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Arizona Public Service Rate Strategy Analyst I / II in PHOENIX, Arizona

Rate Strategy Analyst I / II

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Date: Nov 15, 2022

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


Rate Strategy Analyst I / II - Develops, analyzes, revises and administers the organization's tariff schedules. Compiles, studies and maintains rate, revenue, load and customer data to assess the effectiveness of current tariff schedules and rules, to administer and develop cost of service, and develops proposals to change the organization's existing rates and rules.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the following concepts is preferred:

  • Data transformations (e.g. log transformation, standardization, normalization)

  • Univariate and Multivariate tests (e.g. t-test, non-parametric rank tests, ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, regression)

  • Statistical modeling (e.g. linear regression, generalized linear models, multivariate regression, ARIMA models, classical time series decomposition, mixed models)

  • Clustering (e.g. k-means, hierarchical clustering, Gaussian mixtures)

Minimum Requirements

Rate Strategy Analyst I

  • BS degree in economics, mathematics, finance, accounting, engineering or related discipline.

  • Prior exposure to general accounting or finance processes.

  • Advanced Excel skills required.

  • Prior experience developing queries using SAS, SQL or comparable preferred.

    Rate Strategy Analyst II

  • BS degree in economics, mathematics, finance, accounting, engineering or related discipline PLUS two (2) years utility or related analytical experience.

  • In lieu of a degree, an equivalent combination of education and experience totaling six (6) years is required.

  • General knowledge of utility rate economics, principles and practices.

  • Working knowledge of FERC or rate theory practices, tariff administration, current industry trends and developments.

  • Advanced Excel skills required.

  • Prior experience developing queries using SAS, SQL or comparable preferred.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Assemble information and perform computations to design rates, prepare cost studies, develop tariff provisions and other analyses to meet regulatory requirements and other company objectives.

  2. Participates in the design of new tariffs and/or modifies existing tariffs to accomplish specific goals.

  3. Assist in the preparation and review of testimony, exhibits and discovery responses.

  4. Assists in developing rate structures and prices.

  5. Provides support to regulatory inquiries.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

    *Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.