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The Florida Legislature
Office of Public Counsel

Job Title

Legislative Analyst (Public Utility Regulation)

General Summary

This is specialized work functioning as an in-house technical expert on utility issues for the Public Counsel. Responsibilities include evaluation of public utility accounting and financial issues that come before the Florida Public Service Commission in electric, gas, water and wastewater utility proceedings.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Review and Analyze test year requests, minimum filing requirements, and other accounting and financial information filed with the Commission by electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities.
  • Assist in preparing recommendations and analyses of accounting and financial issues relating to public utilities.
  • Apply quantitative principles to public utility operational, accounting and financial data.
  • Identify and determine relevant prior precedents or cases which impact current filings with the Florida Public Service Commission.
  • Review and analyze audit workpapers and findings.
  • Testify and make presentations based on professional opinion relating to accounting and financial issues before the Florida Public Service Commission.
  • Confer with consultants and others for discovery preparation and related findings.
  • Prepare schedules to reflect the findings and results of analyses.
  • Assist attorneys in preparing cross-examination and discovery questions.
  • Assist attorneys in preparing expert testimony and exhibits.
  • Develop and analyze issues through available means of discovery.
  • Analyze and summarize proposed legislation to determine the impact on the Office and ratepayers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of legal terminology and legal research.
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial and auditing methods, principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in compiling and analyzing data.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to review, analyze and evaluate financial and operational data.
  • Ability to take initiative on independent research projects.
  • Ability to produce quality work under pressure.
  • Ability to assist in preparing cross examination and discovery requests.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth, carefully documented and credible analysis under minimal supervision within established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collect, review, evaluate and interpret data.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to proof material for accuracy and grammar.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work.

A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

A juris doctorate or doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.

Professional experience as described above may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. 

Preferred Qualifications

Utility accounting and financial experience is preferred.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
Suite 701 Claude Pepper Building
111 West Madison Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.