Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Boston



The Economist applies a broad mix of economic, accounting, finance,and public policy skills in analyzing issues and cases before the DPU.He/she will work both individually and as ateam member with other economists, accountants, and attorneys on a wide rangeof cases, including:reviewing electric,gas, and water utility filings for changes in base rate revenue requirementsand rate structures, other electricity or gas surcharges, and financingpetitions.

The position requirescompetency in cross-examining company and intervention witnesses. Job duties include reviewing, analyzing, and preparing oral andwritten recommendations for the Commission on utility requests for changes inbase rate revenue requirements, base revenue allocations, rate design, othersurcharges, as well as financing agreements.

The Economist also participates in all facets of assigned cases,including developing information requests, questioning expert witnesses duringhearings, drafting memoranda and policy recommendations, as well as writingsections of DPU orders.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part ofthe application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition.


First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the field of economics, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in economics may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in economics may be substituted for the required experience.*

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in economics may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

Special Requirements: None.

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