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Coordinator, Rates & Regulatory Affairs
Title:Coordinator, Rates & Regulatory Affairs
Subsidiary:Empire District (A Liberty Utilities Company)
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

This position is responsible to support the Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs to plan, organize, coordinate and execute administrative or compliance activities within Liberty Utilities (Central Region).  Develop, execute, coordinate and monitor the various administrative activities for regulatory filings and compliance programs and apply rules, regulations,  policies and procedures relating to regulated utilities as mandated by state and federal regulators.  Coordinate, complete and submit the necessary filings with an emphasis on insuring that accuracy and timelines are met.  May coordinate the discovery process for regulatory proceedings, including assignment of discovery responses in both electronic and hard copy form.  Assist with the preparation and implementation of rates filings and regulatory filings required at the state level.  Coordinate and complete other tasks as assigned, including assisting the Central Region Legal Department on tasks as requested.

Job Functions:

  • Supports the company's regulatory applications and filings process to obtain necessary permits, licenses, certificates, authorizations, and rate approvals.
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with regulatory authorities.
  • Liaises with regulatory authorities and commission staff and may participate in industry forums to promote regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of filings.
  • Assist and support with regulatory and rate making analyses and studies.
  • Performs analysis, develops the support, and provides advice to company's management on the administrative impacts of emerging regulations and developments in industry.
  • Coordinate alignment of regulatory compliance strategies to all kep local functional areas.
  • Review and interpret new pending local laws and regulations, which potentially affects the organization's filing responsibilities, and coordinates the development or revision of policies, procedures, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance.
  • Implement and oversee a framework to ensure the utility is meeting its filing and compliance requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide the daily coordination, administration and optimization of reviewing, preparing, finalizing and submitting compliance and other filings with regulatory and other agencies; managing database for compliance filings and follow up with business leads to ensure timely and accurate submission of pertinent filings while insuring accuracy of filings and adherence to applicable filing requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in regulatory compliance, project management and/or process improvement required
  • Extremely organized, with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy required
  • Must have ability to develop relationships and build credibility quickly.
  • Strong knowledge of Word, manipulation of PDF files and the administration and management of complex electronic or data/information request management system required.
  • Strong writing skills is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel is preferred.
  • Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or related field is desired.
  • Knowledge of local state commission regulations and filing requirements, plus a demonstrated working relationship with local commission and staff preferred.

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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