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41-3099.01 - Energy Brokers

Buy or sell energy products on the behalf of residential or commercial customers or utilities. Negotiate and oversee contracts for energy sales.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Analyze and evaluate energy supply bids to determine the best options. Green Task Statement
  • Analyze customer bills and utility rate structures to select optimal rate structures for customers. Green Task Statement
  • Answer customer questions related to energy sales procedures, energy markets, or alternative energy sources. Green Task Statement
  • Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions. Green Task Statement
  • Create product packages based on assessment of customers' needs. Green Task Statement
  • Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics such as the purchase or sale of energy. Green Task Statement
  • Explain contracts or related documents to customers. Green Task Statement
  • Facilitate the delivery or receipt of wholesale power or retail load scheduling. Green Task Statement
  • Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize costs and maximize availability. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor energy supply contracts to ensure proper implementation and execution by suppliers. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor the flow of energy in response to changes in consumer demand. Green Task Statement
  • Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare and send requests for price quotations to all energy companies in a particular market. Green Task Statement
  • Price energy based on market conditions. Green Task Statement
  • Purchase or sell energy or energy derivatives for customers. Green Task Statement
  • Research and recommend new products or services, such as alternative energy sources or renewable energy credits. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Desktop computers
Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Personal computers
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Scanners — Computer data input scanners
Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems

Technology used in this occupation:

Customer relationship management CRM software — Oracle Siebel CRM
Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access
Development environment software — Microsoft Visual Basic
Financial analysis software — Multiple trading transaction systems
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
67   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
39   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
22   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
11   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Extent
Work Value
67   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
61   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
56   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
56   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
56   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
50   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Employment data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.
Industry data collected from Sales Representatives, Services, All Other.

Median wages (2013) $24.53 hourly, $51,030 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 702,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 302,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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