Rates and Economic Analysis Manager – Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU)
FINAL FILING DATE: 05/31/20.
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) currently has an opening for an experienced Rates and Economics Analysis Manager who desires to be professionally challenged in a multi-functional department working with all aspects of the Utility.
The Rates Manager will be responsible for managerial, administrative, analytical and compliance work associated with the financial planning and operation of a combined electric, gas, water, wastewater and telecommunication utility system.
To qualify for this position you must possess a: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Utility Regulation Management, or related area, and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional management and supervisory experience in utility rate making, forecasting, and corporate reporting, preferably in the public utility or energy industry;
or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
A typical work day may include:
This is managerial, administrative, analytical and compliance work associated with the financial planning and operation of a combined electric, gas, water, wastewater and telecommunication utility system.
The single position allocated to this classification reports to the Rates and Investment Director and works under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on rates, forecasting, corporate reporting and managerial responsibilities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Participates in developing administrative and operating policies and procedures.
Directs development of system load forecasts, revenue projections and retail rate development for electric, gas, water and wastewater systems.
Directs revisions of City Ordinances as applicable for revision of rates and associated verbiage upon City Commission approval.
Responsible for compliance with state reporting requirements related to short-and long-term electric generation and electric rate tariff filing.
Prepares and presents financial, operating, and planning reports to utility management and the City Commission.
Directs preparations and ongoing monitoring of the Fuel Adjustment and Purchased Gas Adjustment for short- and long-term planning.
Directs development of and ongoing updates of benchmarking studies and business process mapping and improvement activities. Works with departments to facilitate recommended improvements.
Directs special research projects.
May serve as utilities' official representative to various industry associations.
Plans, organizes and directs work of subordinate personnel.
Recommends selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.
Performs evaluations and creates development plans for subordinate personnel.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May act in absence of supervisor.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, finance, utility regulation management, or related area, and five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in utility rate making, forecasting, and corporate reporting, preferably in the public utility or energy industry; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of computer programming and ability to apply such knowledge in the performance of mathematical computations and analyses.
Thorough knowledge of statistical and economic analysis techniques and modeling and ability to apply such knowledge in the preparation of utility studies and forecasts.
May require thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting and financial principles and practices.
Ability to creatively solve complex problems associated with the utility industry.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, manage and direct technical/professional personnel and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to prepare reports.
Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.
Ability to plan, assign, delegate and direct work of professional personnel.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.
May be required to work outside regular business hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.