Job Overview


About the Agency

If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top 5 agency? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

FERC’s role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid.

Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy. Join us and help make a difference!

This position is excluded from 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.


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Division of Dam Safety and Inspections of the Office of Energy Projects. The position is located in the San Francisco Regional Office. The Branch Chief will ensure that all programmatic responsibilities of the Regional Office are effectively accomplished. In so doing, the incumbent will work as a team with other Branch Chiefs and OEP staff to support the Commission's and OEP's mission and program objectives. The incumbent will oversee the inspection, engineering evaluation and analysis of non-federal hydroelectric projects including dams to insure the safety of the projects and compliance with the terms of the license, the provisions of the Federal Power Act, FERC regulations and current engineering dam safety criteria and guidelines. Assignments may require substantial travel and can involve hiking in mountainous terrain, climbing steeply inclined faces of dams, and descending into dam galleries, penstocks, and tunnels.

The duties of the position are:

- Leads staff and carries out management responsibilities.

- Ensures all programmatic responsibilities of the Branch are effectively accomplished.

- Reviews team work products and assists teams in in preparing research, reports, recommendations, orders, and other decisions for Commission consideration

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
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Relocation Authorized

  • No