Public Utilities Specialist

Company Name: Bonneville Power Administration
Phone Number: (503) 230-4325
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97208
Job Title: Public Utilities Specialist
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Energy Services / Energy Efficiency
Posting Start Date: June 9, 2016
Salary: $105,318.00 to $136,916.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

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




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.

Functional Statement:

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.

Experience Required:


As the Public Utilities Specialist you will:

 Serve as the BPA Trading Floor external engagement program manager and lead representative at regional and national policy, regulatory and industry forums.

 Serve as the technical lead for complex marketing initiatives and provides guidance to the BPA Trading Floor of evolving energy market trends and product codes.

 Take a leadership role in identifying and implementing marketing strategies with hydro planning, pricing and scheduling experts that support BPA Trading Floor net revenue objectives and operational requirements.


 You must be a United States Citizen

 New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period


 Confidential Financial Disclosure: Selectee will be required to complete the Office of

Government Ethics Standard of Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450e) within 30 days of employment and annually.

 International travel may be required and ability to obtain a U.S. passport to attend industry meetings in Canada.



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-14: (1) Negotiate commodity contracts to ensure compliance with industry laws, regulations, policies, precedents, and concepts, (2) Conduct quantitative analysis to determine the value of commodities and inform management decision making, and (3) Participate in representing a business’ interests in industry forums to influence policy and regulatory rule making.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). You do not need to provide a separate narrative written statement. Instead, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs 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.


How to Apply:



Posting End Date: June 22, 2016