The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our Energy Resources program area. Performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army - 46A (Public Affairs, General), Navy - 165X RL (Special Duty Officer - Public Affairs), Coast Guard - MGT13 (External Affairs), Marine Corps - 4502 (Communication Strategy and Operations Officer), and Air Force - 35PX (Public Affairs). Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview.
Essential Job Elements:
Conducts in depth technical reviews of oil and gas Leases to determine status and compliance with lease provisions and if any acreage or depths have terminated under the lease terms and updates data base accordingly. This includes consulting with lessees when necessary and fostering good working relationship with them in order to ensure that the GLO’s position is effectively communicated and the potential for amicable resolution is identified. Assists with School Land Board Sealed Bid Lease Sales including: processing nominations, determining tract eligibility, verifying descriptions, assembling resource management codes, assisting in generating the Notice for Bids, insuring that all personnel are notified and trained and that all equipment is functional for the sales. Maintains contact with applicable GLO departments and outside vendors to insure proper coordination of the sale. Processes and files oil and gas lease surface damage payments. This requires review of pertinent oil and gas leases, statutes and rules to make a determination as to the sufficiency and timeliness of the payments. Performs an array of land work, cross-training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities related to the leasing of State minerals and maintenance of oil and gas lease and land records. Performs special projects as assigned including working with the other agency staff on terminations, bankruptcies and other matters as needed.
Graduation from an accredited school with a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or energy related field. Three (3) years experience of land work including leasing oil and gas, reviewing lease terms and records pertaining to oil, gas and other minerals and preparing documents related to oil and gas development. Education and experience may substitute for one another.
Three (3) years of experience as a petroleum landman.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of Oil and Gas Lease terms. Knowledge of oil and gas laws and applicable administrative rules and procedures Ability to listen to others and communicate in an effective, efficient manner. Ability to identify, collect, and organize data for analysis and decision-making. Ability to attend work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies. Other (Licenses, Certifications, etc.)
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.
The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.