During a BSEE-directed unannounced exercise in the Gulf of Mexico (April 2013) offshore operator Noble Energy shipped this 600-ton capping stack to a simulated well hole 5, 047 feet below the surface.
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Careers at BSEE

Your Career in Offshore Enforcement

At the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) you'll have a unique opportunity to put your engineering know-how to use. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the field or an experienced professional looking for a stable career, BSEE has positions available for all levels of experience. As part of BSEE you will enforce the safe and environmentally responsible operation of America's offshore oil and natural gas development.

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Career Advancement and Life Enhancement



Excellent Benefits

Having a fulfilling career you care about is very important, but we understand that employee benefits are important as well. As an employee of the Department of the Interior you will have ample leave time, flexible schedules, and retirement benefits and insurance that rival or exceed the private sector. Your career with BSEE will fully support the life you lead outside work. See what you can expect when you join BSEE.

Students & Recent Graduates

Our interns participate in a wide range of interesting career fields--from biology to engineering. Trade the classroom for real life experience as a paid intern or launch your new career path with BSEE. Read more Students and Recent Graduates.

Commitment to Diversity

The BSEE is an equal opportunity employer. BSEE is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce. We believe that our diverse perspectives and experiences make us stronger and better able to address our greatest challenges. BSEE welcomes differences of thought, background, education, marital status, experience, socioeconomic status, occupation, language and geographic location. BSEE is committed to a team of the best talents and skills of all Americans to our mission for current and future generations. For additional information, please contact the BSEE Equal Opportunity Office at 202-208-3560.

BSEE proudly welcomes applications from veterans. Under the recently established Veterans Employment Initiative we are working with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to better serve our men and women in uniform.

Federal employees, former Federal employees, and applicants for Federal employment enjoy protections under Federal antidiscrimination, whistleblower, and the No Fear Act.

BSEE has a comprehensive plan to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Process

A simple registration process allows you to create, edit, and archive your resume and other supporting documents; and then when you find a job that you like, just follow the links within the vacancy announcement to complete the online application. Your USAJOBS account will have a convenient feature that allows you to view the jobs to which you have applied and will show you whether your resume and documentation is received.
All of our vacancies are listed on USAJOBS.gov and you can also find a current listing at our Jobs page. Embark on your new career path today.

Room For Advancement

Retirement trends are growing throughout the organization. That means more advanced positions are opening up all the time--making this a great time for current and potential BSEE employees who desire professional growth and career advancement. This organization is dedicated to advancing talent from within. With a wide range of training, mentorship and development opportunities, you can quickly build a multi-faceted career. As you spend more time with the BSEE and develop more professional responsibilities, you may decide to take on new roles and responsibilities. That's something we not only support, but we encourage. Every BSEE employee has the potential to become a leader.

Employment FAQs

Where are positions located?
Wherever there are U.S. offshore resources you'll find BSEE personnel nearby. Our main offices are located in Louisiana, Texas, California, Alaska, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
What are the basic requirements?
To be an employee of BSEE, you must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to pass a background investigation.
What type of education or degree do I need?
Many of our careers require college degrees or advanced degrees. Please carefully read the USAJOBS position qualifications for information on specific education requirements.
What benefits are available?
Benefits go beyond the basics. BSEE is committed to offering their employees a quality of life. Benefits include work-life balance; minimal travel; generous government benefits including health insurance, paid leave and student loan repayment; and savings and retirement plans. Read more about benefits in our Benefits Section.