas adjustments and rate system design methods and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of available sources and types of information and methods of analysis used in regulated utility industries.
Extensive knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database software packages associated with personal computers.
Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective supervision and training.
Ability to plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of professional staff.
Ability to research and analyze complex problems and make judgment decisions.
Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare clear and concise reports.
Ability to testify as an expert witness under cross-examination.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, utility representatives, consumers and the general public.
Ability to travel as necessary to conduct business.
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