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Bonneville Power Administration Public Utilities Specialist (Settlements Analyst) in Portland, Oregon


This position is located in the Bulk Marketing Contract Support Group (PTC), Bulk Marketing (PT), Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The purpose of this position is to serve as the lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Settlements Project and as the functional lead Settlements Analyst.



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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA 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:Applying the utility industry business practices and regulations, rate structures, or operational processes to 1) perform analyses of current oremerging industry trends and issues (e.g., reporting, compliance, system and software issues), 2) validate market data to identify anomalies and manage dispute resolution and settlements, 3)provide advisory services to management and client about business-related products and policy 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. Attention to Detail:Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

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.

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.Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.CTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



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