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Petroleum Engineer

Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.
This position is located in the Kemmerer Field Office which manages 1.4 million acres of public land and approximately 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate. This area extends from Star Valley south to Evanston and from the Green River west to the Utah border. For information on the city of Kemmerer, please go to: Kemmerer, WY.
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### Responsibilities
Duties listed are at the full performance level, GS-12. Duties will be of a more limited scope at the GS-11 level. You will be responsible for analyzing, reviewing and promoting the use of more complex drilling rigs and drilling techniques and technology including automated drilling systems, circulating fluid type and handling directional and horizontal well bores to limit environmental disruption. You will perform technical review and make recommendations for approval of all down-hole operations. You will review applications for permit to drill (APDs) for completeness and accuracy. You will provide professional review of Sundry Notice applications or oil and gas operations. You will provide technical expertise and support to staff members concerning oil and gas inspection and enforcement issues.
Physical Demands: Occasional field work will require travel over rough roads, hiking or climbing in rough terrain, and carrying field equipment.
Work Environment: Most work is performed in an office setting. However, field work will involve exposure to a range of climatic conditions including wind, precipitation, and extreme temperatures.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - may be required.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
12
#### Job family (Series)
0881 Petroleum Engineering
#### Similar jobs
Engineers, Oil Drilling
Engineers, Oil Exploration
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Oil Drilling Engineers
Oil Exploration Engineers
Petroleum Engineers
Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit required.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
Background Investigation required.
This position has a positive education requirement which is described in the qualifications section of this announcement. Additionally, applicants must qualify for this position based on education OR a combination of education and experience. You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
### Qualifications
This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in professional engineering . The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. You may also meet the basic requirement with a combination of education and experience : college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: Current professional registration as a Petroleum Engineer in any U.S. state, D.C., Guam, or Puerto Rico. Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination , or the written test required for professional registration. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.
To qualify for the GS-11 level, in addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must have: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal Service (GS-09), OR have completed three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized experience for the GS-11 is defined as performing professional engineering work in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources including well design, well completion and workovers; completing/reviewing Applications for Permit to Drill (APDs), identifying deficiencies and conducting technical reviews.
To qualify for the GS-12 level, in addition to meeting the basic education requirements, applicants must have: one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as serving as a senior engineer/staff specialist performing engineering work in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas or geothermal resources.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
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### Additional information
SELECTIVE SERVICE : Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.
This announcement is being advertised concurrently at the GS-05 and -07 levels under Announcement # WY-DEU-2019-0011 and at the GS-09 level under # WY- DEU-2019-0012 which are open to all qualified persons, and # WY- Merit -2019-0031 at the GS-09 level for current and former federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible.You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods and all grades.
If selected for this position, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 within 30 days of reporting to duty. You will be required to provide this information annually.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position:
Knowledge of oil and gas drilling equipment, methods and operations.
Knowledge of professional theories, principles, practices and techniques of petroleum engineering.
Knowledge of Federal fluid mineral laws.
Skill in using automated software to perform engineering tasks.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
##### Drug test required
No
Required Documents
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## Required Documents
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Submit a copy of ALL your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
Former PLC Member : Submit a copy of your ?Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring? along with a copy of your ?PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.?
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). ?Required documentation? includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each? ? appointment? verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration .
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles : documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.
Current and former career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies Tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) AND Competitive Status (block 34, code 1) .
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. UPLOADING DOCUMENTS : instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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## How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.
If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.
If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.
Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 307-775-6122 or BLMJobsWY@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
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### Agency contact information
### HR Office
##### Phone
307-775-6122
##### Fax
000-000-0000
##### Email
BLMJobsWY@blm.gov
##### Address
Bureau of Land Management
5353 Yellowstone
P.O. Box 1828
P.O. Box 1828
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
United States
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### Next steps
You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.
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Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
Signature and false statements
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517781300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 11/26/2018 to 12/17/2018
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 11 - 12
Salary: $61,218 to $95,388 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time

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