California Public Utilities Commission - Los Angeles County, CA
$6,003 - $9,692 a month

Job details Salary $6,003 - $9,692 a month Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision of the Senior Mineral Resources Engineer, the Energy and Mineral Resources Engineer (EMRE) assists State Lands Commission (Commission) engineers on less difficult geologic and engineering work involved in the issuance of solid minerals, geothermal prospecting permits, leases, and oil and gas permit/lease management. The incumbent makes recommendations on mineral assessment of state land parcels; updates and performs inspections; assists with maintaining an inventory of abandoned mine hazards on state school lands; assists with abandoned mine remediation; reviews and checks basic geologic and engineering reports regarding oil, gas, mineral ,and geothermal energy potential on state and surrounding lands; compiles information and prepares memos, letters, spreadsheets, reports, and maps developed by the geothermal; and prepares presentations on findings.

Review oil, gas, geothermal and solid mineral applications, permits and leases, in accordance with the Commission’s leasing guidelines to help develop lease terms and conditions. Work with upper level engineers in processing oil and gas, solid mineral and geothermal prospecting permits and leases, modification of right of surface entry applications, and any other actions related to the geological assessment using the Commission’s Online System for Customer Applications and Records (OSCAR) Work with management and administration on mineral resources for state lands by reviewing clauses in the lease and permit documents for the Commission’s leasing processes and guidelines. Schedule meetings and field inspection yearly with operators on leased lands referencing the lease document in order to document lease project updates. Review the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for new lease applications to ensure adherence to CEQA and NEPA guidelines. Review other environmental reports such as mitigation monitoring report covering oil, gas, geothermal extraction, and injection projects for processing new lease applications and to aid the Commission’s Department of Environmental Management unit (DEPM) to ensure adherence to CEQA and NEPA guidelines. Organize drilling permits, production reports, memo, letters, inspection reports using the working files and OSCAR to keep accurate lease records, as required. Review oil, gas, and geothermal public inquiries to respond, either orally or in writing, using available records in OSCAR. Coordinate with Commission divisions (Legal and Land Management), local, state, and federal agencies by scheduling quarterly project meetings to facilitate transparency, enhance communication in order to advance Commission policies and increase revenue to the Commission. Review monthly geothermal royalty statements by checking production, steam volumes, and revenue using the Commission’s accounting unit spreadsheets. Communicate inconsistencies with Commission’s Accounting unit by following-up using Commission’s accounting spreadsheets to make final corrections to royalty payments. Implement the Environmental Justice (EJ) policy using Commission’s EJ guidelines and procedures for new lease applications and permits to assist the EJ and Tribal liaisons in public outreach for disadvantaged and Tribal communities.

Write a mineral potential assessment using US Geological Survey (USGS) resources and geological resources for a Land Management unit application. Use geographic information system (GIS) to assist with land exchange with federal lands suitable for alternative energy development. Review geology and mineral potential on relevant section of the DRECP lands. Provide the less technical analysis of the geology and mineral potential by using and reviewing GIS and DRECP related documents and maps.

Gather geologic literature from written and electronic sources to determine the location, nature, and history of abandoned mines located on state school lands. Update the abandoned mines list using Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation list for new mine abandonment assessment. Inspect the mine features with upper level engineer to help in determining their location using physical, biological, and cultural attributes to help determine an appropriate closure technique and to safeguard the public. Review biological and cultural surveys to help determine appropriate mine closure techniques using field notes and online resources. Work with Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation, quarterly, in installation of warning metal posts and metal signs to warn the public of abandoned mine hazards. Work with Department of Conservation, Office of Mine Reclamation, quarterly, to conduct field visits and install fence posts and fence wire around mine features that may pose a hazard to the public using safe practices in the field.

Working Conditions

  • Work in high-rise building in a climate-controlled office environment under artificial lighting
  • Occasionally work under tight deadlines due to re-direction of new projects
  • Occasional overtime during long travel to meetings or field inspections
  • Sit for prolonged periods
  • Use a computer keyboard several hours a day
  • Frequent use of personal computer with software applications such as Microsoft Office at a workstation
  • Transport documents or equipment weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequent telephone and email contacts with internal, external staff, and the public
  • Drive a four-wheel vehicle on dirt roads to remote areas during field inspections
  • Hike on rough and uneven terrain during field inspections
  • Full-time telework required until further notice
  • This work unit s subject to core business hours between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM and 3:00 pm. Scheduled lunch hour (1/2 hour or hour) between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-264690 Position #(s): 340-540-3784-001 Working Title: Energy and Mineral Resources Engineer Classification: ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES ENGINEER $6,003.00 - $7,157.00 A $7,091.00 - $8,875.00 B $7,746.00 - $9,692.00 C # of Positions: 1 Work Location: Los Angeles County Job Type: Permanent, Full Time Facility: MRM Long Beach

Department Information

The California State Lands Commission provides the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through preservation, restoration, enhancement, responsible economic development, and the promotion of public access.

We value diversity at all levels and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where our employees from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences are able to leverage their strengths and unique insights to further the Commission’s mission and thrive.



Special Requirements

Paper Application Submission:

Electronic application submission is preferred for this Job Control (JC). Application packages may be submitted in paper format but must contain the following information of the application in order to be processed and included in the applicant pool:
  • The JC number listed on the job posting
  • The classification title
  • Current CalCareer I.D. number (from your CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account" tab)
  • Applicants must not include confidential information on any documents provided in their application package. Examples of confidential information include Social Security Number, LEAP status, Equal Opportunity Employer information, exam results, salary, authorization to work in the US status and criminal history.
  • Only required or requested documents in this JC will be reviewed and considered by the hiring unit. Please do not submit documents that have not been requested or required.
  • Please do not submit a second application by paper if you submitted an electronic application.
  • SROA/Surplus or Reinstatement applicants MUST check the SROA/Surplus or Reinstatement box as their basis of eligibility when submitting their application package electronically. Additionally, SROA/Surplus applicants must provide their layoff letter and title it as "SROA Letter" or "Surplus Letter" if providing the letter electronically with their application package.

General Qualifications:

Ability to adhere to the general qualifications outlined in California Code of Regulations 2 CCR172.

School Transcripts:

Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification, must provide a photocopy or scan of their official transcripts with their application package for the universities/colleges attended where the coursework or degree was received. Failure to provide official transcripts may result in removal from the exam list. Applicants providing photocopies or scans of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that all the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/28/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Lands Commission Attn: Human Resources Office 100 Howe Ave, Suite 100 - South Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

State Lands Commission Human Resources Office 301 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 550 Long Beach, CA 90802 Deliver application packages to the Receptionist Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) between 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Supplemental Application -

    Responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) items 1-2 below must be submitted with application package. The SQ serves as documentation of each applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Completed SQ must be single-spaced, 12 pt. font, not exceed 2 pages, and responses MUST be numbered in the same order as the SQ items. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SQ and application packages received without the SQ may not be considered.

    The SQ should address the following:

    1. Using a minimum of half a page and no more than one page, please describe one technical scientific report you wrote.
    2. Please describe your experience with field work, activities, or inspection in geologic features, oil, gas, geothermal, safety facilities, engineering, or similar experience in an outdoor environment.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Ability to analyze engineering data and develop appropriate conclusions and recommendations
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills to meet workload demands
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff, the public, and all levels of industry and government
  • Ability to be reliable with exemplary work habits and good attendance
  • Ability to maintain professional and respectful working relationships with internal staff
  • Ability to use a digital camera and Global Positioning System
  • Knowledge of provisions of Division 6 of the Public Resources Code governing lands under the jurisdiction of the Commission
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, equipment and terminology of geology, petroleum, and reservoir engineering
  • Knowledge and terminology of the inner workings of mining, drilling rig, and equipment
  • Knowledge of California law regulating oil and gas, geothermal and solid mineral exploration, and extraction
  • Knowledge of software usage for evaluation and determination of productivity of the leases as well as decision making for lease development and lease maintenance
  • Knowledge of CEQA guidelines and requirements


When you choose a career with the State of California, you receive a comprehensive benefits package in addition to your salary. You may visit the California Department of Human Resources website for more information on the State's benefits package.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Darlene Hayashi
(916) 574-1497
[email protected]

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Mary Murray
(916) 574-1876
[email protected]

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Position Location

Mineral Resources Management Division
301 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802

Telework and Exam Information


This position requires the incumbent to telework full-time until futher notice.

Exam Information

Applicants must have list, transfer or reinstatement eligibility prior to hire. For information about exams visit CalHR’s website at: If the classification is not listed on this link, an exam is not being administered at this time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]