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This position is located in the Office of Public Participation. The Director, Office of Public Participation (OPP) is the principal advisor to the Chairman and Commissioners charged with coordinating and providing assistance to the public with respect to authorities exercised by the Commission. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating assistance available to persons intervening or participating or proposing to intervene or participate in proceedings before the Commission.
Subject to the program and policy guidelines of the Chairman and the Commission, the incumbent has responsibility for planning, directing and evaluating FERC's public participation programs. The incumbent participates in the formulation of OPP program and policy guidelines by virtue of his/her expertise.
--Manages and directs the execution of outreach programs by actively engaging with the public to facilitate greater understanding of Commission processes and by broadly informing the public of opportunities for participation in matters before the Commission.
--Develops and recommends program strategy for assigned programs to achieve goals and objectives established by the Commission.
--Manages and oversees the intake of direct requests for assistance from persons seeking to intervene or participate in proceedings before the Commission and provides detailed informational guidance and support responsive to such requests.
--Recommends to the Chairman program plans and budgets to acquire financial resources necessary to carry out approved plans.
--Recommends to the Chairman and Commission draft regulations for compensating participants in Commission proceedings for reasonable attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and other costs of intervening or participating where the participant’s intervention or participation substantially contributed to the approval, in whole or in part, of a position advocated by such person.
--Collaborates with other Commission Program Offices to recommend methods by which Commission proceedings can consistently provide opportunities for public participation and address equity concerns.
Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.
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