This is a career-ladder position with potential to the GS-12 level. At the GS-07 through GS-11 levels, the incumbent will perform progressively more difficult duties at a reduced level of responsibility while receiving on-the-job and other appropriate training that will prepare him/her for promotion to the next higher grade level. At the full performance level, the incumbent serves as a highly skilled specialist providing advanced petroleum engineering expertise in the field of reservoir engineering and drainage and operations engineering. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Physical Demands and Work Environment: Work is primarily sedentary and performed in a typical office environment. Occasionally, the employee conducts field work which requires travelling over rough roads, hiking or climbing in rough terrain, carrying field equipment, exposure to poisonous gases and other similar dangerous conditions, and exposure to a range of climatic conditions including rain, snow, heavy winds, and extreme temperatures from sub-zero to over 100 degrees.
- Providing guidance in the establishment and implementation of procedures for Field Office handling of Applications for Permit to Drill (APD's), Sundry Notices, venting or flaring applications under NTL-4A, applications for disposal of produced waters, oil and gas well abandonments, and surface and/or down hole commingling requests.
- Providing guidance regarding applications for unitization, establishment of participating areas (PA's) and communication agreements (CA's), and other oil and gas operator applications.
- Reviewing economic evaluations to determine present worth of leases for compensatory royalty agreements, drainage evaluations, pay well determinations, venting and flaring, and waste oil recovery requests.
- Providing technical and policy support and assistance for the oil and gas reservoir drainage program in the states.
- Compiling evidence and supporting documentation necessary for preparation of formal State Director Review appeal process mandated by 43 CFR 3165.
- Ensuring effective planning and implementation of various national, state, and program level funding objectives including workload measures and basic operating funds.