U.S Department Of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
$37,113.00 to $59,762.00
Open & closing dates
$37,113 to $59,762 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 05 - 07
Summer - Permanent
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
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 (EXCLUDED/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.
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This position is located in the Office of Enforcement, which 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 include:
Apply professional auditing principles, techniques, and theories to solve market and financial accounting issues at energy companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Perform a variety of basic spreadsheet analyses; research market and financial accounting issues; and prepare routine working papers and summary reports.
Develop work plans, milestones, and resource requirements and provide these inputs to the Division's planning process. The effort requires research into basic regulatory, market, financial auditing and emerging issues, industry reporting, various current and prior Commission actions, prior and on-going audits, evaluations, examinations and discussions with other knowledgeable sources.
Assist in performing audits, evaluations and examinations of market and financial accounting and reporting issues associated with measurement of market performance, assessment of market behavior and structure, and financial reporting requirements, to ensure efficiency, fairness, and consistency with Commission rules and policies. Develop recommendations for the disposition of all issues. Take action to resolve, or coordinate the resolution of, market and financial problems and issues.
Prepare draft summaries of work performed and based on the results of the audits, evaluations and examinations that contain an appropriate discussion and recommendations on economic and regulatory policies. Prepare other written products such as notices, financial memoranda and proposed orders.
Occasional travel - Travel up to 15%
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
0599 Financial Management Student Trainee
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.
At time of appointment applicant must show proof of summer/fall 2018 enrollment.
List of Department of Education accredited institutions: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
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:
--Knowledge of auditing principles, practices, procedures, and professional standards, as set forth under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
--Ability to gather data, conduct analysis, and formulate conclusions on various aspects of performance and/or financial audits.
--Ability to present audit analysis and conclusions both orally and in writing.
--Ability to utilize information technology to effectively accomplish and present audit work products.
--Ability to work effectively in teams while conducting audits.
To preview the qualifications for this position, please visit the OPM Qualification standard for this position: Auditor
GS-5: Successful completion of a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a degree in accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.
GS-7: Requirements of GS-5 plus one year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is defined as an undergraduate GPA of 2.95 or higher.
When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. 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. You must submit all required information by the closing date. 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. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual’s employment experience will be used only to determine the person’s qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual’s personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. Please use the following link for additional information: Ctrl Click or tap to follow the link href=http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/redirect.html?url=104116116112115058047047104114117046103111118047083116117100105111095082101099114117105116109101110116047116111111108115047077121116104098117115116101114095111110095070101100101114097108095072105114105110103095080111108105099105101115046112100102 target=_blank>Mythbusters of Federal Hiring Policies
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
In addition to the grade specific educational requirements for the Auditor, applicants may also qualify based on specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined as professional accounting, auditing or related experience that demonstrates awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards or Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS IN ORDER FOR COURSE WORK TO BE VERIFIED; FAILURE TO INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS WILL RESULT IN CANDIDATES NOT BEING CONSIDERED; TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
**Each grade is listed at its full performance level.**
Full performance GS-05 is the GS-05.
Full performance GS-07 is the GS-07
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Background checks and security clearance
Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible).
ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. To be well qualified, applicants must fall within the Best Qualified category. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, 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. 10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the 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. For more information on veterans' preference, go to the Vet Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.
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
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.