Oil/Gas Inspector -Southwest Indiana
State of Indiana - Dept. of Natural Resources - Evansville, IN

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Company Description:
The mission of Indiana's Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is to manage and interpret our properties' unique natural, wildlife, and cultural resources using the principles of multiple use and preservation, while sustaining the integrity of these resources for current and future generations.

Job Description:
The Oil/Gas Inspector 3 serves in the Division of Oil and Gas, Department of Natural Resources and reports to the Assistant Director of Permitting and Compliance, Division of Oil and Gas. Incumbent performs moderately complex technical duties related to the compliance and enforcement of environmental laws and providing information and technical service in the areas of petroleum engineering to the general public and other governmental units.

Conducts inspections of well operations to verify compliance with the Oil and Gas law and initiates enforcement actions through detailed documentation.

Supervises the plugging, abandonment, and testing of wells.

Monitors the drilling and constructing of wells to determine compliance with permitted conditions.

Investigates complaints and interacts with general public to resolve problems and reports findings to division technical staff with recommendations for further remedial action.

Prepares data and information on technical and administrative operations for coworkers, departmental employees, other governmental agencies, and the public.

Attends meetings, training seminars, and workshops to disseminate information, review procedures, and learn new methods and techniques.

Responds to emergency situations, coordinates actions with other local, state, and federal agencies and communicates orally and in writing with the central office.

Maintains detailed well status files for assigned operational region and assists with the overall coordination of the division's well data management system.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience:
The qualified candidate should have oil & gas production or roustabout work experience. Related work experience or a bachelor’s degree in a natural, environmental, or biological science may be considered. Must have a valid driver's license.

Ability to organize and conduct inspections in a professional manner.

Specialized knowledge of the basic principles of groundwater hydrology and well construction.

Working knowledge of laws relating to oil and gas exploration, drilling, operating, and production in Indiana.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, governmental representatives, and the general public.

Ability to compile and gather accurate field data and express orally, and in writing, ideas and facts to supervisors in readily usable formats.

Ability to read and interpret a variety of maps including U.S.G.S. topographic maps, state and county road maps, and county plat books.

Ability to operate and maintain a variety of high technological equipment such as laptop computers, global positioning system units, palm computers, water testing units, and gas monitors.

Hire Salary:
The starting range of this position will be $31,226. Candidates with applicable Oil & Gas experience will receive consideration for a salary above the minimum of this range.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.