Energy Industry Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2021
Closes
Jan 28, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than the 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 the number one mid-size agency in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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Responsibilities

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.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission'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. Join us and help make a difference!

This position is located in the Office of Energy Market Regulation (OEMR)/Division of Pipeline Regulation.
FERC is rated by Bestplacestowork.org 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!

The Major Duties for an Energy Industry Analyst (Subject Matter Expert) are:
  • Perform the most complex tasks associated with processing natural gas and/or oil pipeline tariff and rate filings, patricularly filings involving issues that are unique, highly technical, controversial, or potentially precedent-setting. Perform the most complex tasks associated with processing natural gas and/or oil pipeline tariff and rate filings, particularly filings involving issues that are unique, highly technical, controversial, or potentially precedent-setting.
  • Conduct or direct projects or studies evaluating the results of major industry initiatives or proposals. Conduct or direct projects or studies evaluating the results of major industry initiatives or proposals.
  • Review highly complicated or controversial cases.
  • Draft and interpret policies. Draft and interpret policies.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge and mastery of case processing and of matters relevant to tariff and rate filings, such as open-access tariffs, rate increases, pipeline tariff changes to terms and conditions of service, non conforming/material deviation service agreements, negotiated rate agreements, general rate case filings, Rulemakings, Policy Statements, Notice of Inquiry, Complaints, Declaratory Orders, Initial Decisions, waivers of pipeline tariffs or Commission's regulations, proration of capacity, depreciation studies, rate of return on equity, DCF studies and annual index rate filings and analysis. Apply comprehensive knowledge and mastery of case processing and of matters relevant to tariff and rate filings, such as open-access tariffs, rate increases, pipeline tariff changes to terms and conditions of service, non conforming/material deviation service agreements, negotiated rate agreements, general rate case filings, Complaints, Declaratory Orders, Initial Decisions, proration of capacity, depreciation studies, rate of return on equity, DCF studies and annual index rate filings and analysis.
  • Prepare position papers and perform high-level staff work. Prepare position papers and perform high-level staff work.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

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.
  • Some travel may be required.


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).

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 .

Qualifications

This position is INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.

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).

Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

In order to meet the minimum requirements for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level. Specialized Experience is defined as: Experience leading division and multi-office project teams and conducting analysis regarding issues related to the regulation of the oil and/or natural gas pipeline industry such as: transportation service proposals; gas storage service; initial rates in section 7 applications and/or oil pipeline proceedings and changes to tariff terms and conditions of service.


Education

OPM Education Requirement: Energy Industry Analyst

Additional information

FERC remains ranked #1 in Work/Life Balance, for the 6th year in a row, among the Best Places to Work through the Partnership for Public Service! As a leader in Work/Life Balance, we are 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 or remote positions.

When promotion potential is shown, future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choice.
  • 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. FERC also participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). For more information about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
  • Attend a mandatory ethics training. We are governed by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Standards of Conduct, the criminal conflict of interest statutes, and FERC's supplemental ethics regulation, which specifically prohibits FERC employees from holding certain energy-related securities. To comply with these regulations and statutes, divestiture of these securities, may be required after you begin employment. See 5 C.F.R. Sections 2634-41; 18 U.S.C. 201-208; 5 C.F.R. 3401. If selected, you may also be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of appointment.
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.


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:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of ratemaking methodologies, regulations, principles and practices pertaining to the regulation of the natural gas and/or oil pipeline industry.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of natural gas and/or oil pipeline regulation to the analysis and evaluation of policy options on natural gas and/or oil pipeline ratemaking and tariff matters and to formulate independent recommendations on those options.
  • Knowledge of advanced natural gas and/or oil pipeline issues and experience in conducting independent and thorough analyses of issues involving pipeline related initial rates and tariff terms and conditions, changes to pipeline tariff terms and conditions of service, innovative service proposals, non-conforming and negotiated rate proposals, general rate case filings, pipeline rates and rate changes, NGA section 5 proceedings, NGPA section 311 rate proceedings, Complaints, Initial Decisions, waivers of pipeline tariffs or Commission regulations, proration of capacity, net present value and annual index rate filings.
  • Ability to independently prepare and support well-reasoned technical recommendations related to the natural gas and/or oil pipeline industry and ensure the timely completion of written results of high quality.
  • Ability to lead a designated team to research/analyze complex and sometimes controversial issues related to the natural gas and/or oil pipeline industry and ensure the timely completion of high quality written products (e.g. Rulemakings, Policy Statements, Notice of Inquiry, draft orders, memorandum)

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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 FEDERAL 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).

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 official VA letter and any other required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found here.

CTAP/ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be "Well Qualified" for the position to which they are applying. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.

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.

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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