Job Posting

State Lands Commission



Final Filing Date: 11/30/2017

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-87610
Position #(s):
$8,978.00 - $11,235.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Week: Monday to Friday

Department Information

The California State Lands Commission provides the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through preservation, restoration, enhancement, responsible economic development, and the promotion of public access. Website:

Job Description and Duties

Under the supervision of the Supervising Mineral Resources Engineer, the Associate Mineral Resource Engineer independently performs journey-level geologic and engineering work related to mineral, petroleum and geothermal leasing and operations; conducts complex analysis and advanced interpretations, prepares journey-level reports and recommendations regarding advanced economic, engineering, geologic, and operational aspects of State resource leases.

Guided by the principles outlined in the Vision, Mission, Values Statements and Strategic Plan of the California State Lands Commission (CSLC), the incumbent will:

  • Demonstrate a fully-accountable understanding of CSLC organizational goals and priorities and fully comply with administrative policies, regulations and procedures when performing job operations. 
  • Require a willing acceptance of work assignments, adherence to instructions, application of technical knowledge and skill sets needed to produce a product or service of superior quality in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Emphasize professional-level quality and work toward the long-term CSLC benefit of public health, safety, and the environment.
  • Engineering: Interpret and update the daily drilling and weekly drilling reports, production information, and acquire & analyze DOGGR well production and history. Monitor drilling activities and maintain well database for lease compliance. Create a filing system for all new state wells drilled. Conduct advanced analysis of oil and gas steam production volumes, well performance data, oil & gas and steam price for State leases, and to forecast future power production and revenue. Maintain oil and gas pipelines and other production facilities inspection database. Provide journey-level engineering support regarding drilling proposals, workover operations, well abandonments, site restoration, that are consistent with State law. Prepare draft approval letters for MRMD Division Chief's signature. Provide complex technical expertise and support to Legal, Land Management, and Environmental Planning and Management Divisions, on pipeline-related matters.
  • Field Inspections: Coordinate and Perform field inspections to confirm and assure: lessee compliance with State laws and regulations and use of Best Oilfield Practices. Review the documented results of field tests and confirm facilities and operations inspections on State lands. Prepare appropriate drilling and production reports, pipeline and other facilities inspection review memos or letters documenting findings and recommendations. Field monitor any oil & gas and geothermal facilities engineering work and document the compliance reports.
  • Prepare Calendar Items as required to secure necessary Commission approval. Prepare Staff reports for Commission consideration. Review CEQA and NEPA documents of local, state and federal agencies and perform research including possible field examination in order to provide oral or written comments on impacts to State resources and production facilities.
  • Prepare journey-level engineering maps, charts, graphs, and interpretive reports, and assist maintenance of all numeric and mapping data bases. Monitor all pipeline developments throughout California.
  • Special projects include but are not limited to, monitoring spill drills associated with facilities impacting the state waters. Prepare follow-up reports documenting deficiencies during the spill drills and provide recommendations.
  • Represent the Mineral Resources Management Division (MRMD) in meetings with federal government or other state and local government representatives.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office workplace as well as in the field 
  • Some engineering review and construction monitoring is conducted onsite including: 
    • Offshore platforms
    • Remote onshore oil and natural gas locations
    • Geothermal regions of the state, where various levels of H2S and other gases are often present
  • Must be able to travel by off road vehicle, by ocean vessel, and/or helicopter to access these different facilities
  • Must be able to pass H2S training and be able to wear self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Construction activities are conducted sometimes 24 hours a day; must be available to work after hours if necessary
  • Daily use of personal computers, digital field devices, and related software applications
  • Prolonged periods of sitting, typing, and field walking over uneven ground
  • Drive a four wheel drive vehicle on marginal dirt roads to remote State lands under adverse weather and road conditions
  • Hike in rough and uneven terrain that may contain mine features

Special Requirements

Paper Application Instructions:

Electronic application submission is preferred for this JC (Job Control). For applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, paper applications may be submitted and must contain the following information on the first page of the State application to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The Classification Title
• Your ECOS I.D. Number (from your
CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account " tab)

NOTE: Do not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, the Equal Employment Opportunity information page of the application, or applicant exam result notices as a part of your application package. Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received 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: 11/30/2017

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.

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:

State Lands Commission
Attn: Human Resources
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825
ATTN: Human Resources; Drop-off Monday through Friday excluding holidays between
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:
  • Knowledge of California Law regulating the drilling, operation, maintenance and abandonment of oil, gas and geothermal wells and the extraction of other minerals
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and terminology of petroleum engineering and geology
  • Possess current California drivers license
  • Possess Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze engineering and operations data and develop journey-level conclusions and recommendations
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, public, and all levels of industry and government representatives
  • Posses a good understanding of geothermal and solid mineral exploration/development
  • Knowledge and understanding of mineral finance
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal and State mineral law
  • Registration as an Professional Engineer or Professional Geologist


When you choose a career with the State of California, you receive a comprehensive benefits package in addition to your salary. For more information on the State's benefit packages you may visit the California Department of Human Resources website at

Contact Information

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

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Teresa Bunuel
    (916) 574-1910
  • 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:
    Lisa Lloyd
    (916) 574-1910
  • 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.

Position Location

200 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
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Additional Documentation
Class Specification(s):
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)