GS-7: To qualify at the GS-7, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent at least to the GS-5 grade level. Specialized experience for the GS-7 is defined as experience collecting and analyzing data from basic financial reports on the accounting and financial aspects of financial structures, earnings, depreciation, taxes and intercorporate relationships of individual electric utilities, natural gas and oil pipelines for the purpose of computing financial ratios and cost of capital.
Education may be substituted to meet the specialized experience. Education which may be substituted to meet the requirements for the GS-7 is one full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement (based on upper third class standing, minimum 2.95 grade-point average or honor society membership). Graduate Education is education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.
GS-9: 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 collecting and analyzing data from a financial data base, reference materials, and utility reports on the accounting and financial aspects of financial structure’s, earnings, depreciation, taxes and intercorporate relationships of individual elecric utilities, natural gas and oil pipelines for the purpose of computing financial ratios and cost of capital. 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.
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. You MUST submit your transcripts along with your application in order to be considered for these positions. For more information on education requirements, please go to: Financial Analyst requirements
If you are relying on education to qualify for this position, you must have completed your degree by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR Course work TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial screening.
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. 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 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:
- Ability to research, compile and analyze data.
- Ability to communicate financial concepts orally during conferences and before an administrative law judge on matters related to the energy industry.
- Ability to communicate financial concepts in writing on matters related to the energy industry.
- Basic knowledge of applicable legislation such as the Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act and the Interstate Commerce Act.
- Basic knowledge of the financial practices, rate structures, and operating characteristics of natural gas and pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects, and electric utilities to serve as a financial expert in varied areas of FERC's regulatory programs and the ability to conduct studies and regulatory reviews of issues concerning these regulatory programs.
- Knowledge of principles of corporate finance and the relationship of risk and reward as it relates to the cost of capital.
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