Western Area Power Administration Public Utilities Specialist in Watertown, South Dakota
About the Agency
Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration 1330 41st Street SE, Watertown, SD 57201
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As a Public Utilities Specialist, the incumbent is responsible for collecting, analyzing and editing data for submitting to Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and for billing customers for firm power, surplus sales, transmission and other ancillary services supplied by the Upper Great Plains Region (UGP). The incumbent will be required to complete special projects as directed by the supervisor. The incumbent will also prepare and validate new and recurring reports as needed.
- Occasional Travel
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees with Western Area Power Administration with competitive status.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
GS-11 -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-09) in the Federal service. Mandatory specialized experience for this position is defined as progressively responsible experience listed in the items listed below.
Experience in MV-90 responsible for collecting, validating, analyzing, and processing meter data into the MV-90 translation system
Experience in processing, validating and reporting meter data to customers, regional transmission organizations and regulatory authorities.
GS-12 -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-11) in the Federal service. Mandatory specialized experience for this position is defined as progressively responsible experience listed in the items listed below.
Extensive experience in MV-90 responsible for collecting, validating, analyzing, and processing meter data into the MV-90 translation system
Extensive experience in processing, validating and reporting meter data to customers, regional transmission organizations and regulatory authorities.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
Knowledge of interconnected system operating criteria, control area operations, meter test procedures and energy accounting principles.
Ability to analyze statistical data with attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to receive, collect, review, organize and analyze metering data.
Ability to assess customer needs and to meet and deal effectively with people both orally and in writing.
"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/ICTAP 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.
GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively high level graduate education leading to such a degree.
There is no education substitute for the GS-12 level.
If you are qualifying on education, 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.
Transcripts MUST be submitted if using education to qualify for the GS-11 level. If you do not submit your transcripts to qualify on education you will not be considered.
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What To Expect Next
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The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- 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.
- All males born after December 31, 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.
- If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
- If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
- If selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
- The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474174800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 2017-07-11 to 2017-07-26
Salary: $60,210 to $93,821 / per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 12
Series: 1130 Public Utilities Specialist
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full Time
Job announcement number: PMA-17-WB-118-MP
Control number: 474174800