In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement and the Basic Qualifications for either the Petroleum Engineer or Geologist (transcripts required) - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade (GS-11) of the position to be filled.
For Petroleum Engineer (job series 0881): A bachelor`s degree in Engineering that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET); OR included differential & integral calculus AND course in 5 of these areas of engineering science or physics: (1) statics/dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics/hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields/circuits; (6) nature & properties of materials; or (7) optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
A combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering, AND I have one of the following: (1) a current professional engineer registration; (2) passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or similar examination; (3) completed 60 semester hours of coursework specified above; (4) completed bachelors degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.
One (1) year of professional engineering experience equivalent to GS-11 in the Federal service. Work at this level is difficult & responsible & performed under general supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment. Assignments required extended specialized experience & independent decision making. Examples: serves as a senior engineer/staff specialist performing engineering work in the exploration, development & production of oil & gas or geothermal resources.
For Geologist (job series 1350): Successfully completed a 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s or higher degree in the field of Geology plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a major in geology or related disciplines appropriate to the position advertised.
One (1) year of specialized Experience equivalent to GS-11 in the Federal Service. Work at this level is difficult & responsible & performed under general supervision with wide latitude for independent judgment. Examples: planning, initiating, directing, and executing an oil and gas program; developing contracts, gas agreements, unit agreements, and compensatory royalty agreements; developing scenarios for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); technical analysis of NEPA documents.
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 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 and above grade levels.