Public Utilities Specialist (Recent Graduate)

Bonneville Power Administration-Power Scheduling has an opportunity posted to become a member of our team.


Date posted

Nov. 17, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Nov. 25, 2020 12:00 am


DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Bonneville Power Administration


  • United States

Job description


This position is located in the Power Scheduler Preschedule (PTKP), Scheduling Coordination (PTK) organization of Bulk Marketing (PT), Power Services (P), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Public Utilities Specialist advanced trainee.


As a Public Utilities Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as a developmental scheduler responsible for participating in establishing, implementing, and accounting for energy schedules.

  • Keep current on technical and complex material required for the job.

  • Participate in verifying schedules cover all contractual obligations and fit within contractual limitations.

  • Verify daily marketing position with counterparties and participate in reconciling discrepancies.

  • Assess marketing position in order to take advantage of all bookout/pathout opportunities.

  • Enter market and transmission paths (schedules), as given by counterparties, into the electronic Daily Sheet.

  • Complete daily Preschedule checkout with Transmission Services.

  • Coordinate daily transition between Preschedule and Real Time.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements. 

Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations.


  • 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. 
  • 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 incumbent of this position does not buy power and is identified by BPA as a ‘Yellow’, or, ‘Undesignated’ Power Merchant Function employee.
  • The incumbent is required to immediately report violations of the FERC SOC to the Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, the incumbent is required to complete BPA’s mandatory SOC training.

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