Mineral Resources Inspector Series - CalHR

Mineral Resources Inspector Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established February 1, 1984

Scope

This series specification describes three levels of Mineral Resources Inspectors which perform a broad range of staff work involved in protecting the interests of the State with regard to oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal resources produced from State lands.

 

Mineral Resources Inspector Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
VU15 9004 Mineral Resources Inspector I
VT90 8856 Mineral Resources Inspector II
VT85 9005 Mineral Resources Inspector III

Definition of Series

Mineral Resources Inspectors monitor and inspect the drilling, production, safety, and pollution control operations of lessees of the State in order to ensure that lease provisions as well as State and Federal regulations are adhered to; inspect Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) meters and other measuring devices to ensure their accuracy and reliability; collect and conduct laboratory analysis on oil and gas samples; witness well testing operations; compute and verify drilling, production, and/or electrical generation data used in oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal royalty calculations; maintain files and records of inspections and repairs; and investigate and report on pollution incidents and perform other difficult inspections in regard to oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal operations.

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

Level of difficulty, variety, complexity of assigned duties; independence of action and decisions; and consequence of error serves as differentiating factors between classes.

Definition of Levels

Mineral Resources Inspector I

This is the entry and first working level in the series. Incumbents assigned to Range A perform less difficult petroleum and geothermal drilling, production, safety, and pollution control inspection work under close supervision. Incumbents will advance to Range B when the appropriate alternate range criteria are met. Range B is the intermediate working level at which the incumbent performs and assists higher level staff in petroleum and geothermal drilling, production, safety, and pollution control inspection work of average difficulty.

Mineral Resources Inspector II

This is the full journeyperson level. Incumbents independently perform the more responsible, varied, and complex petroleum and geothermal drilling, production, safety, and pollution control inspection work. Work at this level is defined by independence and consequence of actions taken. This class may lead lower level staff.

Mineral Resources Inspection III

This is the full supervisory level. Under the direction of an engineering supervisor, incumbents plan, organize, and direct the mineral resources drilling, production, safety, and pollution control inspection operations of a large petroleum and/or geothermal producing area.

Minimum Qualifications

Mineral Resources Inspector I

One year of field experience in onshore and/or offshore petroleum or geothermal drilling, production, safety, or pollution control inspection work.

Mineral Resources Inspector II

Either I

 

One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Mineral Resources Inspector I, Range B.

Or II

 

Four years of field experience in onshore and/or offshore petroleum or geothermal drilling, production, safety, or pollution control inspection work. (Graduation from a two-year college with major work in petroleum technology or completion of two years of college with major work in engineering or industrial technology may be substituted for two years of the required experience.)

Mineral Resources Inspector III

Either I

 

Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Mineral Resources Inspector II.

Or II

 

Five years of field experience in onshore and/or offshore petroleum or geothermal drilling, production, safety, or pollution control inspection work. At least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity. (Graduation from a two-year college with major work in petroleum technology or completion of two years of college with major work in engineering or industrial technology may be substituted for two years of nonsupervisory experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Mineral Resources Inspector I

Knowledge of: Terminology used in oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, or geothermal production; methods of gauging tanks and reading meters; methods of gathering and analyzing samples; steam generating systems, corrosion mitigation, and water injection equipment; safety equipment used in drilling and production operations; electrical generating equipment associated with geothermal resources development.

 

Ability to: Apply the required knowledge; gauge or measure oil tank capacities; read meters and apply correction factors to determine true volumes of oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and steam; make calculations in connection with tests run and apply results to determine oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal values; perform less difficult oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal drilling, production, safety, and pollution control inspection work including the construction and/or site restoration of geothermal development projects; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare clear, complete, and concise reports; communicate effectively.

Mineral Resources Inspector II

Knowledge of: All of the above, and oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, or geothermal well drilling and surveying; State laws and rules and regulations relating to the leasing and development of oil, gas, other hydrocarbons, and geothermal resources on State lands.

 

Ability to: All of the above, and inspect drilling, production, and pipeline shipping practices to assure compliance with lease provisions and other regulations regarding production, royalties, pollution prevention, and safety equipment and devices.

Mineral Resources Inspector III

Knowledge of: All of the above, and principles, practices, and trends of personnel management, supervision, and employer-employee relations; supervisor's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment which is free of discrimination and harassment.

 

Ability to: All of the above, and plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff engaged in mineral resources production inspection; develop the skills and abilities of subordinate staff; motivate the establishment of group and organizational goals; understand individual and group relationships; effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

Special Personal Characteristics

All Levels:

Willingness to travel by boat or helicopter; work at night, weekends and holidays, and during inclement weather; possession of tact and keenness of observation.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Offshore experience in oil and gas operations.

Class History

Mineral Resources Inspector Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Mineral Resources Inspector I 02/01/1984 10/08/1997 10/08/1997
Mineral Resources Inspector II 1931 10/08/1997 10/08/1997
Mineral Resources Inspector III 02/01/1984 10/08/1997 10/08/1997

Updated 6/3/2012