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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Petroleum Engineer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Land Management

Job Announcement Number:UT-DEU-2013-0022

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 29, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0881-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Work schedule is full-time. - This is a permanent position.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Vernal, UT, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team as a Petroleum Engineer.

The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

This position is located in Vernal, Utah. Information about Vernal and the area can be found at Vernal, UT.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; or
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
  • Direct Deposit Required.

DUTIES:

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Duties include the study of oil and gas reservoirs to determine if Indian trust and Federal leases are subject to drainage and to determine if Indian trust leases are diligently developed.  Evaluates geologic report provided and confers with the geologist in their findings.  Determine drainage area and volumes being drained from leases using a variety of methods; such as decline curve analyses, material balance calculations, volumetric and reservoir evaluations, etc.  Reviews regional oil and gas activity, and together with a knowledge and experience of petroleum engineering practices and techniques, determines drilling and operating costs and makes development activity projections.  Inputs determined parameters into a discounted cash flow (DCF) economic analyses model to determine if an economic well could be drilled for drainage and diligent development determinations.  Analyzes APDs to ensure company operations would be conducted in a manner which protects hydrocarbon, water, and other mineral bearing zones.  Monitors activities on or associated with Indian trust and Federal leases and makes recommendations for management actions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Education Requirement:

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades. Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy 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.

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: 1. Professional registration- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. 2. Written Test- Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. 3. Specified academic courses- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses 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. 4. Related curriculum- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

Specialized Experience Requirements: 

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please be sure to include this information in your resume.  To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.  

For GS-11:Specialized experience one year of professional engineering experience to GS-9 level examples: performed professional engineering work in the exploration, resources such as well design, completion, workovers, plugging/abandonment and reservoir engineering or completed 3 years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering.

For GS-12: Specialized experience one year of professional engineering experience to GS-11 level examples: Assignments require specialized and independent decision making.  Experience serving as a senior engineer/staff specialist performing engineering work in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources.


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:

* Professional knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of petroleum engineering and operations supplemented by experience in their application in order to: solve difficult and diverse problems associated with onshore oil and gas activities; compile data and prepare detailed analyses and reports on oil and gas resources within the concept of multiple resource considerations.

* Knowledge of State and Federal mineral laws, as well as regulations, Onshore Orders, Notice to Lessee’s,  policies, guidelines, and petroleum industry standards, such as American Petroleum Institute and American Gas Association, etc.  Petroleum drilling and production operations for the producing regions in the Field Office in order to provide reliable professional judgment and interpretation of national, state, and Field Office policy for the administration of Federal and Indian leases.

* Ability to identify, compile, analyze, and interpret engineering and production data to study oil and gas reservoirs to predict reservoir performance and determine whether production practices are maximizing hydrocarbon recovery.  Analyses are conducted using accepted engineering methods (i.e. decline curve analyses, drainage and discounted cash flow models).

* Knowledge of lease instruments, lease assignments, Division orders, drilling and pooling agreements, land deeds, case law, and related documents in order to protect Federal and Indian rights and responsibilities.

* Knowledge of Windows operating system networked equipment, common software, and specialized software related to the fluid minerals program (PowerTools, Dwights, Automated Fluid Mineral Support System, etc.). 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS

OTHER INFORMATION:

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any  travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.

CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items:  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. 

Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Gary Abeyta in the HR Office at 801-539-4167 or at gabeyta@blm.gov.  If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

* Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.

* Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

* Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation

You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager.  

Do not use both options.

Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Rebecca Oaks
Phone: 801-539-4229
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: roaks@blm.gov
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM Utah State Office (UT953RO)
440 West 200 South
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account

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Job Announcement Number:

UT-DEU-2013-0022

Control Number:

348345100