Energy Industry Analyst (Litigation)

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

As an Energy Industry Analyst (Litigation), some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serving as a subject matter and regulatory policy expert in the resolution of cases set for hearing of extraordinarily complex, precedent-setting, or pioneering regulatory policy issues associated with the regulation of natural gas and/or oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utilities.
  • Guiding and reviewing the preparation of case-specific cost of service inserts, top sheets, exhibits and testimony for competence, completeness, and consistency.
  • Explaining staff's position on novel or extraordinarily complex and controversial technical issues in settlement conferences, hearings, and team meetings with other Commission staff.
  • Mentoring, coaching, or leading teams of technically trained and specialized engineers, rate specialists, economists, accountants, and attorneys in connection with the regulation of rates charged for hydroelectric projects, electric transmission and/or gas and/or oil transportation services which have a substantial impact on the country's economy. As a team leader, defines tasks, establishes deadlines, and identifies training, developmental needs, and resources necessary to deliver a quality work product.
  • Increasing own and others' knowledge and understanding of relevant Commission precedent and policies, relevant regulations, and changes in the electric, natural gas pipeline, oil pipeline, and/or hydroelectric industries that do or could affect the work done by the office.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must provide your SF-50 (see Required Documents section).
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A background investigation is required.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • You may be required to divest certain energy-related securities.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You must meet qualification (experience and/or education) requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


To view the eligibility and qualification requirements of an Energy Industry Analyst (Litigation), GS-1101, please visit: EIA

You must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience using investigative research methods and procedures including data acquisition, analysis, documentation and presentation; experience leading teams; experience training and mentoring less experienced analysts; and experience writing and sponsoring testimony associated with the regulation of natural gas pipelines, oil pipelines, and/or electric utilities.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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 any volunteer experience.


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.

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:
  • 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.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). FERC will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

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