Natural Resources Administrator 1
State of Ohio - Franklin County, OH

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In the Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management serves as program coordinator for the enforcement program; provides advice & consultation to agency personnel regarding enforcement authority within Ohio Revised Code, chapter 1509; researches issues (i.e., interpretation & application of laws, rules, court decisions/orders & procedures affecting daily operations); assists division’s chief counsel, Office of Attorney General, county prosecutors &/or special counsel in resolution, negotiation, settlement &/or litigation of legal matters, including filing of a civil or criminal action; examines mandatory pooling & unitization applications for completeness & accuracy; assists permitting in the preparation of the mandatory pooling & unitization hearings; conducts mandatory pooling & unitization hearings; serves as a liaison with the Oil & Gas Commission & Technical Advisory council, must show proof of valid driver’s licenses to operate state owned vehicle.

Provides legal advice & responds to inquiries from state &/or county agency administrators, general public, legislators &/or government officials; investigates complaints of regulated industries & gathers & preserves evidence; performs independent courthouse research in the review or preparation of an enforcement action; attends meetings with attorneys &/or in house counsel; testifies in court; provides assistance to the Bonding, Orphan, and Permitting sections (e.g., deed and title research for orphan wells, lease reviews as filed with the County Recorder’s Office, and company organization reviews through the Secretary of State records).

Performs miscellaneous administrative duties; assists with conducting pre-bid meeting and county inspector; leads discuss and answers questions regarding contract; trains and works with inspectors to ensure compliance with term of grants and contracts; researches and responds to inquiries and complaints; makes presentations to industry, government officials and general public; manages purchasing activities; negotiates resolution of contractual issues with contractor; assists with preparation of budget, performance reports, studies on spending levels and purchasing practices for Orphan Well program; prepares budget to ensure spending requirements of ORC1509.071 are met; attends meetings as needed to provide information relative to program and spending budget and projections; monitors and coordinates fiscal elements of program including budget to actual spending; develops and oversees procedures for annual spending in Orphan Well program

Processes all Division of Oil & Gas contracts (e.g., Orphan Wells agreements, standard memoranda of understanding, emergency contracts, landowner grant agreements, etc.); assists with the development of policies and procedures for the administration of contracts and standard agreements; interprets and answers questions regarding division contracts; trains and works with inspectors to ensure compliance with term of grants and contracts; researches and responds to inquiries and complaints regarding contracts; makes presentations to industry, government officials and general public; assists Fiscal Officer in negotiating resolution of contractual issues with contractors.

Acts as liaison, with local, state agencies; represents Orphan Well Administrator by attending meetings and functions with federal, state and other agencies (i.e., Muskingum Watershed Conservation District, municipalities, etc.); develops public relations outreach to citizens, communities and plugging contractors; serves as liaison to contractors and advises on purchasing policies and program (e.g., EDGE, certifications, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of graduate major core program & 2 mos. exp. in natural reosurcves specialty indicated under job duties within approved position description; valid drier's license.

  • Or undergraduate major core program & 24 mos. trg. or 24 mos. exp in natural resources specialty inicated under job duties within approved position; valid drivers license.
  • Or 48 mos. trg. or 48 mos. exp in natural resources specialty indicated under job duties within approved position description; valid driver's license.
  • Or equivalent of minimum class qualiications for employment noted above.
NOTE: If assigned to work as Law Enforcement Officer, must also hold Ohio Peace Officers Training Council certificate. For positions assigned to perform law enforcement duties, applicants must successfully pass background check by appointing authority which includes polygraph, psychological & medical examination. Applicant must demonstrate physical fitness as outlined in department directive. final applicant accepted for position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicant with positive test result will not be offered employment per Section 123:1-76-09 Ohio Administrative code.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of budgeting; management; labor relations; workforce planning; employee training & development; safety practices (H&S, well control); public relations; human relations; office practices & procedures (DOGRM); agency policies & procedures (DNR); government structure & process(state & federal); natural sciences (geology, hydrology), Law (1509 ORC & 1501); skilled in word processing (Microsoft Office); operation of equipment (PC, camera, office, etc.); ability to 30R deal with many variables & determine specific action (research); calculate fractions, decimals & percentages; gather, collate and classify information about data, people or things; resolve complaints from angry citizens & government officials.

Supplemental Information:
RETIREMENT PROGRAM: Regular Public Employees Retirement System

THIS POSITION IS: Exempt from the bargaining unit (position is exempt from collective bargaining, therefore, not governed by union contract)


In order to comply with the mandate of ORC 124.151(B), all State of Ohio employees hired on or after June 5, 2002 must have their pay directly deposited into a financial institution of their choice.

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