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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than the top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked number one in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings.

    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 INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office for that selection may vary.
    Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

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    This position is located in the Division of Energy Market Oversight in the Office of Enforcement. The Office of Enforcement serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, identifying and remedying market problems, developing forward looking analysis to identify market issues over the horizon, and assuring just and reasonable rates. In this role, the Economist will analyze available data and information in the electric industry to effectively monitor and advise on market structure, conduct, and performance. The Economist analyzes the structure and operation of the markets to identify anomalies, inefficient market rules, tariff and rule violations, and other unusual market behavior as well as significant market events and trends. The Economist collaborates with other analysts to develop regulatory strategies, focusing on the competitiveness, fairness, and efficiency of wholesale energy markets. To carry out these duties, the Economist must develop knowledge of energy market dynamics and industry practices, a mastery of analytic and evaluative methods including quantitative approaches, and an understanding of Commission policies and initiatives. For more information about the Division of Energy Market Oversight, please visit the division's website at: http://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oe/oe-doemo.asp.

    Major Duties include:

    • Participate in teams applying appropriate techniques to analyze U.S. electricity market fundamentals and compliance with Commission rules.
    • Research information and data sources associated with electricity markets to effectively monitor, analyze and report on conduct and performance.
    • Use SAS or other statistical software to perform analysis on large datasets.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492144900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.