Working at the DCPSC

Thank you for your interest in working at the DCPSC! Our list of current employment opportunities provides detailed descriptions of the roles the Commission is looking to fill, but there’s a lot more to working at the DCPSC than just those job duties. The Chairman and two Commissioners hope you have a long and rewarding career at the DCPSC and staff will do all that they can to make that happen. Contact the Office of Human Resources for more information or for answers to any questions you may have.

What is the DCPSC?
The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC) was established by Congress in 1913 as an independent District government agency to regulate the electric, natural gas, and telephone companies serving the city. The Commission serves the public interest by ensuring that financially healthy utility companies provide safe, reliable, and quality utility services at reasonable rates for residential, business, and government customers in the District.

The DCPSC supplements the employee benefits offered to all District government employees with additional quality of life enhancements, including:
  • A flexible, hybrid work schedule
    The Commission’s telework policy allows employees to routinely telework up to three days per week. DCPSC staff are required to be in the office for an all-hands day once per month and as individual job duties require.
  • Professional development opportunities
    The Commission encourages employees to enhance their knowledge and skills and to network with other professionals. There are ample opportunities to attend conferences and staff are encouraged to join professional associations that will enable them to remain abreast of best practices in their respective fields. Tuition assistance may also be available to staff.
  • Commuter benefits
    The DCPSC subsidizes all or part of employee public transit costs.
  • Building amenities
    As tenants of 1325 G St, NW, DCPSC staff have access to the building’s exercise facility, secure bicycle parking, and complimentary coffee. Paid parking in the building and at several nearby properties is also available.
Engagement, outreach, and education
Created more than 110 years ago, the DCPSC has evolved and grown, but still owes much of its success to those that came before. DCPSC staff recognize those individuals and groups through in-house trainings, events, and activities, such as those surrounding Women’s History Month, Black History Month, and other affinity months. Staff events have included a panel discussion featuring trailblazing women who helped shape District government, a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a 5K run/walk.
Engaging with the community is an important aspect of the DCPSC’s mission. Staff in the Office of Consumer Services organize outreach events across the District to create a dialogue and understand residents’ concerns. All Commission employees are required to participate in at least one of these outreach events per year, but many choose to join even more. Examples of outreach events include Bike to Work Day, the D.C. Emancipation Day parade, community festivals, and other local gatherings.
The DCPSC’s Good Neighbor Initiative also provides an opportunity for staff to serve the District. In recent years, staff have given back to the less fortunate around the holidays by participating in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program and volunteering with Street Sense Media.
Employee testimonials
Poorani RamachandranPoorani Ramachandran, P.E.
Director, Office of Technical and Regulatory Analysis
The DCPSC takes pride in having a diversified team of skilled individuals. I have great pleasure in working with my fellow Commission staff, who are not only very knowledgeable in economics, engineering, finance, policy, and legal matters, but more than willing to share that knowledge. I always have the opportunity to express my views and to bring new ideas to facilitate the continued growth of our organization. I am very happy and proud to be part of the DCPSC.

Kellie Didigu, MPA
Director, Office of Strategic Communications
I work with some of the brightest and most diverse minds in the utility regulatory industry at the DCPSC. It has provided an opportunity to build a culture of innovation, inclusiveness, and impact while supporting our mission of service, safety, and affordability. Over the last 15 years of my service, I have witnessed how the Commission has evolved to meet the growing demands of ratepayers, the challenges of the industry, and the needs of its staff. I'm proud to be a part of that organization.


A day in the life
The NARUC Center for Partnerships and Innovation "Day in the Life" video series gives a sneak peek into the everyday activities of utility commissioners and commission staff. Go behind-the-scenes at the DCPSC in the video below.