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Engineering Technician (Petroleum)

Full Time

Website Bureau of Land Management

Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified: A valid state driver’s license and gaining a US Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s Identification Card are required. The incumbent must be able to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, and should either be certified as a PET, or be willing to work towards certification. For grades GS10/11: You must have successfully completed the Bureau of Land Management’s required National Oil and Gas PET Certification Program or will have completed it within 30 days of close of the announcement. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. BASIC REQUIREMENT: Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 or equivalent and above): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include technical work in: drafting, surveying construction estimating, physical science, mathematics, aerospace, architecture, chemicals, electrical or mechanical systems, mining, petroleum, or nuclear systems. Experience in a trade or craft may be credited as specialized experience when the work provided intensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, methods, and precedents. Examples are trade positions with substantial developmental, test, or design responsibilities such as: Planner and estimator who analyzed designs for production purposes. Instrument maker or model maker who performed design or development work on devices fabricated You must successfully complete the BLM Petroleum Engineering Technician (PET) Certification Program and continue service in the Federal Government for 2 years from the date of obtaining PET certification. This position requires a considerable amount of math at the high school algebra level to verify volume and height of cement and other drilling fluids and oil and gas volumes to account for production from Federal oil and gas leases, and other assignments in order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements – please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. You must meet the Basic Requirement above AND one of the following: To qualify for the GS-9, you must meet one of the following: one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-8). Example: work as a petroleum engineering technician (PET) or similar position having received training or assisting with work in support of the discovery, development, production, and conservation of petroleum and/or natural gas or inspecting well production equipment, production handling, and surface activities following established methods and processes. OR Education: Two full years of directly related graduate education or a master’s degree in a related field of study(i.e. major study in petroleum engineering or a related field); OR An equivalent combination of Education and Experience. To qualify for the GS-10, You must have successfully completed the Bureau of Land Management’s required National Oil and Gas PET Certification Program or will have completed it within 30 days of close of the announcement. AND you must meet one of the following: one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-9). Example: work as a petroleum engineering technician (PET) or similar position having received training or assisting with work in support of the discovery, development, production, and conservation of petroleum and/or natural gas or inspecting well production equipment, production handling, and surface activities following established methods and processes.. OR Education: Three years of directly related graduate education or a Ph D. in a related field of study (i.e. major study in petroleum engineering or a related field); OR An equivalent combination of Education and Experience. To qualify for the GS-11, You must have successfully completed the Bureau of Land Management’s required National Oil and Gas PET Certification Program or will have completed it within 30 days of close of the announcement. AND you must meet one of the following: one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-10). Example: work as a petroleum engineering technician (PET) or similar position having received training or assisting with work in support of the discovery, development, production, and conservation of petroleum and/or natural gas or inspecting well production equipment, production handling, and surface activities following established methods and processes. OR Education: A Ph D. in a related field of study (i.e. major study in petroleum engineering or a related field); OR An equivalent combination of Education and Experience. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

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