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TENTATIVE

Occ. Code 4004100

 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 1, GRADE 14

4004100

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 2, GRADE 19

4004200

 

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

 

Classification Standard

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

Mineral Resources Technicians assist geologists, engineers and higher level mineral resources professionals in the environmental and technical review of permit applications for oil, gas, and solution mining well permits, and in monitoring all phases of well drilling, production, and plugging operations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

          MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 1:  full performance level; performs pre-drilling and post-drilling environmentally oriented inspections of drilling sites, including safety inspections of equipment and its orientation.

 

          MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 2: advanced performance and supervisory level; performs field investigations and inspections of technically critical wells in environmentally sensitive areas; typically supervises the work of lower level technicians and participates in their training.  

 

RELATED CLASSES

 

Mineral Resources Specialists analyze, review, and administer environmental regulations and permitting for oil, gas, and solution mining exploration, development, and production. Positions in this title series perform technical and environmental reviews for drilling permits, for mineral resource extraction, environmental suitability and impact, and operational safety, and perform site inspections, audits and investigations of suspected safety violations or non-routine accidents.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 1:  performs pre-drilling and post-drilling environmentally oriented inspections of drilling sites; completes safety inspections of equipment and its orientation at the well site; monitors all phases of drilling, production, and plugging operations, including casing, cementing, and stimulation to ensure adherence to rules, regulations, and special permit conditions; assists in responding to and investigating complaints; assists in compiling maps, records, reports, and related information; assists in the administration of leases for oil and gas production on State lands, and audits the records of producers to ensure correctness of payments; and assists in input and analysis of computer data. May assist in the professional development of trainees.

 

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 2: reviews permit applications, including environmental assessment forms, and determines the need to coordinate drilling activities with other local, State, or federal agencies; performs field investigations and inspections on technically critical wells in environmentally sensitive areas, including wells over 6,000 feet deep, high pressure wells, and wells in Lake Erie; performs basic mineral resource analyses and studies; assists in complex analyses and studies; investigates pollution incidents and prepares reports and recommendations; and assists in input and analysis of computer data. Positions at this level typically supervise lower level technicians, and participate in the training and development of lower-level staff, and in the performance of their assigned duties.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 1

 

Promotion: one year of service as an Environmental Engineering Technician 2 and successful completion of a one year traineeship.

 

Open Competitive: an associate's or higher-level degree in petroleum technology or petroleum engineering technology AND two years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage; OR sixty semester credit hours, 35 of which must have been in the environmental/engineering sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, statics and dynamics, or strength of materials AND two years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

 

 

MINERAL RESOURCES TECHNICIAN 2

 

Promotion: one year of service as a Mineral Resources Technician 1.

 

Open Competitive: an associate's or higher-level degree in petroleum technology or petroleum engineering technology AND four years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage; OR sixty semester credit hours, 35 of which must have been in the environmental/engineering sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, statics and dynamics, or strength of materials AND four years of experience in drilling, development, or production for oil, gas, solution mining, or underground gas storage.

 

Date:  3/17

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. For current information on minimum qualifications please contact the Division of Staffing Services.