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Energy Brokers

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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.
    Skills
    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • 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.

    Knowledge
    • 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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    Pay
    • 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
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    • Stress Tolerance
    Tools
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Scanners
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Project management software
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    • Financial analysis software
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    • Customer relationship management CRM software
    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.