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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 number one among mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. Join the team and help solve the challenges of managing today's energy markets and set policy direction for the energy industry at large.

    Major Duties:

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is looking for an experienced senior level executive to serve as the Director, Office of Enforcement. The selected individual will be vital in providing vision and leadership and guiding the evolution and operation of energy markets to ensure effective regulation and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting penalties to address market manipulation. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency.

    -- Manages and leads a diverse team of professional and support staff to oversee and assess the fair and efficient operations of the nation's electricity and natural gas markets;

    -- Directs staff in: identifying potential and actual problems and opportunities; assessing the ability of various policy options to solve identified problems; investigating actions of market participants to identify potential manipulation; and investigating other possible and alleged rule violations of the statutes administered by the Commission and the rules and regulations there under;

    -- Leads staff in conducting operational and financial investigations/audits of jurisdictional companies for compliance with Commission rules and reporting requirements;

    -- Provides advice to the Chairman and other Commission staff relating to enforcement authority and assists other offices on rulemakings, docketed cases and other projects as appropriate;

    -- Represents the Chairman and the FERC in all matters involving market oversight and investigations and provides relevant testimony to Congressional committees;

    -- Provides leadership in administrative adjudicatory proceedings involving alleged violations and oversees the negotiation of settlements to obtain compliance with, and remediate, violations of statutes, regulations, and orders;

    -- Recommends the transmittal of evidence of probable criminal violations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other agencies and, if approved by the Commission, coordinates with DOJ and other agencies during the resulting criminal investigation and prosecution.

    FERC has a certified SES Performance Appraisal System. The salary range for each SES position is determined by the level of responsibility and duties of the incumbent.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599054900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.