Minerals Management Specialist

Recruitment #220526-UNCM-04





Minerals Management Specialist

Qualified applicants must submit a Resume, and Cover Letter with application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and may result in early close of the position. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10, 2022.

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Job Levels/Salary Grade: $50,000.00-$55,000.00
Job type: Full- Time
Work hours: Standard
Reports to: Director of Minerals Management
Supervisory Position: N/A

The Commissioners of the Land Office (CLO) is an Oklahoma State Agency created by the original Oklahoma Constitution. The CLO administers the school land trust funds for the production of income for the support and maintenance of the common schools and the schools of higher education. The CLO is in charge funds and proceeds derived from the sale, rental, disposal and management of school lands and other public lands under the rules and regulations prescribed by the Oklahoma legislature.
This positions is involved in professional level work related to the management, analysis, interpretation, and sale of mineral resources under the jurisdiction of the Commissioners of the Land Office.

• Ability to adapt to an automated work environment; provide customer service, establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees, and the general public; to present facts and opinions clearly and concisely; to maintain confidentiality; to judge a situation and adopt an effective course of action.
• Knowledge of technology and ability to use it to maximize efficiency and services;
• Conscientious commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient service through the performance of the prescribed job duties;
• Ability to exercise sound judgement in decision-making and problem solving in order to fulfill the mission of the agency;
• Ability to communicate effectively;
• Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of basic management and public administration techniques; of appropriate laws, rules and regulations pertaining to oil and gas; and of oil and gas lease terms.
• Ability is required to read and interpret complex written material and preparation of basic documents used in the operation of the minerals management division;
• Capacity to prepare records; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

• Researches and analyzes lease assignments, drilling and production reports, and Division Orders, and conducts title searches to determine legal ownership and interest of mineral rights and royalty due CLO; reviews U.S. surveys, riparian and accretion rights pertinent to the movement of the river.
Performs mineral appraisals and evaluation of mineral assets to determine value of tracts; reviews bids submitted on minerals leases to determine if bonus payment is of fair market value;
• Determines status of low producing stripper wells, makes recommendations and develops plan of operation if required for continued operation, increased production or economic shut-in; evaluates economic value of participation in secondary recovery units affecting royalty due CLO.
• Responsible for identifying critical areas of mineral assets available for assignment.  Research, identify and analyze leasehold ownership and gross well revenue.  Review incoming requests for consent to assignment to determine that the requestor has valid title and that the lease is in good standing. 
• Conducts marketing of oil, natural gas, and other minerals to maximize income to the CLO trust fund; supervises and coordinates work of other division employees in the management and sale of mineral resources.
• Responsible for the operation of the Geographic Information System, a component of specialized data systems to determine well locations, production, well density, producing formations, and geographical information such as rivers, sections, cities, and towns.
• Other duties as assigned.


General office setting.

Mild to low travel required.

EEO Statement
The Oklahoma Commissioners of Land Office (OCLO) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OCLO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This job description has been reviewed and approved by the Hiring/Supervising Manager.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

For questions about this position, please contact the hiring manager at:
Chris Wiggers, Minerals Management Division


o Minimum of two (2) years experience in mineral/energy management
o Bachelor’s  Degree in petroleum land management, business, public administration, or closely related field preferred.