Energy Industry Analyst (IT)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Few vacancies in the following location:
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 1/11/2017
Closes Wednesday 1/25/2017
Salary Range $131,767.00 to $161,900.00 / Per Year
Series & GradeGS-1101-15/15
Promotion Potential 15
Supervisory Status No
Who May Apply Open All Sources
Control Number 462017300
Job Announcement Number FERC-DE-2017-0074
About the Agency
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 5 agency? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
FERC’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.
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. Join us and help make a difference!
This position is INCLUDED in the bargaining unit.
Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.
This position is located in the Office of Enforcement - Division of Analytics and Surveillance. The Office of Enforcement serves the public interest by ensuring effective regulations and protecting customers through understanding markets and their regulation, timely identifying and remedying market problems, assuring compliance with Commission rules and regulations, and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other non-compliance issues.
Major Duties of the Energy Industry Analyst (IT):
- Designs the development and implementation of data analytics and governance program management standards, policies, procedures, tools, resources and analyses that address data governance and standards. Monitors these analyses, assesses their quality, and helps build the analytical capacity of the Agency.
- Develops analytic tools to survey markets and identify anomalies between and among physical and financial markets; short-term and long-term markets; and organized and traditional markets. Projects may involve Commission regulations, policies and decisions, accounting principles and standards, industry submissions, and State Commission actions. Such examinations may serve as the basis for senior management consideration of changes in the development of new guidelines, standards, and areas of knowledge that will focus Commission actions on new regulatory initiatives.
- Manages the assessment, capture, and translation of complex business issues and requirements into a structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and development of effective work stream plans.
- Determines what information is needed to survey developing energy markets, periodically reviews information needs and develops recommendations regarding information collection. Identifies useful information contained in diverse sources and devises ways to integrate new data sources with existing ones as they become available. Participates in determining OE's program objectives and measuring and evaluating ongoing operations in achieving those objectives.
- Develops project work plans to address various issues of first impression for OE and directs the course of the most complex development, management, and maintenance of analytic tools for energy market assignments and far-reaching projects. Defines the parameters and goals, estimates milestones and project priorities, identifies resource requirements, and recommends personnel assignments. Makes modifications as determined by changing areas of program and agency emphasis. Directs new approaches in line with preliminary analyses. Requests additional resources as necessary.
- Prepares memoranda, reports and other written products, based on highly independent research and analysis of analytic tools. The documents address applicability to competitive, economic and regulatory policy issues and recommended actions, and often involve highly controversial matters that must be addressed precisely and carefully.
- Establishes and maintains contacts with senior level energy and related industry technical staff and executives of other Federal and state agencies. Speaks for and represents the Commission at technical conferences, industry liaison meetings, interagency committees, before state and Federal agencies dealing with issues of cross-country implication and in conferences with executives, attorneys, and consultants of parties with matters pending before the Commission.
- Develops guidance for group members (both within and outside OE) to meet the particular requirements of individual projects/studies. Trains and mentors less experienced staff by providing: technical advice; explanation of complex statistical, economic, accounting or market-related data; and, assistance in resolving issues stemming from OE oversight of regulated industries. Prepares training materials and/or serves as an instructor for OE's staff training initiatives.
- As designated, serves as a data science authority on Commission action items at pre-agenda meetings and Commission meetings, and provides specific insights and assesses general policy implications where applicable.
- Coordinates staff in preparing research, reports, recommendations, and other decisions for OE and, even more broadly, the Commission's consideration. Also coordinates staff in preparing responses to Congress, preparing testimony and speeches, etc. for Commission officials to present.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel may be required.
How to Apply