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Job Title:Attorney-Advisor

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-DE-2012-0111

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 09, 2012 to Wednesday, April 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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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.

The Office of Enforcement seeks experienced lawyers to enforce the Commission’s statutes, orders, and rules governing the nation’s wholesale natural gas and electric markets, including the Commission’s rule prohibiting fraud and market manipulation, to ensure fair and competitive markets. Our investigations of potential energy law violations are often complex, detailed, and challenging, with important consequences for our nation’s energy markets.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a full-time permanent position within the Division of Investigations in the Office of Enforcement.

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit.

 

THIS POSITION IS ALSO ANNOUNCED UNDER FERC-DE-2012-0114 at a Grade GS-15 level. Please click hereDO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSITION VIA USAJOBS. SEND YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER AND A BRIEF WRITING SAMPLE TO THE CONTACT LISTED IN THE VACANCY.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be in good standing with a recognized state bar
  • A two year trial period is required
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
  • A background investigation is required

DUTIES:

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FERC’s Division of Investigations, within the Office of Enforcement, is seeking mid- and senior-level attorneys with litigation or energy law experience. 

Candidates must have substantial litigation experience preferably in prosecutorial, enforcement, white collar crime, or complex business litigation. Hands on trial experience is required.

Alternatively, candidates must have extensive experience in energy law, with a strong knowledge of FERC laws and regulations. Attorneys accepted for this position will take on significant responsibility, including running their own investigations and enforcement actions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has not issued qualification standards for Attorney positions. Both the quality and the amount of experience determine the qualifications for Attorneys. All Attorney positions have a minimum requirement of completing a J.D. or LL.B. from an accredited college or university, and possessing an active bar membership and specialized experience for this position.

You must possess experience in investigative work, litigation, or enforcement, or alternatively, in FERC practice, law and regulations.

 

 

 

 


You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirements. Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration.

You must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

You must be a US Citizen.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion and adjudication of a background investigation.

DO NOT APPLY TO THIS POSITION VIA USAJOBS. SEND YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER AND A BRIEF WRITING SAMPLE TO THE CONTACT LISTED IN THE VACANCY.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your resume. Your resume will be evaluated to determine your possession of any required career related experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the qualifications in the job announcement.


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BENEFITS:

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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, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. 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:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. Applications may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the contact listed on the announcement. PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CONTACT LISTED ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Tips for Applying- For example, if the qualifications required includes presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations  you've given. 

-Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement. 

-Submit all requested documentation; e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts, etc.



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.

ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gloria Cloteykine
Phone: 202-502-8568
Fax: 202-208-0057
Email: gloria.cloteykine@ferc.gov
Agency Information:
FERC
888 First Street, NE Rm. 5J-09
Washington , DC
20426
US
Fax: 202-208-0057

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once we receive your complete application we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and consider requesting an in-person interview. We will notify you of our decision. This announcement will remain open until all vacancies are filled. Grade assigned will be commensurate with experience.


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Job Announcement Number:

FERC-DE-2012-0111

Control Number:

313958100