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.