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Job Title:Energy Industry Analyst

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-MP-2012-0136

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 20, 2012 to Friday, October 05, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1101-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.

This position is located in the Office of Enforcement, which serves the public interest by protecting consumers through market oversight and surveillance; assuring compliance with tariffs, rules, regulations, and orders; detecting, auditing, and investigating potential violations; and crafting appropriate remedies, including civil penalties and other measures.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary. 

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit 

Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must submit most recent SF-50 with grade and step information
  • May be required to complete a background investigation.

DUTIES:

The candiate(s) selected for this position will be responsible for the following duties:

- Conduct comprehensive analysis of markets regarding how changes to market rules and the physical energy infrastructure impact market efficiency and consumers.   Provide technical advice and support to the other divisions and offices within the Commission and develop recommendations for the disposition of major market issues.

- Participate in analysis of public and non-public market data to support investigations and/or surveillance.

-Based on his/her research, data gathering, and preliminary analysis, assist higher level analysts prepare Commission documents, such as market reports, memoranda, notices, and proposed orders that contain appropriate discussion and recommendations on economic and regulatory policy issues.

- Query, verify, test and review datasets to assess and improve their quality and consistency.

-Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

GS-9

You must have one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to the GS-7 grade level.  Specialized experience is defined as practical application of market analysis and modeling tools in one or more energy markets.  

Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements at the GS-9 is a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

GS-11

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience conducting comprehensive analysis of moderately complex or segments of highly complex and controversial energy market issues.

OR

Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements at the GS-11 is a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience for the grade in which you are applying for in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. If you are substituting education to meet the specialized experience, you MUST submit your transcript with your application prior to the closing of the announcement. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.


If you are relying on education to qualify for this position, you must have completed your degree by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 

To review the education requirements for this positions, please click here.


Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the announcement. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11.

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

All required documents must be received by the closing of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. SF-50, transcripts, etc) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

1. Knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and modeling and ability to use statistical and data management software like Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Stata.

2. Knowledge of the market effects of developing technologies, conservation and other developing areas in the energy industry.

3. Skill in making effective oral and written presentations to individuals and groups.

4. Knowledge of energy fundamentals, commodity markets, and capital markets and their inter-relationships.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, and coverage for pre-existing conditions. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.



OTHER INFORMATION:

When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.



HOW TO APPLY:

You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply.

Tips For Applying For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given.
* Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement.
* Submit all requested documentation; e.g. SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES  -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment

Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status.  (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)  If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that.

Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit any SF-50 which documents the experience with another organization other than FERC).

CTAP/ICTAP: 

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility.  For a detailed list of documents, click here.

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION

If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION

If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. 

Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kimberly Watkins
Phone: 202-502-8621
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: kimberly.watkins@ferc.gov
Agency Information:
FERC
888 First Street, NE
Washington , DC
20426
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your application up to four times throughout the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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