Louisiana Department of State Civil Service MINERAL PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

MINERAL PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Salary

$2,640.00 - $5,557.00 Monthly

$15.23 - $32.06 Hourly

$2,640.00 - $5,557.00 Monthly

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type

Promotion

Department

DNR-Conservation

Job Number

DNR-2016-87201-BJS

Closing

12/5/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

LOCATION & POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is located in the Injection and Mining Section within the Office of Conservation in Baton Rouge, LA. This position will be filled via an internal promotion with a current permanent Office of Conservation employee. Applicants not meeting this qualification are not eligible for consideration.

Duties include: Supervise and direct staff in the administration of all relevant rules, regulations, and procedures of the division. Plan, schedule, coordinate, and supervise work of section staff in the comprehensive audit of documents and other information submitted by injection well operators and perspective applicants. Review and approve correspondence issued to injection well operators, as necessary, to resolve audit discrepancies. Exercise considerable independence in problem-solving and decision-making relating to Form MD-10-RA (Amend Permit to Drill). Perform administrative audit of all operator-submitted reports and applications for completeness and accuracy prior to entry of the requisite data into the SONRIS database computer system.

Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

If interested, applicants may apply in accordance with one of the following below:

ONLINE: Click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

PAPER: Although applying online is the preferred method, paper applications are still accepted. Paper applications may be mailed or faxed using the contact information provided below. The paper application is available for download at: http://www.jobs.louisiana.gov/files/forms/EmploymentApplication.pdf

Please submit a copy of all applicable college transcript(s) with your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.

Applicants possessing an international degree must submit an equivalency evaluation statement with your application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail with your paper application.

DISQUALIFICATION:

While we would encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:

  • Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application or official Louisiana employment application as referenced above;

  • Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application;

  • Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement;

  • Failure to include the job title, job number DNR-2016-87201-BJS and completed supplemental questions (if applicable) with a paper application submission;

  • Failure to submit a paper application (by postmark, if mailed; or by date/time stamp, if faxed) by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy, contact:

Bobbie Scott, HR Manager

Department of Natural Resources

PO Box 94396

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396

Email: Bobbie.Scott@la.gov

FAX: 225-342-4313

The Department of Natural Resources is a participant in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional level experience in mineral audit/analysis work.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE:

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To supervise a particular unit of the Engineering Division, responsible for audit and analysis of documents submitted by the petroleum industry reporting production, storage, transportation, refining, and processing of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and the permitting, drilling, completing, testing, and plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells to ensure compliance with and enforce statutory regulations.

Level of Work:

Supervisor.

Supervision Received:

General from a Mineral Production Assistant Manager or other higher level supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:

Line over Mineral Production Analyst 1 and 2 and Mineral Production Specialist.

Location of Work:

Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation,

Engineering Division.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from the Mineral Production Specialist by presence of supervisory responsibility for a specific Unit.

Differs from Mineral Production Assistant Manager by lack of responsibility for supervising and managing more than one Unit.

Examples of Work

Plans/schedules/coordinates/supervises work of subordinates in a unit of the Engineering Division in the comprehensive audit of documents submitted by the petroleum industry reporting production, storage, transportation, refining, and processing of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and the permitting, drilling, completing, testing and plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells to ensure compliance with and enforce statutory regulations. Reviews and approves all correspondence issued to petroleum industry as necessary to resolve audit discrepancies.

Confers/meets/corresponds regularly with Mineral Production Assistant Manager/Petroleum Engineer Manager and oil and gas industry personnel on matters relating to production, storage, transportation, refining, and processing of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons, and the permitting, drilling, completing, testing, and plugging and abandonment of oil and gas wells.

Conducts training seminars for the petroleum industry entitled Life Cycle of a Well seminar which addresses the life of a well from permitting through plugging and abandonment in relation to completion and filing of forms and compliance with rules and regulations of the Office of Conservation.

Conducts staff meetings as appropriate, trains subordinates in procedures and functions of unit as well as operational procedures and functions of SONRIS 2000 (Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System).

Coordinates data flow between Production Audit Units, Permit Unit, Amended Permit Unit, Well Status Unit, District Office Units, Geological Division, and Injection and Mining Division as appropriate.

Analyzes special reporting problems referred by subordinate auditors to determine correct procedures; confers with petroleum industry representatives and management on solutions.

Recommends approval of Form R4 (Authority to Transport Oil) and Emergency Authorization for movement of liquid hydrocarbons transported within the state.

Recommends suspension of Authorization to Transport liquid for any noted violations of the rules, regulations and statutory requirements.

Audits/analyzes/examines monthly activity reports pre pared by Mineral Production Analysts 1 and 2 and Mineral Production Specialists and prepares analysis of production recapitulation by districts and area.

Independently performs a comprehensive audit of monthly expense accounts submitted by Conservation Enforcement Agents including beginning/ending odometer readings, mileage charged, mileage expense, eligibility for meals, meal expense, that additional expenses charge are verified by original receipt, and allocation of all charges to appropriate cost center (Engineering, Injection & Mining, Oilfield Site Restoration, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinators Office). Maintains a monthly synopsis of all travel expenses incurred in addition to a fiscal year balance of dollars spent and remaining available funds.

Compiles/prepares SONRIS 2000 program guide to assist public and petroleum industry personnel on utilization of SONRIS 2000 system.

Serves as a liaison between purchasing, IPS, management and finance, payroll, property control, and human resources relating to function and procedures.

Prepares records of routine financial transactions and receives all monies relative to collections (copy monies [cash, checks and charges]; application fees [checks]; refund requests; accounts payable [expense accounts]; and accounts receivable [requisitions] to ensure accuracy and completeness of calculations, legitimacy of transactions, proper authorization and limited purchasing. Prepares daily bank deposit and makes deposit; faxes copies of all paperwork to Dept. of the Treasury; and mails copies of all paperwork to DNR accounts receivable/fiscal and budget. Maintains regular petty cash balance controls and reconciles as required. Works closely with DNR Accounting and the Dept. of the Treasury in resolving any discrepancies that may arise from the aforementioned processes.

Audits/analyzes/evaluates for completeness and accuracy Application to Amend Permit to Drill for Minerals. Insures proper fee remittance. Evaluates each application for fee exemption under Office of Conservation policy guidelines, stripper oil well status, or incapable gas well status. Ascertains compliance with Office of Conservation rules and regulations and special Field Orders. Approves/processes application or holds same in abeyance. Initiates correspondence to operator of record/in-house personnel as necessary to resolve discrepancies. Monitors compliance file and processes applications upon resolution of discrepancies.

Audits and analyzes all completion reports and Application to Amend Permit to Drill to verify field code, operator code, parish code, lease-unit-well code, and nomenclature. Assigns new codes as necessary. Requires special knowledge of Office of Conservation rules and regulations and special Field Orders in determining type of code to be issued. Has exclusive security for entering code information on-line with SONRIS 2000.

Maintains and cross-references SONRIS 2000 ledgers for unit, lease, operator, and field codes. Has exclusive security for updating and maintenance of same.

Interfaces with Production Audit Section regarding proper reporting of production and movement of oil and gas by ensuring that effective dates of change are properly documented.

Interfaces with geological and engineering staff in processing Amended Permit to Drill dictated by special Field Orders. Insures proper updating of manual data base and SONRIS 2000, notifies affected office personnel and operator for record of such action and advises of further requirements.

Assists/confers with Petroleum Engineer Administrator/Manager on special projects, requiring in-depth knowledge of Office of Conservation rules and regulations and policy guidelines.

Interfaces/confers with IPS personnel in developing new system to enhance data processing/retrieval including computer generated applications of Amended Permit to Drill, global automated processing of operator changes, automated processing of multi well application to Amend Permit to Drill, well record/status data, oil well potential test information, gas well deliverability test information, etc.

Audits/Analyzes/Evaluates Application for Permit to Drill Minerals (Form MD-10-R) and accompanying location plat required by LAC. 43.XIX.103 to verify completeness and accuracy of data shown thereon. Parish, Parish Code Number, Field, Field Code Number, Operator, Operator Code Number, Well Name and Number, location information as to Section-Township-Range with specific reference to distance from established reference points (Section corners, quarter-section corners, monuments as specified by a Louisiana Registered Land Surveyor), zone or reservoir of proposed completion, applicable Office of Conservation Orders, etc. are all reviewed/audited to insure compliance with specific Field Orders, Statewide Order No. 29-B, Statewide Order No. 29-E, and applicable Office of Conservation rules and regulations. Assigns state serial number and Federal API No. to application for Permit to Drill for Minerals which is processed. Enters Permit to Drill data into SONRIS 2000. Generates Permit to Drill and appropriate restriction letters as determined by Petroleum Engineer Manager.

Interfaces with Production Audit Section/Inspection and Enforcement Section to determine operators in non-compliance with Office of Conservation rules and regulations in processing of Application for Permit to Drill for Minerals. Contacts operators and advises of existing violations in order to resolve same to facilitate approval of Permit to Drill.

Determines that operator filing application for Permit to Drill is assigned a valid operator code and if necessary interfaces with Mineral Production Manager/Production Audit Section and operator representative to facilitate filing of Form OR-1 (Organizational Report).

Interfaces with Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Zone Management Section/operator representatives to insure that Coastal Use Permit has been granted prior to approval of Application for Permit to Drill.

Confers/consults with operator oil and gas regulatory specialists regarding discrepancies noted as a result of audit/analysis of Application for Permit to Drill/Application to Amend Permit to Drill and resolves same. Explains permitting requirements and applicable provisions of Statewide Order No. 29-B and Statewide Order No. 29-E and Office of Conservation policy guidelines to operator oil and gas regulatory specialists to resolve issues relative to the permitting of wells.

Interfaces/confers with Petroleum Engineer Manager/Oilfield Site Restoration Section. Maintains the orphan well database in the SONRIS 2000 system. Process site evaluation forms, enters site code, priority ranking, priority score. Updates database as required. Accesses Production Pit database relative to orphan pit information. Prepares special reports as required regarding Oilfield Site Restoration Program.

Maintains well record database in SONRIS 2000 regarding proper well status code assignment. Independently investigates and reconciles discrepancies regarding same. Has exclusive responsibility/security for updating same.