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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Electrical Engineer

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-MP-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 09, 2012 to Friday, November 23, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0850-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

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.

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

The Office of Enforcement 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.

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
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation
  • Travel up to 15% is required

DUTIES:

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

- Use skills and knowledge for a wide variety of engineering and analytical studies and audits in the area of electric industry reliability and power systems analysis.

- Apply expertise of the electric industry for audits of performance and compliance with the Commission’s regulations.

- Use experience and understanding of relevant market and regulatory issues along with comprehensive knowledge of current Commission initiatives to audit performance and compliance with the Commission’s regulations, rules, and policies.

- Use knowledge of electrical engineering principles and methods for energy conversion, use of engineering probability and statistics mathematics, applied computer programming methods and engineering economics to conduct audits for performance and compliance with the Commission’s regulations. 

- Perform work individually, as a team member, or may serve as a team leader and be assigned to multiple projects concurrently, and working in different capacities on each project as the need dictates.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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. 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 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.


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, 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:

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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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Job Announcement Number:

FERC-MP-2013-0007

Control Number:

331047600