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Summary Report for:
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.

Sample of reported job titles: Broker, Commodities Broker, Electricity Trader, Energy Scheduler, Energy Trader, Real Time Trader, Senior Energy Market Coordinator, Senior Energy Trader, Senior Power Scheduler, Supply Manager

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

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

  • 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

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Desktop computers
Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
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
Financial analysis software — Multiple trading transaction systems
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: EC

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.
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.

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Work Values

Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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.
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.

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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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