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Bitterroot Range, Montana
BLM
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 07
* 1.I qualify for GS-7 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-6 in the Federal service, as a petroleum engineering technician or in a related position. At GS-6, the technician independently plans and carries out successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work assignments in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training or accepted practices. Completed work is evaluated for technical soundness, appropriateness and conformity to policy and regulation.
  2. I have one year (18 semester hours) of GRADUATE education with major study in petroleum engineering or a related field. (Note: undergraduate education cannot be substituted for specialized experience to qualify for GS-7).
  3. I have a combination of the experience and education described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the required specialized experience) and I have completed 9 semester hours of appropriate graduate study (50% of the graduate study as described above).
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses


* 2.Identify the oil and gas regulatory work you have performed on the job:
  1. Apply regulations pertinent to oil and gas production.
  2. Apply compliance standards for drilling operations.
  3. Apply regulations for safety equipment necessary for drilling and workover.
  4. Apply federal regulations for abandonment procedures.
  5. Plan on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and production operations and facilities.
  6. Conduct on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and prodcution operations and facilities.
  7. Ensure that operator`s equipment, safety systems and operations are in compliance with approved applications.
  8. Ensure that cleanup operations are conducted in accordance with conditions of approval.
  9. Witness drilling operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  10. Witness abandonment operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  11. Issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) when permittee is in violation.
  12. None of the above


* 3.Identify the following tasks, related to oil and gas drilling and production operations, you have performed:
  1. Calculate cement volumes and verify displacement figures. Determine net volume.
  2. Well-bore configurations with casing, tubing and open hole.
  3. Caliper, temperature and cement bond logs.
  4. Mechanical plugs and their applications.
  5. Squeeze cementing.
  6. Review Site Security Diagrams for oil and gas facilities.
  7. Recognize oil/gas meter by-passes, measuring devices, orifice and meter tube compliance.
  8. Resolve spills and undesirable events.
  9. Apply procedures for seals dealing with site security.
  10. Prepare reports on operations witnessed.
  11. Calculate Flow Rate on Gas measuring devices and calculate % error and accuracy and calculate volume oil tanks.
  12. Coordinate with officials to shut down operations when appropriate.
  13. Investigate reports of oil theft in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.
  14. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the petroleum engineering technician tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Witness gas meter calibrations for mechanical and electronic gas measurement.
  2. Perform calculations to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  3. Perform oil measurement with tank gauging and LACT meters with temperature averages.
  4. Review Oil and Gas Operators Reports (OGOR).
  5. Conduct a full audit of industry operations to verify production.
  6. Witness or conduct oil and gas well production and formation tests.
  7. Witness periodic testing of automatic metering equipment.
  8. Use algebra and general engineering formulas to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  9. Determine if drilling and abandonment displacement and cement volumes are correct and placed properly.
  10. Collect, compile, calculate and compare inspection findings with production and measurement records to verify accounting of production volumes.
  11. None of the above.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying laws and regulations pertaining to oil and gas operations.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this work.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this work, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this work on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this work as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this work or am normally an individual who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this work because of my experience.


* 6.Select the statement that best reflects your skill in using computer hardware, software and associated applications to accomplish work assignments.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.


* 7.Indicate the response that best describes your experience in performing Gas Meter calibrations:
  1. I have independently performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations.
  2. I have performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations under instruction.
  3. I have not performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations.


* 8.Indicate the response that best describes your experience in performing Lact Meter calibrations:
  1. I have independently performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving.
  2. I have performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving under instruction.
  3. I have not performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving under instruction.


* 9.Identify the Oil & Gas production accountability tasks you have performed in your work:
  1. Apply land and mineral status, laws and regulations.
  2. Apply oil & gas policies and procedures dealing with production from Federal leases, units and communitization agreements (CA`s).
  3. Conduct field inspections of oil & gas production activities to verify production records.
  4. Analyze operator`s production reports to verify accuracy of volumes produced.
  5. Review Inspection and Enforcement (I&E) records against oil & gas operators reports (OGOR)to determine discrepancies.
  6. Use oil & gas automated databases to retrieve production information.
  7. Recommend appropriate course of action when audits reveal discrepancies in accounting.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Identify all of the tasks which you have performed.
  1. Prepare written reports to document facts discovered during the audit process.
  2. Communicate results of audits to industry personnel in face-to-face meetings.
  3. Coordinate production accountability work with other agencies.
  4. Use word processing, spread sheet software and databases to accomplish the work of the position.
  5. Inform operators of requirements for production reporting.
  6. Work with law enforcement personnel in cases of theft.
  7. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally.
  1. I have significant experience speaking to large groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising top management about topics that are controversial in nature or significant mission or program changes.
  2. I have significant experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers about topics that affect changes in programs and/or policy.
  3. I have experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  4. I have some experience verbally advising supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  5. I have no knowledge or experience with this type of work.


* 12.Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience with written communications.
  1. I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  2. I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  3. I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  4. I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply.
  1. Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  3. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  4. Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  5. Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 08
* 1.I qualify for GS-8 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 in the Federal service, as a petroleum engineering technician or in a directly related position. At the GS-7 level, the work requires specialized training and experience and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter. The technician independently plans and carries out successive steps and handles problems and deviations in the work in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training or accepted practices.
  2. I have completed 1 1/2 years (27 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education in petroleum engineering or a related field. (Note: undergraduate education cannot be substituted for specialized experience to qualify for GS-8.)
  3. I have an equivalent combination of experience and education described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the required specialized experience) and I have 14 semester hours of graduate study (50% of the graduate study as described above).
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Identify the oil and gas regulatory work you have performed on the job:
  1. Apply regulations pertinent to oil and gas production.
  2. Apply compliance standards for drilling operations.
  3. Apply regulations for safety equipment necessary for drilling and workover.
  4. Apply federal regulations for abandonment procedures.
  5. Plan on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and production operations and facilities.
  6. Conduct on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and prodcution operations and facilities.
  7. Ensure that operator`s equipment, safety systems and operations are in compliance with approved applications.
  8. Ensure that cleanup operations are conducted in accordance with conditions of approval.
  9. Witness drilling operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  10. Witness abandonment operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  11. Issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) when permittee is in violation.
  12. None of the above


* 3.Identify the following tasks, related to oil and gas drilling and production operations, you have performed:
  1. Calculate cement volumes and verify displacement figures. Determine net volume.
  2. Well-bore configurations with casing, tubing and open hole.
  3. Caliper, temperature and cement bond logs.
  4. Mechanical plugs and their applications.
  5. Squeeze cementing.
  6. Review Site Security Diagrams for oil and gas facilities.
  7. Recognize oil/gas meter by-passes, measuring devices, orifice and meter tube compliance.
  8. Resolve spills and undesirable events.
  9. Apply procedures for seals dealing with site security.
  10. Prepare reports on operations witnessed.
  11. Calculate Flow Rate on Gas measuring devices and calculate % error and accuracy and calculate volume oil tanks.
  12. Coordinate with officials to shut down operations when appropriate.
  13. Investigate reports of oil theft in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.
  14. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the petroleum engineering technician tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Witness gas meter calibrations for mechanical and electronic gas measurement.
  2. Perform calculations to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  3. Perform oil measurement with tank gauging and LACT meters with temperature averages.
  4. Review Oil and Gas Operators Reports (OGOR).
  5. Conduct a full audit of industry operations to verify production.
  6. Witness or conduct oil and gas well production and formation tests.
  7. Witness periodic testing of automatic metering equipment.
  8. Use algebra and general engineering formulas to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  9. Determine if drilling and abandonment displacement and cement volumes are correct and placed properly.
  10. Collect, compile, calculate and compare inspection findings with production and measurement records to verify accounting of production volumes.
  11. None of the above.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying laws and regulations pertaining to oil and gas operations.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this work.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this work, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this work on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this work as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this work or am normally an individual who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this work because of my experience.


* 6.Select the statement that best reflects your skill in using computer hardware, software and associated applications to accomplish work assignments.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.


* 7.Indicate the response that best describes your experience in performing Gas Meter calibrations:
  1. I have independently performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations.
  2. I have performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations under instruction.
  3. I have not performed the field witnessing of gas meter calibrations.


* 8.Indicate the response that best describes your experience in performing Lact Meter calibrations:
  1. I have independently performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving.
  2. I have performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving under instruction.
  3. I have not performed field witnessing of oil LACT meter proving under instruction.


* 9.Identify the Oil & Gas production accountability tasks you have performed in your work:
  1. Apply land and mineral status, laws and regulations.
  2. Apply oil & gas policies and procedures dealing with production from Federal leases, units and communitization agreements (CA`s).
  3. Conduct field inspections of oil & gas production activities to verify production records.
  4. Analyze operator`s production reports to verify accuracy of volumes produced.
  5. Review Inspection and Enforcement (I&E) records against oil & gas operators reports (OGOR)to determine discrepancies.
  6. Use oil & gas automated databases to retrieve production information.
  7. Recommend appropriate course of action when audits reveal discrepancies in accounting.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Identify all of the tasks which you have performed.
  1. Prepare written reports to document facts discovered during the audit process.
  2. Communicate results of audits to industry personnel in face-to-face meetings.
  3. Coordinate production accountability work with other agencies.
  4. Use word processing, spread sheet software and databases to accomplish the work of the position.
  5. Inform operators of requirements for production reporting.
  6. Work with law enforcement personnel in cases of theft.
  7. None of the above.


* 11.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally.
  1. I have significant experience speaking to large groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising top management about topics that are controversial in nature or significant mission or program changes.
  2. I have significant experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers about topics that affect changes in programs and/or policy.
  3. I have experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  4. I have some experience verbally advising supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  5. I have no knowledge or experience with this type of work.


* 12.Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience with written communications.
  1. I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  2. I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  3. I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  4. I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply.
  1. Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  3. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  4. Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  5. Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 09
* 1.I qualify for GS-9 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-8 in the Federal service, as a petroleum engineering technician or in a directly related position where I performed very difficult and responsible work requiring considerable specialized training and experience. The work was carried out using independent judgment.
  2. I have completed two full years (36 semester hours) of GRADUATE education directly related to the work of a petroleum engineering technician (i.e., major study in petroleum engineering or a related field). Note: only graduate education may be used.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and education described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience and I have completed 18 semester hours of appropriate graduate study.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Identify the oil and gas regulatory work you have performed on the job:
  1. Apply regulations pertinent to oil and gas production.
  2. Apply compliance standards for drilling operations.
  3. Apply regulations for safety equipment necessary for drilling and workover.
  4. Apply federal regulations for abandonment procedures.
  5. Plan on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and production operations and facilities.
  6. Conduct on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and prodcution operations and facilities.
  7. Ensure that operator`s equipment, safety systems and operations are in compliance with approved applications.
  8. Ensure that cleanup operations are conducted in accordance with conditions of approval.
  9. Witness drilling operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  10. Witness abandonment operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  11. Issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) when permittee is in violation.
  12. None of the above


* 3.Identify the following tasks, related to oil and gas drilling and production operations, you have performed:
  1. Calculate cement volumes and verify displacement figures. Determine net volume.
  2. Well-bore configurations with casing, tubing and open hole.
  3. Caliper, temperature and cement bond logs.
  4. Mechanical plugs and their applications.
  5. Squeeze cementing.
  6. Review Site Security Diagrams for oil and gas facilities.
  7. Recognize oil/gas meter by-passes, measuring devices, orifice and meter tube compliance.
  8. Resolve spills and undesirable events.
  9. Apply procedures for seals dealing with site security.
  10. Prepare reports on operations witnessed.
  11. Calculate Flow Rate on Gas measuring devices and calculate % error and accuracy and calculate volume oil tanks.
  12. Coordinate with officials to shut down operations when appropriate.
  13. Investigate reports of oil theft in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.
  14. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the petroleum engineering technician tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Witness gas meter calibrations for mechanical and electronic gas measurement.
  2. Perform calculations to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  3. Perform oil measurement with tank gauging and LACT meters with temperature averages.
  4. Review Oil and Gas Operators Reports (OGOR).
  5. Conduct a full audit of industry operations to verify production.
  6. Witness or conduct oil and gas well production and formation tests.
  7. Witness periodic testing of automatic metering equipment.
  8. Use algebra and general engineering formulas to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  9. Determine if drilling and abandonment displacement and cement volumes are correct and placed properly.
  10. Collect, compile, calculate and compare inspection findings with production and measurement records to verify accounting of production volumes.
  11. None of the above.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying laws and regulations pertaining to oil and gas operations.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this work.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this work, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this work on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this work as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this work or am normally an individual who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this work because of my experience.


* 6.Identify the Oil & Gas production accountability tasks you have performed in your work:
  1. Apply land and mineral status, laws and regulations.
  2. Apply oil & gas policies and procedures dealing with production from Federal leases, units and communitization agreements (CA`s).
  3. Conduct field inspections of oil & gas production activities to verify production records.
  4. Analyze operator`s production reports to verify accuracy of volumes produced.
  5. Review Inspection and Enforcement (I&E) records against oil & gas operators reports (OGOR)to determine discrepancies.
  6. Use oil & gas automated databases to retrieve production information.
  7. Recommend appropriate course of action when audits reveal discrepancies in accounting.
  8. None of the above.


* 7.Identify all of the tasks which you have performed.
  1. Prepare written reports to document facts discovered during the audit process.
  2. Communicate results of audits to industry personnel in face-to-face meetings.
  3. Coordinate production accountability work with other agencies.
  4. Use word processing, spread sheet software and databases to accomplish the work of the position.
  5. Inform operators of requirements for production reporting.
  6. Work with law enforcement personnel in cases of theft.
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience with written communications.
  1. I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  2. I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  3. I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  4. I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply.
  1. Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  3. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  4. Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  5. Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  6. None of the above.


10.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally.
  1. I have significant experience speaking to large groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising top management about topics that are controversial in nature or significant mission or program changes.
  2. I have significant experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers about topics that affect changes in programs and/or policy.
  3. I have experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  4. I have some experience verbally advising supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  5. I have no knowledge or experience with this type of work.


11.Select the statement that best reflects your experience in dealing with split estate wells.
  1. I have never inspected split estate wells.
  2. I have inspected split estate wells within the last 3 years.
  3. I inspect 5-15 split estate wells per year.
  4. I inspect greater than 15 split estate wells per year.


Grade: 10
* 1.I qualify for GS-10 because:
  1. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 in the Federal service, as a petroleum engineering technician or in a directly related position where I performed very difficult and responsible work requiring extended specialized training and specialized experience that has demonstrated capacity for sound independent work.
  2. I have completed 2 1/2 years (45 semester hours) of GRADUATE level college education directly related to the work of a petroleum engineering technician (i.e., major study in petroleum engineering or a related field). Note: only graduate education may be used.
  3. I have an equivalent combination of the specialized experience and education described above. For example, I have 6 months of specialized experience and I have 23 semester hours of appropriate graduate study.
  4. I do not meet any of the above responses.


* 2.Identify the oil and gas regulatory work you have performed on the job:
  1. Apply regulations pertinent to oil and gas production.
  2. Apply compliance standards for drilling operations.
  3. Apply regulations for safety equipment necessary for drilling and workover.
  4. Apply federal regulations for abandonment procedures.
  5. Plan on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and production operations and facilities.
  6. Conduct on-site inspections of onshore oil and gas drilling and prodcution operations and facilities.
  7. Ensure that operator`s equipment, safety systems and operations are in compliance with approved applications.
  8. Ensure that cleanup operations are conducted in accordance with conditions of approval.
  9. Witness drilling operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  10. Witness abandonment operations on wells drilled by permittees.
  11. Issue Incidents of Noncompliance (INCs) when permittee is in violation.
  12. None of the above


* 3.Identify the following tasks, related to oil and gas drilling and production operations, you have performed:
  1. Calculate cement volumes and verify displacement figures. Determine net volume.
  2. Well-bore configurations with casing, tubing and open hole.
  3. Caliper, temperature and cement bond logs.
  4. Mechanical plugs and their applications.
  5. Squeeze cementing.
  6. Review Site Security Diagrams for oil and gas facilities.
  7. Recognize oil/gas meter by-passes, measuring devices, orifice and meter tube compliance.
  8. Resolve spills and undesirable events.
  9. Apply procedures for seals dealing with site security.
  10. Prepare reports on operations witnessed.
  11. Calculate Flow Rate on Gas measuring devices and calculate % error and accuracy and calculate volume oil tanks.
  12. Coordinate with officials to shut down operations when appropriate.
  13. Investigate reports of oil theft in coordination with local law enforcement agencies.
  14. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the petroleum engineering technician tasks that you have performed on the job:
  1. Witness gas meter calibrations for mechanical and electronic gas measurement.
  2. Perform calculations to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  3. Perform oil measurement with tank gauging and LACT meters with temperature averages.
  4. Review Oil and Gas Operators Reports (OGOR).
  5. Conduct a full audit of industry operations to verify production.
  6. Witness or conduct oil and gas well production and formation tests.
  7. Witness periodic testing of automatic metering equipment.
  8. Use algebra and general engineering formulas to verify oil and gas volume measurement procedures.
  9. Determine if drilling and abandonment displacement and cement volumes are correct and placed properly.
  10. Collect, compile, calculate and compare inspection findings with production and measurement records to verify accounting of production volumes.
  11. None of the above.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying laws and regulations pertaining to oil and gas operations.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this work.
  2. I have had education or training in how to perform this work, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this work on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this work as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this work or am normally an individual who is consulted by others to assist them in doing this work because of my experience.


* 6.Identify the Oil & Gas production accountability tasks you have performed in your work:
  1. Apply land and mineral status, laws and regulations.
  2. Apply oil & gas policies and procedures dealing with production from Federal leases, units and communitization agreements (CA`s).
  3. Conduct field inspections of oil & gas production activities to verify production records.
  4. Analyze operator`s production reports to verify accuracy of volumes produced.
  5. Review Inspection and Enforcement (I&E) records against oil & gas operators reports (OGOR)to determine discrepancies.
  6. Use oil & gas automated databases to retrieve production information.
  7. Recommend appropriate course of action when audits reveal discrepancies in accounting.
  8. None of the above.


* 7.Identify all of the tasks which you have performed.
  1. Prepare written reports to document facts discovered during the audit process.
  2. Communicate results of audits to industry personnel in face-to-face meetings.
  3. Coordinate production accountability work with other agencies.
  4. Use word processing, spread sheet software and databases to accomplish the work of the position.
  5. Inform operators of requirements for production reporting.
  6. Work with law enforcement personnel in cases of theft.
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Select the following statement that best describes your ability and experience with written communications.
  1. I have regularly written Instruction Memorandums, Information Bulletins, and other formal correspondence on program procedures and policy matters.
  2. I have regularly written substantive standard operating procedures for program users.
  3. I have regularly drafted general correspondence for the review and signature of my supervisor or higher official, with minimal to no substantive required revisions.
  4. I have regularly written internal documentation for the record in support of proposals, decisions or actions taken.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Indicate your level of experience as it pertains to the interpersonal communication skills that you routinely apply at work. Select all that apply.
  1. Participate in one-on-one interactions with co-workers to accomplish work-related duties.
  2. Explain technical issues to a variety of individuals from within or outside of your agency or organization.
  3. Establish and maintain working relationships with representatives of other organizations.
  4. Provide direction, explanation, guidance or information to others to clarify regulations or procedures.
  5. Handle complaints or problems; propose new procedures or functionality; work well with a variety of people.
  6. None of the above.


10.Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate orally.
  1. I have significant experience speaking to large groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising top management about topics that are controversial in nature or significant mission or program changes.
  2. I have significant experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers about topics that affect changes in programs and/or policy.
  3. I have experience speaking to small groups of managers and employees in training or seminar settings or in verbally advising groups of supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  4. I have some experience verbally advising supervisors and managers one-on-one about topics that affect changes in work schedules and/or processes.
  5. I have no knowledge or experience with this type of work.


11.Select the statement that best reflects your experience in dealing with split estate wells.
  1. I have never inspected split estate wells.
  2. I have inspected split estate wells within the last 3 years.
  3. I inspect 5-15 split estate wells per year.
  4. I inspect greater than 15 split estate wells per year.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I possess a valid current State drivers license.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Demonstrated skill and ability in the use of mathematics at the high school algebra level.
  1. Yes
  2. No