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Job Title:Director of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Type of Announcement:This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 05/21/12 11:59 PM Mountain Time
Primary Physical Work Address:Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 1120 Lincoln Street Room 801 Denver CO 80203
Salary:$6,662.00 - $12,073.00 Monthly
Hiring Pay Rate:Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
FLSA Status:Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Job Type:Full Time
Who Competes:Individuals eligible for transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion, or reinstatement will be required to participate in the competitive assessment process in order to be considered for this vacancy.
Location:Denver Metro, Colorado
How To Apply:Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
If not applying on-line, submit application to:Department of Natural Resources Human Resource Office 1313 Sherman Street Room 415 Denver CO 80203 Fax: 303-866-6499
Department Contact Information:Mary Vigil Human Resource Specialist 303-866-2667 x8646
Methods of Appointment:Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created or the transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion or reinstatement applicants. However, there is the possibility that appointment(s), for valid, articulated business reasons may be made by transfer, reinstatement, disciplinary or non-disciplinary demotion, trial service reversion, placement due to return from military service or another method of appointment not stated.

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources was created with a mission to develop, preserve and enhance the state’s natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.

The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) mission is to foster the responsible, balanced development, production, and utilization of the natural resources of oil and gas in the State of Colorado in a manner consistent with protection of health, safety, and welfare, including protection of the environment and wildlife resources; protect the public and private interests against waste in the production and utilization of oil and gas; safeguard, protect, and enforce the rights of owners and producers in a common source or pool of oil and gas, and plan and manage oil and gas operations in a manner that balances development with wildlife conservation in recognition of the state's obligation to protect wildlife resources and the hunting, fishing and recreation traditions they support, which are an important part of Colorado's economy and culture.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado.  Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado.  Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:
  • Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.
  • Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency. 
  • Elegant.  Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving the services. 
In addition to a great location, rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training opportunities and more.
 Description of Job:
The Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for a dynamic leader to direct the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), which is a performance-based pay plan reserved for senior-level management positions responsible for relatively large or important segments of a principal department. Employees in SES agree to and sign a contract which expires and is re-negotiated annually.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan, organize, direct and manage the operation of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to ensure the most efficient, effective and customer focused delivery of products and services.
  • Interpret and implement statutes, policies and directives issued by the Colorado Legislature, Governor and Department of Natural Resources Executive Director.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations adopted by the commission.
  • Oversee the activities of the OGCC through subordinate managers, for Engineering, Environmental, Finance, Hearings, and Information Technology.
  • Devise long and short-term plans to ensure fulfillment of the OGCC's mission.
  • Advise commissioners on programmatic policies which guide the agency.
 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in petroleum engineering, geological engineering; hydrology; natural resource policy, planning, law or conservation; natural resources management; reclamation; soil science; agronomy; public administration; or a closely related field; AND
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in petroleum engineering, geological engineering, natural resources law, regulatory compliance, environment protection or the reclamation of disturbed lands.  The experience must have included the following:
    • Two (2) years managing a large multiple level organization through subordinate level staff; and
    • Two (2) years of professional public or business administration which included establishing organization structure, developing strategic work plans, budget development and control, setting goals and objective to achieve program results and fostering a team environment.
  • Experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree. 
  • A master’s or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in petroleum engineering, geological engineering; hydrology; natural resource policy, planning, law or conservation; natural resources management; reclamation; soil science; agronomy; public administration; or a closely related field; may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree and two years of general experience. There is no substitution for the required two (2) years experience managing a large multiple level organization or the two (2) years of required experience of professional public or business administration. 

Necessary Special Requirements: 

  • Former employees of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources must have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire. 
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License with the ability to independently travel.
  • Must be willing to travel with some overnight travel for several days at a time often on relatively short notice.
  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Department of Natural Resources Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of any charges.
  • Must be willing to be on-call in the event of the activation of the Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Required Competencies:
  • Progressively responsible professional experience in petroleum engineering; geological engineering; natural resources law; natural resource policy or regulatory compliance. 
  • Proven experience in budget, financial and contract management.
  • Proven experience managing a staff with diverse professional experience and qualifications.
  • Proven experience in policy analysis, development and implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and execute decisions.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory and team building skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex political environment.
  • Excellent negotiation and consensus building skills.
 Supplemental Information:
Please submit an on-line application, resume, transcript and cover letter. The exam for this position will involve a review of the information you submit in your application material. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of your application and cover letter, you describe the extent that you possess the education, experience and competencies outlined in the job announcement as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect your score and prevent you from competing in subsequent measure used to arrive at a top group of applicants.
If you do not submit transcripts at the time of application, you will be required to submit later in the selection process.

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