Bonneville Power Administration Business Analyst (Recent Graduate) in Portland, Oregon
Summary The position is located in Energy Efficiency (PE), Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (P). This position serves as a business analyst developing improvements and changes in complex energy conservation acquisitions, policies, processes and systems and data analytics activities. Responsibilities In a developmental capacity and under close supervision, as a Business Analyst (Recent Graduate), you will: Provide analytical planning and support for processes, information, and applications delivering business capabilities to the Energy Efficiency program, Participate on project teams, collaborating with peers in application development, and business intelligence for software upgrades, enhancements, and new functionality implementation, and process improvements. Perform maintenance, configuration and usage of assigned modules and applications, including system testing Perform system troubleshooting and data analysis, corrections and resolutions. Facilitate and coordinate processes internal to the PE organization related to systems change management, decision making, and other processes. Determine and document the impact of process changes for the process owner. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. A 1-year trial period is required. Must be in good academic standing. A Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement is required. To be eligible for the Recent Graduate program you must be a: Recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. -OR- Student who within nine months of the closing date of this announcement will meet the education requirements and will graduate with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. A student may not be appointed to a position until they have graduated. -OR- Preference eligible veteran who was precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their two-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty. Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion. CONVERSION REQUIREMENTS: Pathways Recent Graduates are converted to a term or permanent position upon program completion. This is not automatic nor guaranteed. Conversion is at the discretion of the hiring manager and employing office. To be eligible for conversion to permanent or term position, a Recent Graduate must: Be a U.S. citizen; Successful completion of 1 year of continuous service; Complete all training and development requirements within the 1-year appointment period; Demonstrate successful job performance; Meet the OPM qualification standards for the position to which converted; Receive a recommendation for conversion from the first-level supervisor; and Meet agency-specific requirements, as specified in the Participant Agreement. A Recent Graduate may be converted to the highest General Schedule (GS) grade level qualified for at time of conversion. Relocation (PCS) is not authorized for this vacancy; however, relocation/recruitment or other incentives may be paid in accordance with federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate; determined upon selection. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-09: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Applying technical knowledge of Information Technology (IT) principles, methods and practices; for example 1) conducting systems testing and evaluation, or 2) requirement analysis. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.B. or J.D. if related; your education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. -OR- Combination of education and experience as described above. Less than one year of specialized experience may be combined with graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level (i.e., credit hours beyond the first year of full-time study may be credited). One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours the graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. If the graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study is not available, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) is used. When crediting education that requires specific course work the number of hours of related courses required, as a proportion of the total education, is prorated. "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. Education Must submit transcripts with your application for proof of education and degree conferred date. DO NOT email or mail in any of your application documents. Documents will not be accepted outside of the online application system. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information - The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. - For general information on government wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov 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. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. 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. EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviors We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.