Substation Operator Apprentice II (DOE-BPA-21-14366-DE) - Vancouver, WA

Employer: Department of Energy Bonneville Power Administration

Job Description:
Public Utilities Specialist
Department of Energy
Bonneville Power Administration
Open & closing dates: 01/08/2021 to 01/17/2021
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Salary: $98,334 to $127,835 per year
1 vacancy in the following location: Vancouver, WA 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Control number: 588948200

This position is located in Transmission Product Management & Market Analysis (TSBM) organization of Commercial Policy and Implementation (TSB), Transmission Marketing and Sales (TS), Transmission Services (T), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Market Analyst supporting the requirements of the Product Lifecycle and providing advice and counsel to product managers, management and client organizations.

- As a Public Utilities Specialist, you will:
- Serve as a Product Manager responsible for assigned products, leading the development, administrations, management, and analysis of current and future transmission products that meet customer's needs in and outside of the Pacific Northwest, that are competitive, and satisfy BPA's business needs.
- Represent BPA in conferences, meetings, hearings, and/or presentations with other agencies; national, State and local authorities; utility and other consortium bodes; private industry and public groups.

Travel Required:
Occasional travel - Occasional travel for training and/or meetings, with some overnight stays.
Supervisory status: No
Promotion Potential: 13
Job family (Series): 1130 Public Utilities Specialist

Conditions Of Employment:
- You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
- This announcement is also being advertised under Merit Promotion as announcement DOE-BPA-21-14366-MP. If you are a status candidate or intend to apply under a Special Hiring Authority (e.g. Schedule A, VEOA, etc.), please apply under the Merit Promotion announcement as well.
- Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations.

- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
- When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully.
- A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.
- Selectee may be subject to a 1 year probationary period.
- Selectee will be required to complete the Office of Government Ethics Standard of Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OFGE450e) within 30 days of employment and annually.

- A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service.
- Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience applying knowledge of the utility industry to 1) conduct market and policy analysis for the development and implementation of product offering and associated business processes such as rate structures, load forecasting, scheduling, dispatching, tariffs, and 2) providing advice and counsel to management and client organization about business-related products and strategy development.
- There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 level.
- Your resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.
- Electric Utility Fundamentals- Knowledge of generation, transmission, and/or distribution concepts in the wholesale or retail markets of providing electricity to consumers; Knowledge of the business practices, regulations, rate structures, and operating characteristics of the electrical utility industry; Ability to apply knowledge of the laws, regulations, standards, policies, concepts, principles, practices, rate structures, and contractual relationships applicable to electric utility customers.
- Influencing and Negotiating- Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
- Oral Communication- Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
- Sales and Marketing- Knowledge of showing, promoting, and selling products and services.
- Strategic Thinking- Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy. Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
- Teamwork- Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
- Written Communication- Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
- "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.
- You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

- There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position.

Contact Person:
Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $98,334 to $127,835 YR

Posted on January 14, 2021

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