Job Title: Public Utilities Specialist
Hiring Organization: Bonneville Power Administration
Job Announcement Number: DOE-BPA- 16-11894- DE/MP
SALARY RANGE: $105,318.00 to $136,916.00
OPEN PERIOD: 6/9/16 – 6/22/16
DUTY LOCATIONS: Portland OR
WHO MAY APPLY: https://www.bpa.gov/careers/Pages/default.aspx
The Bonneville Power Administration is a federal nonprofit agency based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia River Basin, one non federal nuclear plant and several other small non-federal power plants. The dams are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation. About one-third of the electric power used in the
Northwest comes from BPA.
BPA also operates and maintains about three-fourths of the high-voltage transmission in its service territory. BPA’s service territory includes Idaho, Oregon, Washington, western Montana and small parts of eastern Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
As part of its responsibilities, BPA promotes energy efficiency, renewable resources and new technologies. The agency also funds regional efforts to protect and rebuild fish and wildlife populations affected by hydroelectric power development in the Columbia River Basin.
BPA is committed to providing public service and seeks to make its decisions in a manner that provides opportunities for input from all stakeholders. In its vision statement, BPA dedicates itself to providing high system reliability, low rates consistent with sound business principles, environmental stewardship and accountability.
This position is located in the Trading Floor (PTF) group of the Bulk Marketing organization within the Power Services business line of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The Trading Floor focuses on short-term (less than 24 months) marketing of surplus power, capacity and transmission. This function works closely with Generation Asset Management and Bulk Marketing analysts, schedulers and policy experts to identify and implement policy and marketing initiatives that optimize the value of the Federal Columbia Rivers Project System (FCRPS) and BPA transmission assets for BPA rate payers. Products marketed by this function consist primarily of energy, capacity, transmission and scheduling services, and the policy initiatives include BPA, regional and national forums.