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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Overview

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Website www.ferc.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1977
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown
FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Voted one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, the our team works collaboratively to ensure that the industry delivers reliable, efficient and ... More

Mission: Reliable, Efficient, and Sustainable Energy for Consumers- Assist consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. Fulfilling this mission involves pursuing three primary goals ... More

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    Lots of development, innovative and great mission


    Not a lot of room for growth once you hit a senior analyst position. It's such a great place to work that there isn't a lot of turnover in management.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Interviews

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    Law Clerk Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Washington, DC) in May 2014.


    Job was not posted to USAjobs. Application included both undergraduate and law school transcripts, writing samples, cover letter, and resume. 1 in-person interview with 6 ALJs and office manager. The ALJs who interview rotate each year but generally the ALJs have extremely varying personalities. 1 in particular tries to intimidate but most are very friendly. They hope to hire someone with some rudimentary understanding of energy regulation but do not expect you to know too much as the industry is very complicated. Understanding sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act is a great start.

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    • They asked a few questions about my resume in particular including extra curriculars from undergrad (over 7 years prior). Other specific questions included: 1. How do you feel about excel spreadsheets? 2. What would you do if you had a memo due to 1 judge but needed to review 100+ pages of testimony at the same time.   1 Answer


    No negotiations as the job description included pay and this is a no experience necessary position.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small) ((Small)), Partnership for Public Service, 2013
  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small), Partnership for Public Service, 2009

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