Deputy Director, Office of Public Participation

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Nov 28, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. FERC also reviews proposals to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines as well as licensing hydropower projects.

Our Mission: Economically Efficient, Safe, Reliable, and Secure Energy for Consumers. For more information visit: https://www.ferc.gov/ .

The Office of Public Participation (OPP) coordinates and provides assistance to members of the public to facilitate participation in Commission proceedings. The Deputy Director reports directly to the Director, OPP, supports and assists the Director in providing leadership with the coordination and assistance to the public with respect to authorities exercised by the Commission. The incumbent will assist the Director in coordinating assistance available to persons intervening or participating or proposing to intervene or participate in proceedings before the Commission.

Subject to the program and policy guidelines of the Chairman and the Commission, the incumbent is responsible for planning and overseeing FERC's public participation programs.

Additional responsibilities:

--Establishes effective collaborative teams and teaming among diverse professional disciplines to develop and implement outreach programs by actively engaging with the public to facilitate greater understanding of Commission processes and by broadly informing the public of opportunities for participation in matters before the Commission.

--Develops and recommends program strategy for assigned programs to achieve goals and objectives established by the Commission.

--Assists the Director with the intake of direct requests for assistance from persons seeking to intervene or participate in proceedings before the Commission and provides detailed informational guidance and support responsive to such requests.

--Develops and implements program plans and budgets to acquire financial resources necessary to carry out approved plans.

--Oversees staff to prepare draft regulations for compensating participants in Commission proceedings for reasonable attorney's fees, expert witness fees, and other costs of intervening or participating where the participant's intervention or participation substantially contributed to the approval, in whole or in part, of a position advocated by such person.

--As directed, collaborates with other Commission Program Offices to recommend methods by which Commission proceedings can consistently provide opportunities for public participation and address equity concerns.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • You may be required to divest certain energy-related securities.


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 (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. 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.


Qualifications

You must meet all eligibility and qualification experience requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

To view the eligibility and qualification requirements of a Deputy Director, Office of Public Participation, SL-0340-00, please visit: https://cms.ferc.gov/about/careers/qualifications/program-manager-0340

For this position, specialized experience is defined as: You must have a high level of experience in providing leadership with the coordination and assistance to the public with respect to authorities exercised by the Commission such as energy, natural gas or electric markets, environmental matters or infrastructure development.

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

Education

There is no education requirement for this position; therefore, transcripts are not required.

Additional information

FERC remains ranked #1 in Work/Life Balance, for the 7th 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.

The duty location of this position is in Washington, DC. Based on our current operating status, FERC employees are teleworking as opposed to coming on-site. When it is determined that our agency will be moving to the reopening phase of our Reconstitution Plan, the expectation will be to physically return to the office in Washington, DC. Telework days and any waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

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. 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.


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