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Oil and Gas Inspector
Agency: Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission
Date Posted: 05/16/2018
Posting Expires: 05/27/2018
The Oil and Gas Inspector is responsible for inspecting crude oil and natural gas production wells, production facilities, seismic operations, pipelines, tank trucks and related UIC Class II and Class V injection wells. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Performs compliance inspections of crude oil and natural gas production wells, productionfacilities, seismic operations, pipelines, tank trucks and related UIC Class II and Class Vinjection wells for compliance with commission rules. Performs production tests on gas wells to regulate the volume of gas produced annually. Initiates enforcement actions, concerning drilling, production, transportation, conservation, and pollution control, during the drilling and extraction process. Witnesses the industry cementing of well-bore surface casing to ensure the protection of underground fresh water supplies from contamination during crude oil and natural gas production activities. Witnesses the industry plugging and abandonment procedures for crude oil and natural gaswells to ensure the protection of underground fresh water supplies and performs investigation of abandoned wells for the state plugging program. Researches and answers questions and complaints from the general public, regarding water well contamination, investigates surface impacts, crude oil, and salt water spills, andother industry related problems. Provides written inspection reports, researches and writes technical reports for special projects and performs data input on results of inspections. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Frequent travel within an assigned area is required. There is frequent possible exposure to explosive and poisonous gas. Twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal laws governing oil and gas production facilities. Knowledge of oil and gas production methods and equipment. Knowledge of gas testing procedures. Ability to calculate test data. Ability to inspect producing and abandoned wells for compliance with law. Ability to conduct research, and prepare, present, and review technical information and reports. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws governing the oil and gas industry.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus five years of experience in the field of oil and gas production or a related area.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must obtain within one year of employment, certification to witness, supervise, and test oil and gas wells and pipelines that have in their content poisonous Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (H2S). Re-certification is required on an annual basis and includes equipment and classroom training. Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
The purpose and mission of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is and has always been to serve the public and protect the correlative rights and interest of all parties.

This position will be filled at Entry level unless the minimum qualifications are exceeded, at which point the position may be filled up to the Midpoint level.
Job Details
Position No.: 22088025
Class Code: X082C
Grade: GS05
Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: El Dorado
Job County/Region: Union
Contact Information
Contact name: Gary Looney
Phone: 870 862-4965
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