Regulatory Analyst , Public Counsel Unit, Wa State Office Of The Attorney General

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent $65,748 - $88,416 Per year WA Attorney General's Office, 800 5th Ave #2000, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 6/4/2024 11:59


What does a Regulatory Analyst do?

Under the Unit Chief’s general guidance, regulatory analysts independently plan and perform complex research and analysis to formulate and support the Units’ position in significant regulatory proceedings as an advocate for the citizens of Washington State.  This position will help formulate recommendations and communicate the Unit’s position to the Deputy Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division Chief, assistant attorneys general, UTC Staff and Commissioners, and other government agencies or interested parties, as appropriate.  This position may direct the work of professional staff on a project basis.
Essential functions for the position include:

  • Perform and coordinate complex research on major energy (electric and natural gas), telecommunication, regulatory, consumer protection, and transportation issues.
  • Analyze and critique research, reports, and market data.
  • Prepare and submit expert oral and written comments and testimony.
  • Testify and undergo cross-examination in formal legal proceedings.
  • Present information during public open meetings before the Utilities and Transportation Commission.
  • Participate in utility advisory groups. 
Questions about the position can be directed to Tad Robinson O’Neill, Public Counsel Unit Chief, at (preferred) or (206) 254-0570.
This recruitment announcement may be used to fill multiple open positions for the same classification, in addition to the position(s) listed in this announcement.


Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in economics, accounting, business or public administration, finance, social sciences, engineering, law or related field
Three years of professional research or analysis experience with an institution engaged primarily in regulatory matters.

 Option 2: Two years as a Regulatory Analyst 1 or equivalent. Research analysis experience in other capacities may be accepted.
An advanced degree in one of the fields listed above will substitute for one year of the desired experience.

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • A commitment to public service and a strong desire to protect customers who depend on essential utility service.
  • Superior writing and oral advocacy skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with accounting, economics, engineering, public policy, or clean energy strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues and stakeholders