Applicants must meet one of the following basic education requirements:
Petroleum Engineer, Series 881, Basic Education Requirements: A) 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 - B) 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: professional registration, written test, specified academic courses, or related curriculum. Click here for information.
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Geologist, Series 1350, Basic Education Requirements: A) Degree: geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography. - OR - B) Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to one of the above basic education requirements:
For GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience to qualify for the GS-12 level includes work that was performed under general supervision, incumbents performs difficult & responsible work requiring a thorough knowledge of a special & complex subject matter of the profession. Examples, experience as a senior Petroleum Engineer or Geologist planning, directing, and performing duties such as mineral resources evaluations, monitoring drilling and production operations, analyzing fluid mineral and geophysical applications, and ensuring environmental safeguards and safety.
For GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience to qualify for the GS-13 level includes work that is performed under general administrative supervision. The work requires extended professional experience and a wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. Examples, experience as a lead Petroleum Engineer or Geologist directing, overseeing, and advising on mineral resources programs, drilling and production operations, and analyzing, evaluating and resolving a wide variety of complex problems related to oil and gas development.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled. Such experience must have provided knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of oil and gas development and other surface disturbing operations.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 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:
- Operational knowledge of the many resources involved in minerals and GIS programs. The incumbent must be familiar with the system of planning, the preparation of environmental analysis and impact statements, socioeconomic consideration and analysis, and public participation methods in order to oversee such actions as complex inter- disciplinary analysis, routine analysis, program studies and summaries, budget development, and program analysis.
- Professional knowledge of petroleum engineering sufficient to direct the work of the Division of Mineral Resources, to identify and assign work and priorities of subordinate professionals, make adjustments to changing conditions and policies, and to complete a wide variety of difficult and complex work assignments.
- The incumbent must be familiar with a wide variety of laws, regulations, Executive Orders, procedures, and precedents, applicable to Minerals programs and activities.
- Skill in using automation to produce documents e.g., reports, maps, etc. needed in decision-making.
- Knowledge of management practices, organization, supervision, and administrative theory in order to provide leadership and practical solutions for complex problems faced daily by Division specialists.
- Knowledge and understanding of teams, teamwork and group dynamics.
- Ability to lead people with different ideas to reach an agreement.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing to explain and foster the Bureau’s overall automation initiatives.
Please make sure that your responses to the on-line questionnaire are supported in your resume.
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