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Public Service Commission

Energy Initiatives Advisor 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00725

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    Energy Initiatives Advisor

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
This position is in pay schedule-range 81-03 with a starting salary of $62,400-$80,268 annually, plus great benefits. A twelve-month probationary period will be required. Pay for current state employees or those with reinstatement eligibility will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin Compensation Plan.
Hannah Brown, HR Specialist-Sr, 608-264-9970,
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The deadline to apply for this position is 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
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Energize your career by joining the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin as our new Energy Initiatives Advisor!

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC), Division of Energy Regulation is hiring an Energy Initiatives Advisor. This position will advise the Commissioners' Office on optimal policy directions for utility regulation, economic development, and utility customer service in Wisconsin.

The PSC is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.

This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.

Position Summary:   

This position monitors policies and trends on utility issues, researches and tracks impacts of key utility policies, researches and tracks legislative developments, develops key policy direction for the Division of Energy Regulation, and assists in the Division's public and stakeholder communications efforts in cert with the Administrator. This position is responsible for creating useful tools, presentations and materials that will help expand Commission and public understanding of complex utility and regulatory issues. The position will work to implement new policies and divisional initiatives.

Special Notes:   

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.

The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.


A qualified candidate will have experience with all of the following:

  • Experience communicating complex information to internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative techniques to conduct analysis of policies, processes, procedures, programs, etc.
  • Experience analyzing complex administrative policies and/or legislative proposals to determine their effect on programs
  • In addition, a well-qualified candidate will have experience in at least one of the following:
  • Training or experience in public administration principles and processes, including strategic planning principles and methods
  • Experience evaluating and solving complex and controversial governmental issues
  • Experience performing policy analysis in a utility setting
  • How To Apply:   

    To apply, click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume, and insert your letter of qualifications. Applicants must submit both a resume and a letter of qualifications to be considered.

    Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at PSC and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

    Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Hannah Brown at (608) 264-9970 or by email at


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