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Bonneville Power Administration Compliance Specialist in Portland, Oregon

Summary

This position is located in the FERC Compliance (CGF) organization of Compliance and Governance (CG), Compliance, Audit and Risk Management (C), Deputy Administrator (D), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The purpose of this position is to serve as technical and program lead responsible for leading the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), Standards of Conduct (SOC), and Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR) compliance oversight programs.

Responsibilities

As a Compliance Specialist, you will: Serve as technical and program lead responsible for leading the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), Standards of Conduct (SOC), and Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR) programs.

Lead internal program staff and cross-BPA teams in strategy development and priority setting.

Serve as project manager and program lead to ensure BPA implements FERC requirements, within regulatory deadlines if applicable.

Provide technical expertise and authoritative advice, counsel, and guidance to FERC Compliance Manager, Chief Compliance Officer and other BPA management.

Assist in the planning, development, and coordination of compliance program efforts by meeting with internal and external stakeholders.

Manage periodic cross-BPA review processes as well as inquiries and investigations by FERC.

Use the Governance/Risk/Compliance (GRC) Tool.

Provide technical guidance, advice or assistance, as needed, to other specialists participating in developing and implementing compliance oversight programs.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen.

This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

This is a temporary promotion, not to exceed one (1) year, may be extended up to five (5) years total; may be made permanent without further competition. Upon termination of the promotion, you will be returned to your original position of record, or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay. Temporary promotions may be terminated at any time based on the needs of management.

If you are currently employed at a grade equivalent to, or higher than the advertised position, the action will be considered a detail for processing purposes, and no salary increase will be associated with accepting the position. Details are processed in 120 day increments and may be extended up to two (2) years total; additional extensions may be approved at the discretion of the HumanResources Service Center Director. Upon termination of the detail, you will be returned to your original position of record. Details may be terminated at any time based on needs of management. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 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.

Selectee will be required to complete the Office of Government Ethics Standard of Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OFGE450e) within 30 days of employment and annually.

Qualifications

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:Interpret and apply a wide range of concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents applicable to the business practices, rate structures, and operating characteristics of utilities. Examples of experience are to investigate and analyze Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), FERC Standards of Conduct (SOC), and Electric Quarterly Reporting (EQR) compliance actions, issues, and problems.

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. Compliance:Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

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.

Planning and Evaluating:Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Problem Solving:Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Technical Competence:Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Writing:Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate 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.

Education

There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position.

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/eeoReasonable Accommodation Policy:http://www.usajobs.gov/rapsVeterans Information:http://www.usajobs.gov/viTelework:www.telework.govSelective 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.

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