Job Overview


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


The Office of Field Operations (FO) is located within the Alaska BSEE Region and is responsible for enforcing safety, environment, and conservation compliance of the Nation’s offshore energy resources.  The functional components of BSEE include:  the offshore regulatory program; inspection of drilling, development, production, workover/completion, oil/gas operations’ structures and pipelines; conducting technical engineering analysis to be used for permitting industry requests for oil and gas activities; environmental enforcement and compliance; safety enforcement and investigations. 


The incumbent serves as the Regional Supervisor for Field Operations (FO) and works under the general direction of the BSEE Regional Director (RD).  The incumbent is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Alaska Field Operations.  The incumbent also performs deputy duties assigned by the RD and is designated as acting RD in his/her absence. 


Recruitment Bonus:  Recruitment bonuses may be authorized, which are in addition to the salary range indicated below.  When applicable requirements are met, the position may provide additional compensation through one or more of the following:
• Student Loan Repayment Program
• Recruitment Incentive
• Relocation Incentive
• Superior Qualifications


This is a Permanent, Full Time position located in Anchorage, Alaska.


Salary Range Information: 
GS-14  $105,609.00 – $137,289.00
GS-15  $124,226.00 - $155,500.00


BSEE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.


This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-DK-13-MM883343 (MP)
 for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures (i.e. current competitive service employees, have reinstatement eligibility for the competitive service, or who are eligible for special appointing authorities).  You must apply and submit required documents for both announcements if you wish to receive consideration under both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining procedures.




 Major Duties (The duties described reflect the full performance level (GS-15) of this position.)

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


Is responsible for the overall technical and administrative elements of the OCS oil and gas regulatory program, which includes supervision and approval of all drilling, production, workover/completion and other oil and gas operations, and conducting field inspections on all oil and gas leases in the Alaska OCS to enforce compliance with operating regulations, NTL’s, and other directives to ensure a safe and pollution-free environment. 


Supervises enforcement activities as a result of industry’s violations of, or non-compliance with regulatory requirements. The incumbent reviews the Inspection Team’s identified safety, environmental hazards or violations of regulations and stipulations and approves the team’s determination that oil and gas operations should be shut in or other appropriate action taken.  The incumbent ensures that BSEE’s justifications for the enforcement actions are substantiated and proposes appropriate civil and criminal penalties.


Supervises, manages, and directs a multi-disciplinary staff, including engineers, inspectors, and clerical personnel.  As such, the incumbent performs a full-range of supervisory administrative duties including, but not limited to; conducting performance ratings, dealing with performance or conduct issues, etc. 


Serves in a deputy capacity and performs associated duties for the Regional Director (RD).