JOB: Management Analyst, FederalEnergy Regulatory Commission

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    Patrick Fiorenza

    Job Title: Management Analyst

    Department: Department Of Energy

    Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    Sub Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    Job Announcement Number: FERC-DE-2011-0095


    $74,872.00 – $115,742.00 /year


    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 to Wednesday, August 10, 2011




    Full-Time Permanent




    1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC


    Applications will be accepted from all sources.


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency.

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit

    This position is located in the Office of Enforcement (OE), Administration Staff (Admin) which is responsible for managing and overseeing all the administrative programs essential to the Office. This position serves as a Budget Analyst and is responsible for performing a wide range of administrative and analytical duties in the formulation, presentation, and execution of the agency’s budget and in the development and implementation of the agency’s Strategic Plan and Business Plan.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement and the office for that selection may vary.

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    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • Must meet specialized experience
    • One year probationary period may be required
    • Generally, male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service
    • A background investigation is required


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    As a management analyst, you will perform the following duties:

    − Monitor the execution of the office’s approved operating budget to assure that funds are properly allocated, obligated and spent in a timely and effective manner. Recommend adjustments, such as redistribution of funds within budget accounts in response to changes in programs, staffing levels, and/or funds availability.

    − Monitor costs associated with office staffing and operating expenses. Recommend adjustments to budget allocations by program as warranted by changing budgetary and programmatic conditions.

    − Provide advice and assistance to managers in the development of requests and related supporting documentation. Review and edits budget requests submitted by managers to assure they conform to agency and office guidelines, OMB guidelines and Congressional guidelines.

    − Participate in developing and distributing OE’s Budget Reports for senior managers including Time and Labor reports and Travel and Training Schedule projections. Run queries in PeopleSoft and uses Access Database to import queries and run reports in Access.

    − Assist in maintaining and updating OE’s budget tracking spreadsheets for travel, training and contracts as needed.

    − Perform assigned segments of annual budget reconciliation for OE’s various accounts. Participate in annual budget accrual and close out process.

    − Apply expert knowledge of the Commission’s administrative programs, policies and procedures to coordinate assigned segments of OE’s organizational management initiatives.

    − Plan, develop, administer, and evaluate assigned segments of OE’s management support programs.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    One year of specialized experience conducting and/or monitoring budget formulation, justification, presentation, and execution for a program office. This includes providing guidance to program managers in the development of budget estimates, resource allocations, workloads, operational requirements, conducting analyses on budget plans and/or policies and recommending changes to meet program objectives and goals.

    One year of specialized experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of strategic and performance based budgeting to formulate and/or monitor the execution of long range budget forecasts and plans. This includes demonstrating an ability to analyze the effects of changes in program plans and resources in order to develop recommendations for new financial actions, budgetary goals, timetables, milestones methods, approaches and procedures.
    To review the minimum qualifications for this position, please visit:
    If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    – Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    – Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    – Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.


    We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Best Qualified’, ‘Well Qualified’, or ‘Qualified’ Category.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

    The Occupational Questions are used to evaluate your relevant educational and work experience. The questions are related to competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities such as:

    1. Knowledge of budget and planning all phases of budget formulation, program/budget presentations and justifications, and budget execution for a large program office.

    2. Experience preparing budget documents for submission to the Office of Management and Budget, Congress or other external reporting authorities.

    3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to advise management on the formulation of their budgets

    4. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and plan work activities to perform tasks with high efficiency, accuracy and many times with tight deadlines.
    To preview questions please click here.

    Benefits and Other Info


    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous – helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

    Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

    Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

    Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

    A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums;

    Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs.

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.


    When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned.

    If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade.

    Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    How To Apply


    Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply


    Please note that if you do not provide all required information by the closing of the announcement, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet’s Preference, for which you may be eligible).

    ICTAP PRIORITY PROVISIONS: Current or former Federal employees who are or were on career or career conditional appointments may have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). To receive this consideration, applicants must be well qualified for the position to which applying. To be well qualified, applicants must receive a score of 90 or higher. You will need to provide the Federal Agency Name and date of your Reduction in Force notice, what your most recent performance rating was and your position, grade level and duty location of your last SF-50. At time of appointment, you will be required to provide a copy of agency Reduction in Force notice, a copy of most recent performance rating and a copy of most recent SF-50. You must provide a statement of eligibility at the point of application.

    If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge.

    10 point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: For more information on veterans’ preference, click here.


    Kimberly Watkins
    Phone: 202-502-8621
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    888 First Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20426
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your application up to four times throughout the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into “Notification Settings.”

    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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