The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)

About URCA

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) is the regulatory authority with responsibility for the electronic communications sector (ECS) in The Bahamas. The sector comprises fixed and mobile telephone services, spectrum and numbering, Internet services and broadcasting including pay television.

The legislative framework for the ECS is set out in the Communications Act, 2009, which empowers URCA as the independent regulator of the sector with the regulatory tools and powers required for effectiveness. In addition, in 2009 the Government articulated a new vision for the Sector in its Electronic Communications Sector Policy (Sector Policy)that provided for the immediate full liberalisation of the ECS on September 1, 2009, with the exception of cellular services.

Although URCA currently regulates the ECS only, it may regulate other sectors over time (such as energy and water), if given specific responsibilities to do so under other sector specific legislation. URCA replaced the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Television Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Human Resources Officer The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will provide general day-to-day HR support across the organization as part of the Human Resources and Administrative department in relation to all HR, Employee Benefits, Training and Development and compensation. Ensure efficiency and accuracy while providing a customer-focused and effective HR support service to the organization. Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Minimum Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources or equivalent; Minimum 4 years human resources experience Excellent written and oral communication skills URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Consumer Relations Assistant The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will provide point of contact service to consumers by answering inquiring and receiving complaints from consumers by phone, email, social media and walk-ins. The position also provides other administrative activities. Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Associate's Degree in communication, business administration or related discipline At least three years' progressive work experience in customer service/ customer relations, social media engagement and or progressive experience in retail sales environment; URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Electronic Communications- Assistant Regulatory Officer, Legal The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will be required to provide expertise and competency i the area of legal and market research, including applicable codes and regulations and performing tasks as assigned by the Director of Electronic Communications and /or Regulatory Managers. Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Bachelor's Degree in Law from an accredited university/college; Masters in Law is an asset; and Minimum of two years' work experience preferably in the electronic communications or energy industry, consulting, or utility regulation; Experience preferably as in-house legal and or regulatory advisor gained in a competitive regulated industry, or direct experience of working for a multi-sectoral regulator is an advantage URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Electronic Communications- Assistant Regulatory Officer, Economics The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will be required to provide expertise and competency in the area of market economics and economic regulation generally, and performing tasks as assigned by the Director of Electronics Communications and /or Regulatory Managers Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Bachelor's Degree in Economics or Economics with a minor in Finance, Math, Accounting or Management Minimum of two years progressive work experience in the telecommunications industry, consulting, or in regulation Strong analytical and reasoning skill URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Utilities and Energy- Assistant Regulatory Officer, Technical The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will be required to provide expertise and competency in the area of engineering and technical regulation generally, and performing tasks as assigned by the Director of Utilities and Energy and.or Regulatory Managers.  Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent Minimum of two years progressive work experience in the engineering/ technical industry, consulting or in regulation Strong analytical and reasoning skills URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) Nassau, The Bahamas
May 11, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: Utilities and Energy- Assistant Regulatory Officer Economics The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") is the independent regulator of the Electronic Communications Sector (comprising) broadcasting, radio spectrum and electronic communications) and the Electricity Sector in The Bahamas. URCA's mission is "improving lives through effective utilities regulations". The successful candidate will be required to provide expertise and competency in the area of market economics and economics regulation generally, and performing tasks as assigned by the Director of Utilities and Energy and/or Regulatory Managers. Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies: Bachelor's Degree in Economics or Economics with a minor in Finance, Math, Accounting or Management. Minimum of two years progressive work experience in the economics industry, consulting, or in regulation Strong analytical and reasoning skills URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package as well as opportunities for career enrichment. Through URCA's various international affiliations, employees have the opportunity for global exposure in the areas of regulation and competition. For more information about URCA, please visit our website: www. urcabahamas.bs.