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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/24/14

Applications Due03/10/14

Vacancy ID12411

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleUtility Supervisor

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade31

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $100510 to $122354 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Nassau

Street Address 125 East Bethpage Road

City Plainview


Zip Code11803

Minimum Qualifications For a permanent appointment, candidates must be a current NYS employee that is reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list for Utility Supervisor, Grade 31.

For provisional appointment, candidates must either:

1. Be a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive service as a Utility Engineer 3, Grade 27, Utility Engineer 3 (Safety), Grade 27, Utility Analyst 3, Grade 27, Power Systems Operations Specialist 4, Grade 27, Power Systems Operations Specialist 4 (Nuclear), Grade 27, Power Systems Operations Specialist 5, Grade 29, or Power Transmission Planner 4, Grade 27; Or

2. Meet the following open-competitive qualifications:

Either 1. You must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology and seven years of full-time qualifying experience in one of the following areas:

1) Oversight of electric utility system operations, maintenance, or planning with an emphasis on system reliability, including areas such as: conducting system reliability and/or planning studies, performing/reviewing system design, monitoring project construction, or evaluating project costs and budgets
2) Performance monitoring and assessment of electric utility power systems (transmission and/or distribution), including evaluation of reliability performance mechanisms, electric service provisions, and compliance with relevant codes
3) Development, design, operation, maintenance, interconnection, or testing for distributed generation facilities
4) Application of various digital technologies which modernize and automate grid operations to anticipate and respond to system disturbances, enable greater use of variable energy sources, including renewable energy, and which provide the capability for customers to manage their energy costs (smart grid technology)
5) Development and/or implementation of electric utility emergency response plans, including involvement in areas such as coordination or oversight of exercises/drills and evaluation of response plan effectiveness following events
6) Electric utility rate making including revenue requirement determination, cost allocation, tariff analysis and rate design

OR 2. You must have a bachelor's degree and seven years of qualifying experience in one of the following areas:

1) Electric utility policy development, implementation, or evaluation of programs in areas such as competitive energy markets or energy efficiency programs and/or renewable generation portfolios
2) Cost/benefit analysis or modeling of costs associated with supply-side and demand-side energy projects
3) Environmental analysis, assessment, and evaluation of construction and operation of proposed large scale utility projects
4) Management and operation audits processes and utility rate design
5) Implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency programs, renewable generation portfolios, or green marketing efforts

A master's degree and five years of the qualifying experience;
An associate's degree and nine years of the qualifying experience above;


In addition to qualifying under either section 1 or 2 above, your qualifying experience must also include two years of the supervision of both projects and individuals.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of the Director and Deputy Director, the Utility Supervisor, Grade 31, will be assigned to the Distribution Unit in the Long Island Office of the Department of Public Service. The Utility Supervisor will have primary responsibility for developing and reviewing strategic and conceptual proposals based on expert knowledge and experience in the electric industry generally, and LIPA/PSEG-LI specifically. The Utility Supervisor will provide the general supervision required for the implementation of directives and policies, oversee and assign work activities to subordinate staff to meet section goals, and ensure the development, training, and evaluation of staff.

Specifically, the Utility Supervisor’s duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Oversee LIPA/PSEG-LI programs to ensure that LIPA/PSEG-LI facilities are constructed, operated, and maintained to provide safe and reliable service, and that LIPA/PSEG-LI properly balance electric utility infrastructure investment costs, coupled with smart grid modernization efforts;
• Oversee utility development and implementation of electric emergency response plans and direct staff oversight efforts during emergencies;
• Coordinate with DPS Albany Staff to ensure that PSEG-LI's emergency response and infrastructure investment plans are consistent with NYS best practices, where appropriate;
• Work with Office leadership on policy development;
• Respond to queries from Commission Members, Executive Staff, and the general public;
• Provide strong leadership to interdisciplinary project teams, including chairing or facilitating meetings with LIPA/PSEG-LI personnel, other agencies, and consumer groups for the purpose of investigations, dispute resolution, or collaborative processes.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Christine Balleau

Telephone 518-474-1446

Fax 518-473-9990

Email Address


Street Human Resources, 16th Floor

Three Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a completed NYS Dept. of Public Service Application, resume and cover letter to To obtain an application, please visit

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