Are you considering future employment opportunities at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)? While the past few years have been exciting, challenging, and rewarding for those that work in the energy industry the future looks even more dynamic. FERC has been a leader in developing and implementing the policies that guide this country's energy markets. At FERC, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in government.
Best Places To Work
In 2020, FERC ranked #3 among mid-sized agencies in the Best Places to Work rankings by the Partnership for Public Service! FERC also remains #1 in Work-Life Balance for the seventh consecutive year in a row!
The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is a tool administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) annually to help agencies measure employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. The Commission uses the results to improve processes, products, services, and organizational outcomes through the recruitment and retention of a high-performing, diverse workforce.
- OPM Salary Tables
- Locality Pay Area of Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Salary Table
FERC offers competitive salaries with the opportunity for advancement through career-ladder promotions. Starting salaries depend on the complexity of the work and the geographic area where you work, as well as any prior Federal or private sector experience.
Transportation & Commuting
Using public transportation? The Transit Subsidy Program enables Federal employees that currently use public transportation to have a portion of their transit costs subsidized. The reimbursement is issued in the form of SmartTrip cards that can be redeemed on Metrorail, Metrobus, Ride-on, MTA, MARC rail, or VRE. In addition to the Transit Subsidy Program, FERC's parking program features subsidized rates to assist disabled employees, and employees who carpool.
Need a lift? FERC offers an after-hours shuttle to Union Station. The shuttle makes continuous trips between the FERC pavilion entrance and Union Station from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) cover a wide selection of health insurance choices with over 350 participating plans, including both Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO). FEHB is also the largest employer-sponsored group health insurance program in the world, covering almost 8 million people, including employees and their family members. FERC pays up to 72% of the cost of your health benefits coverage. As a full-time Federal employee, you are eligible for health benefits upon at the onset of employment. Learn more about Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
Dental and vision benefits are available to eligible Federal employees, retirees, and their eligible family members on an enrollee-pay-all basis. This Program allows dental insurance and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis which means competitive premiums and no pre-existing condition limitations. Premiums for enrolled Federal and Postal employees are withheld from salary on a pre-tax basis. Learn more about Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits.
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) is the world’s largest life insurance program covering over 4 million Federal employees, retirees, and family members. The Group Life Insurance Program consists of basic coverage and three additional options. If elected, coverage begins upon the onset of employment. Learn more about Federal Employee Group Life Insurance.
FERC offers Long-Term Health Care Insurance (FLTCIP) that can follow employees into their retirement. The program helps to defray the cost of assistance for daily living activities and severe cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s. A menu of coverage plans are available to employees at the start of employment. Learn more about Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
A Flexible Savings Account (FSAFEDS) is available and can pay for the uncovered or unreimbursed portions of qualified medical and dependent care cost with pre-tax dollars. All employee contributions to Flexible Savings Accounts are made from pre-tax earnings, thereby increasing your disposable income. Learn more about OPM Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS).
Employee Assistance Program
The goal of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is to address issues that may affect the productivity of the organization. Specifically, the EAP provides free, confidential short term counseling to assist employees with personal or work-related problems.
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings plan for Federal employees. The TSP provides the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer with "401(k)" plans. Learn more about Thrift Savings Plan.
New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan (Annuity), and the Thrift Savings Plan. Learn more about OPM Retirement Services.
Student Loan Repayment Program
Saddled with post-graduation debt? FERC offers a Student Loan Repayment Program that may reimburse part of your federally insured student loan. Learn more about Student Loan Repayment Program.
The Commission Fitness Center is designed to enhance the quality of life for all members through a vast array of health and fitness programs, group exercise classes, and personal attention from the full-time fitness center staff. The Center features 21 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, 15 different types of weight machines, an excellent free weight area, dumbbells from 3-105 lbs., 12 different group exercise classes, massages, personal training, weight loss programs, and locker rooms with showers.
FERC has an on-site Health Unit for emergencies and maintenance care. Free services at the Health Unit include cholesterol screenings and physical exams.
Daycare is available at our Bright Horizons Development Center, providing quality care and education for infants and preschool aged children. Special enrichment activities such as trips to the Smithsonian Museum and the Zoo offer an interactive learning experience. Bright Horizons is conveniently located on the first floor of the building. Find out more about FERC’s Bright Horizons Development Center.
Union Station is close with numerous restaurants and a large food court serving everything from pizza to sushi. Find out more about Union Station.