OIL AND GAS FIELD INSPECTOR, #M32

BASIC PURPOSE:

Positions in this job family are involved in the regulation, inspection and investigation of oil and gas exploration and production facilities and operations. This includes enforcement of state and federal laws and Commission rules through inspections, investigations, and complaint response related to pollution control, environmental protection and production of oil and gas reserves.

TYPICAL functions:

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS:

The Oil and Gas Field Inspector job family has four levels that are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I            Code: M32A            Salary Band: I

This is the basic level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing routine entry level work in a training status to build their skills in conducting inspections and investigations, responding to releases and complaints, and acting as a liaison between the Corporation Commission, the industry and the public.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic oil field drilling, production and plugging practices and methods; of investigative methods and procedures; of environmental and health protection related to oil and gas industry activities; of record keeping; and of rules pertaining to oil and gas production and pollution abatement. Ability is required to conduct routine investigations; to obtain and present routine evidence; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are mandated by statute. 52 O.S. SS 149 (8) (1999 Supplement) states applicants "…shall have four (4) years practical experience in oil field production and drilling operations…".

Level II            Code: M32B            Salary Band: J

This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing a full range of investigations and inspections, including responding to releases and complaints and acting as a liaison between the Corporation Commission, the industry and the public. Employees may provide limited guidance or technical assistance to other Oil and Gas Field Inspectors during investigations and inspections.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus knowledge of well control; of hydrogen sulfide control; of groundwater remediation; and of pollution investigation. Ability is required to prepare technical reports and to analyze statements and situations accurately.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are mandated by statute. 52 O.S. SS 149 (11) (1999 Supplement) states applicants "…shall have four (4) years practical and two (2) years regulatory experience in the production of oil and gas…".

Level III            Code: M32C            Salary Band: K

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are routinely assigned responsibility for performing complex or difficult investigations and inspections, including mediation efforts and regulation of oil and gas production, transportation and waste management operations. The work is generally performed with a high degree of technical and administrative freedom to plan, develop and organize all phases of the work necessary for completion within broad program guidelines. Some employees may perform lead-worker functions during highly complex or difficult investigations and inspections, providing technical guidance to other Oil and Gas Field Inspectors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of pollution abatement and radiation procedures and of safety procedures.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are mandated by statute. 52 O.S. SS 149 (10) (1999 Supplement) states applicants "…shall have five (5) years regulatory experience in the production of oil and gas or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Safety and one (1) year of regulatory experience in the production of oil and gas…".

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

As required by O.S. 52 SS 149 (10) (1999 Supplement) incumbents at this level "…shall be trained in Hydrogen Sulfide Gas control and safety and in hazardous chemical detection…" within one (1) year of appointment.

Level IV            Code: M32D            Salary Band: L

This is the leadership level where employees are assigned responsibility for performing and supervising work involving the inspection, investigations, and regulation of oil and gas exploration, production, transportation and waste management operations. Positions are assigned responsibility for the supervision of Field Inspectors, including reviewing and assigning work, providing training and evaluating performance. Some positions may provide direct supervision which includes additional responsibilities for employee development, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions, as well as performing related administrative functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to supervise the work of others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level are mandated by statute. 52 O.S. SS 149 (12) (1999 Supplement) states applicants "…shall have four (4) years practical and three (3) years regulatory experience in the production of oil and gas."

NOTE: Practical experience in the production of oil and gas will consist of experience in oil and gas production and drilling operations. Regulatory experience will consist of experience in conducting inspections and investigations of oil and gas production sites and/or public safety concerns.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.