Job Title: EconomistJob Announcement Number: FERC-DE-2013-0101
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
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Monday, March 25, 2013 to
Monday, April 08, 2013
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Washington, DC, US View Map
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 manages matters involving markets and tariffs and rates relating to electric and natural gas/oil pipelines.
Position is included in the Bargaining Unit
Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for
that selection may vary.
- 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
- Some travel required
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify for this position, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience that involved the collection, analysis and evaluation of technical information, including the formulation of recommendations.
In addition to the specialized experience, candidates must have the following: A. Degree: economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus. OR B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of an economist.
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: Economist 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 COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION. Unofficial trancripts 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 evaluate factual information, perform economic analysis applying economic theory and formulate conclusions.
- Ability to plan and prepare clear and concise written reports of detailed analysis, findings and defend conclusions.
- Ability to effectively communicate technical information orally.
- Ability to interpret policies and regulations.
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