California Public Utilities Commission

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California Public Utilities Commission Reviews

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California Public Utilities Commission Executive Director Paul Clanon
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    An amazing opportunity to make impactful energy policy or get your foot in the door of the energy industry

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at California Public Utilities Commission full-time

    Pros

    A regulatory entity that functions like a think-tank. The CPUC turns out great energy policy and makes a huge impacgt on the energy landscape in California. The staff are smart, ambitious, and frequently very down to earth people. Great work/life balance and job security"

    Cons

    Slow. It's a bureaucracy and promotes like it. Upward mobility is time-based rather than merit-based for the first three levels of analyst position, which can equate to nearly five years if you start from the bottom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to offer merit-based promotion, and incorporate more carrot/stick.

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California Public Utilities Commission Interviews

Updated Nov 1, 2014
Updated Nov 1, 2014

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    Public Utility Regulatory Analyst (PURA) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at California Public Utilities Commission.

    Interview Details

    There are five PURA levels, 1-5, 5 being the highest (though the first is split into levels A-C, C being the highest). There are several steps in the hiring process. First, you have to take a test to get on the list for the appropriate level. I hear it is multiple choice for PURA 1, though for the tests I've taken, the are composed of a written exercise, mini-essays, and an interview with 2-3 people. The interview and mini-essays are STAR format; the written exercise is an hour-long hypothetical exercise. If you are in the top three ranks of a given PURA level list, you may apply for positions that open up for the next 18 months. You submit a written Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), and if you are selected for an interview, the process is an interview with 2-3 people.

    Interview Questions
    • Written exercise. Focus on timing and providing sufficient detail.   Answer Question
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Website www.cpuc.ca.gov
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1911
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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