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    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. Join us and help make a difference! 

    This position is located in the Division of Analytics and Surveillance 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 analyses to identify market issues over the horizon, and assuring just and reasonable rates.  In this role, the Mathematical Statistician (Data Science) will use and manipulate very large data sets with the goal of constructing customized models and algorithms to detect patterns and anomalies in the data as it relates to the Nation's wholesale natural gas and electicity markets. The incumbent will use data mining and data analysis tools and methods, as well as build and implement models, create customized algorithms, and deal with data architecture and governance issues.

    The Major duties of the position are:

    • Works with assigned Commission stakeholders to identify opportunities for leveraging confidential and public data to develop dashboards and fraud detection algorithms. Uses obtained data to effectively review market outcomes.
    • Assesses the effectiveness and accuracy of assigned data sources and data gathering techniques, and recommends process changes to address them. As assigned, implements data quality checks and metrics to detect potential data issues and ensure the assigned data feeds are complete and audited. As assigned, reviews metrics to ensure relevance. 
    • Applies assigned data models and algorithms to data sets according to established principles of statistics, mathematics, economics, and data science. As assigned, devises, constructs, codes, and implements modeling techniques in order to extract information from data sets related to electric and natural gas markets.
    • As assigned, explores new tools, technologies, and analytical techniques that may support the mission of the Division of Analytics and Surveillance.
    • Adapts existing processes and tools to monitor and analyze fraud detection model performance and ease of maintenance.
    • Makes data supported recommendations to Division management based on the output of the fraud detection models and algorithms.
    • Participates on teams applying quantitative analytical techniques in analyzing electric power and natural gas trading portfolios.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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