The Office of Public Accountability (OPA) for the City of Los Angeles is currently seeking to hire multiple positions at the Utility Rates & Policy Specialist (URPS I, II, or III) classification level. All positions in this series are considered to be at-will and serve at the pleasure of the Executive Director/Ratepayer Advocate. The team of URPS staff is responsible for contributing and advising the Executive Director/Ratepayer Advocate on water and power related policy, strategy, management, and operations issues. This focus also includes related water or power rate and service changes that impact ratepayers served by the Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power. A brief overview of the various UPRS levels is provided below:
URPS I – This classification level requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience in a utility or regulatory entity with emphasis on financial analysis and/or management. Experience and knowledge in a municipal utility and/or governmental regulatory agency is desirable. Annual salary range is $110,204 to $161,130 plus an excellent benefits package including retirement is also offered.
UPRS II – This classification level requires a good working knowledge of and experience in utility rate development, application, and analysis as well as industry trends, regulations, regulatory agency policies/procedures, and forecasting. Both depth and breadth of analytical capability and experience is important at this level. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience in a utility or regulatory entity with emphasis on financial analysis and/or management plus specific experience directly related to a utility or government regulatory agency. Annual salary range is $116,009 to $169,566 plus an excellent benefits package including retirement is also offered.
UPRS III – This classification level supervises or acts as a lead worker over staff performing and communicating the work of the OPA. Placement at this level requires extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, policies, procedures, and budgeting/budget analysis principles used in the development, application, and review of utility rates. A candidate at this level would be expected to “stand-in” to represent the OPA or the Ratepayer Advocate in hearings and public presentations. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience in a utility or regulatory entity with emphasis on financial analysis and/or management plus significant directly related experience that includes some supervisory experience. Annual salary range is $132,420 to $193,599 plus an excellent benefits package including retirement is also offered.
Employees of OPA presently have a work schedule allowing remote work from home with periodic scheduled and on-demand meetings and public sessions throughout the month in downtown Los Angeles. In-person meetings may begin again depending on pandemic conditions, but remote work would be available if City policies do not prohibit it.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. This search effort may conclude when a sufficient candidate pool is achieved. Confidential inquires welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916)-630-4900 or email@example.com.