Careers

Careers

A Rewarding Career

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.

"Why I Work At BSEE"


Career Advancement and Life Enhancement


Training. Advancement. And Excellent Benefits!

InspectorsHaving 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.

 

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.

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

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.

BSEE Affirmative Action Plan

DOI's Reasonable Accommodations page

Special Salary Rates


2022 Locality Pay Tables

Special salary rate tables for certain scientific positions are listed below.  To set the pay of these positions, a comparison is made between the locality pay table of the duty station and the special salary rate table for the position.  The highest salary for the grade and step will be used to set the pay. 

  • Civil Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Geophysicists, Geologists and positions in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance in grades GS-5 through GS-15 are included on the 2022 Special Rate Pay Table 0711 in Camarillo, CA and Jefferson, LA.
  • Petroleum Engineers and positions in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance in grades GS-5 through GS-15 are included on the 2022 Special Rate Pay Table 0712 in Lake Charles, LA, Lafayette, LA, Houma, LA and Angleton, TX.
  • General Engineers, Civil Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Geophysicists, Geologists and positions in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance in grades GS-5 through GS-15 are included on the 2022 Special Rate Pay Table 0716 in Houston, TX.
  • Civil Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Geophysicists, Geologists and positions in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance in grades GS-5 through GS-15 are included on the 2022 Special Rate Pay Table 0721 in Anchorage, AK

Students & Recent Graduates


TrainingOur 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. it's interesting work where you earn while you learn.

The Pathways Program offers clear paths to paid internships for students and careers for recent graduates in order to provide training and career development for individuals starting their federal careers. There are three programs: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, and the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

You may search for Internship and Recent Graduates job opportunity announcements at http://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads. Agencies are responsible for posting their Pathways job opportunity announcements. Please note that Recent Graduates job opportunities may not be immediately available, as agencies are in the process of establishing their Pathways Programs.

Internship Program

The Pathways Program allows students to be exposed to the work of the government through federal internships while pursuing their degree. Positions are open to current students enrolled at least half-time in high school/GED, vocational, technical, undergraduate, graduate or professional programs.

Engineering Internship

Every year BSEE attends recruiting opportunities nationwide and promote engineering internships. The program allows engineering students to become familiar with the mission and functions of BSEE offshore program. Petroleum, chemical, civil/structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering students may apply.

Recent Graduates Program

ImageThe Recent Graduates Program provides developmental opportunities for recent graduates. Recent graduates program positions are open to individuals who completed a qualifying educational program within the preceding 2 years.

Presidential Management Fellow Program

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level and is run by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). For eligibility information and application instructions, please visit http://www.pmf.gov. OPM announces opportunities annually through a PMF database. PMF opportunities are currently available only to the PMF Finalists of the most recent class. Any bureau or agency can select a PMF by working with their servicing human resources office and PMF coordinator.

Application Process


USA JobsA 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. 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


ImageWhere 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. View more info on our Regional Offices.

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. View more on our Eligibility page.

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 on our Benefits page.