Job Overview

Summary

The U. S. 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.  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. For more information please visit EIA's website at: http://www.eia.gov/

The Office of Energy Statistics conducts a wide range of survey, statistical methods, and integration activities related to: energy consumption and efficiency; electricity; nuclear and renewable energy; oil, gas and coal supply; and petroleum and biofuels. This Office also manages the EIA data collection program and the quality control for weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and quadrennial statistical reports.

A successful candidate in this position will:

 

1.  Evaluate and interpret oil and gas reserves and production data to identify geologic systems and determine industry trends.

 

2.  Perform active outreach and industry research to develop target information data collection programs and prepare documentation to justify proposed new surveys and re-authorization of existing surveys.

 

3.  Articulate and negotiate very complex and sensitive issues with officials of diverse perspectives with different opposing views.

Duties

As a Geologist, you will:

  • Maintain, conceive, initiate, monitor and/or conduct major planning and data collection projects and studies of continuing and future oil and natural gas reserves and production and optimizes efforts to collect data related to oil and gas production and reserves.
  • Develop and implement changes in current data collection efforts necessary to meet future statistical needs involving the oil and natural gas industry, evaluates and provides input on studies and technical documents developed by internal and external organizations and advises other agencies, the public, and policy makers on the current and future trends involving oil and gas production and reserves.
  • Perform active outreach and industry research to develop target information programs and prepare documentation to justify proposed new surveys and re-authorization of existing surveys and initiate and maintain data collections with the assistance of the Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration and in compliance with laws and agreements.
  • Develop new or novel data collection and analyses systems, operations, and functions pertaining to the geologic structure, composition, and history of each sites for which precedents are lacking and specific attributes must be developed and tested.
  • Create and experiment innovative techniques, advanced approaches, effects of new and emerging technologies, rapidly changing industry practices, new regulations, and other changes in the oil and natural gas industry affecting production, pricing, supply and distribution patterns.
  • Represent the organization and participate with key officials, senior technical personnel within the agency, in other agencies, and in private industry to assess oil and gas issues and recommend acceptable solutions; and drafts papers and documents related to oil and gas issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.