Overview

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
44 South Clinton Avenue
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625

NOTICE OF VACANCY

**This position may be eligible for telework up to two days per week**

POSTING NO.: 07-2023

TITLE: Analyst Trainee

SALARY: $46,431.86 – $48,531.07

WORKWEEK: 35 hours (35)

EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1)

OPENING DATE: January 17, 2023

CLOSING DATE: February 9, 2023

DIVISION/LOCATION: Office of Information Technology

*The Board of Public Utilities is a great place to work*
You will be part of a highly effective and collaborative team working to ensure that safe, adequate, and proper utility services are provided to all members of the public who desire such services.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of a supervisor in a State department or agency, as a trainee and productive worker, receives on the job training in analytic practices/procedures and application and research and preparation of reports, completes assignments which will provide practical analyst experience and/or learns to review and analyze financial reports; does other related work.

WORK RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Reviews assigned projects and provides a weekly report to CIO of status of each project and alerts CIO to any obstacles.
• Learns to provide accurate and efficient technical support to all BPU users in the areas of Office 365, Windows, etc… Learns to research current industry information and best practices and include them in daily routine. Assists in presenting informational training seminars to end users on the above topics.
• Learns to review all security policies and procedures and apply them to everyday use at the BPU. Assist in updating user and technical documentation.
• Learn the imaging, installation & networking procedures of all computer hardware & software to support BPU users.
• Learns to review, interpret, collect, compile and evaluate data and other information required to complete analytic studies and report any findings to CIO.
• Learns to review and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of existing information processing systems. Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations for improvements. The trainee will suggest process to develop, implement, and/or maintain new and/or enhanced information processing systems based on the findings.
• Assist in maintaining an accurate inventory of all computers hardware at the BPU.
• Perform special projects as determined by the CIO.

                                                                                                                                 REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume and proof of degree submitted. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency.

OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to New Jersey residents.

RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.

WORK AUTHORIZATION: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, a copy of the college transcript indicating the date the degree was conferred (required),the State of New Jersey Employment Application and the Personal Relationships Disclosure Form (Click Here). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line via email. All documents must be submitted by the closing date shown above to the following:

NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625

humanresources@bpu.nj.gov

Visit us at https://nj.gov/bpu/

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to xaymara.castro@bpu.nj.gov

About nj.gov/bpu/about/employment/

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ("NJBPU" or “Board”) is the state agency with authority to oversee the regulated utilities, which provide critical services such as natural gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, and cable television. The law requires the Board to ensure safe, adequate, and proper utility services at reasonable rates for customers in New Jersey.

The Board addresses issues of consumer protection, energy reform, deregulation of energy, and telecommunications services and the restructuring of utility rates to encourage energy conservation and competitive pricing in the industry.
The Board is also responsible for monitoring utility service and responding to consumer complaints.

The Board is considered a quasi-judicial body, meaning that it functions similar to a court or judge. Anyone may file a petition (or a request for action) asking the Board to consider a matter within its jurisdiction. Most often petitions are filed by the utilities, ratepayers, or interested parties, but sometimes the Board will initiate a matter on its own.

Once a petition is filed, the Board decides if it will retain the matter (which will become a case) or send the petition to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). If the case is sent to the OAL, a judge will make an initial decision that the Board will ultimately accept, reject, or change. Regardless of whether the case is sent to the OAL or retained by the Board, the case goes through a legal process that may involve public hearings, briefs, discovery, and testimony. The parties involved include the petitioner, the Board’s staff, and often the Division of Rate Counsel (the state entity charged with representing the ratepayers and consumers of New Jersey). Others may ask to be involved as an intervener or a participant, but those parties must meet certain standards provided in the regulations (N.J.A.C. 1:1-16.3) to be granted that status.

Members of the public are invited to voice their opinions at public hearings. Public hearings are listed on NJBPU's website and notices of these hearings appear in newspapers. All evidence, arguments, and comments provided at the public hearings are made part of the record to ensure that the OAL judge and/or the Board is making an informed and impartial decision based upon the facts as presented by both sides. It is important that the public provide its input at the public hearings to ensure these comments are included in the record of the case.

The Board then decides the case at one of its public agenda meetings, and will issue an order setting forth the reason for its decision. The Board’s decision may be appealed to the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.