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Western Area Power Administration
Desert Southwest Region
Energy Management and Marketing (G0200)
615 South 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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The incumbent is responsible for monitoring the loads and resources in the customer portfolio, and establishing a balanced portfolio by purchasing or selling power on the customer's behalf, and providing that service with the least financial impact to the customer.The incumbent will also be responsible for the merchant function for the federal balancing authority, making purchases and sales needed to ensure the reliability of the balancing authority.The incumbent is responsible for the scheduling of generation and interchange energy, and the final accounting, billing and reporting relative to power contracts administered by the Desert Southwest Regional Office.
The incumbent is responsible for monitoring the loads and resources in the customer portfolio, and establishing a balanced portfolio by purchasing or selling power on the customer's behalf, and providing that service with the least financial impact to the customer. The incumbent will also be responsible for the merchant function for the federal balancing authority, making purchases and sales needed to ensure the reliability of the balancing authority. The incumbent is responsible for the scheduling of generation and interchange energy, and the final accounting, billing and reporting relative to power contracts administered by the Desert Southwest Regional Office.
You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.You may review the qualification requirements here.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
Extensive knowledge of power contracts, power scheduling and standard practices for interconnected power system operation.Knowledge of balancing authority accounting procedures, revenue metering principles and computer applications as they relate to power scheduling.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs).Do not provide a separate narrative written statement.Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience.Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include:volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps);as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations.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 volunteer experience.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For this posiition, education can not be substituted for experience.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
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To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.
Steps to submit a complete application:
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.
In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resumesupporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
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.