Job Posting: Petroleum or Chemical Process Safety Engineer

State Lands Commission

Petroleum or Chemical Process Safety Engineer

$9,503.00 - $11,888.00

Final Filing Date: 4/2/2018

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Sr Process Safety Engineer, the Associate Process Safety Engineer (APSE) performs process safety, mechanical, petroleum, and facility engineering  work to ensure the safe operation of state lease oil and gas facilities including offshore platforms, supports the Division's safety and environmental protection programs, and evaluates compliance with regulations, codes, and industry standards. This work includes engineering evaluation in the field as a member of a team conducting Safety and Pollution Prevention Audits.These audits include engineering evaluations and inspection work to assess each facility. The work includes specialized safety analysis reviews and facility and system design review, inspection, and assessment of the maintenance, condition, and functional integrity of existing and proposed offshore and onshore petroleum production, drilling, and processing facilities. The APSE works alternately between field locations and the office and may work for several days in the field with only limited supervision from the Senior Process Safety Engineer. The APSE is provided with general work assignments, deadlines, and is expected to directly coordinate or schedule work with the state oil lease facility operator. Additional technical direction and assistance is provided when higher level engineering work is assigned. Travel on-road and off-road is required. Possession of a valid California driver’s license of the appropriate class issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is required.

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

Working Conditions

Much of the work is performed at private industry facilities outside, and at remote offshore locations. 
Occasional overnight travel.
Occasional scheduled overtime.
Must be able to travel by boat or helicopter, use swing rope or Billy Pugh cargo net for transfer to platform/boat, and work outside for extended periods.
Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, sitting and kneeling.
Work in confined/restricted working environment.
Work inside and outside in varying weather conditions as needed.
Work in multistory petroleum production facilities with posted risks for cancer causing chemicals.
Work in areas with risk of toxic gas release, fire, or explosion requiring annual training and ability to use self contained breathing apparatus.
Transport equipment up to 40 pounds.
Travel to sites by State provided or approved vehicle for on-road and off-road travel.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Petroleum or Chemical Process Safety Engineer
$9,503.00 - $11,888.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Week:
Monday - 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:

Special Requirements

Paper Application Submission:

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

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The classification title
• Current CalCareer ID (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.

School Transcripts:

Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification or applicants with completed coursework in an engineering discipline applicalbe to the minimimum qualifications of the classification, should provide a copy of their official transcripts with their application package for universities/colleges attended. Applicants providing copies of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that all the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency. 

DMV Pull Notice Program:

This position requires operation of a motor vehicle on official State business. The incumbent will be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program. At the time a job offer is extended, the prospective hire will be required
to purchase their own driver record at their local DMV Field Office and provide the State Lands Commission's Human Resources Office with this record prior to their first date of employment.

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: 4/2/2018

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).

Temporary Appointments may be considered if conditions warrant. Temporary Appointments may be made to anyone regardless of eligibility. Temporary Appointments may not exceed 9 months and will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

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 Office
100 Howe Avenue, 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:

State Lands Commission
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825
Please drop off application packages with the Receptionist Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from
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:
Possess engineering degree in petroleum, chemical, mechanical, electrical, or ocean engineering.
Professional engineer's license.
Onshore/offshore experience in oil and gas operations.
Excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with staff and the public.
Good judgment and tact.
Possess current CA driver's license.


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:
Anne Kerri
(916) 574-1912

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:
Mary Murray
(916) 574-1876
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


**This office is scheduled to move locations within the Long Beach area in 2018**

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