Energy Industry Analyst (Litigation)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Few vacancies in the following location:
Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent
Opened Wednesday 1/11/2017
Closes Thursday 1/19/2017
Salary Range $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Series & GradeGS-1101-13/13
Promotion Potential 13
Supervisory Status No
Who May Apply Applications will be accepted from Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles only and Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three or more years of continuous active service (VEOA eligibles).
Control Number 462091800
Job Announcement Number FERC-ICTAP-2017-0002
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 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 incumbent prepares reports, analyses, and testimony regarding the rates, terms and conditions of regulated service of various energy companies.
The duties of the Energy Industry Analyst (Litigation) are:
- Serves as a regulatory policy expert in the resolution of cases set for hearing of extremely complex and controversial regulatory policy issues associated with the regulation of natural gas and/or oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utilities.
- Plans, directs, coordinates, conducts, and reports on extremely complex regulatory policy, public utility standards, principles, and theories applicable to the regulation of natural gas and/or oil pipeline companies, hydroelectric projects, and/or electric utilities.
- Independently prepares composite reports and exhibits which detail the analysis performed and provides the underlying support for staff’s recommendation or conclusion.
- Prepares data requests, settlement proposals, and testimony based on the review/analysis performed, which contain a discussion of economic and regulatory policy issues as well as related recommendations.
- Testifies as an expert witness at Commission formal proceedings on a wide variety of extremely complex and controversial issues concerning natural gas and/or oil, hydroelectric projects and/or electric utility matters.
- Conducts comprehensive regulatory policy studies, the results of which may have industry-wide impact. These studies may also result in the development of new guidelines, standards, and bodies of knowledge, which will assist senior office management in developing Office positions on new issues raised in litigated proceedings.
- Detects deviation from current regulatory principles and Commission policies. Develops recommendations covering all issues as to the appropriate disposition. Resolves extremely complex regulatory problems and issues.
- Trains and mentors less experienced staff by providing technical expertise regarding extremely complex regulatory policy issues and in the analysis and review of complex economic, regulatory, accounting and statistical data concerning the regulation of natural gas and oil companies, hydroelectric projects and electric utilities.
How to Apply