Petroleum Engineer — Casper, Wyoming

Location Wyoming
Date Posted June 1, 2016
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent
Min. Years Experience Required 1


Job Overview

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This position is located in the Casper Field Office. Located at the base of Casper Mountain and along the banks of the North Platte River in central Wyoming, the Casper Field Office manages approximately 1.4 million acres of BLM-administered surface land and 4.7 million acres of mineral estate within Natrona, Converse, Platte and Goshen Counties. The area has a rich history and a variety of recreational opportunities.

Physical Demands: Occasional field work will require travel over rough roads, hiking or climbing in rough terrain, and carrying field equipment.

Work Environment: Most work is performed in an office setting. However, field work will involve exposure to a range of climatic conditions including wind, precipitation, and extreme temperatures.


Duties listed are at the full performance level, GS-12. Duties will be of a more limited scope at the GS-11 level. You will be responsible for analyzing, reviewing and promoting the use of more complex drilling rigs and drilling techniques and technology including automated drilling systems, circulating fluid type and handling directional and horizontal well bores to limit environmental disruption. You will perform technical review and make recommendations for approval of all down-hole operations. You will review applications for permit to drill (APDs) for completeness and accuracy. You will provide professional review of Sundry Notice applications or oil and gas operations. You will provide technical expertise and support to staff members concerning oil and gas inspection and enforcement issues.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulation, Chapter 302, and Departmental policy. The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • 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 has a positive education requirement which requires that you have a degree in professional engineering. The curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; 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.

You may also meet the basic requirement with a 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 professional 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:

  • Current professional registration as a Petroleum Engineer in any U.S. state, D.C., Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration.
  • Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described above.
  • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a 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.

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 (GS-09) of the position to be filled.

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must meet the basic education requirement AND ONE of the following: one (1) year of professional engineering experience equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal service; OR have completed three (3) years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering; OR have an equivalent combination of additional education and experience described above.Specialized experience for the GS-11 level is defined as: professional engineering work in the exploration, development & production of oil & gas resources such as well design, completion, workovers, plugging/abandonment & reservoir engineering.

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 by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants must qualify for this position based on education OR a combination of education and experience.

You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.

Security Clearance

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