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Job Title:Petroleum Engineer, 0881, 14

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-12-MP-38-EI-00449

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 05, 2012 to Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0881-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current and former competitive service federal employees and people eligible under special hiring authorities nationwide. Also, any eligible candidate applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), regardless of where located, can compete provided they are a veteran who has honorably separated and they are either a preference eligible or they have substantially completed 3 or more years of active duty in a uniformed service. 

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website the following link DOE

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.  Created by the Congress in 1977, EIA is the statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy and as such is the Nation's premier source of unbiased energy data, analysis and forecasting.  By law, EIA's products are prepared independently of Administration policy considerations.  EIA neither formulates nor advocates any policy conclusions.  EIA provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest.  Please visit EIA's website at:<A HREF="HTTP://WWW.EIA.DOE.GOV/">EIA</A>


The Office of Energy Analysis analyzes energy supply, demand, and prices including the impact of financial markets on energy markets; prepares reports on current and future energy use; analyzes the impact of energy policies; and develops advanced techniques for conducting energy information analyses. This Office also oversees the planning and execution of EIA's analysis and forecasting programs to ensure that EIA models, analyses, and projections meet the highest standards of relevance, reliability, and timeliness.

 

The Office of the Administrator for Energy Analysis is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis in Washington D.C.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation is required
  • THIS POSITION IS NOT IN THE BARGAINING UNIT COVERED UNDER NTEU
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Occasional travel once or twice a year.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as a lead engineer on the Biofuels and Emerging Technologies Team, and is responsible for overseeing and directing impartial analytical projects involving development of key modeling tools and assumptions for National energy policy making.

 

The incumbent serves as an expert on upstream petroleum technology assessments and the development of key descriptive parameters that directly affect forecasts and projections of crude oil and natural gas production economics and quantities produced.  Projects may be of a pioneering nature, and require creativity and experimentation, development of innovative techniques, advanced approaches, and consideration of the effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, mergers and restructurings, new regulations, and other changes affecting technology market penetration, production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns of petroleum and natural gas. The incumbent conducts studies important to agency decision makers, and mentors more junior staff in the application of new evaluative approaches and existing best practices.
The primary purpose for this leader position is, as a regular and recurring part of the incumbent’s responsibilities, to be the lead expert analyst, consultant and technical authority for upstream petroleum engineering assessments, analysis and modeling.

The employee in this position serves as the day-to-day lead engineer responsible for work activities of the team members in the subject area at all times.  Specific duties include development of agency-level guidelines for conducting work in the subject area, the assignment of work and/or deadlines, direction to tasks to meet project objectives (including planned completion dates), and, for tasks which were part of the employee’s performance plan, providing input into team member progress reviews.  Ensures the organization’s strategic plan, mission, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team’s goals objectives, work plans, and services.  Communicates to the team the assignments, projects, and problems to be solved, and the deadlines and time frames for completion.  Provides leadership and direction in appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, work methods, practices, and procedures.  Monitors and reports on the status and progress of the team’s work.  Serves as coach and facilitator in coordinating team initiatives and activities, and consensus building activities among team members.  Reports to the supervisor/rating official periodically on team training needs.  Provides input to the performance evaluations of the other members of the team.  Informs the supervisor/rating official of performance management issues and problems.  The employee is also a technical authority and expert in the assigned fields and performs very difficult intra and inter-agency assignments on an individual basis.  The leadership responsibilities requires knowledge of and the ability to apply a variety of coordinating, facilitating, consensus building, and planning techniques in order to assign work, provide effective technical guidance, and coordinate team members, senior management and key external stakeholders


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Online resumes of qualified candidates must describe at least one year of experience. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS:Experience assessing natural gas and crude oil resources, to include play- or field-level Technically Recoverable Resources (TRRs), Estimated Ultimate Recoveries (EURs) and type curves. In addition, the incumbent will have the responsibility for evaluating advances in upstream production technologies and update resource assessments to account for current best practices.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):
 

1.  Mastery and expert knowledge of petroleum encompassing advanced concepts, principles, and practices of petroleum engineering to resolve difficult engineering problems and issues, to analyze and evaluate petroleum production and supply operations, and to conduct broad studies of an unprecedented nature.

2.  Expert knowledge of complex subjects and industrial operations and practices under study so that conclusions reflect real world environments.

 3.  Ability to use advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of petroleum engineering and related sciences and disciplines.

4. Expert knowledge of a full range of petroleum engineering analyses techniques.

5.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, information sources, project team members and professionals in other organizations.

 6. Skill in articulating and negotiating very complex and sensitive issues with officials of diverse perspectives and with different, sometimes opposing views.


Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, 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.

OR

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.

EDUCATION FROM FOREIGN INSTITUTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States (PROVIDING SUCH EVIDENCE WHEN APPLYING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A Preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with and existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy has broad range of benefits and work life programs that you may be eligible for depending on your type of appointment. For more information on benefits DOE has to offer please visit: DOE BENEFITS

OTHER INFORMATION:

Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, who are required to register with the Selective Service under section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, must be registered (or must have registered at the time they were required to do so) in order to be eligible for appointment. For more information, visit the SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM web site. The U.S. Department of Energy is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

HOW TO APPLY:

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1.) Submit an online resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions. The Department of Energy Headquarters ONLY accepts resumes that were submitted via the system from the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Applicants who do not use the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER will not be able to successfully complete the application process and submit their application. To begin the application process click the "Apply Online" button within the announcement to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account and follow the on screen instructions to build your resume using the USAJOBS RESUME BUILDER and respond to the job specific questions.
2.) If you are unable to apply online, call the Human Resources Specialist listed in the announcement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) or you can also contact USAJOBS by clicking the "CONTACT US" link found on the USAJOBS website. Emailed or Faxed copies sent by any form other than stated in this announcement will not be accepted.
3.) Submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of the announcement in order to receive consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documents 1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME, YOUR RESPONSES TO ALL ONLINE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered. (See "How To Submit ALL Supplemental Documents" section for more info). 2. CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: YOU MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION, DOCUMENTING PROOF OF COMPETITIVE STATUS, TENURE, GRADE LEVEL AND STEP. ALL NON-COMPETITIVE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY (I.E., SF-50 DOCUMENTING THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL OF A POSITION HELD ON A PERMANENT BASIS).
3. Veterans: If you are eligible for veteran's preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans MUST submit a DD-214, member 4 copy. If claiming 10-point preference you must also submit a SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE
4. Education: You must submit a copy of your transcript(s), a separate course listing, or a course listing in the appropriate job specific question showing the type of information that appears on transcript(s)such as course title, department, hours earned (semester or quarter), and grade.
5. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), NACES, can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
6. If you believe that you are Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)eligible, please visit ICTAP/CTAP for additional information. To be considered well qualified, you must have a score of 85.
7. If you are eligible for any Special Appointing Authority, you must submit the documentation supporting your eligibility. For additional information, visit DISABILITY RESOURCES
8. Optional Form (OF-306) Declaration of Federal Employment: The information collected on this form is used to determine your acceptability for Federal employment and your enrollment status in the Government's Life Insurance program. If you are selected, before you are appointed you will be asked to update your responses on this form and on other materials submitted during the application process and then to recertify that your answers are true. Click the link below and select the fillable PDF Version of the OF-306 (Declaration of Federal Employment). Complete the form, print, sign and follow the instructions at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to submit this form with your other required documents. OPTIONAL FORMS

HOW TO SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS: The documentation identified above must be attached to your application using one of the following actions:
1) "Upload" to upload documents directly from your computer
2) "USAJOBS" to upload documents stored in your "USAJOBS" accounts
3) "Fax" to generate a fax cover sheet and fax the documents (system generated cover sheet must be used) Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Even if you have uploaded required documents to USAJOBS for previous announcements you must separately attach your documents for this announcement per the on screen instructions in order for them to successfully be submitted for this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mrs. DeVee'l Bullock
Phone: 202-586-8583
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: deveel.bullock@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status any time after the announcement closes. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to the system to drive status updates notification for applicants. We recommend that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. We will continue to update your status on-line as changes are made.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-12-MP-38-EI-00449

Control Number:

328253100