U.S Department Of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
$68,036.00 to $88,450.00
Open & closing dates
$68,036 to $88,450 per year
Pay scale & grade
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than the 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.
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.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office for that selection may vary.
Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within Office of Energy Projects. The position is located in the Washington Office, and the incumbent will serve as a Wildlife Biologist. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means.
Duties of the position:
- Analyze moderately complex data on wildlife, terrestrial biology, federally-listed threatened and endangered species and habitat, and related biology matters as they relate to the construction, modification, operation, and maintenance of hydropower projects.
- Serve on multidisciplinary teams assigned to prepare staff environmental documents.
- Participate in meetings on complex wildlife, terrestrial biology, federally-listed threatened and endangered species and habitat, and related biology matters with attorneys, engineers, and biologists from licensees, applicants for license, and local, state, and federal agencies.
Occasional travel - .
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0486 Wildlife Biology
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must meet specialized experience.
Must provide most recent SF-50 containing grade/step information.
Successfully complete a background investigation.
Transcripts are required at time of application(unofficial acceptable)
Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All required documents must be received by the closing of this announcement. For this vacancy you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade level. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. most recent SF-50, transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. FERC employees must submit all the required documentation to include the SF-50 and transcripts (if appropriate).
Additionally, candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 level or have completed requirements for a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in addressing moderately complex wildlife issues.
OPM Educational Requirement: A mandatory educational requirement exists for Wildlife Biologist, 486 series. Please see the information from the link provided for a description of the requirement: http://www.ferc.gov/careers/qualifications/0486.asp
All educational requirements must be met by 6/15/18.
You must submit your transcripts at the time of application in order to receive consideration for this position.
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of wildlife, terrestrial biology, federally-listed threatened and endangered species and habitat, and related biological resources.
2. Demonstrated ability to prepare and present clear, concise and well-organized environmental documents, both orally and in writing.
3. Demonstrated skills in analyzing complex wildlife, terrestrial biology, federally-listed threatened and endangered species and habitat, and related biology matters.
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Background checks and security clearance
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 FERC 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. (The position occupied block on the SF-50 should show a 1 and your tenure block should show a 1 or 2.) 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 a detailed list of documents, 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; along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply
Tips For Applying For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given.
* Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement.
* Submit all requested documentation; e.g. SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts prior to the close of the announcement.
Agency contact information
888 First Street, NE
Washington , District of Columbia
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U.S Department Of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Website : http://www.ferc.gov
Mission: Reliable, Efficient and Sustainable Energy for Customers. Assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means.