USA

Engineering Technician (Petroleum)

locationCraig - Colorado (CO),

atUS Department of the Interior

Estimated salary $47,899 - $68,777 a year

Job Description:

    Duties

    Summary

    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

    This position is located in Craig or Meeker, Colorado. Information about Craig can be found at City of Craig. Information about Meeker can be found at Town of Meeker.

    We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs on-site inspections of all phases of oil and gas drilling/work-over operations and associated facilities.
    • Inspects complex production facilities such as wet gas, condensate, oil, test satellites, water injection, steam injection, and gas lift operations.
    • All inspections include observations for environmental compliance. Inspects undesirable events such as spills or production losses, to document and determine cause, remedial action to be taken, and volume loss.
    • Inspects/witnesses plugging and abandonment operations to ensure all minerals and water zones are properly protected. May address technical problems involving collapsed casing, loss of circulation, or inadequate plug length.
    • Documents problems and determines corrective action. Obtains voluntary compliance, wherever possible through contact with operators.
    • Prepares reports on all inspections, witnessing, and/or compliance. The technician makes appropriate recommendations to ensure compliance with Application for Permit to Drill (APD), Notice to Lessees (NTLs), regulations, or policies.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

  • Job family (Series)

    0802 Engineering Technical

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is 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 Lands.
    • Direct Deposit Required.
    • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
    • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
    • This position requires a qualified typist, able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
    • An applicant appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.
    • You must successfully complete the BLM Petroleum Engineering Technician (PET) Certification Program and continue service in the Federal Government for 2 years from the date of obtaining PET certification.
    • May require a one year probationary trial period.

    Qualifications

    Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. If do not provide evidence you possess the following selective factor(s) upon hire, will be rated not qualified:
    1. You must have a valid state driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
    2. You must be able to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle in order to perform site inspections.

    In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.
    .
    To qualify for the GS-08 grade level, you must satisfy ONE of the requirements listed below:

    You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Independently plans and carries out assignments in conformance with accepted policies and practices; resolves commonly encountered work problems and deviations by exercising judgment in selecting appropriate policies, guidelines, or accepted practices; and brings controversial information and findings to the supervisor's attention for direction. Completing or has completed petroleum engineering technician certification.

    You must have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE education level college education or received a master's degree in engineering or a related field.

    Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

    To qualify for the GS-09 grade level, you must satisfy ONE of the requirements listed below:

    You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-08 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Independently plans and carries out assignments in conformance with accepted policies and practices; resolves commonly encountered work problems and deviations by exercising judgment in selecting appropriate policies, guidelines, or accepted practices; and brings controversial information and findings to the supervisor's attention for direction. Exercises initiative to seek assistance when unusual, unfamiliar or controversial situations are encountered. Completing or has completed petroleum engineering technician certification. .You must have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE education level college education or received a master's degree in engineering or a related field.

    Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    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.

    Physical Demands: On-site inspection work requires almost continuous physical activity. Most of the on-site inspection time is spent walking, standing, crouching, and climbing. In climbing up and down ladders and steep stairways, the PET is protected from falls only by firmly grasping on ladder rungs and hand railings. The PET may be required to hike into unusually rugged areas to inspect abandoned sites. PETs are subject to call 24 hours a day and may be required to work long non-stop tours-of-duty, occasionally in excess of thirty (30) hours. Some work is sedentary, although much of the job requires overnight field trips which involve physical activity on irregular terrains and work at physically demanding job sites. Office work consists predominantly of working at a desk and using a computer, including using a palm pilot to record measurements.

    Work Environment: Much of the work is at field locations where it is necessary to wear appropriate safety equipment. The incumbent must walk under and around heavy derrick and hoisting equipment and piping and around other potentially hazardous operating equipment. Work environment involves exposure to extreme weather conditions, hostile flora and fauna, hazardous explosive fumes, poisonous gasses, toxic chemicals, high frequency noises, high-pressure and high temperature equipment, detonating devices, and moving machinery. Work involves climbing up and down ladders and steep stairways. A large part of the time is spent driving to work sites that are located in isolated areas. This work environment requires the use of hard hats, hard-toe boots, safety glasses, ear protection equipment, poisonous gas detection equipment, and cold weather gear and/or a respirator may also be required. The position requires operating a motor vehicle, often in isolated areas, on unimproved roads and in potentially dangerous weather conditions.

    Education

    Additional information

    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/e-verify.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency 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.

    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 at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee

    This position is not eligible for Telework.

    This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number CODE-21-10969343-EG, which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

    This is a Bargaining Unit position.

    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document, you do not have in electronic form; view the following link for information regarding an Alternative Application


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/yyyy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and optional salary information. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. Visit the USAJOBS Help Center for more information on What should I include in my federal resume?

    Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.

    You will be evaluated based on how your application materials reflect the qualification requirements of this position.

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

    Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

    • Compliance Inspection
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Quality Management
    • Technical Competence
    • Written Communication


    In the evaluation process, due weight will be given to job related experience, education, training, incentive awards and performance appraisals. Applicants must have a performance rating of at least the equivalent of fully successful to be eligible for promotion or placement. Applicants may provide a copy of a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months. If the applicant is unable to provide a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months, the applicant may provide a written explanation as to why.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents



    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    TRANSCRIPTS: If using education to qualify, submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most 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).

    Former Public Lands Corps (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."Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA):

    Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. 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 and (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. Your performance must have been evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first, any extension of appointment, and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is-Competitive Service. Also need documentation supporting satisfactory 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.

    Veterans: Submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined service-connected disability rating is 10% or more); OR written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

    Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined service-connected disability rating is 30% or more).

    For more information regarding special hiring authorities for veterans please visit: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job-seekers/special-hiring-authorities/

    Special Hiring Authorities: If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit 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.

    Please note that documents selected for transfer from your USAJOBS profile are NOT automatically added to your application. You need to transfer your document(s) in the "Documents" step during the application process.

    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

    Benefits

    Review our benefits


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

Clarification from the agency

All current career/career-conditional or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA); Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) and former Public Land Corps (PLC) eligibles; Persons eligible under other Special Hiring Authorities. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles within the local commuting area.

Similar Jobs in Colorado