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

    Work Activities
    • Price energy based on market conditions.
    • Negotiate prices or contracts for energy sales or purchases.
    • Facilitate the delivery or receipt of wholesale power or retail load scheduling.
    • Forecast energy supply and demand to minimize costs and maximize availability.
    • Purchase or sell energy or energy derivatives for customers.
    • Contact prospective buyers or sellers of power to arrange transactions.
    • Monitor the flow of energy in response to changes in consumer demand.
    • Create product packages based on assessment of customers' needs.
    • Answer customer questions related to energy sales procedures, energy markets, or alternative energy sources.
    • Explain contracts or related documents to customers.
    • Develop or deliver proposals or presentations on topics, such as the purchase or sale of energy.
    • Analyze customer bills and utility rate structures to select optimal rate structures for customers.
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary $52,050/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $25.02/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 33,700
    • Yearly Projected Openings 4,260
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