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WELL INSPECTOR II - 4942200

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Date:  Jun 16, 2022
Location: 

Mount Carmel, IL, US, 62863-2919

Job Requisition ID:  16976

Agency:  Department of Natural Resources  
Closing Date/Time:  07/01/2022 
Salary:  $4,761 to $6,832 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Wabash 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC029 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.

This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

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CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #12-10-16976

Position Overview

Under direction, the Well Inspector II interprets and performs field inspection duties to ensure compliance with all applicable Department regulations and statutes pertaining to oil and gas production, the Underground Injection Control Program (UIC) and associated oil industry activities. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conducts routine inspections of oil and gas wells, and associated facilities, submits reports to District and Springfield offices. Interprets and implements Department rules and advises permittee on regulatory and statutory requirements of the Department. Monitors the setting of surface casing and plugging of oil and gas production wells. Monitors tests pertaining to well construction, drilling procedures, and operation of equipment.
  2. Conducts routine inspections of Class II injection wells and associated facilities, submits reports to District and Springfield office. Interprets Department rules and advises permittees on ' the requirements of the Department's UIC program, statutory requirements of the UIC program and of the Department. Monitors the setting of surface casing and plugging of disposal and injection wells. Monitors tests pertaining to well construction, drilling procedures, operations of equipment and mechanical integrity tests. 
  3. Implements procedures for and writes notices of violations and infractions of Department's regulations and statutes observed at well sites and associated facilities. Monitors remedial actions to bring wells into compliance within specific time frames. Conducts follow-up inspections to ensure that remedial actions are properly conducted within specific time frames.
  4. Inspects containment dikes and salt water pits to determine that location, operation and maintenance are consistent with permit conditions and applicable regulations. Documents non-compliance of containment dikes and pits; inspects flow lines and injection lines for leaks of oil or saltwater and monitors remedial measures for prevention of leaks. Reports all leaks in accordance with Division spill reporting procedures.
  5. Implements reporting procedures and submits reporting forms on cementing casing, routine inspections, mechanical integrity tests, citizen's complaints, reports of plugging, spill reports to the District and Springfield office on a weekly basis. Prepares and submits weekly· and monthly activity reports to the Division Supervisor. 
  6. Serves as liaison between landowners, operators, Division offices and other state and federal agencies with emphasis on all well issues and oil regulations mandated by the state.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires a bachelor of science degree in Geology, Biology or Petroleum Engineering or related degree area, plus one year of technical experience in the exploration, production or recovery phase of the oil and gas industry; or an associate of arts degree in petroleum technology or a related field and three years of technical experience in the exploration or recovery phase of the oil and gas industry, or seven years direct experience in the exploration, production or the recovery phase of the oil and gas industry.
  2. At this class level, one additional year of experience in the inspection and regulation of the oil and gas industry is required, such as could be gained as a Well Inspector I.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires ability to respond to emergencies and adjust work time in order complete inspections.
  2. Requires working knowledge of state laws, rules and regulations governing the protection and conservation of oil and gas water and coal resources of the State.
  3. Requires working knowledge of secondary recovery methods.
  4. Requires working knowledge of the geology for the State as pertains to oil, gas, water, and coal bearing strata.
  5. Requires elementary knowledge of basic chemistry.
  6. Requires ability to prepare and maintain clear concise records and reports.
  7. Requires ability to prepare documents and present information for the prosecution of violators.
  8. Requires ability to read and understand county plat books, contour maps and strata formation, well logs, and legal descriptions used in deeds and abstracts.
  9. Requires ability to search court records to identify correct ownership of mineral rights and legal descriptions of property.
  10. Requires ability to use sound judgment in making determination not covered by statutes.
  11. Requires ability to make on-the-spot decisions on whether to close down drilling and plugging operation or whether to discontinue the injection of saltwater into wells that don't meet regulations.
  12. Requires ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers, operators and employees of oil, water, and gas producers.

Physical Requirements

  1. Requires ability to walk over rough and broken terrain and plowed fields to access gas and oil production and storage facilities, equipment and infrastructure.

 

Employment Conditions

  1. Requires an appropriate valid driver's license and the ability to travel.

 

Agency Statement

Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois’ natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites – and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs.

 

The Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management (OOGRM) is the regulatory authority in Illinois for permitting, drilling, operating, and plugging oil and gas production wells. The Office implements the Illinois Oil and Gas Act and enforces standards for the construction and operation of related production equipment and facilities.  In addition, the Office regulates the injection of fluids into underground injection wells, through the UIC Program, and cleans up abandoned well sites through the PRF and Landowner Grant Programs.

 

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Sat/Sun off)  
Work Location: IDNR, 2517 W 9th St Mount Carmel, IL 62863-2919  
Agency Contact:

Dan Brennan

IDNR, Office of Oil & Gas Resource Management

One Natural Resources Way

Springfield, IL  62702

Email:  dan.brennan@illinois.gov

Phone #:   217-782-0179

Job Family:  Sciences and Natural Resources  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit the appropriate application (see below) to the Agency Contact listed above.  

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.