Bonneville Power Administration Supervisory Public Utilities Specialist in Portland, Oregon
Summary This Supervisory position is located in the Trading Floor Near Term Trading (PTFN) organization Trading Floor (PTF), Bulk Marketing (PT) and the Power Services (PS) business line of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of this position is to serve as a technical expert and performance manager for the Trading Floor Near Term Trading group (PTFN). Responsibilities As a Supervisory Public Utilities Specialist, you will: Provide technical understanding, support, training and leadership to traders. Provide management direction and leadership in the planning, development, and administration of programs, policies, systems, and work processes. Provide management direction and leadership in the planning, development, and administration of the Canadian Entitlement Agreement (CEA). Lead agency and Trading Floor near-term and day-ahead policy implementation efforts. Provide oversight of near-term and long-term contract implementation in the day-ahead bilateral and CAISO markets. Interpret policies and support BPA stakeholder advocacy efforts in the evolution of bilateral and organized markets. Provide understanding, support, and leadership in administering the BPA equal employment opportunity program for all applicants and employees. Assign work to direct reports based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Requirements Conditions of Employment Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. 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. 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. A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check. Selectee may be subject to a 1 year probationary period. 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. First time supervisors will be required to serve a 1 year probationary period. This position is subject to FERC SOC non-discrimination rules and restrictions prohibiting disclosure of certain information to Power Merchant Function employees. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Standards of Conduct (SOC): The incumbent is required to have a working knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Standards of Conduct (SOC) to ensure fair competition in the open access transmission market though compliance with its basic principles. The FERC SOC basic principles require BPA's Transmission Function employees and its affiliated Power Merchant Function employees to function independently and abide by non-discriminatory information access and prohibited disclosure regulations for transmission-related information that is not equally available to all customers. In addition, the incumbent is required to complete BPA's mandatory SOC training. Qualifications 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 (GS-13) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) Experience supervise/leading, performing, and coordinating customer facing contracting or analytical work associated with power sales agreements (e.g., generation, distribution, transmission), and 2) facilitating decision-making using the organization standard decision tools and processes and implementing those decisions once made. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14 level. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service. 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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov 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/ Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. 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.