Director, Minerals Management Division

Recruitment #191004-UNCE-531


Application Instructions

To be considered, submit a letter, resume and CLO employment application to:

Katy Janz, Human Resources Director
Commissioners of the Land Office
204 N. Robinson, Suite 900
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 521-4012

Position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

The CLO employment application can be found at


Commissioners of the Land Office
State of Oklahoma
Director of Minerals Management Division

The Secretary for the Commissioners of the Land Office (“CLO”) seeks applicants for the position of Director of Minerals Management Division. This position is an unclassified, “at will” position and serves at the pleasure of the Secretary for the Commissioners of the Land Office.   

This is the senior level of administrative supervision and management of the Minerals Management Division.

Duties include:
• Supervising the sale of mineral leases and recommending acceptance or rejection of high bid on each tract
• Analyzing title opinions and reviewing government records and documents, surveys and riparian and accretion rights to determine ownership of the mineral estate
• Reviewing engineering reports and division orders
• Negotiating royalty participation
• Supervising and evaluating leases for compliance with the terms and conditions of the lease agreement, including the development of the lease, environmental protection compliance, royalty payments, plugging and restoration of production sites
• Establishing procedures and policies for the day-to-day operation of the Minerals Management Division
• Determining the value of minerals acquired by government condemnation and supervising the appraisal of minerals
• Supervising marketing of natural gas, including developing strategies for the marketing and exchange of energy resources
• Evaluating sites for environmental protection compliance and pollution abatement
 (Full job description available on request.)

Requires knowledge of:
• Office management and practices
• Supervisory principles and practices
• Petroleum engineering and geology
• Petroleum land management relating to oil and gas production
• Various record keeping methods relating to land titles, leases and contracts
• Mineral leases and contracts
• State laws and regulations relating to land lease and development
• Methods and techniques of report writing

Must possess the ability to:
• Analyze secondary recovery units
• Prepare general agreements
• Apply engineering and geological principles to contract agreements
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Establish effective working relationships with others
• Plan and supervise the work of others
• Conduct several projects simultaneously
• Analyze situations and recommend effective solutions
• Determine staffing and training needs.

Educational and Work Experience Requirements:
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in petroleum land management or business administration or a closely related field  (Degree in energy management, law, or petroleum engineering preferred)
• And five years of professional experience in oil and gas work as a landman, land manager or operations manager
• And a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience

Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000 commensurate with education and experience.

The Commissioners of the Land Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.