Rates Specialist

at Arkansas Electric Cooperatives in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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$97,000 - $121,200 a year




Rates Specialist
Little Rock, AR, USA

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.
The Rates Specialist provides analytical rates in support of regulatory requirements. This position presents the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward.




Assists in supporting state and federal regulatory filings, including preparation of draft transmittal letters, testimony, work papers, and discovery responses for submittal to the relevant regulatory agencies or other parties to a proceeding as required.
Able to perform rate development and design including a strong understanding of cost of service principles and cost recovery.
Assists in maintaining compliance with federal filing rules and procedures, including using appropriate electronic tools to file and manage tariffs to conform to all applicable standards.
Reviews and synthesizes regulatory filings made at the federal and related state levels.
Prepares and submits regulatory filings to federal regulatory agencies, primarily the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as required.
Assists senior and principal case manager(s) and/or witnesses in case development and analytical oversight throughout the regulatory process, including serving as the subject matter expert on federal and state regulatory matters.
Assists in managing filing process for own filings, including completion of all pre- and post-filing compliance and implementation tasks.
Obtains and analyzes data for inclusion in exhibits and reports for internal management and/or support of regulatory proceedings. With guidance, develop, revise, and/or maintain models needed to support these analyses.
Analyzes and summarizes testimony, reports, pleadings and discovery responses of other utilities, regulatory staff or interveners.
Analyzes and interprets regulatory proposals, legislation, and other relevant materials.
Implements regulatory decisions, including creating and/or revising moderately complex tariffs, billing, and regulatory accounting rules.
Supports compliance efforts, including working on process maps, documentation of procedures, and implementation of controls.
Supports internal personnel by developing expertise as a subject matter expert on FERC procedural matters, cost recovery, and rate development.
Prepares transmittal letters, testimony, cost support, and related evidentiary materials for rate and policy filings.
Provides case management and other guidance to internal personnel when developing business arrangements such as power supply contracts and administering aspects of required and periodic submittals to federal agencies.
Conducts research, provides reports/metrics, and serves as subject matter expert during proceedings.
Improves existing procedures as a means to achieve federal regulatory compliance.
The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.


Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, plus at least 9 to 10 years related experience and/or training in a utility regulatory environment. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Thorough understanding of utility rates, cost of service studies, and cost recovery principles.
Familiarity with and experience in the FERC regulatory environment and/or equivalent regulatory background.
Project management experience.
Experience with manipulating data sets.
Experience with FERC Electronic Tariff Filing (eTariff) rules.
Familiarity with database systems.
Equivalent work experience may be substituted for certain of these requirements.
Preferred Qualifications
2 Retirement Plan Options
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
9 Paid holidays
Educational assistance
Paid time off accrual
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program
Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your... For full info follow application link.


Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.        

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Job Posting: 3393781

Posted On: May 23, 2022

Updated On: Jun 23, 2022