Washington D.C.
Aug 01, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Audit and Tax
Full Time

About the Agency

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 5 agency? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel up to 15%

  • No

  • 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.
  • To qualify for the GS-13, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent at least to the GS-12 grade level.

    Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience leading financial audit projects involving the application of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for publicly-traded companies, the Commission's Uniform System of Accounts, or cost-of-service ratemaking concepts and principles.

    The OPM educational requirements include the following:

  • Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law. (The term "accounting" means "accounting and/or auditing" in this standard. Similarly, "accountant" should be interpreted, generally, as "accountant and/or auditor.")
  • Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge.
  • Please see additional information at OPM Auditor 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.



    This position is located in the Office of Enforcement, which 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.

    The major duties of this position include:

    • Apply professional auditing principles, techniques, and theories to solve market and financial accounting issues at energy companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
    • Perform a variety of analyses; research market and financial accounting issues; and prepare routine working papers and summary reports in support of the Commission's audit function.
    • Develop work plans, milestones, and resource requirements and provide these inputs to the Divisions' planning process. The effort requires research into basic regulatory, market, financial auditing and emerging issues, industry reporting, various current and prior Commission actions, prior and on-going audits, evaluations, examinations and discussions with other knowledgeable sources.
    • Assist in performing audits, evaluations and examinations of market and financial accounting and reporting issues associated with measurement of market performance, assessment of market behavior and structure, and financial reporting requirements, to ensure efficiency, fairness, and consistency with Commission rules and policies. Develop recommendations for the disposition of all issues. Take action to resolve, or coordinate the resolution of, market and financial problems and issues.
    • Prepare written reports on the results of major audits/evaluations/examinations that contain an appropriate discussion and recommendations on complex regulatory rate, energy market, financial, accounting, auditing, and economic issues. The incumbent must be able to prepare written products that are technically accurate, reader-focused, and reader-friendly such as audit reports, risk analyses, briefing papers, surveys, Commission notice orders, and memoranda.

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