Duties, responsibilities and qualification requirements vary in complexity among grade levels as noted below.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has required knowledge of the electric industry to examine bulk power systems engineering issues.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience examining complex bulk power systems engineering issues of the electric industry. Examples of this experience may include serving as an engineering expert providing advice and assistance on various engineering disciplines and on all engineering aspects of projects and plans and applying advanced concepts, principles, and practices of engineering design sufficient to review plans, specification.
You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as significant responsibility and experience in examining complex bulk power systems engineering issues of the electric industry. Examples of this experience may include providing technical expertise in coordinating and planning modifications to complex engineering systems and subsystems which may include major switching or transmission equipment on an extensive network in order to improve service or expand capacity.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy.
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
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 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. Knowledge of the electric industry, power generation, transmission, power system reliability and the ability to apply such knowledge to analyze complex electric utility planning and operations issues.
2. Ability to work in a team environment performing investigations of electric utility planning and operations by reviewing documents and submissions, conducting phone interviews, on-site facility reviews, or other methods of information gathering.
3. Familiarity with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability principles and standards and an understanding of utility regulations, principles, and practices for the regulation of the electric utility industry.
4. Ability to effectively present findings and recommendations both orally and in writing.
Applicants meeting the requirements listed in the 'Qualifications' section will be further evaluated on the competencies listed above. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. To preview questions please click here.