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    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies.   For information about our bureau go to: http://www.boem.gov/

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    This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Strategic Resources (OSR), Resource Evaluation Division (RED), Resource Evaluation Methodologies Branch in Sterling, VA.

    The Resource Evaluation Division (RED) consists of a multi-disciplinary staff of geoscientists, engineers, and economists who provide guidance, analysis, technical support, and recommendations related to leasing Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas, mineral and renewable energy sources.  The RED contributes to the development and implementation of bureau-wide policies related to fair market value determination and bid adequacy, resource and reserve assessment and studies, and conservation of the public’s mineral resources.  The RED conducts national projects and interacts with other Federal and State Agencies, academia, national non-governmental organizations, trade associations and industry in addressing issues associated with the exploration, development, production and evaluation of OCS minerals and sources of renewable energy.

    The incumbent serves as a staff lead within the Resource Evaluation Methodologies Branch (REMB) of the RED with the primary responsibility of leading a team of geoscientists, engineers and economists in the development of a new economic evaluation software package that will replace BOEM’s legacy software used in determining the Fair Market Value (FMV) on OCS tracts receiving bids in lease sales.

    At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Leads a multidisciplinary team responsible for developing new and innovative approaches to assessing Fair Market Value on OCS tracts using commercially available economic evaluation software.
    2. Serves as principal authority within the REMB concerning exploration and development scenarios and cost estimates for offshore energy projects.
    3. Works closely with regional counterparts to ensure the appropriate application of geologic, engineering and economic principles and techniques are incorporated into a new Fair Market Value model as well as other Bureau-wide resource assessment and cost estimation models.
    4. Writes, coordinates, and provides direction for the preparation and publication of appropriate resource assessments, methodologies and other technical OCS reports.
    5. Downloads and analyzes reserves, resource, and economic data from corporate databases and uses various database/software packages to identify trends, perform regression analysis, and/or generate data distributions used for input into Bureau-wide computer models or in support of ad-hoc requests and publications.
    6. Organizes, conducts and/or represents BOEM in meetings and conferences relating to resource assessment and economic evaluation of OCS properties to maintain efficient communication between the RED and their internal and external customers.

    BOEM has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

    Salary Range Information:  GS-14: $117,191 - $152,352 per annum.

    First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

    This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMCC-20-KS-001(DEU) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549894600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.