Energy Industry Analyst (Trading)
Department Of Energy - Washington, DC

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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. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov .

This position is located in the Office of Enforcement's (OE) Division of Audits. OE serves the public interest by protecting consumers through market oversight and surveillance; assuring compliance with tariffs, rules, regulations, and orders; detecting, auditing, and investigating potential violations; and crafting appropriate remedies, including civil penalties and other measures. More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit

Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
    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
  • Travel up to 15% is required

DUTIES: The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the following duties:

- Lead and participate various auditing and other work projects involving a wide range of work projects within OE with the overall objective of evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of market structures and operations and ensuring compliance with Commission statutes, orders, rules and regulations.

- Lead and participate in teams applying appropriate quantitative analytical techniques in analyzing energy trading portfolios.

- Develop and analyze available information sources associated with electric and gas markets to effectively monitor and analyze complex market structure, conduct and performance.

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

- Prepare accurate, clear and logical reports; and the ability to develop and present sound recommendations to improve market operations and efficiency.

- Work individually, as a team member, or may serve as a team leader and be assigned to multiple projects concurrently, and in a different capacity on each, as the need dictates.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as substantial experience in analyzing commodity trading portfolios, with emphasis on natural gas and electricity.

There are no education requirements for this position.

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 Funds 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: 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:

1. Experience applying appropriate quantitative analytical techniques in analyzing energy trading portfolios with specific knowledge of electric and natural gas trading concepts and products.

2. Knowledge of Commission ratemaking concepts, principles, policies and procedures and ability to apply this knowledge to audits.

3. Experience presenting comprehensive reports, findings and recommendations to a diverse audience of professionals and non-professionals both orally and in writing.

4. Ability to plan, conduct, coordinate, and report on all aspects of audits and/or other work projects.

To preview questions please click here .

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.

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