AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
(OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific
Positions, GS-0800: Professional Engineering Positions).
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES:
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:
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.
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
In addition to meeting the basic entry level qualification requirements,
applicants must have the following:
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include
planning, organizing and directing a minerals program; recommending oil and gas
resource optimization solutions at both the field production and reservoir
levels; developing long range and/or immediate plans for energy development on
trust lands; evaluating gas reserves, analysis of environmental cleanup
expenses, analysis of oil and gas exploration, production and sales, estimation
of fair market value of various petroleum properties and interests, and
determination of intangible drilling expenses; conducting economic analyses in
order to negotiate new leases and agreements; evaluating proposed field
development scenarios and expansion of operation plans and well abandonment
procedures; negotiating directly with oil and gas companies on proposed oil and
gas leases; conducting scientific analyses of enhanced oil and gas recovery
that include disposal of waste products, both hazardous and non-hazardous, via
underground injection, surface evaporation, and restorative technologies; evaluating
reservoir fluid drainage potential to assure maximum recovery and prevent
drainage from other mineral estates.
that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is
typically in or related to the position to be filled.
DEMANDS: The work is performed in an office setting but
involves occasional travel for conferences, meetings and training and
frequent travel to and from the field locations within the Reservation, Field work requires driving and physical activity
(walking, standing, crouching, and climbing). The incumbent must walk under and around oil field equipment and
occasionally climbing stairs to inspect equipment.
incumbent drives on dirt and gravel roads that are isolated to get to field
locations. Field work includes working around
oil field equipment and locations with potentially hazardous oil field waste products. The work environment can
involve exposure to high frequency noise
and toxic chemicals, and extreme weather conditions. This work environment may
require use of hard hats,
steel toe boots, safety
glasses, ear protection equipment and/or cold weather gear.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE &
REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation
will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the
applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and
favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be
grounds for termination.
Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or
leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid drivers
license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the
three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able
to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that
the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency
or natural disaster.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of
questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge,
skills, and abilities:
Professional knowledge and competence in petroleum engineering and geological concepts. Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices applicable to all phases of subsurface oil, gas, and mineral exploration, development, production and reclamation. Skill in administrative and personnel management.
compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the
assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your
resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.