California Department of Conservation
Long Beach, CA
Added: May 10, 2024
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Position Details

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Working Title:

Idle/Orphan Well Management and State Abandonment Engineer



$10,876.00 - $13,610.00

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Work Location:

Los Angeles County



Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


Primary Cert Contact

Department Information

With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation (DOC) administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment, and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land, and mineral resources.

All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.

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Job Description And Duties

In accordance with CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

PLEASE NOTE: All relevant work experience, skills sets, and professional qualifications must be listed on the STD. 678. Applications will be screened based on the information provided on the STD. 678 and not on your resume or SOQ. Failure to include required information on the STD. 678 may result in elimination from the recruitment process. APPLICATIONS WITH "SEE RESUME" OR “SEE ATTACHED” WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Under general direction of the Senior Oil and Gas Engineer (Supervisor), the Associate Oil and Gas Engineer will independently perform Idle Wells (IW) program duties related to the State abandonment of orphan oil and gas wells and attendant facilities, and related engineering work within the Southern District office of California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM). The incumbent will monitor and investigate operator’s adherence to idle well management (IWM), testing, and supporting regulations and advise operators of preventative and corrective actions.

Eligibility Information:

If new to California state service, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. If you are a current state employee, but do not have transfer eligibility or list eligibility, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. Please go to CalHR’s website to review the exam bulletin:


Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet Minimum Qualifications, the applicant will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Applicants who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

Please note: This position requires a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Applications submitted without an SOQ or an SOQ that does not answer the items/questions, and/or does not follow formatting instructions will be considered not interested in this position and will be eliminated from the selection process. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ. Please see the Statement of Qualifications section for more information.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Special Requirements

  • This position is subject to the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code.
  • This position requires a valid Driver’s License.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/14/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including Your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) And Applicable Or Required Documents) Must Be Submitted To Apply For This Job Posting. Application Packages May Be Submitted Electronically Through Your CalCareer Account At When Submitting Your Application In Hard Copy, a Completed Copy Of The Application Package Listing Must Be Included. If You Choose To Not Apply Electronically, a Hard Copy Application Package May Be Submitted Through An Alternative Method Listed Below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Conservation

Attn: Andrea Derich

715 P Street, MS 1806

Sacramento , CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Conservation

Andrea Derich

715 P Street, MS 1806

Sacramento , CA 95814

Due to limited access, please call the Hiring Contact prior to dropping off your application package

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The Following Items Are Required To Be Submitted With Your Application. Applicants Who Do Not Submit The Required Items Timely May Not Be Considered For This Job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - SOQ must be an electronic MQ Word or PDF file, no more than three pages, 1.5 spaced, and in Century Gothic 11 font. Please include your name and date in the upper left-hand corner.

Please answer and organize the responses separately as they are outlined in the job posting.

  • Please provide your academic, professional, and regulatory experience as they specifically relate to the management of idle and orphan wells, oil & gas well abandonments, oil & gas wells permitting, and contracts.
  • Please describe your communication style and your experience in working with people within and outside your organization.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.