Mineral Resources Inspector 2
State of Ohio - Stark County, OH

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Independently inspects and reports on various oil/gas industry activities in areas where assigned (i.e. districts, counties and/or specific permits) for compliance with permits, 1509 ORC/1501OAC to ensure protection of natural resources from damage, pollution and contamination and protection of the public health and safety; reviews daily logs of brine transporters; oversees brine transporter activities; observes spill prevention control (S.P.C.C.) measures for dikes; oversees and monitors cementing and testing of casing for injection wells (Mechanical Integrity Tests); oversees cementing/plugging of idle and orphan wells to ensure contractor is performing according to specifications and compliance schedule; oversees drilling, plugging and producing operations on oil/gas wells; approves/disapproves restoration of disturbed land surface; collects water, & soil samples &/or prepares samples for testing, investigates complaints; reviews reports and prepares summary report; performs on-site investigations as necessary.

Investigates complaints and reported violations of 1509, ORC/ 1501, OAC received from landowners, local and state officials regarding pollution/contamination of natural resources from oilfield operations; confers with operators regarding requirements for drilling, operating, plugging, etc. and recommends effective means of compliance; assesses hazards associated with idle and orphan wells, injection wells, oil and gas wells, etc.; researches county courthouse records, permit files and other sources to determine ownership of wells; prepares referrals for the plugging of idle and orphan wells; collects evidence and makes recommendations for corrective action (e.g., Chief’s order, legal action); issues compliance notices including violation description, remedial action & abatement dates, monitors violations, researches and prepares information for civil or criminal prosecution as appropriate; testifies at administrative & judicial proceedings; participates in review of permit applications; meets with well owners and representatives.

Prepares and submits reports and related forms pertaining to daily inspection/investigation activities; enters information obtained from oil and gas well sites (e.g., inspections/investigations/complaints) into laptop personal computer (IBM compatible) using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word or other specific software for use with Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) database; makes recommendations to update &/or revise state & federal policies or procedures; answers inquiries from public and government officials regarding safety issues, attends required meetings and seminars; makes presentations as necessary to specialized audiences; works on special projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of undergraduate core program in natural science (e.g., geology; chemistry; hydrology; biology; agronomy); 12 mos. exp. in natural resources with specialization in assigned area (e.g., coal or mineral surface mining & or oil & gas & solution mining); 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in public relations or communications; 1 course or 3 mos. exp. in operation of personal computer; must be able to provide own transportation; valid driver’s license.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Mineral Resources Inspector 1, 22931 in assigned area; must be able to provide own transportation; valid driver’s license.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Note: Any new hire accepted for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment per Section123:1-76-09 of Ohio Administrative Code.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of safety practices (OSHA, division/department); public relations; agency policies and procedures (division/department); government structure and process (state/federal); natural sciences (geology, hydrology); law (1509 ORC/1501OAC, federal rules and regulations); skilled in skilled trade (mapping, investigative techniques); equipment operation (cameras, gas detection equipment, soil augers, pressure gauges, compass, conductivity meters, electromagnetic conductivity equipment, soil conductivity probe, bailers, hand tools, clinometers, planimeter, water analysis kit Jeep Cherokee, pick up truck); ability to define problems collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals and manuals; deal with many variables and determine specific action (research); calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; 32R prepare meaningful, concise and accurate reports; 32T use proper research methods in gather data; 34F handle sensitive inquiries from and contact with officials and general public; 34I resolve complaints from angry citizens and government officials

Supplemental Information:

Unusual Working conditions: Requires travel; conducts field inspections in inclement weather, on rough terrain & in heavy vegetation while carrying testing equipment weighing up to 20 lbs.; exposed to loud noises, dirt, mud at mine/well sites; may be exposed to toxic substances, blasting & potentially dangerous conditions at mine/well sites; spends high percentage of time alone in vehicle in remote areas; on call 24 hrs, 7 days per week; works around heavy equipment.

Must be able to provide own transportation

In order to operate state owned vehicle, must show proof of valid driver's license

Retirement Program: Public Employees Retirement System

This position is: Non-exempt from the bargaining unit (position is governed by union contract)

In order to comply with the mandate of ORC 124.15 (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.

Any applicant accepted for this position will be required to physically reside in Stark County or any contiguous county within one-hundred eighty (180) days from the first day of employment.

Any new hire accepted for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment per Section 3719.01 & 3719.41 of Ohio Revised Code.

Any new hire accepted for this position will be required to take a Webcheck.

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