Director, Division of Pipeline Regulation

Washington D.C.
Apr 27, 2017
Jun 01, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

Looking to make an impact? Why not join one of the Best Places to Work in the federal government? The Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR) is looking for the right candidates to join our team of passionate and dedicated professionals at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We want motivated and engaged individuals who want to serve the public interest working on regulatory and competitive market issues for the natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, and electric industries. You will gain valuable work experience and the career boost you are looking for while working in a dynamic and fast changing industry. Join us to help shape the future of energy markets. FERC's mission is to ensure reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy services for consumers. Using regulatory and market approaches, we work to make sure that consumers pay just and reasonable rates for their energy needs and to promote safe, reliable, secure, and efficient energy infrastructure. This position is located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR)/Division of Pipeline Regulation.

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.

FERC is rated by as one of the top 10 federal agencies to work for. Join the team that will let you make a difference, in the great work environment you are looking for!

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must meet specialized experience.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • A background investigation is required.
  • Must meet mandatory technical and executive core qualifications.
  • To qualify for this position, you must address the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications questions.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

    1.Demonstrated expert understanding of natural gas and/or oil pipeline operations and services.

    2. Actual progressive experience (1) interpreting and analyzing complex regulations, rulings, and statutory requirements relating to jurisdictional natural gas and oil pipeline rates and services; (2) developing persuasive positions in response to rules and regulations; and (3) creating and implementing rules, regulations, and procedures.

    3. Demonstrated experience with preparing, analyzing, and/or reviewing natural gas and oil pipeline applications for initial rates and services and changes in rates, terms, and conditions of service.

    You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15 level. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

    Experience in, at a minimum, managing, leading, or directing teams and projects regarding complex oil and natural gas pipeline issues in at least 4 of the following areas: common carriage rates, contract rates, and indexed rates; prorationing of capacity; transportation service proposals; gas storage service; changes to tariff terms and conditions of service; certificates, and initial rates.

    Applicants for an initial SES career appointment must also clearly demonstrate that they possess the broad executive core qualifications needed to succeed in the SES. A summary of the key characteristics for the Executive Core Qualifications can be found at this link:

    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; and 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.


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