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Energy Brokers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 1,230

Projected Annual Job Openings: 50

Typical Hourly Wage: $18.08 - $41.78

Typical Annual Salary: $37,600 - $86,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners
  • Special purpose telephones

  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Word processing software

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