4901:7-1-05 Notices.

(A) Unless directed otherwise by the chairperson, the coordinator shall cause the publication of the notice, as shown in the appendix to this rule, to appear in the Akron Beacon Journal, the Athens Messenger, the Call and Post, Cincinnati Business Courier, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Columbus Business First, the Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, the Lima News, the Gazette (Medina), Middletown Journal, the Herald Star (Steubenville), the Blade (Toledo), and the Vindicator (Youngstown) once a week for two consecutive weeks, beginning not sooner than December ten nor later than December thirty-one.

(B) The coordinator shall provide the names of all applicants or all applicants selected to be interviewed by the nominating council to any person requesting the names.




The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Nominating Council is seeking applications for the position of commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to fill a vacancy for the term commencing on April 11, 20XX, and ending on April 10, 20XX. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $XX,XXX to $XXX,XXX. The commissioner's actual salary will be determined by the Governor. The normal state of Ohio benefits package will be provided.

The Public Utilities Commission is responsible for regulating investor-owned public utilities in the state of Ohio. Section 4901.02(D) of the Ohio Revised Code requires that a commissioner have a minimum of three years' experience in one or more of the following fields: economics, law, finance, accounting, engineering, physical or natural sciences, natural resources, or environmental studies. No person employed by a public utility subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission or holding stocks or bonds of a regulated public utility may be appointed a commissioner. A commissioner must be a resident of Ohio.

The Revised Code also specifies that the Commission may consist of no more than three members of the same political affiliation. Political affiliation is based upon one's vote in the last primary election as defined under Sections 3513.19 and 3513.05 , Revised Code. Based upon the present composition of the Commission, (insert one of the following: persons registered as Republican are not eligible for this appointment, persons registered as Democrat are not eligible for this appointment, the position may be filled by an applicant of any political affiliation). Successful candidates must undergo a background check by the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Applicants are required to send 16 copies of a current resume with a one-page cover letter attached to each resume. The cover letter and resume shall be stapled once in the upper left-hand corner. In the cover letter, the applicant must (1) indicate the applicant's expertise in the areas of energy, transportation, or communications technology, if any; (2) explain why the applicant's prior experience makes him or her qualified to be a commissioner or why the applicant is otherwise qualified to be a commissioner; and (3) state his or her political party affiliation or independent status.

Resumes shall be sent to: Public Utilities Commission Nominating Council, c/o Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 E. Broad Street, 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793. For further information, contact the Nominating Council coordinator (insert name) at (614) 466-8054.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., (day of the week), January XX, 20XX. Mailed applications must be received by that time.Faxed applications will not be considered.

The members of Public Utilities Commission Nominating Council will review the applications and select individuals to be interviewed for the position. Interested persons may submit comments to the members of the Nominating Council regarding any of the applicants. Comments should be submitted to the Nominating Council coordinator. Persons interested in receiving a list of the names of persons submitting applications or selected to be interviewed should notify the Nominating Council coordinator at the above address or telephone number. The Nominating Council will determine the four most qualified persons for the position and submit those names to Governor (insert name) who will then select the commissioner.

Effective: 06/28/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4901.021
Rule Amplifies: 4901.021
Prior Effective Dates: 4/9/07 (Emer.)