TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2009-066

ISSUED   MAY 6, 2009

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

OIL AND GAS INSPECTOR

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

Oil and Gas Inspector

71810

ST07

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will inspect oil and gas drilling and underground storage operations within an assigned area of the state to determine and enforce compliance with state laws and regulations.  You will inspect operating wells, underground gas storage reservoirs, and abandoned wells; and inspect the methods used in plugging abandoned wells and reconditioning old wells to ensure conformance with established safety requirements.  You will also provide assistance and advice to representatives of the oil and gas industry on technical matters such as the proper methods of casing, drilling, and plugging wells.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Necessary Special Requirement

Possession of a valid driverís license.

 

Minimum Requirements

Three years of technical experience in well design, drilling, completion, production, plugging, or underground storage operations in the oil or natural gas industry;

 

OR

 

an associateís degree in Petroleum Technology or closely related field, and one year of technical experience in well design, drilling, completion, production, plugging, or underground storage operations in the oil or natural gas industry.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 17 filled Oil and Gas Inspector positions in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  These positions are located in the following regional offices:  Meadville (Crawford County), Pittsburgh (Allegheny County), Wilkes-Barre (Luzerne County) and Williamsport (Lycoming County).  Positions are also filled in satellite offices in Cambria, Clarion, Lawrence, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.  Typically, about 3 hires are made annually.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations, and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Bureau of Human Resources

Rachel Carson State Office Building

Harrisburg, PA  17105-2357

Telephone:  (717) 783-2021

Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office.  You will have a maximum of 2 1/2 hours to complete the test.

 

The test will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

10

Oil and Gas Industry Methods and Practices

60

Interpersonal Relations

10

Total

80

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test will also be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.

 

For further details on test dates, contact the Commissionís Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for this job title and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St.,

 

P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058,

 

Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources Office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES"

 

section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."