Bonneville Power Administration Public Utilities Specialist in Portland, Oregon
Summary This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration, in Slice Operations and Management (PGL) organization in Generation Asset Management (PG), Power Services (P). A successful candidate in the Public Utilities Specialist position will serve as Public Utilities Specialist supporting the development and administration of the Slice/Block product. Responsibilities As a Public Utilities Specialist, you will: Perform technical and administrative work in multiple aspects of the Slice/Block product to support the design and implementation of computer simulation models. Coordinate with other groups within the organization in the design, development, and implementation of the Slice/Block product. Review, analyze, and prepare evaluations of organization and customer study assumptions and inputs used in computer simulations to determine whether the results are a 'reasonable representation' of the actual operations. Conduct analyses of Slice contracts and complex Slice customer account data to enable senior staff and the slice product manager to understand slice customers. Develop plans of action or project plans or specifications necessary to carry out assignments. Review draft and final analyses, contract actions, communications, etc., to ensure quality assurance standards are met, and agency and business policies, procedures, standards and fiduciary responsibilities are adhered to. Requirements Conditions of Employment 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. Key Requirements: You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 2 days per pay period. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS GS-11: A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-09, in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: planning and accomplishing analytical and evaluative work in the Slice/Block or a similar product to support contract negotiations with customers and to structure computer simulation models that represent operating constraints of hydroelectric power regulations or related regulatory boards. You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.M., 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 two years 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. GS-12: A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) planning and accomplishing analytical and evaluative work in the Slice/Block or a similar product to support contract negotiations with customers, and to structure the design and implementation of computer simulation models that represent operating constraints of hydroelectric power regulations or related regulatory board, and 2) conducting analyses of Slice or similar contracts and customer account data to make sound business recommendations. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 level. Administration and Management Electric Utility Fundamentals Oral Communication Partnering Requirements Analysis Technical Competence "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. Education If substituting education for specialized experience you must submit proof of your qualifying education. Failure to provide college transcripts may result in a rating of 'Ineligible'. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. 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. 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/ 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.