Oil and gas district petroleum supervisor

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Arkansas Government Job
The Oil and Gas District Petroleum Supervisor is responsible for managing field inspection services at the regional office level and supervising technical staff performing field inspection of oil and gas wells and production facilities. The position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a small technical field inspection staff by interviewing, recommending for hire/termination, training, assigning and reviewing daily work, counseling, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Performs field audits of subordinate field inspection staff activities, to insure uniformity of compliance and application of Commission rules and regulations. Informs oil companies, engineers, geologists, and landowners of commission regulations and procedures concerning all phases of the drilling, completion, operation, and plugging of gas wells. Interprets rules and regulations of the Oil and Gas Commission, in order to answer questions and resolve problems encountered by landowners and the public. Conducts investigations of complaints received from landowners concerning oil and gas wells and production facilities. Conducts on-site inspection of wells for compliance with Commission rules and regulations and initiates enforcement actions when appropriate. Presents findings to the Oil and Gas Commission and at public hearings, and may testify in court. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel and twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty is required. Occasional overtime and exposure to danger from high pressure equipment and hydrogen sulfide gas may be required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of legal land description and topographic mapping systems. Knowledge of basic mathematics. Ability to interpret commission rules and regulations to provide technical assistance to interested parties. Ability to conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with standards, laws, and/or regulations, evaluate and document results, and recommend corrective actions. Ability to conduct in-depth studies and prepare detailed written reports. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor''s degree in geology, environmental science, natural science, oil and gas technology, or a related field; plus three years of experience in oil and gas production technology, regulation, or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Must be able to obtain certification to witness, supervise, and test oil and gas wells and pipelines that have in their content poisonous Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (H2S) within one year of employment. Re-certification is required on an annual basis and includes equipment and classroom training. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
The purpose and mission of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is and has always been to serve the public and protect the correlative rights and interest of all parties.
This position will be filled at Entry level unless the minimum qualifications are exceeded, at which point the position may be filled up to the Midpoint level.

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