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Job Title:Energy Industry Analyst

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-DE-2013-0029

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, December 31, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1101-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies in the following location:
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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 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for an exciting full-time permanent positions within the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation. OEPI provides strategic vision and leadership in the development of energy policy associated with electric and natural gas markets subject to the Commission's jurisdiction.

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
  • One year probationary period may be required
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
  • A background investigation is required

DUTIES:

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

- Conduct or direct the comprehensive analyses of complex and controversial regulatory issues associated with filings and/or other regulatory documents to ensure consistency with pertinent regulatory principles and Commission policies in the areas of natural gas pipeline transportation; including rates for services and the construction and operation of facilities; and oil pipeline rates and practices.

- Provide sound policy analysis on difficult issues, including natural gas and electric market coordination; rate design, cost allocation, negotiated rates, capacity release and incentive ratemaking; design and operation of wholesale and retail electricity and natural gas markets; oil pipeline rates and practices; and other subjects, as assigned.

- Prepare Commission documents, such as reports, memoranda, notices, and proposed orders that contain an appropriate discussion and recommendations on economic and regulatory policy issues.

- Identify, gather and analyze the best data available for policy analysis.

- Keep informed of important developments and literature relating to the industries regulated by the Commission.

- Establish a good working relationship with representatives of electric utilities,  natural gas pipeline companies and oil pipeline companies to obtain information. Participates as a technical staff representative at settlement or technical conferences or industry meetings to resolve complex issues.

- Suggest policy recommendations to the Group Manager or appropriate team.

- Identify policy options consistent with the policy objectives of the Commission (e.g., promoting gas-electric coordination, open access to transmission services and efficient markets.)


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized Experience is defined as extensive experience working with policy issues associated with complex regulatory, market or operational issues affecting the natural gas or oil pipeline industries. Examples of this would be identifying emerging issues, analyzing and interpreting tariff provisions, or recommending or addressing proposed policy, regulatory, market or operational changes.


Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. All required 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 any 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. Extensive knowledge of current FERC policies, regulations, principles and practices for the regulations of energy markets and the electric utility and natural gas pipeline industries.

2. Ability to plan and conduct comprehensive analysis of complex and emerging energy policy issues and develop innovative polices on complex emerging issues with a major impact on energy markets.

3. Ability to prepare and interpret analytical documents and present findings and recommendations both orally and in writing.

4. Ability to guide multi-disciplinary teams in the investigation of highly complex energy market issues to ensure that final products are completed on time and reflect high quality analysis of all significant issues.


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, 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.

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 that 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 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, 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.

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-DE-2013-0029

Control Number:

334679300