To qualify for this position you must meet the 1. Basic Educational Requirements AND 2. Specialized Experience (There is no substitution of education allowed at the GS-14 level.)
1. Basic Educational Requirements:
Please Note: This position requires specific educational coursework to qualify. You MUST provide transcripts in order to verify that the educational requirements have been met. This information must be received by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide this information will result in you receiving an "INELIGIBLE" rating.
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:
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.
Written Test-- Evidence of having succesfully 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-5. 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.
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.
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.)
2.Specialized Experience Requirement:
To qualify for the GS-14 level, all applicants must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13).
Specialized Experience: must have experience in at least 2 or more of the following:
Provided engineering and technical analysis of complex oil and gas equipment and operations;
Leading teams of professionals (engineers, geologists, geophysicists, inspectors, etc.) who performed engineering and technical analysis of complex oil and gas equipment and operation proposals (i.e., permit applications from industry);
Served as lead team member, team leader, project manager or supervisor for special projects related to the oil and gas industry;
Developed policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures relating to administering all aspects of oil and gas post-lease regulatory program for offshore Arctic environment.
If this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts (unofficial) as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an INELIGIBLE rating. Note: if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work. More information on verification of education can be found here: http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
Technical - Expert knowledge of advanced principles and applications of engineering practices and engineering design documentation requirements.
Regulatory - Expert knowledge of technical standards (e.g., American Petroleum Institute) and regulations that relate to oil and operations and activities.
Leadership - Ability to lead a team of professionals including engineers, geologists, geophysicists, inspectors, and scientists.
Communication - Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation, and responses to the View Assessment Questions will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. You are being evaluated under the Category Rating method, which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied.