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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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    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 analyses 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 and natural gas industries 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 and policies, 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: https://www.ferc.gov/about/offices/oe/oe-demo.asp and https://www.ferc.gov/market-oversight/market-oversight.asp.

    Major duties of this position include:

    • Analyze large volumes of data using SAS or other statistical software.
    • Research the energy markets using data sources associated with electricity markets and U.S. natural gas markets to identify market fundamentals trends and examine the potential exercise of market power.
    • Work independently to summarize economic findings and visually present data.

    Our internship program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a federal agency while learning more about the energy industry and gaining exposure to the Commission’s work. Students have the opportunity to attend networking events, visits to regulated hydropower dams, seminars with career advice and tips and enjoy lunch with FERC’s top officials. Apply now for an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

    This is a SUMMER 2019 internship position.

    At time of application, applicant must submit proof of current enrollment in a degree-seeking program. If selected, applicant must provide proof of continuing education through either the Summer or Fall 2019 semesters.

    These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time  or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    09 - Full performance GS-05 is the GS-05. Full performance GS-07 is the GS-07. Full performance GS-09 is the GS-09.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524096400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.