Job Overview


The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.

These positions are located in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.  These positions directly relate to the safety of operations, protection of equipment, conservation of natural resources and preservation of the environment as required by congressional laws, federal regulations, and lease stipulations.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform engineering analysis and routine inspections of oil, gas, and other mineral facilities and operations on the outer continental shelf of the United States.

These are Permanent, Full Time positions located Jefferson, Houma, Lake Charles, Lafayette Louisiana and in Clute Texas.

(LA):  GS-05     $35,657.00  -  $44,571.00       (TX):  GS-05     $35,657.00  -  $45,894.00
         GS-07     $44,176.00  -  $55,220.00                GS-07     $44,176.00  -  $56,859.00

Pay for this position will be set using a special pay provision effective through September 30, 2013 OR the OPM Special Rate Table Number 415 for Series 0881, Petroleum Engineer, OR the locality pay table for the duty location.  For more information on special pay provisions for this position go to:

TEMPORARY OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: Most positions are expected to start in January and be filled through June of 2013. There may be some positions that start earlier and/or end later. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the recruitment process. The first certificate of candidates will be issued to the hiring unit no sooner than 20 working days after the opening date of the announcement. Additional certificates will be issued upon request from the hiring unit. When there are no applicants for specific locations, the search area may be broadened when generating certificates.


Major Duties

The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Engineering Analysis

  • Performs duties which are designed to provide orientation in the application of academic theories and basic principles to petroleum engineering work.
  • Conducts engineering analysis of production and operations on the Outer Continental Shelf and prepares engineering reports under the direction of the Production Operations Section Chief and/or the District Manager.


  • Participates with higher level inspectors and engineers in preparing for, conducting, and reporting on inspections and investigations of offshore oil and gas facilities and conducts partial field audits of SEMS.


  • Receives classroom and on-the-job training in oil, gas, or other mineral safety and environmental requirements. Attends selected training seminars, meetings, or other organizational activities.

Travel Required

  • Not Required