The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates and oversees energy industries in the economic, environmental, and safety interests of the American public.
FERC’s staff works to solve the challenges of managing today's energy markets and set policy direction for the energy industry at large. Recent legislation in the energy industry such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005 illustrates the need for a workforce poised to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing sector of our national economy.
FERC has approximately 1500 employees working for the Commission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and Regional Offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Portland, and San Francisco.
Please visit https://workatferc.usajobs.gov/ to see open positions.
The mission of the Office of Energy Projects is to facilitate potential benefits to the nation through the review of natural gas and hydropower infrastructure proposals and minimize risks to the public associated with FERC jurisdictional energy infrastructure.
OEP has the engineering and environmental expertise to certificate new gas pipeline projects, perform engineering reviews and inspections of LNG projects, and to authorize and monitor hydroelectric projects. It focuses on:
- Project siting and development;
- Balancing environmental and other concerns;
- Ensuring compliance; and
- Safeguarding the public.
Diversity and inclusion are essential to the successful implementation of the Commission's Strategic Plan. FERC relies on the talents and capabilities of employees of different ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations to ensure effective oversight of the energy industry by creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees.
Some of the programs and observances that help FERC to promote a diverse workforce are: M.L. King, Jr. Week, Black History Month, Women's History Month, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Women's Equality Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, Disability Employment Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month and more.
To attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce, we apply several key principles. First, we maintain a respectful work environment free from harassment and discrimination. Secondly, FERC actively recruits and hires qualified employees from all groups of individuals. Finally, we continue to remind our employees that a truly diverse workforce is essential to achieving Commission goals. FERC has several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs are voluntary, employee-driven groups that focus on shared interests and experiences and look to apply those perspectives to initiatives that create value for the Commission. They are a critical link between employees and senior management, connecting a diverse array of backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to the Commission’s management, Human Capital staff, and key decision makers. Learn more about our nine Employee Resource Groups below.
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