Petroleum Engineer

Posted on May 22, 2020

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

Santa Fe, NM

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to serve as a Petroleum Engineer in the Energy, Minerals, and Realty Directorate, Division of Fluid Minerals, duty stationed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Information about the area can be found at Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.

We expect to fill one vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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 Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have:nA Degree in Professional Engineering that included courses accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET); or that 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.nOR A combination of education & experience including engineering coursework in physical & mathematical science & experience in one of the branches of engineering, AND 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 bachelor's degree in a related field AND have 1 year or more of professional engineering experience.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit all of your college transcripts; a certificate of diploma cannot be used to determine applicant qualification.

If your degree is from a Foreign Institution see OPM's policy regarding Foreign Education.

In addition to the basic education requirements, you must meet specialized experience requirement outline below.

Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the work required/performed at the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

To qualify you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: experience researching, interpreting and applying petroleum engineering and related geologic sciences relative to the use of oil and gas resources; experience in oil and gas operations (i.e.

drilling, production, abandonment, and associated fluid mineral development) to include the technical safety and environmental impact; experience applying Federal energy policy, procedures and laws; experience in researching, interpreting and applying Federal oil and gas policy and regulations.

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.

How to Apply

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