Student Trainee (Electrical Engineering)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
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 a 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 number one in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

We're an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Ranked number one in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, our team of engineers, scientists, analysts and attorneys work collaboratively to ensure that the industry delivers reliable, efficient and sustainable energy, impacting the daily lives of all Americans.

Our internship program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a federal agency while learning more about the energy industry and gaining exposure to the Commission's work. Students have the opportunity to attend networking events, visits to regulated hydropower dams, seminars with career advice and tips and enjoy lunch with FERC's top officials. Apply now for an opportunity you don't want to miss!

This is a SUMMER 2021 internship position. To learn more about our Summer Intern Program and the activities involved, click here: FERC Summer Internships

This position is located in the Office of Administrative Litigation (OAL). As the Commission's trial staff, OAL seeks to assist entities such as electric utilities, natural gas pipelines and petroleum products pipelines to resolve without litigation disputes regarding rates, terms and condition of service and related issues. Where such resolutions are not possible, OAL develops comprehensive evidentiary records in litigated cases to help assure just and reasonable rates, to promote competitive markets and to obtain other results consistent with the public interest. OAL seeks to settle or litigate cases in a timely, efficient, and equitable manner. The student trainee electrical engineer in this position assists in the preparation of power system engineering studies and analyses related to the interconnected operation of electric utility systems, as required in matters set for hearing and settlement judge proceedings.

At time of application, applicant must submit proof of current enrollment in a degree-seeking program. If selected, applicant must provide proof of continuing education through either the Summer or Fall 2021 semesters. To meet the definition of a student, applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program.

These positions are temporary, they may be converted to a full time, career-conditional position. Any conversions to full time or career-conditional status is neither implied nor guaranteed.

The Major duties of a Student Trainee (Electrical Engineering) are:
  • Assist in the analysis of critical factors such as electric power demand and energy growth, number, design and use of interconnections, fuel costs, quality and availability, investment and operating costs, and power transfer capability, and other factors of limited complexity that affect operations of electric power systems, including proposed interconnections.
  • Assist in preparation of electrical engineering reports and discovery in electric utility cases set for hearing and settlement judge procedures.
  • Attend Case Team meetings, and display interpersonal skills by interacting effectively, tactfully, and cooperatively with all team members, and routinely keeping the Case Team Leader, team members, and the Branch Chief informed concerning individual team assignments.
  • Assist in the preparation of a variety of documents, charts, graphs, and other material used for litigation and settlements in electric utility cases.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
04

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Applicants must submit transcripts at time of application.
  • Must be enrolled in summer and/or into Fall 2021 semester.
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be enrolled in Spring 2021(proof required)

List of Department of Education accredited institutions: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

Qualifications

To be eligible for internship positions at time of appointment candidates must meet the qualification requirements: Candidates must have one full year of general experience at the lower grade level or equivalent education. General experience is described as ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word, progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. As well as proficiency with mathematic principles, including calculus.

Education Requirement: To be eligible for an internship position, you must meet the following qualifications by the beginning of your appointment (Summer 2021):

Two full academic years of post-high school study OR possess an associate's degree AND be enrolled or registered for the summer or fall 2021 semester in an accredited university. Must actively be working to obtain a degree in Engineering.

Education

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc . You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FERC is currently operating in a 100% remote environment, which includes this position. Typically, this position is located at HQ in Washington, DC. When FERC's operating status changes, this position will be expected to report to the office, as per FERC policy.

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="https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf">Mythbusters of Federal Hiring

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).

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

*SELF-PREPARED TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

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. 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 more information, 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, official VA letter along with any other required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found here.

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.
Mythbusters of Federal Hiring 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).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 . How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSEWORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.*SELF-PREPARED TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.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. To preview questions please click here . Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Required DocumentsPlease 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. 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 more information, 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, official VA letter along with any other required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found here. 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.%0D%0ALocation%3A%20Washington,%20D.C%0D%0A%0D%0ATo%20view%20this%20job%2C%20please%20click%20on%20the%20link%20below%3A%0D%0Ahttps://jobs.washingtonpost.com/job/41955723/student-trainee-electrical-engineering-//job/41955723/student-trainee-electrical-engineering-/%3FTrackID%3D315766%0D%0A%0D%0AMany%20thanks%2C%0D%0A%0D%0AThe%20Washington Post Jobs%20team.%0D%0A%0D%0A-----%0D%0A%0D%0A" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

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