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Announcement Number:
FERC-DE-2019-0001
Hiring Agency:
FERC
Position Title:
Energy Industry Analyst
Open Period:
10/09/2018 - 10/23/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1101 13
Salary:
USD $96,970 - USD $126,062
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
Few Vacancies in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Steven Eskin
202-502-6164
steven.eskin@ferc.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

This position is INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.
Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.


More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.


 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than the 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 in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings. 
FERC is ranked number 1 among mid-size agencies in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.  FERC has consistently ranked number 1 in Work/Life Balance, as well. As a leader in Work/Life Balance FERC is proud to offer telework flexibilities in accordance with agency policy. Telework is not guaranteed and is offered on a case-by-case basis. FERC does not currently have any 100 percent telework positions.


FERC’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. 

Our employees gain valuable work experience that provides them with the career boost that they are seeking. We need people like you to help us move the industry forward and continue to shape the future of energy policy. Join us and help make a difference!


This position is located in the Office of Enforcement - Division of Analytics and Surveillance.  The Office of Enforcement serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.

Major Duties include:



  • Participate on teams applying  quantitative analytical techniques in analyzing electric power and natural gas trading portfolios.

  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of data associated with electric and natural gas markets for the purpose of  monitoring and reviewing market participant conduct and performance.

  • Use a comprehensive understanding of energy trading transaction analysis in the context of market rules.

  • Use a comprehensive understanding of trading practices, risk assessment, and relevant market tools together with a knowledge of current market issues to assess market behavior and compliance with Commission rules.

  • Perform work individually or as a team member and participate in multiple projects concurrently, in a different capacity on each.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy.  Transcripts must be submitted at time of application.  All required documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement.  If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration.
 
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Key Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must meet specialized experience.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • A background investigation is required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' Category. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:



    • Knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and demonstrated ability using statistical and data management software like Statistical Analysis Software  (SAS) or Stata.

    • Ability to apply appropriate quantitative analytical techniques in analyzing large data sets specific to electric power or natural gas markets.

    • Skill in making effective oral and written presentations to individuals and groups.

    • Knowledge of energy fundamentals, commodity markets, and capital markets and their inter-relationships. 


       

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized Experience is defined as:  experience in the energy industry that includes performing and communicating sophisticated analyses.   Experience analyzing complex financial, trading, regulatory and or business problems involving electricity or natural gas trading, electric transmission, natural gas transportation, and market fundamentals that includes quantitative and statistical data analyses. 

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:

    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, and coverage for pre-existing conditions. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.

    Other Information:
    When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
    Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply
     
    Tips for Applying For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given. 
    -Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement. 
    -Submit all requested documentation; e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts
    Required Documents:
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).
    ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. To be well qualified, applicants must fall within the Best Qualified category. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.
    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. 10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, go to the Vet Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.
     
    Next Steps:
    Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your application up to four times throughout the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.