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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. FERC Rate Analyst I, II, III, or Senior- Exempt (IRC34983) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

To provide leadership and utilize expertise in the development and ongoing analysis of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") jurisdictional rates. The FERC Rate Analyst will have significant responsibilities with respect to the preparation, presentation, and critical review of relevant cost of service studies, revenue requirement inputs, and related rate projects ensuring supportability and consistency and accuracy of results. Responsible for administering FERC rate case positions important to Tri-State, including working with subject matter experts ("SME"), internal and external counsel, consultants, and business unit staff in preparing testimony and position statements, developing rate case positions, applying FERC precedent and regulations, and otherwise assessing wholesale power and transmission tariff rate matters.

NOTE : There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the FERC Rate Analyst I (Job grade NB17), FERC Rate Analyst II (Job grade NB19), FERC Rate Analyst III (Job grade NB21), or Senior FERC Rate Analyst (Job grade NB23) . This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

FERC Rate Analyst I

Hiring Salary Range: $55,800- $69,800

FERC Rate Analyst II

Hiring Salary Range: $ 67,600-$84,500

FERC Rate Analyst III

Hiring Salary Range: $81,800-$102,200

Senior FERC Rate Analyst

Hiring Salary Range: $99,000-$123,700

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, maintain, and apply knowledge of FERC rules and requirements surrounding FERC-jurisdictional rate development and related areas.

  • Stay informed of FERC regulations and orders that may impact Tri-State's rates, policies, practices, and procedures, and contribute to internal processes in response to changes in federal regulatory requirements.

  • Produce effective written communications and share knowledge on various FERC topics including presentations, procedures, policies and reference materials.

  • Participate in the development of rate case filings, including necessary research, analysis, and drafting of filings, including testimony, cost support, rate design, and other supporting materials and pleadings.

  • Engage in rate case proceedings, including interaction with regulators, preparation and management of data requests and responses, aid in the drafting of responsive testimony and other pleadings.

  • Guide Tri-State staff in application of FERC requirements and ongoing maintenance of FERC approved rates.

  • Interact and work collaboratively with leadership, internal and external counsel, SMEs, consultants, and business unit staff throughout the organization to understand and address FERC regulatory issues.

  • Identify regulatory or external customer/stakeholder issues, particularly with respect to FERC-jurisdictional rates and regulations, and proactively develop positions to meet company objectives.

  • Represent Tri-State in FERC and other regulatory and business proceedings and meetings related to utility organizations, industry committees, and in other joint projects.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.

  • Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.

  • Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Develop timelines, schedule work, set priorities and goals, anticipate and adjust for issues.

  • Evaluate workloads, measure and evaluate performance working towards established goals.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer, standard business applications including Microsoft Office Suite, company databases, and other related applications, and in operating FERC and other regulatory filing and data management systems.

  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with attention to detail are required.

  • Ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.

  • Accomplish tasks by working with others and being a good team player.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Electrical Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics or related field or equivalent work experience. Note: Those with less experience will be hired at the FERQ Rate Analyst I, II or III job grade level, as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to effectively convey complex technical or legal concepts in understandable terms both in writing and verbally.

  • Ability and willingness to complete projects and routine tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team and develop, facilitate, and implement broad based initiatives.

  • Provide technical assistance to department employees to increase their knowledge and efficiency particularly in the area of information management, processing and reporting, utilizing the latest information processing tools and technology.

  • Provide information to Tri-State's business units and regulatory management that will assist in the development and implementation of revenue analysis strategies that will meet cost recovery objectives to ensure electric rates are competitive at the lowest cost to our Member and within regulatory guidelines.

  • Analyze other companies' rate filings and results to increase expertise and keep abreast of regulatory matters.

  • Consolidate, document, develop and audit specific components necessary to prepare jurisdictional cost of service studies, revenue requirement determinations, and other related information and schedules.

  • Develop and provide rate-related information and technical support necessary to support a wide variety of miscellaneous regulatory filings.

  • Facilitate interveners and Commission staff data request responses and auditing functions on technical issues during general rate filings and other filed petitions, and assist in support required during the hearing process.

  • Provide technical support to other departments concerning revenue analysis information and issues.

  • Requires strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to present complex information to a highly diverse group of receivers.

  • Work directly with Information Services to assist in the development, enhancement and maintenance of the area's various information systems to meet the regulatory information needs of the Company and improve the information process.

  • Knowledge of applicable FERC regulatory requirements affecting the electric utility industry.

  • Knowledge of electric cooperative principals.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts, team members, and managers.

  • Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.

  • Needs proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Application and PC skills.

Experience:

  • Eight (8) or more years (or equivalent combination of experience and education).

Other:

  • Willingness to travel as required (must possess a valid driver's license).

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Working knowledge of electric utility industry preferred.

  • Familiarity with FERC forms, Formula Rates and deadlines.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.

Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,480 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.

Interested? Here is how to Apply:

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Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/ for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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