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Effective regulation of the energy industry requires a diverse set of talents and skills. We employ over 1,400 federal employees in the areas of Accounting, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Law, Information Technology, Business, and the Sciences. Check out our exciting career paths below to see if your interests and skill sets are a good match:

Accountant

Jim Yu

Jim Yu, Accountant
Education: Louisiana State University, B.S. Accounting 2009 | College of William and Mary, M.S. Accounting
Joined FERC: Full-time, February 2015

Meet Accountant, Jim Yu

Accountants at the Commission experience many opportunities to grow, learn, and excel in a constantly changing environment. Each opportunity presents new challenges and increasingly satisfying responsibilities. Throughout their careers, accounting professionals provide direction and insight to the energy industry. Financial Accounting and reporting involve compliance matters of jurisdictional energy companies. Read More

Attorneys

Adam Eldean

Adam Eldean, Attorney-Advisor
Education: University of Connecticut, B.A. Economics and Political Science 2009 | George Washington University Law School, J.D. Energy Law, Environmental Law, International Trade 2014
Joined FERC: Fall 2014

Meet Attorney Advisor, Adam Eldean

Staff attorneys litigate cases before administrative law judges and draft briefs and motions. Attorneys also research and prepare cases under investigation for the Commission. They draft orders and rulemakings for the Commission as well as provide general legal support for the entire organization. Read More

Economists

Lauren Campbell

Lauren Campbell, Economist
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Economics & International Studies 2003 | Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, M.E.M. Environmental Management & Economics 2011
Joined FERC: September 2013

Meet Economist, Lauren Campbell

Economists work with a diverse team of experts from different fields to provide direction and insight on economic matters that affect both the Commission and its jurisdictional companies. They track data that characterize energy markets and prepare reports on the findings with corresponding information used to support the analysis. Read More

Engineers

Elise Dombeck

Elise Dombeck, Civil Engineer
Education: Georgia Tech, B.S. Civil Engineering 2009 | Georgia Tech, M.S. Civil Engineering (Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources) 2010
Joined FERC: Summer 2014

Meet Civil Engineer, Elise Dombeck

Julia Kolberg

Julia Kolberg, Environmental Engineer
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Biological Systems Engineering 2010 | University of Maryland College Park, M.Eng. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Joined FERC: Summer 2014

Environmental Engineer, Julia Kolberg

Engineers at the Commission experience many opportunities to grow, learn, and excel in a constantly changing environment. They are presented with many meaningful and intellectually stimulating challenges. With workloads that span both the electric and natural gas industries, engineers can utilize their technical education as a springboard for future success. Many engineers have the opportunity to travel across the U.S. for on-site visits to conduct on-site inspections of the nation's largest energy facilities. Read More

Environmental Specialists

Jeanne Edwards

Jeanne Edwards, Environmental Biologist
Education: University of California, San Diego, B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2001
Joined FERC: Summer 2006

Meet Environmental Biologist, Jeanne Edwards

Environmental careers at the Commission include fishery and wildlife biologists, terrestrial ecologists, hydrologists, environmental protection specialists, outdoor recreation planners, and cultural resource specialists. The environmental staff at the Commission concentrates on the siting of gas pipelines and construction and operation of hydroelectric projects, including compliance with license conditions. Scientists have the opportunity to travel across the U.S. for on-site inspections of the nation's largest energy facilities.

Environmental specialists prepare environmental impact statements and assessments that report on the effects on water quality, fisheries, vegetation, wildlife, historic and cultural resources, soils and geologic resources, land use, air and noise quality, and recommend mitigation measures and license conditions. The Commission relies on the results of this analysis and reporting when making determinations on whether to approve proposed pipeline or hydroelectric projects. Read More

Human Resources Specialists

Princess Dula

Princess Dula, Human Resources Specialist
Education: University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. Family Studies 2007 | Bowie State University, M.A. Human Resources Development 2014
Joined FERC: Intern, November 2012 | Full-time, May 2014

Meet Human Resources Specialist, Princess Dula

Human Resources Specialists are responsible for staffing, recruiting, and retaining employees in the workforce. They also handle employee relations, payroll, benefits, training, orientation and more. Specialists work to hire and retain the best employees through performing job analysis; workforce planning and analysis; and advising management in identifying, attracting, and retaining a high-quality and diverse talent to support FERC’s mission. Human Resource Specialists work collaboratively with office managers to plan, administer, and evaluate programs designed to develop employees and manage learning in the Commission. Read More

IT Specialists

Solomon Karchefsky

Solomon Karchefsky, IT Specialist (Cyber Security)
Education: University at Buffalo SUNY, B.S. Computer Science 2013 | University at Buffalo SUNY, M.S. Management Information Systems 2015
Joined the FERC: Full-time, June 2015

Meet IT Specialists, Solomon Karchefsky

Information Technology Specialists experience many opportunities to grow, learn, and excel in a constantly changing environment. They provide expertise and assistance in identifying, communicating, and seeking comprehensive solutions to significant potential cyber and physical security risks to the energy infrastructure under the Commission’s jurisdiction. IT Specialists identify emerging security requirements and issues and provide technical support on cyber-security as it affects energy infrastructure and critical assets and more. Read More

Management Analysts

Michele Chambers

Michele Chambers, Program and Management Analyst
Education: California State University (Hayward), B.S. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration | Command and General Staff College, M.S. Military Arts and Science
Joined FERC: May 2016

Meet Management Analyst, Michele Chambers

Management analysts work in various offices throughout the Commission. They provide advice and assistance on office operations and programs by conducting analysis of program data and identifying potential areas of improvement. Read More

In addition to these career opportunities, FERC employs budget analysts, human resources specialists, paralegal specialists, communication specialists, and other professionals who help to accomplish FERC’s mission.