Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to next lower grade level.
Candidates must have one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 level. Required specialized experience is defined as experience independently conducting routine research regarding the physical fundamentals of electricity markets and/or electric grid (bulk power system, bulk electric system, high voltage transmission, and/or power generation) operations. You must be able to present your findings in writing and orally.
Candidates must have one year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level. Required specialized is defined as experience independently conducting moderately difficult research and quantitatively analyzing the physical fundamentals of electricity markets and/or electric grid (bulk power system, bulk electric system, high voltage transmission, and/or power generation) operations. You must be able to present your findings in writing and orally.
If you are substituting education for experience, candidates must meet the educational requirements for an Energy Industry Analyst . To preview these standards, click here.
**You must meet these educational requirements within 3 months of this vacancy closing.
**If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above within 3 months of this vacancy closing.
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.
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:
1. Knowledge and understanding of the physical fundamentals of U.S. electricity markets and demonstrated ability to develop and use available information sources.
2. Experience applying appropriate analytical techniques to analyze electricity markets.
3. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the Agency and stakeholders and representatives (i.e. electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, state regulators and others).
4. Skill in making effective oral and written presentations to individuals and groups.
5. Ability to actively and effectively contribute to and lead guide multi-disciplinary teams in the analysis of complex energy market issues. To preview questions please click here.