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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Overview

Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1977
Government
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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FERC is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. Voted one of the top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, the our team works collaboratively to ensure that the industry delivers reliable, efficient and ... Read 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 ... Read more

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    I have been working at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Nice place to work at.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Photos

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission photo of: Chairman and Commissioners testify before Congress
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Interviews

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    Law Clerk Interview

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

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

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in the Federal Government (Small)((Small)), Partnership for Public Service, 2013
  • Best Places to Work(#5 - small midsize agencies), Partnership for Public Service, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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