Energy Analyst Regional and Federal Affairs
Organization: Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Energy & Telecommunications Division, Energy & Environment Bureau
Date Posted: 12/15/2021
Country: United States
Primary Category: Energy
Type of Position: Full-Time
DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
Attorney General Maura Healey is looking for a highly motivated person to join her team as an Energy Analyst for regional and federal affairs in the Office of the Attorney General’s Energy & Telecommunications Division.
The Attorney General’s Energy & Telecommunications Division advocates on behalf of the customers of Massachusetts’ electric, gas, telephone, and water companies. This advocacy includes representing customers on energy issues in the region and nationally.
The Division’s regional and federal work covers a wide range of topics, including:
• wholesale electric and gas markets and rates;
• renewable energy, distributed generation, and grid modernization;
• cybersecurity, reliability, and planning;
• power marketing/brokering and load aggregation;
• electric vehicles and storage;
• energy infrastructure and siting (e.g., gas pipelines, electric transmission lines); and
• energy efficiency and demand response.
The Division represents consumers in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Division is a member of the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) and chairs the Consumer Liaison Committee at ISO-New England (ISO-NE).
Duties and Responsibilities: The Energy Analyst position is a non-attorney position with a critical role in supporting the work of the division. An Energy Analyst for regional and federal affairs in the Energy & Telecommunications Division will have the opportunity to: represent the Office of the Attorney General in NEPOOL committees/subcommittees and at ISO-NE; collaborate with other New England stakeholders; be a member of teams developing cutting-edge policy initiatives; attend cases in administrative and judicial settings; make oral and written presentations at meetings; work independently and creatively to solve problems; work with outside subject-matter experts/consultants; and participate in larger, officewide activities and committees.
Duties and responsibilities also include:
Economic/Financial Analysis — Provide economic and financial analysis regarding the electric and gas sectors to assist in developing and defending legal and policy positions of the Attorney General’s Office.
Policy Advice — Research and advise the Division on the effect of energy, environmental, and ratemaking policies on Massachusetts consumers; lead special projects to support the Division’s policy advice.
NEPOOL/ISO-NE Representation — Represent the Attorney General’s Office at NEPOOL and ISO-NE committee/subcommittee meetings; lead stakeholder coalitions; proactively issue spot; review and summarize proposed NEPOOL/ISO-NE actions and studies (e.g., method, modelling, outcomes) and recommend Division action; and prepare presentations.
Litigation and Advocacy — Assist attorneys in the litigation of electric and gas company cases and related matters before administrative bodies and courts; draft written questions and cross-examination based on the economic and financial analyses performed; assist in the preparation of motions and briefs, including the development and drafting of arguments on technical issues; coordinate work with outside consultants and experts. Depending on experience and expertise, the Energy Analyst may have the opportunity to testify as an expert witness before the Department of Public Utilities and/or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
This position requires either:
(1) a bachelor’s degree in economics, analytics, finance, or accounting; or
(2) a bachelor’s degree in another discipline coupled with at least three years of experience on issues related to regulated industries and rates or other relevant energy-sector experience, ideally work involving wholesale electric markets.
The candidate should also have the following:
(a) analytical skills,
(b) the ability to work independently and in teams;
(c) writing and other communication skills;
(d) organizational skills;
(e) interpersonal skills; and
(f) proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Although not required, preferred qualifications include
(1) an advanced degree in economics, finance, engineering, or accounting; and/or
(2) at least four years’ prior experience working on issues related to regulated industries and rates or other relevant energy-sector experience.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Please Note: Vaccines are required of all AGO employees. Absent an approved medical or religious accommodation or pregnancy exemption, all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment with the AGO. We currently anticipate returning to the Office under our new hybrid model on January 10, 2022.
Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt
Salary: $96,000 – $109,000 commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants who are in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.
Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Maria Patricelli, Managing Administrative Assistant
Energy and Environment Bureau
The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.