Job Title: Energy Industry AnalystJob Announcement Number: FERC-DE-2013-0041
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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/ Per Year
Thursday, January 03, 2013 to
Thursday, January 17, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
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Washington, DC, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.
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
These positions are located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) in one of the three regional Electric Power Regulation Divisions (East, Central or West) or The Division of Pipeline Regulation. OEMR serves the public interest by providing leadership and vision in promoting market solutions to regulating economic and operational activity in natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline and electric power markets.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must meet specialized experience
- Some travel may be required
- Must submit college transcript if using education to qualify
- Subject to a background investigation
DUTIES:Back to top
As an Energy Industry Analyst, you will:
Perform work individually or as a team member.
Work on multiple projects that are assigned concurrently and potentially act in a different capacity on each, as need dictates.
Perform selected tasks to support Office staff in performing case processing, reviews and evaluations, filing analysis, data analysis, special projects, or other staff work.
Conduct or participate in the review and analysis of regulatory issues, data and other documents associated with Commission filings and/or other regulatory documents to ensure consistency with pertinent regulatory principles and Commission policies associated with the electric power industry.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for the GS-9, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent at least to the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience for the GS-9 is described as experience conducting benefit-cost analyses; authored publications or public papers on renewable energy issues; led teams conducting research on energy issues; evaluated Federal or state programs on renewable energy policies as part of a job or academic assignment.
Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements at the GS-9 is a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience for the grade in which you are applying for in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. If you are substituting education to meet the specialized experience, you MUST submit your transcript with your application prior to the closing of the announcement. An unofficial transcript is acceptable. Credit for Part-time work experience will be prorated based on the number of hours worked. For example, 20 hours of work per week for a 12-month period will be credited as 6 months of work experience. Documents submitted after the closing date will NOT be accepted.
If you are relying on education to qualify for this position, you must have completed your degree within one month of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so (this applies to male applicants born after December 31, 1959). 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. Successfully complete a background investigation.
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. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment questionnaire. Your responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire 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 one of the following categories: '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 is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you 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. Ability to interpret policy/regulations and apply them to analyses of specific issues arising in the regulation of the energy industry or on policies affecting the energy industry.. 2. Ability to review and analyze data and documents on matters related to the energy industry. 3. Ability to research issues associated with the energy industries and convey findings. 4. Ability to effectively communicate technical information both orally and in writing. To preview questions please click here.