Job Title: Energy Industry Analyst (Electric)Job Announcement Number: FERC-DE-2013-0025
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to
Thursday, December 20, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles only and Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service (VEOA eligibles).
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 Energy Market Regulation (OEMR)/Division of Electric Power Regulation, Central. OEMR works to promote and maintain competitive markets, and to support other offices in increasing grid reliability, and improving compliance by regulated entities. OEMR serves the public interest by providing leadership and vision in the regulation of economic and operational activity in wholesale jurisdictional energy industries.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must meet specialized experience
- One year probationary period may be required
- Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
- A background investigation is required
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Energy Industry Analyst in the Electric Power Regulation-Central Division, your duties will include:
- Performing analyses of moderately complex regulatory issues associated with filings for the purpose of identifying trends, problems, or deviations from pertinent regulatory requirements or Commission policies.
- Develops recommendations to resolve issues for use by the team leader or supervisor.
- Analyzes and reviews a variety of conventional regulatory data and documents associated with the regulation of natural gas/oil pipeline companies and/or electric utilities for matters within his/her designated area of responsibility.
- Prepares Commission memoranda, notices, proposed orders, or other documents for cases that require consideration of issues common to the regulated industry or which are traditional or non-controversial.
- Establishes and maintains contact with representatives of electric utilities and natural gas/oil pipeline companies.
- Participates as a technical staff representative at settlement and technical conferences to discuss moderately complex issues.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You MUST be an ICTAP or VEOA eligible in order to be considered for this position. In addition, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: Experience involving the collection, analysis and evaluation of technical information, including the formulation of recommendations; and interpret technical policy and/or regulations to develop action plan for the completion of assignments. Experience in research and analysis related to the electric power industry.
**Your resume must show possession of the required specialized experience in order to meet the minimum requirements for this position.**
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 referred to the selecting official for hiring consideration. 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:
- Ability to interpret policy/regulations and apply them to analyses of specific issues arising in the regulation of the energy industries.
- Ability to review and analyze data and documents in filings by regulated companies.
- Ability to research issues associated with the energy industries and convey findings.
- Ability to effectively communicate technical information both orally and in writing.
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BENEFITS:Back to top
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.
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You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned.
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:Back to top
Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply
Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).
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. To be well qualified, applicants must receive a score of 90 or higher. 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.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
If you are claiming veterans' preference and VEOA eligibility, 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.
10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the 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. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.
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.