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Job Information
Job Reference ID:  54916 
Grade:  24 
Posted Date:  03/26/2020 
Close Date:  04/09/2020 
Job Description

Arizona Corporation Commission

Utilities Division


The Utilities Division recommends thoroughly researched, sound regulatory policy
and rate recommendations to the Commissioners, based on a balanced analysis of the benefits
and impacts on all stakeholders and consistent with the public interest.





You will learn to inspect electric utility facilities to evaluate and make recommendations about filings.  This includes interpreting and analyzing technical data and engineering plans, and preparing reports.  You will play a key role in the making of rules, policies, and procedures governing electric utilities, and may prepare and present expert testimony in hearings.  A Utilities Engineer also monitors and participates in several statewide, regional, and multi-state organizations that impact the safe, reliable operation of electric utilities and transmission systems in Arizona.



- Significant knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, as applied to the design, development, construction and maintenance of electric utility systems

- Experience interpreting Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and standards pertaining to electric utility systems

- Knowledge of accounting and engineering economics principles relating to utility rate making

- Experience with transmission system planning and operations

- Familiarity with safety and public relations practices, and techniques for construction cost estimation

- Work management and leadership skills

- Ability to inspect complex electric utility facilities and interpret and analyze a wide range of highly technical engineering data

- Effective oral and written communications skills to write reports and testify as an expert witness

- Interpersonal relations skills, particularly as applied to contact with fellow team members, other governmental agencies, contractors, utility personnel, elected officials, and the public

- Ability to explain difficult technical subjects in non-technical terms to lay persons

- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs


The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of advanced education and utility regulatory experience, specifically electric utilities.  Preference will be given to applicants with an advanced degree in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Nuclear or Alternative Energy System Engineering, or registration as a Professional Engineer.



- Anticipated hiring salary of $70,000-$75,000 annually, depending upon applicable experience

- Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous paid leave programs

- Career and personal development support; multiple training and education opportunities and resources available (qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer)

- Interesting, challenging work in a public sector environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state


*The Corporation Commission does not offer employment sponsorship for this position.*


The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is one of the most unique state agencies in Arizona and one of only 13 public utility commissions in the country where commissioners are elected. Established by the Arizona Constitution, the ACC is a medium-sized agency with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Our mission is diverse—spanning utility rate making; securities registration and enforcement; rail and pipeline safety; and corporate business filings—and we boast an average employment tenure of over 10 years. Learn more by visiting We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency and a recognized Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer.



1200 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ (Some travel required, including in and out of state)


Submit your resume by hitting “APPLY NOW” below. 

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check and confirmation of degree/registration.

A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates.  Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.


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