Public Utilities Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Oct 17, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No


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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non Sensitive
Drug Testing Designated Position: No
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Emergency Essential: N/A
Pre-Employment Physical: No

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at: 
http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

To qualify for a Public Utilities Specialist, your qualifications must include:

A.    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

GS-12 - Duties will be performed in a developmental capacity.

·         Assists with developing, analyzing and implementing changes to agency policies, regulations and directives and then determining the effect of these policies have on the commercial energy market.

·         Provides assistance to insights into private sector pricing strategies, pooling arrangements, balancing rules, procedures, and obligations and trading practices to include physical and financial instruments used to price natural gas supply or develop strategies supporting budget stability.

GS-13

·         Responsible for developing, analyzing and implementing changes to agency policies, regulations and directives and then determining the effect of these policies have on the commercial energy market.

·         Provides insights into private sector pricing strategies, pooling arrangements, balancing rules, procedures, and obligations and trading practices to include physical and financial instruments used to price natural gas supply or develop strategies supporting budget stability.

B.    Education: Applicants may not qualify for this position based on education in lieu of specialized experience.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

·         Knowledge of supply, ordering, nomination and transportation of natural gas

·         Ability to develop, analyze and implement policies, regulations, and directives

·         Ability to communicate orally and in writing

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan):   If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.


SELECTIVE SERVICE:  ATTENTION MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

RE-EMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: This position DOES NOT meet the Department of Defense (DoD) criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants.  The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants can be found at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.

Please review the General Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Once the application process is complete, we may review your résumé and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We may evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

  • Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
  • Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
  • Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veteran's preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veteran's preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

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