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Fuel Specialist

M30

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are involved in the inspection of fuel dispensers and underground fuel storage systems.  This includes collecting samples and conducting field tests of petroleum fuel products, verifying required permits and enforcing the rules of the Corporation Commission relating to storage, dispensing and sale of petroleum fuels and related products.

Typical Functions

  • Performs tests and inspections of fuel dispensers to assure accurate measurement.
  • Performs field checks of motor fuels for octane rating and obtains fuel samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Inspects underground fuel storage tanks to ensure integrity, including adequate corrosion protection and compliance with upgrade requirements.
  • Verifies that all antifreeze offered for sale has been approved by the Corporation Commission.
  • Prepares periodic reports of station inspections; prepares complaint investigation reports and special reports.
  • Counsels station operators concerning interpretation of Corporation Commission rules and recommends plans to correct deficiencies.
  • Issues Notices of Violation and enforces Corporation Commission orders.
  • Serves as a liaison to multi-agency or government-industry environmental committees, speaking at civic and industry group meetings.

Level Descriptors

The Fuel Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

LEVEL I: Code: M30A Salary Band: H

This is the entry-level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training capacity level and perform a wide range of fuel inspections and tests under the guidance and direction of higher-level inspectors.  In this role they will travel to service stations and other outlets to perform tests and inspections of fuel dispensers, obtain fuel samples for analysis, and perform annual inspections of underground storage tanks.  This includes responsibility for interpretation and enforcement of state and federal rules and laws.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to perform work at this level include knowledge of state and federal rules governing fuel storage systems; of methods and procedures of investigative work; of inspection and calibration of fuel dispensers; of fuel storage tank systems; of petroleum fuel products sampling and testing methods and techniques; and of basic mathematics and mechanical principles.  Ability is required to conduct investigations; to obtain and present evidence, both orally and in writing; to follow oral and written instruction; to analyze technical data regarding fuel storage systems; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements for classification at this level consist of two years experience in petroleum inspection analysis, fuel storage system operation, underground or aboveground tank installation, maintenance, wholesale fuel marketing, removal or testing or 12 hours from an accredited college or university in engineering, natural science, physical science, construction management or industrial safety.

LEVEL II: Code: M30B Salary Band: I

This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full performance level while performing a wide range of fuel inspections and tests, including pump calibration, inspection of remedial equipment and collection of groundwater and soil samples.  Responsibilities at this level will include independent interpretation and enforcement of state and federal rules and laws

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to perform work at this level include the knowledge and skills identified in Level I.

Education and Experience requirements for classification at this level consist of those identified in Level I and one year of experience in petroleum inspection analysis.

Level III: Code: M30C Salary Band: J

This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned to specialized inspections, tests and the enforcement of state and federal laws.  This includes work which may involve public speaking at civic and industry group meetings regarding Commission responsibilities, and serving as a liaison to environmental committees.  Some positions may occasionally provide technical supervision to lower-level Fuel Specialists during complex or long-term inspections or tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include the knowledge and abilities identified in Level II plus the ability to analyze technical data regarding fuel storage systems.

Education and Experience requirements consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of qualifying experience in petroleum inspection analysis.

Level IV: Code: M30D Salary Band: K

This is the supervisory level of this job family where incumbents are assigned work at all levels of difficulty and sensitivity in the inspection, testing and enforcement of state and federal laws, including training of lower level inspectors.  This level is also responsible for providing technical assistance to Licensed Installers and Removers, as well as assisting the Environmental Protection Agency with federal inspections.  Under the direction of the Manager of Compliance and Inspection, incumbents will have responsibility to plan, organize and direct field activities, involving the calibration of pumps, gathering and testing of petroleum products, inspecting remediation equipment, collecting groundwater and soil samples and supervising the enforcement of laws, rules and regulations associated with the Petroleum Storage Tank Division.  At this level, positions are assigned responsibility for the supervision of Fuel Specialist personnel, including reviewing and assigning work, providing training, evaluating performance, employee development, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions as well as performing related administrative functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include the knowledge and abilities identified in Level III plus knowledge of principles and practices of effective supervision.

Education and Experience requirements consist of those identified in Level III plus two additional years of qualifying experience in petroleum inspection analysis.

Special Requirements

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

Repetitive lifting of fuel calibration cans weighing approximately 40 pounds is required.

Applicant may be required to reside within assigned work territory.

Some positions may require applicants to have a Petroleum Storage Tank Installer/Remover License.

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