Job Posting – CPUC  Public Regulatory Analyst V

Job Posting: Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst V

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of a Program & Project Supervisor, this Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst V (PURA V) will be assigned responsibility over issues related to video service and broadband infrastructure and usage with the highest scope of complexity, sensitivity and controversy. This position will be located within the Video Franchising and Broadband Deployment Group.
This PURA V serves as the Commission’s lead technical and policy analyst responsible for a variety of the Group’s most complex and sensitive analytical assignments regarding video franchising, broadband infrastructure and competition within California. The incumbent will also provide expert advice regarding advanced communications technologies, issues of convergence in the communications and broadband areas, and specifically work on ensuring the Commission’s processes do not act as a barrier to video competition and broadband deployment in California. These issues will have significant attention from external stakeholders, including Executive and Legislative decision makers, service providers, local entities and the media. The analysis to be undertaken may use moderate to advanced statistical methods. The incumbent will be expected to present the findings and propose appropriate policy recommendations to Commission management and decision makers clearly and concisely either verbally or in writing.
The assignments will include being a senior or lead analyst to support the Video Franchise Group’s assessment of video programming services, broadband infrastructure and subscribership levels, research in advanced technologies on which broadband and video services rely, the variety and availability of, and subscribership to, various video and broadband products in California, research surrounding the composition of services offered to consumers purchasing video programming and broadband products, and researching and providing support to other state agencies involved in supporting video programming service, broadband deployment and broadband-based programs. The incumbent will also work closely with Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) and Commissioners’ offices. Topics particularly include regulatory, legislative and judicial actions at both the state and federal level to review and reshape broadband and video policy, policies regarding the deployment of facilities (such as access to utility support structures and rights of way) and policies regarding industry structures in support of competitive markets. Work will require high-level analyses to evaluate, for example, the state of the broadband and video marketplaces and types of policy recommendations which will effectively expand video service competition, broadband penetration and digital access in California, and eliminate the Digital Divide.

The incumbent is expected to work independently as a team leader, or part of a team, supporting ALJs and decision makers in major proceedings, conducting workshops and preparing reports, conducting research and studies on pending issues, and presenting findings and recommendations to management and Commission decision makers. The incumbent may also interact with consumers, local government and industry representatives. The PURA V’s work expertise should cover a complex synthesis of economics, finance, telecommunications, cable, and information services law, the government, private, and non-profit marketplaces for video and broadband services and other advanced technology and technology applications, and the practical intersection of video service and broadband infrastructure. In addition, the incumbent may also be involved in other related projects and assignments as necessary.

This PURA will undertake work assignments and tasks to help the Legislature, Commissioners, other policymakers and the public understand, develop and/or evaluate various video service and broadband-related policy issues.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst V

$7,947.00 – $9,946.00

# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Francisco County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Communications Division, Broadband, Video & Market/Video Franchising & Broadband Analysis

The Communication Division’s Video Franchising/Broadband Deployment Group assists the Commission in implementing the requirements of AB 2987, the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA), and gathers, analyses and visualizes and reports on data regarding video and broadband deployment, quality, subscribership, and employment. The Group provides analysis and advice regarding policies, laws and regulations involving video and broadband services and supports other deployment, adoption and usage projects and programs.

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Special Requirements

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma.  An official transcript will be required prior to appointment.


Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 11/7/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
08:00 AM05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other – Cover Letter should be no longer than 2-pages and should address the information in the “Required Experience/Qualifications” and “Desirable Experience/Qualifications” Sections

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


There are many benefits to joining the California Public Utilities Commission! The State of California offers a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Paid Sick & Vacation
  • Retirement
  • Basic Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) & 457 plans
  • Telecommute Program
  • Alternate Work Schedule
  • Military Leave
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Long Term Care
  • Group Legal Services
  • Reimbursement Accounts

and many more! Visit for a full list of available benefits!

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(855) 663-0222
Hiring Unit Contact:
Michael Morris
(415) 703-2001

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Mark Ferrara
(415) 703-5886

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Required and Desirable Experience/Qualifications

Required Experience/Qualification:

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct policy and data analysis and prepare clear and concise written work products and oral presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with others in a collaborative settings; work cooperatively with all levels of staff, management, decision-makers, stakeholders and government representatives and recommend policy outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative on work assignments, manage multiple tasks; prioritize work according to strict deadlines and exercise independent judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, work well in a team environment and establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of state and federal communications regulation and administrative proceedings including Rulemakings and Inquiries.
  • Knowledge of communications technologies and business plans and the impact of competition and regulation on innovation, technological development and investment.
  • Knowledge of cable television franchising at the state and local levels, including the California state-issued franchising scheme, and the interaction of state and federal policies, laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies, laws and regulations relating to access to, and the use of, utility rights of way.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies, laws and regulations relating to communications attachments to utility support structures (poles and conduits), including both access and safety issues.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies, laws and regulations regarding broadband service

Additional Application Information

To become “list eligible” for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam.

**The Department of Human Resources currently administers the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst V (PURA V) online examinations on a continuous basis.

You may apply and take the PURA V exam online at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Source: CalCareers



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