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    Summary

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions 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. 

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Office of Administrative Litigation (OAL). As the Commission’s trial staff, OAL seeks to assist entities such as electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and petroleum products pipelines to resolve without litigation disputes regarding rates, terms and condition of service and related issues. Where such resolutions are not possible, OAL develops comprehensive evidentiary records in litigated cases to help assure just and reasonable rates, to promote competitive markets and to obtain other results consistent with the public interest. OAL seeks to settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner. The incumbent, under supervision, prepares reports, analyses, and testimony regarding the rates, terms and conditions of regulated service of various energy companies.

    The major duties of an Energy Industry Analyst are :

    • Serves as a regulatory technical specialist or witness in the resolution of cases set for hearing of complex or controversial regulatory policy issues of limited scope associated with the regulation of natural gas and oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utilities.
    • Plans, conducts, and reports on complex regulatory policy of limited scope, public utility standards, principles, and theories applicable to the regulation of natural gas and oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects, and/or electric utilities.
    • Prepares composite reports and exhibits which detail the analysis performed and provides the underlying support for staff’s recommendation or conclusion.
    • Prepares data requests, settlement proposals, and testimony based on the review/analysis, which contain a discussion of regulatory policy issues as well as related recommendations.
    • Testifies as an expert witness at Commission formal proceedings on complex issues of limited scope concerning natural gas and oil, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utility matters.
    • Detects deviation from current regulatory principles and Commission policies and assists in the preparation of recommendations as to the appropriate disposition.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522214100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.