Entry/Mid-level Spatial Analyst (PURA I/II)

Website California Public Utilities Commission

This opportunity is with the State of California at the Public Utilities Commission. Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must take an eligibility exam. If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to these classifications, please click PURA II or PURA I to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst I or II (Spatial Analyst) – $77,868 – $97,428/year

Under the direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the analyst will participate and assist in activities related to the Public Advocates Office’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data strategy, including but not limited to, data governance, data management, and data products in support of the Division’s analysis of cross-industry utility Geographical Information Systems (GIS) data including energy, telecommunications, and water. The analyst will work closely with the Senior Analyst – Spatial Analysis to complete work related to the procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of the Division’s GIS platform, internal procedures, and collaborate with other Commission Divisions and stakeholders on GIS efforts as needed.

You will be part of projects working to achieve universal access to broadband across California and develop customer protections for water service including but not limited to customers protections during a declared state of emergency. You will work closely with the Senior Analyst – Spatial Analysis on varied research data analytics such as GIS analysis in support of the Public Advocates Office’s advocacy related to the water, communications, and energy utility industries.

Minimum Qualifications
– Experience with Esri/ArcGIS products
– Understanding of data visualization principles and/or experience with related software such as Tableau.
– Experience with researching and reporting on a variety of complex issues
– Strong written and oral communication skills

Desirable Qualifications
– Experience with California utility regulation
– Experience with advocacy

The Public Advocates Office represents residential and small business interests at the California Public Utilities Commission. Our mission is to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable utility services at the lowest possible rates. We participate in Commission proceedings and processes, including workshops, rulemakings, investigations, hearings, utility filings and other forums. These processes set how much customers pay for their utilities, the quality of service they receive, and the rules companies must follow to maintain safe and reliable service. The Communications and Water Policy Branch (CWP) leads the Public Advocates Office’s policy development on matters related to the communications and water industry. The Cross-Industry Policy and Spatial Analysis section in the CWP Branch will work on policies to achieve universal access to broadband service in California, customer protections for water service, hold companies accountable for delivering reliable and affordable communication and water services, and conduct quantitative and qualitative research on communications services and water policies that impact Californians every day. The Cross-Industry Policy and Spatial Analysis section also manages activities related to the Public Advocates Office Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data strategy, including but not limited to, operation and maintenance of the Division’s GIS platform, internal procedures, data governance, data management, and data products in support of the Division’s analysis of cross-industry utility GIS data including energy, communications, and water. The incumbent will be part of the Cross-Industry Policy and Spatial Analysis section in the CWP Branch to support the organization’s GIS initiatives, research and analysis, and may be assigned work in other areas and branches of the organization, as directed.

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 four questions:

  1. Experience collecting and analyzing data using data visualization tools, including but not limited to, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and/or Tableau to create visuals such as maps or other outputs to display data.
  2. Experience presenting ideas, information and results of analysis to a variety of audiences.
  3. Experience writing reports on complex issues.
  4. Experience working cooperatively and respectfully with colleagues and managers.

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 this position.

All employees will be working remotely until at least January 1st.

To apply for this job please visit www.calcareers.ca.gov.