Supervisory Energy Industry Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 21, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time


This position is EXCLUDED from the barging unit.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office for that selection may vary.
Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

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This position is located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR)/Division Pipeline Regulation. OEMR serves the public interest by providing leadership and vision in promoting market solutions to regulating economic and operational activity in natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline and electric power markets.
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Major duties of the position include:
  • Together with the Director and Division staff, the Deputy Director reviews and evaluates natural gas and oil pipeline applications to determine if proposed agreements, rates, and services comply with statutory requirements and Commission policy.
  • Review and make recommendations on novel rate filings and cost studies to determine whether the rates charged or proposed for the supply of natural gas and/or oil services are just, reasonable, and not unduly discriminatory or preferential.
  • Review the analysis of pioneering rate and tariff filings and certificate applications that require extraordinary rate, economic and policy evaluation with regard to the regulation of natural gas and/or oil pipelines. Participates in the formulation and drafting of new rules and policy statements.
  • In managing the Division's processes, continuously monitors, analyzes, measures and evaluates work and administrative processes to ensure effective and efficient operations. Directs Division staff and works with other OEMR Division Directors and Deputies so that all processes work effectively within the teaming and collaborative environment set forth for both OEMR and Commission operations. As appropriate, serves on teams with managers and staff of other Commission offices to achieve optimum operations process.
  • In full partnership with the Division Director, the Deputy Director provides support and assistance to the Office Director and Deputy Office Director to ensure that all programmatic responsibilities of OEMR are accomplished in an efficient and effective manner.
  • In setting direction, promotes, models, and supports the values of the Commission. Ensures that both personal activities and those of subordinate managers adhere to and promote the specified leadership behaviors defined for all Commission leaders. Plans and implements Division activities in a strategic fashion to not only accomplish Division objectives, but to meet goals and objectives within an OEMR and Commission-wide perspective. Finally, sets direction for the Division and sets expectations for all Division staff to carry out that direction. Constantly seeks to improve organizational efficiency, cost effectiveness and timeliness of performance.
  • Sets direction, manages resources and processes, and supports and facilitates the work of teams and staff for the assigned Division of Pipeline Regulation, consistent with the goals, objectives, policies, and values of the Commission and OEMR. In doing so, the incumbent and the Division Director are part of a team with the OEMR Office Director and Deputy Office Director, OEMR Division Directors and Deputy Division Directors to fulfill OEMR's mission and carry out substantive and managerial responsibilities.
  • In managing human and other resources, continuously monitors, analyzes, measures and evaluates the effective use of such resources, particularly in the areas of human resources and financial/budgetary matters. To ensure that resources are effectively allocated in a "manage to budget" environment, and that human resources are sufficiently trained, motivated, and organized to operate effectively in a teaming, interdisciplinary environment that fosters employee development, the incumbent continuously monitors and adapts systems and processes to ensure maximum efficiency in all operations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must provide most recent SF-50 containing grade/step information
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All required documents must be received by the closing of this announcement. For this vacancy you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade level. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. most recent SF-50, transcripts, etc) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. FERC employees must submit all the required documentation to include the SF-50 and transcripts (if appropriate).


Candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in managing, leading, or directing teams and projects dealing with complex and novel oil and natural gas tariff and rate issues of first impression, including policy statements, rulemakings, complaints, declaratory orders, and initial rates, which include preparing market working group memoranda, option papers and reviewing Commission orders and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to supervise a professional staff by using sound leadership skills, such as promoting teamwork, setting direction and communicating effectively.


OPM Education requirement: Energy Industry Analyst

Additional information

You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your resume will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. 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. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link" href="">Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Knowledge of regulations, principles and practices for the regulation of the natural gas and oil pipeline industry and the ability to impart such knowledge to others
  • Ability to explain complex policy initiatives and/or defend innovative technical recommendations relating to the natural gas and oil pipeline industry to high ranking officials both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage resources and coordinate and lead the work efforts of a diverse multi-disciplinary team to ensure that final products relating to the regulation of the oil pipeline and natural gas industry are completed on time, are of a high quality, and address all the relevant issues.
  • Ability to supervise a professional staff by using sound leadership skills, such as promoting teamwork, building trust and commitment, setting direction and communicating effectively.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive analyses and make recommendations on highly complex and novel natural gas and oil pipeline tariff and rate issues that have major impacts on the natural gas and oil pipeline industries.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible). CURRENT FERC EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit any SF-50 which documents the experience with another organization other than FERC). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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