In order to be eligible for the Recent Graduates Program, the following qualifications must be met:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Possess a qualifying associates, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years;
In addition to meeting the Basic Education Qualification Requirement, applicants must meet one of the requirements below:
Definition of Specialized Experience: Applicants for the GS-07 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level and applicants for the GS-09 must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in, or related to the position to be filled.
FOR THE GS-07
Specialized experience for the GS-07 position includes but is not limited to: (1) experience researching and collecting technical data as it relates to oil, gas, solid mineral, and/or geothermal resources; (2) experience compiling and analyzing information in order to present in a logical manner; and (3) experience presenting your findings in documents or oral presentations.
One year of graduate-level education. One year of graduate level education equates to 32 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of education.
A combination of Specialized Experience and graduate-level education as defined above which equals 100%.
A Bachelors degree with Superior Academic Achievement (SAA).
If you are claiming SAA, you must submit documentation by the closing date of the announcement showing that you have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree AND meet one of the following requirements:
1. A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
2. A grade-point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision.
4. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Note: If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society.
For Petroleum or Mining Engineer Only: Successful completion of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelors degree in engineering.
FOR THE GS-09
Specialized experience for the GS-09 position includes but is not limited to: (1) experience researching the fair market value of oil, gas, solid mineral, and/or geothermal resources; (2) experience performing analyses and calculations using standard mathematical and engineering formulas; and (3) experience preparing documentation conveying this information.
Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree or Master's or equivalent graduate degree. Two years of graduate level education equates to 64 quarter hours of 36 semester hours of education.
A combination of Specialized Experience and graduate-level education as defined above which equals 100%.
A combination of Superior Academic Achievement and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
For Petroleum or Mining Engineer Only: Successfully completion a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a Bachelor's degree in engineering and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements:
You must meet the description in either A or B below to qualify for this position in the series.
A. Degree in Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
B. Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
A. Degree in 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.
B. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Physical Scientist GS-1301
A. Degree in Physical Science, Engineering, or Mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Petroleum Engineer, GS-0881 & Mining Engineer, GS-0880
A. A professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more 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 (advanced beyond 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.
B. A combination of education AND experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written test--Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
(NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING COMPLETED COURSEWORK AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED AS VERIFICATION OF YOUR EDUCATION).
All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the following competencies (previously referred to as, knowledge, skills, and abilities) required of this position:
Technical Competency - market analysis of royalty products: In-depth knowledge and application of geology, petroleum engineering, the physical sciences or economics sufficient to lead to in-depth analyses of oil and gas valuation including transporting (and gas processing operations) from the wellhead to the sales delivery point.
Science / Engineering /Economics: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of a combination of scientific, engineering, economic and accounting expertise applicable to determining royalty valuation for oil, natural gas, coal, geothermal, and leasable solid minerals, modes of transportation and marketing and economic strategies to ensure proper royalty collections.
Legal Government & Jurisprudence: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, government organization and functions, and the democratic political process.
Written Communication: Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.
Oral Communication: Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
Teaches Others: Helps others learn through formal and informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.
Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
To preview the assessment questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Qualified applicants will be rated on a scale of 70-100, plus veterans' preference if applicable.