This position is part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Coordination, Enforcement, Valuation & Appeals (CEVA), Enforcement located in Lakewood, CO. NOTE: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will be responsible for providing leadership for the enforcement program.
- Oversees investigations of violations of mineral revenue statutes, regulations, lease term, and orders.
- When violations are found, oversees issuance of notices of non-compliance and civil penalties.
- Oversees debt enforcement through filing proofs of claim and participation in bankruptcy proceedings.
- Oversees preparation of administrative records for appeals of Director decisions to the Interior Board of Land appeals, and for other administrative and judicial proceedings.
- Oversees litigation support for enforcement hearings, tribal trust lawsuits; and other litigation.
- Advises and collaborates with management, staff, and other agencies on enforcement matters; recommends amendment to statutes, regulations and policies on enforcement.
- Creates and communicates vision consistent with the Department and ONRR enforcement and litigation strategies, plans, goal, and results.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
QualificationsAt the GS-15 level, you must meet the following qualification:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: (1) enforcing oil and gas, coal or other mineral production or royalty obligations and (2) participating in or supporting administrative hearings, administrative appeals, or judicial litigation.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.
All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g., oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.).Please refer to the following webpage for Ethics information: https://www.doi.gov/ethics . ONRR requires the highest level of integrity. Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g., work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic for, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #ONRR-19-MP-10493506JT using Merit Promotion (MP) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet MP requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
How You Will Be Evaluated
For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
- Manages Human Resources
- Mineral Production/Royalty Reporting
- Program Planning and Resource Development and Management
- Written Communication
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if this position has a basic education requirement
- Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
- Cover Letter, optional
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
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.
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
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of this vacancy.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10493505
Agency contact information
AddressOffice of Natural Resources Revenue
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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