Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Engineering Technician (Petroleum),

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BIA- Eastern Oklahoma Regional Office,

Osage Agency,
Office of Deputy Superintendent-Trust Services
Branch of Field Operations,

Pawhuska, Oklahoma

GS-07: $38,790 - $50,431 Per Annum
GS-06: $34,907 - $45,376 Per Annum
GS-05: $31,315 - $40,706 Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE REAL ESTATE EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, EXCLUDING CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED HOME SALE CONTRACT.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:  Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472).  Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.  Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).  Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

Duties

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Incumbent is responsible for accurately gauging and recording crude oil production volumes, reviewing leases, computing the gauge tickets into total barrels of oil and computing the purchaser’s gauge ticket, matching the two with the run statement, notifying the purchase if a discrepancy should occur and solve the problem by either obtaining a  corrected the figure. Incumbent utilizes the Code of Federal Regulations governing oil and gas operations, standards outlined in the American Petroleum Institute Code Manual. Responsible for the inspection, monitoring and gauging activities provided by manuals developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials which are precisely developed technologies, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs guidelines, internal tribal policies and specific requests. Responsible for accurately gauging and recording crude oil production volumes, reviewing leases, computing the gauge tickets into total barrels of oil and computing the purchaser’s gauge ticket, matching the two with run statement and notifying the purchase if discrepancy should occur. Notifies purchaser if a discrepancy should occur and solve the problem by either obtaining a corrected gauge ticket or finding the error and correcting the figure. Incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate communications with all concerned parties, (lessee, lessor, purchaser, landowner, and/or state/federal agencies, etc.) to obtain and disseminate information. Incumbent will be called upon to conduct field demonstrations of oil and gas operational aspects.

Travel Required

  • Not Required