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Job Title:  Senior Market Analyst
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Hiring Organization:  Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Job Announcement Number:  DOE-SL-14-EI-00599-TM

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Friday, July 25, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC   View Map
Q - Nonsensitive


About the Agency

This position is located in the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation's premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. government.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel is required for this position.


  • No


  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.


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The Senior Market Analyst is located within the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics (OES). This position is responsible for:

  • Cross-industry data program planning and developing various reports associated with energy markets including the natural gas, electricity, renewable sources, and petroleum industries.
  • Developing conclusions and providing recommendations for decision-making on public policy initiatives, including Congressional and Executive Branch initiatives.
  • Providing independent and expert advice and leadership on key national program goals, priorities, emerging energy industry issues, potential problems, and gaps/deficiencies.
  • Serving a key role in the development of strategies, planning, organization, and implementation of broad aspects of energy information programs, particularly with respect to the integration of data collection, analysis, and reporting involving energy markets.
  • Identifying gaps in collections to ensure accurate and complete information.
  • Developing reports which have high visibility and policy impacts.
  • On behalf of EIA and the U.S. Government, participating in activities (national and international) to produce useful information on supply, distribution, and use of various energy technologies.
  • Representing DOE in meetings with other agencies, Congressional staff, international organizations, and/or industry on highly sensitive and diverse matters requiring improved analytical support.
  • Coordinating closely with DOE and collaborating with external organizations to identify internal and external considerations impacting the work of the organization; negotiating/resolving issues related to them.
  • Leading or participating in special studies initiated by EIA, other DOE offices, or other government agencies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


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A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience in the Federal service or private industry.  Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience with cross-industry data program planning associated with energy markets to include developing reports, drawing conclusions, and providing recommendations for policy decision-making.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs).  You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response.  Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Skill in developing strategies and implementing energy information programs.
  2. Mastery of knowledge necessary to identify emerging energy industry issues and deficiencies in current data collection, analysis, and reporting activities.
  3. Skill in leading the development of energy data reports which have high visibility and program criticality on policies and proposals. 
  4. In-depth knowledge about the drivers of energy production and consumption.
  5. Skill in collaborating with others at all levels of an organization to include presenting, defending, and/or negotiating an organization’s mission, goals, and needs within or outside the agency/department, members of Congress, and shareholders.

Basic Requirements:

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement). Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802


Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The categories are defined a BEST QUALIFIED- Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying knowledge, skills, and ability in the critical competencies for this position; WELL QUALIFIED- Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies for this position. QUALIFIED- Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies required for this position. Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation Before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement and comply with the application procedures.  Failure to submit all of the required information will result in an incomplete application and you may be marked ineligible for this vacancy. Please allow yourself sufficient time to completely answer the online application questions and review your application before you submit it.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE 11:59 PM EST OF THE CLOSING DATE.  AFTER THAT TIME, THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE AND YOU WILL NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION.
Once you have submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you would like a receipt, you may print this transmittal screen.  Please submit your application on line at the DOE Jobs On Line website (you may click the link or type in your Internet browser.  If applying on line poses a hardship, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Human Resources Office to request assistance.  You should speak to the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement between  (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST) and request assistance with the on-line submission.  We recommend that you do not wait until the last day of the vacancy announcement.  
1.    Please see the Vet Guide at the following link VET GUIDE if you have any questions about veterans' preference.
a. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  
b. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference or a 30% Disabled Veterans' appointment, DD-214 and SF-15 along with the proof required by that form.
2.    SF-50(s) (for current or former Government employees - INCLUDING CURRENT DOE EMPLOYEES).  Please ensure that the SF-50 you submit includes your highest grade and step (do not send an award SF-50) and your tenure.
3.    CTAP/ICTAP candidates must submit a copy of your Certificate of Expected Separation or similar document, or specific Reduction-In-Force notice, as well as a copy of your last (non-award) SF-50.
5.    Special Appointing Authority documentation (if applicable):
a. You must submit any documentation that has been provided to you as proof of your eligibility under a Special Appointing Authority.
b. For questions about which documentation is required for a specific authority, please contact the human resources office at the number listed on this announcement.  For more information about which documents you should submit for Merit Promotion, Veterans' Preference, or Special Appointing Authorities, visit the "Frequently Asked Questions" section under "Benefits and Other Information".
For answers to frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE (click on the hyperlink or go to
Applicants with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, are asked to contact the HR Specialist. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
The US Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUITY EMPLOYER.


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail
If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
•ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
•Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF-50). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
•Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
•Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
•Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.


Terrie McKercher
Phone: 202-586-3303
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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