Department of Conservation


$8,978.00 - $11,235.00

Final Filing Date: 4/25/2018

Job Description and Duties

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies occurring in this location for this classification within the next 60 days. 

Under the direction of the Senior Oil and Gas Engineer (Supervisor), the Associate Oil and Gas Engineer (AOGE) will independently perform difficult engineering work related to geothermal and natural gas production and underground injection in the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources' Northern District.  The incumbent will perform assignments that require a high degree of knowledge and skill in well design and completion, in addition to reservoir engineering, team leadership, communication, and data management.  The incumbent will perform technical evaluation of proposed well operations including underground injection (UIC) projects and prepares permits documenting technical requirements and regulatory compliance for such operations.  The incumbent will conduct complex studies of well field operations and reservoirs; make complex calculations, prepare and interpret complex technical data, and statistics; write reports on investigations; monitor and investigate the legality and advisability of proposed operations, prepare technical and legal directives and advise operators of preventative or corrective actions.  This position requires extensive reviews of well files, projects, notices, field operations and other related duties and provides technical guidance to field engineering staff.

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

Working Conditions

See attached duty statement for additional information about this position's working conditions.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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$8,978.00 - $11,235.00
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Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
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Department Information

Are you interested in working for a department that oversees the operations of land conservation, mining, earthquakes and oil & gas regulations for the State of California?  This job may be for you!
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Special Requirements

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

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: 4/25/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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
801 K Street, MS 22-13
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

801 K Street, MS 22-13
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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.
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.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally/written)

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Possess good interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments

  • Ability to promote a positive working environment and relationship with others

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Melissa Blaylock
(916) 324-6988
Hiring Unit Contact:
Melissa Blaylock
(916) 324-6988

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 324-9378
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


Failure to provide proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of the classification through experience and/or education (include copy of college degree and/or transcriptsif required) will eliminate you from being considered for the position.


DO NOT EMAIL OR FAX APPLICATION.  Emailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted. 


PLEASE INDICATE “HRO #82, ASSOCIATE OIL AND GAS ENGINEER, PSN # 538-208-3783-xxx” ON THE STATE APPLICATION.  Applications must be postmarked by the final filing date to be considered.


NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment.  If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the application will be forwarded to CalHR for review and the applicant’s name may be removed from the eligibility list. 


If you are applying for more than one recruitment, a separate State Application (STD. 678) is required for each recruitment for which you would like to be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail