Executive Director

Public Utility Commission of Texas


The Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates telephone, electric and water utilities. Work involves overseeing the competitive electric, telecommunications wholesale and retail markets, and water and sewer utilities.  The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations and overall management of the agency including developing and implementing strategic plans; establishing budgets and allocating agency resources; oversight of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Independent Market Monitor; and administration and management of the Universal Service Fund in accordance with statutory requirements.


Oversee all programs and activities of the agency to ensure Commission objectives are met and good management practice are applied at all levels of supervision. Ensure agency compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Develop and implement the Commission’s strategic plan. In accordance with Utilities Code §12.105, develop an intra-agency career ladder program that addresses opportunities for mobility and advancement of Commission employees, and develop a system of annual performance evaluations that are based on documented employee performance. In accordance with Utilities Code §12.106, prepare and maintain a written policy statement to ensure implementation of a program of Equal Employment Opportunity. Prepare the agency’s biennial legislative appropriation request. Prepare the agency’s annual budget. Enter into contracts on behalf of the Commission. Oversee appropriate Commission participation in legislative activities, including legislation tracking, bill analysis, fiscal impact estimate preparation, coordination with other agencies, and responding to requests for information from members of the Legislature, Governor’s Office, and members of their staff. Serve as the Commission’s point of contact with other agencies. Perform directly, or through delegation, any other duties directed by the Commissioners.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university. Five (5) years’ increasingly responsible management experience including management of a division or department, project management, budget or fund management, or directly related experience.


Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, economics, finance, law or related field. Experience directing program activities and supervising the work of others.

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Posted: January 09, 2018