Director, Colorado Regulatory Affairs (Denver, CO) with Black Hills CorpPosted: July 13, 2012
Interested individuals may apply by going to our website at www.blackhillscorp.com.
DIRECTOR, COLORADO REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Provide strategic leadership and planning for regulatory issues related to the Company’s utility business activities in Colorado. Develop and maintain all regulatory relationships needed to advance the Company’s business interests in Colorado, serving as the Company’s main point of contact on regulatory issues in Colorado.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Interpret the regulatory directives contained within PUC decisions and rulings; provide advice and guidance regarding compliance with regulatory laws, rules and requirements.
- Monitor and provide advice and guidance regarding legislative, rule-making and other regulatory related developments that impact the retail electricity and gas segments.
- Ensure that regulatory documentation and inquiries are properly addressed.
- Develop regulatory strategy to lead the drafting of PUC filings.
- Analyze, research and seek input regarding impacts of proposed regulations that impact the retail electricity and gas segments.
- Manage policy development in regards to compliance with regulatory changes.
- Influence and monitor changes in regulatory rules and policies in order to protect the Company’s interests and ensure that changes are in line with the direction of the Company.
- Implement policies and procedures and process improvements to ensure the Company is operating in compliance with regulations and that regulatory reporting requirements are met in a reliable and efficient manner.
- Compose and review legal documents and correspondence.
- Advocate on behalf of the company in both written and oral communications, either in negotiations or as a witness in the hearing room.
- Minimum of seven years progressive experience in a rate regulated or regulatory affairs environment. Demonstrated experience leading and managing regulatory programs through teamwork, collaboration and open communication.
- Direct experience with Colorado Public Utilities Commission personnel and its processes.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business, engineering, mathematics, accounting, economics, political science, communications or related field required.
- Master’s degree in business, public policy, political science or related field or a Juris Doctorate degree preferred.
- Comprehensive knowledge of state regulations specific to the utility industry and familiarity with relevant federal regulations.
- Solid understanding of a regulated utility, with preference for experience in either or both the electric or gas industries.
- Knowledge of basic negotiations, advocacy and conflict management.
We offer an attractive salary based upon qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.
To learn more about Black Hills Corporation, view a complete job description and apply for this position, visit our Web site.