Production Accountability Technician


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    Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. Please visit our website . This position is located in the High Desert District, Pinedale, WY. The Pinedale Field Office manages 912,000 acres of federal surface/federal minerals and almost 300,000 acres of private surface/federal minerals. Major uses of the public lands involve oil and gas activity, recreation and livestock grazing. For information on the city of Pinedale, please go to: Pinedale, WY .

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    Responsibilities

    The duties listed are for the full performance level, GS-08. If filled at the GS-07 level, duties will be of a more limited scope and the incumbent will be more closely supervised. This position serves as a Production Accountability Technician (PAT) and is a member of the Oil and Gas Inspection & Enforcement (I & E) Team. The responsibilities of this position involve selecting and auditing the most difficult oil and gas lease cases to ensure production accountability and meet requirements set forth in Federal law pertaining to the administration and protection of Federal and Indian oil and gas resources. The incumbent serves as an experienced PAT as a technical authority on production accountability; providing guidance and advice regarding the selection of cases to review and performing Records Analysis (RA) reviews on the most difficult and sensitive cases in the office.

    Physical Demands: The work involves light physical activity associate with office work and may include walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items. Site visits may also require climbing stairs or ladders and walking on uneven surfaces.

    Work Environment: Work is performed in a typical office setting with occasional field visits which require the use of personal protective equipment and safety practices.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    08

  • Job family (Series)
    1802 Compliance Inspection And Support

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
    • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you
    • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
    • Direct Deposit required.
    • Background Investigation Required.

    This position does not have a positive education requirement, however, graduate level education may be credited in place of, or in combination with experience, if the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

    If you are using education to qualify, you will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit ALL of your college transcripts.

    You may be required (unless you have a current Production Accountability Technician (PAT) certification) to attend the courses Oil and Gas Agreements and Oil and Gas Production Accountability for PATs after a minimum of 3 months of on-the-job experience as a PAT.

    Qualifications
    Specialized Experience Requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - 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 of the position to be filled.

    To qualify for the GS-07 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 in the federal service or have graduate level coursework directly related to oil & gas production accountability, OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education listed above. Examples: work in auditing oil and gas leases to assure production accountability or other duties related to record searches, automated information retrieval and compilation of factual material related to oil and gas production. You will independently plan and carry out assignments according to established policy.

    To qualify for the GS-08 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-07 in federal service or have graduate level coursework directly related to oil & gas production accountability, OR have an equivalent combination of experience and education listed above. Examples: conducting complex production audits including oil and gas commingling and off lease measurement to ensure proper reporting of production. Coordinating with Office of Natural Resources and Revenue (ONRR) on any anomalies found from the results of an audit, examples are failure to report Oil and Gas Operation Reports (OGOR's), reporting the incorrect case, and if over or under reporting of oil and gas that needs to be addressed. Reviewing gas analysis reports to ensure the dry BTU results are reported on OGOR's. Coordination with Supervisory Petroleum Engineering Technicians to determine if enforcement procedings are warranted towards negligent operators.

    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.

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    Additional information

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website .

    May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP . If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.

    Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

    BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants.

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

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.

    * Knowledge of petroleum production accounting concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques.

    * Ability to follow established procedures for records creation, maintenance and disposal; data administration; and quality control of data and records.

    * Knowledge of oil and gas field drilling, and production and plugging operations.

    * Ability to communicate effectively with the public, operators, and other state and Federal agencies.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Nonsensitive

    Drug test required
    No

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

    If qualifying with education, submit a copy of ALL your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education .

    Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your "Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring" along with a copy of your "PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet."

    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

    If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.

    Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.

    UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.

    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.

    Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS .

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1.Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

    Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

    Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 307-775-6026 or BLMJobs_WY@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.

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    Agency contact information HR Office

    Phone
    307-775-6026
    Fax
    000-000-0000
    Email
    blmjobs_wy@blm.gov

    Address

    Bureau of Land Management
    BLM Wyoming State Office, WY-953
    5353 Yellowstone Road
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003-1828
    United States

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    Next steps

    You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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  • Fair & Transparent
    Fair & Transparent
    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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    • Financial suitability
    • Social security number request
    • Privacy Act
    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510984700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Bureau of Land Management
Posted
09/20/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Pinedale, WY, US