Candidates must meet the educational requirements for an Electrical Engineer. Additionally, candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized Experience is defined as work experience on audits or investigations involving electric reliability.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
You must show successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, physical science, life science, or mathematics. For more information on education requirements, please click here: Electrical Engineering Requirements
**You must meet these educational requirements within 3 months of this vacancy closing.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above within 3 months of this vacancy closing.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. All rquired documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:
1. Knowledge of factors involved in electric utility planning and operations, including knowledge of advanced engineering principles and theories, quantitative techniques, and computer modeling methods as they apply to the electric industry, electric power generation, transmission, power system reliability and energy efficiency.
2. Ability to evaluate a wide range of electrical power engineering analyses and reports concerning the economics and operations of wheeling transactions among electric power systems, transmission service request evaluation, proposed and actual generation and transmission systems, and interconnections.
3. Ability to conduct extensive audits and investigations related to electric utilities’ engineering operations via on-site and phone interviews, on-site review of the facilities, responses to data requests or other methods of information gathering.
4. Knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g., Federal Power Act), and existing Commission rules, regulations, policies, and precedents, decisions and procedures governing the regulation of the electric utility industries.
5. Ability to effectively present research, findings and recommendations, both orally and in writing, to a diverse audience of technical and non-technical professionals. To preview questions please click here.