This position is part of the Office of the Secretary of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Coordination, Enforcement, Valuation & Appeals (CEVA), Royalty Valuation (RV), Royalty Valuation Team C, located in Lakewood, CO. NOTE: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
Recommend percent allocations based on third-party marketable condition specifications such that discrete services, which were previously included in a "bundled" rate.
Provide expert advice on all aspects of industry projects on Federal and Indian lands that bear upon the financial activities and interrelationships of ONRR, States, Tribes, and the oil and gas solid mineral and geothermal industries.
Conduct research and detailed studies in preparation for hearings and court proceedings for and during corporate appeals of Federal decisions and appeals to the decisions of Administrative Law Judges or Federal Courts.
Meet with industry, States, Tribes, ONRR and other Federal agencies and Bureaus, and other interested parties to discuss and/or explain unbundling procedures and policies, and regulations related to transportation and processing allowances.
Assume a leadership role when representing the Royalty Valuation office in establishing refinements or changes to valuation policies or procedures, developing and issuing guidelines, and participating in work groups, task forces.
Prepare a wide variety of documents for management signature and/or review explaining ONRR unbundling methods and other valuation analyses.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0881 Petroleum Engineering
0893 Chemical Engineering
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must first meet the Basic Education Qualification Requirements listed below:
Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of education and experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
1. Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)*, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)** examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.* For more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at http://www.nspe.org** The FE examination is not administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit http://www.nspe.org/Licensure/HowtoGetLicensed/index.html
3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)
Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf
In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements, applicants must have the following specialized experience:
At the GS-12 level, you must meet the following qualification:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: (1) Research and collect technical data as it relates to natural gas processing, oil and gas valuation; (2) Compile and analyze royalty information and draft documents that present this information in a logical manner; and (3) Analyze the market factors and industry contracts that influence the value of mineral production sold into wholesale markets.
At the GS-13 level, you must meet the following qualification:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to: (1) Research and determine the market value and processing and transportation costs of natural gas and natural gas liquids; (2) Perform expert analyses of operating, production, and/or transportation costs of the above mineral products; (3) Prepare documents addressing or analyzing complex technical information that inform valuation of the above mineral products; and (4) Analyze the natural gas and natural gas liquids markets to determine the factors that affect the differences in value based on variations in contracts and market conditions.
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).
A written test is not required. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This position has an education requirement, you MUST furnish a legible copy of your college transcript(s) listing all college courses completed, course descriptions where course content is not inherent from title, credit hours received for each course, major(s), degree(s) awarded and grade point average or class ranking. If selected for this position, you will be required to furnish an ORIGINAL transcript prior to being appointed.
Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
The Office of Natural Resources Revenue has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval, and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450). In addition, DOI (Office of the Secretary) and Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) employees are further restricted concerning their holdings of Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in corporations engaged in mining activities on Federal lands (e.g., oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.).Please refer to the following webpage for Ethics information: https://www.doi.gov/ethics ONRR requires the highest level of integrity. Employees must be totally objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g., work related interactions with friends, family members or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Applications: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # ONRR-20-DE-10730407JT using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Gas Plant Operations
Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. SF-50 or DD-214
Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible:
Your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis
3. Other supporting documents:
College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
Cover letter, optional
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.
Career Transition Assistance Programs:
These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
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.
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