JOB: Industrial Specialist (Petroleum) at Dept. of Energy, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Industrial Specialist (Petroleum)
    Department: Department Of Energy
    Agency: Department Of Energy
    Sub Agency: Headquarters
    Job Announcement Number: HQ-11-CAT-RATING-FE-00048

    SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, May 27, 2011 to Friday, June 10, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-1150-14/14
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the
    national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through
    scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup
    of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you’ll have the
    flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through
    a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By
    joining DOE, you can help to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world.

    To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position located in the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Petroleum Reserves’ Office of Operations and Readiness in Washington, D.C.

    The Office of Operations and Readiness develops integrated plans and processes for managing and conducting the storage, drawdown, and sale of Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) crude oil and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NEHOR) heating oil; develops and implements SPR Office systems and procedures for tests and exercises; assures timely processing of occurrence reports and develops overall oil acquisition and transportation strategies.

    The position serves as an expert specialist and advisor on petroleum biogeochemistry and refining, long-term petroleum storage, and petroleum quality surveillance, assessment and measurement, and plans, implements and manages diverse research programs in support of these activities.

    This vacancy is being concurrently advertised with HQ-11-MP-FE-00048. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. Applicants who wish to be considered for both must apply to both.


    * U.S. Citizenship.
    * Background and/or Security Investigation is required.
    * This position is in the bargaining unit covered under NTEU.
    * Relocation expenses MAY be paid.
    * Eligible candidates must be able to obtain & maintain L Security Clearance.


    The incumbent of this position develops long-term petroleum quality surveillance and assessment program strategy; manages laboratory services that support the program; initiates enhancements and revises program strategy. Maintains awareness of petroleum laboratory practices, evaluates applicability to Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) quality surveillance and assessments, and incorporates as appropriate. The incumbent maintains liaison with other government and industry personnel involved with petroleum measurement and loss control and makes recommendations on technology for measurement of petroleum in surface and underground storage. The incumbent is knowledgeable in current petroleum refining operations and process technology to ensure that SPR crude oil commingling practices will not result in mixtures that will require special handling or adversely affect quality, accountability, or recoverability of oil in long-term storage. Studies the effects of prolonged storage of petroleum in different geologic media including deleterious changes in quality. During drawdown and distribution or relocation of SPR stocks, identifies potential adverse impact on reserves or facilities. Represents the SPR organization on working groups and committees in the areas of petroleum chemistry, measurement, and accountability and at National and international meetings. Provides expert advice to the DAS and Office Director on petroleum chemistry, refining, and measurement.

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