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Recent Graduate (Energy Industry Analyst)
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Department of Energy | Washington, DC
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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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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 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.

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.

This position is located in the Office of Administrative Litigation (OAL). As the Commission's trial staff, OAL seeks to assist entities such as electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and petroleum products pipelines to resolve without litigation disputes regarding rates, terms and condition of service and related issues. Where such resolutions are not possible, OAL develops comprehensive evidentiary records in litigated cases to help assure just and reasonable rates, to promote competitive markets and to obtain other results consistent with the public interest. OAL seeks to settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner.The incumbent, under supervision, prepares reports, analyses, and testimony regarding the policies, rates, terms and conditions of regulated service of various energy companies.

Major duties for the position include:

* Serves as a regulatory technical specialist in the resolution of cases set for hearing of various regulatory policy issues of limited scope associated with the regulation of natural gas and oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utilities.
* Plans, conducts, and reports on regulatory policy of limited scope, public utility standards, principles, and theories applicable to the regulation of natural gas and oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects, and/or electric utilities.
* Under supervision, prepares data requests, settlement proposals, and testimony based on the review/analysis of energy issues, which contain a discussion of regulatory policy issues as well as related recommendations.
* Under supervision, prepares composite reports and exhibits which detail the energy analysis performed.
* Testifies as an expert witness at Commission formal proceedings on a variety of issues concerning natural gas and oil, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utility matters.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* 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.
* Transcripts must be submitted at time of application.

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.

More than one selection for similar positions may be made from this announcement and the program office for that selection may vary. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s).

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.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.


GS-7: Candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: Proficiency in word processing programs and various statistical programs; experience that involved the collection, analysis and evaluation of technical information.

GS-9: Candidate must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as: Proficiency in word processing programs and various statistical programs; experience that involved the collection, analysis and evaluation of technical information, including the formulation of recommendations.


Recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying (bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate) from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as many as six years after degree completion to apply.

To be considered, candidates must meet the educational requirements for an Economist. The link to the OPM Qualification Standard for an Energy Industry Analyst: Energy Industry Analyst.

If you are using a combination of education and experience to qualify for this position, you must meet the educational requirements above within 30 days of this vacancy closing. CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

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