Utility Analyst 3

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 9 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Utility Analyst Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Utility Analyst Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Utility Analyst 1

    Grade 18

  4. Utility Analyst 2

    Grade 23

  5. Utility Analyst 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Utility Analyst 3, you would perform a broad range of analytical tasks relevant to the electric, steam, gas, water and telecommunications utilities on issues such as operations and planning; safety and reliability, environmental siting and compliance; tariff filings; company records; cost and quality of service; rate proceedings; incentive plans; clean energy; mergers and acquisitions, cost allocations and rate design management and operations audits; and implementation of State policies to ensure that New York State residents have access to safe, reliable utility service at just and reasonable rates. You would have a wide scope of supervisory and program responsibility; provide direction, guidance, and supervision to lower-level Utility Analysts and other subordinate personnel; demonstrate expert knowledge of the electric, steam, gas, water and telecommunications industries; and may provide guidance, direction, and supervision over projects.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Public Service and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as:

an Utility Analyst 2.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before February 13, 2023, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have nine years of professional experience in one or more of the following activities directly related to the gas, water, or electric utility industry, of which two years of the experience must have been at a supervisory level:

transmission distribution or production planning, design, construction, operation, safety, or certification

policy formation or implementation

revenue requirement determination

cost allocation

tariff analysis and rate design

competitive energy markets

management and operational audits

implementation and evaluation of energy efficiency programs, renewable generation portfolios, and green marketing efforts

policy development and implementation of clean energy programs/initiatives, such as energy efficiency programs, renewable generation portfolios, clean energy standards, or green market development

benefit/cost analysis and/or modeling of emissions impacts of proposed supply-side projects and demand-side programs
evaluation, measurement and verification of clean energy programs/initiatives


1. An associate degree may be substituted for two years of non-supervisory experience.
2. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years of non-supervisory experience.
3. A master's degree may be substituted for five years of non-supervisory experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-959 38-928

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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