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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 a 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 in the top 5 in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings. 

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    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! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission'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. 

    This position is located in the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation (OEPI) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The incumbent will work within the Division of Policy Development or the Division of Economic and Technical Analysis.  OEPI develops and analyzes innovative energy industry policies for the Commission to enhance the operation of wholesale electric and natural gas markets; integrate distributed resources; facilitate reliable development of renewable resources; encourage greater efficiency and reliable utilization in the interstate and wholesale markets; and proactively engage industry and regulators on issues of first impression.

    Major Duties include:

    • Develops or creates new economic analyses, often where little if any literature, economic analyses, or precedents exist, necessary to investigate and evaluate efficiency or market power issues in the industries regulated by the Commission.
    • Provides sound economic analysis or testimony on difficult issues.  Such problems include estimating alternative supplies, competitive price levels, and efficient methods of dispatching energy.
    • Identifies, gathers and analyzes the best data available for economic analysis.
    • Applies quantitative methods to evaluate the economic efficiency of electricity market rules.  Discusses with or forwards recommendations to the team leader or Group Manager, and on occasion to staff counsel for disposition of the problem together with such data as may be available on which a decision may be based.
    • Develops policy options consistent with the objectives of the Commission.
    • Prepares and rewrites complex drafts of economic analyses, reports, or testimonies that are fully responsive to the written and verbal comments and concerns of the Group Manager.
    • May serve as team leader (over other Office staff) on cases or assignments with a well-defined methodology or precedent.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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