Working at the PUC
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The PUC is an equal opportunity employer and recruits, hires, trains, and promotes into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or participation in protected activity.
The PUC is committed to the recruitment and promotion of a character-driven, competent, productive and diverse workforce. Our employees come from a broad range of professional backgrounds, from attorneys and engineers to administrative support staff, united by their passion to be accountable to the people of Texas and provide equitable, efficient, and effective regulation in an increasingly competitive environment.
Our key divisions are Agency Operations, Compliance and Enforcement, Customer Protection, Infrastructure, Legal, the Office of Policy and Docket Management, Rate Regulation, Rules and Projects and Utility Outreach. For more information about our divisions, please visit our Careers with PUC page.
To apply with this agency, please go to the CAPPS State of Texas Talent Management System and select the Public Utility Commission of Texas, from the "Company/Agency" list.
To submit your application for employment, select the job opening of interest, then select "Apply Online." Complete your online applicant profile and the CAPPS application. When submitting an application, you must also submit a letter of interest and resume. Your letter of interest and resume can be uploaded to your CAPPS application. If a position requires a degree, in order to be considered for the posted position, you must submit either your official or unofficial transcripts. Please be advised, all non-U.S. transcripts and diplomas will need to be evaluated and translated to U.S. equivalency prior to submitting your application.
To submit your transcripts, you must upload it to your CAPPS application. All information provided in connection with an application for employment must be true and complete, and any misstatement, falsification, or omission of information may be grounds for refusal to hire, if hired, termination.
If you get locked out of your CAPPS Career Account, please do not contact Human Resources. Human Resources cannot unlock applicant accounts. If you get locked out of your account, please click on the below link for instructions on how to unlock your account.
Please be aware that information submitted to the PUC may be subject to public disclosure, upon request, pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act.
Candidates hired for employment must certify compliance with the Texas Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) form, Conditions of Employment provisions, sections 12.055, 12.153, 12.154, 12.155, and 12.156.
Candidate Reference Checks
As part of the Public Utility Commission’s recruiting process, reference checks with previous employers will be conducted for any candidate being considered for employment. All applicants must complete the Authorization for Prior Employer to Release Information form and must upload it to their application in the CAPPS State of Texas Applicant website.
Veteran’s Employment Preference
The PUC is proud to provide preference in employment to our veterans. For more information, please visit our Veterans webpage.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Public Utility Commission participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
The Public Utility Commission no longer accepts the State of Texas Application for Employment and all submissions must be made through the CAPPS State of Texas Talent Management system.
Engineering Specialist III – VIInfrastructure$4,667.00 - $7,532.0000029029Open Until Filled
Engineer IV – VIInfrastructure$5,260.00 - $9,584.0000029045Open Until Filled
Project Manager IIIRules and Projects$4,917.00 - $8,060.0000032558Open Until Filled
Investigator II – IVCustomer Protection$3,334.00 - $4,700.0000032559Open Until Filled
Administrative Law Judge I - IIIOffice of Policy and Docket Management$6,667.00 - $8,750.0000032945Open Until Filled
Legal Assistant II – IVLegal$4,167.00 - $5,200.0000033120Open Until Filled
Investigator II – IIICustomer Protection/Intake$3,334.00 - $4,700.0000033133Open Until Filled
Information Security Analyst II – IIIAgency Operations/Information$6,363.00 - $8,334.0000033155Open Until Filled
Selective Service Registration
As of September 1, 1999, the Public Utility Commission is required by law (HB 558, 76th Legislature, 1999) to verify that all newly hired males, who are 18 to 25 years old, are registered for selective service. Human Resources will verify selective service registration with the Selective Service System on all male candidates selected for hire who fall in this age category. Candidates 18 to 25 years old who have not registered will be required to provide documentary proof of registration with the Selective Service System before the employment start date.