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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST IV

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Environmental, Health and Safety
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180000PT Requisition #
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Job Summary

This position is an experienced level position that develops and owns environmental compliance systems for the organization.  This position can be responsible for a single environmental program or multiple programs with accountability for organizational compliance with regulations.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate patterns and developing opportunities related to data collection tools and templates to develop compliance enhancements in order to improve the accuracy and quality of data collected for environmental compliance systems.

  • Provide subject matter expertise of compliance requirements and operating and construction parameters to answer questions regarding applicability of compliance systems.  Develop internal audit protocols to support the evaluation of ONEOK facilities.

  • Lead representative for ONEOK in the evaluation and implementation of major emerging regulatory issues.  Represent ONEOK positions in national Industry Associations or in support of the ONEOK Regulatory Issue Guideline.

  • Analyze and develop corporate positions on applicability of environmental regulations for the organization and applicable operating assets and construction projects.  Able to apply risk based analysis of compliance relative to operations or construction practices.  Recognize and resolve regulatory applicability issues.  Institutionalize corporate positions within compliance systems to ensure repeatable compliance.

  • Subject matter expert on one or more environmental programs and their applicability to ONEOK’s unique operating parameters and construction practices.

  • Recognize the need for and develop procedures and tools to facilitate and demonstrate compliance consistently across the organization’s operating assets and construction projects.  Evaluate existing procedures and tools for opportunities to improve compliance performance.

  • Review environmental inspection results and apply findings to operating segments, project execution processes or corporate compliance systems to enhance compliance.

  • Negotiate with contract and consultant resources that provide program level support to ensure an appropriate level of service and competitive rates for service.

  • Develop organizational permitting strategy across operating segments and construction projects and provide reviews and comments on major permits.  Ensure quality and accuracy of practical permit conditions based on evaluation of compliance risk.

  • Fully independent with a high level of decision rights and authority to execute responsibilities.

  • Manage compliance systems for an entire compliance program or business segment.  Initiate and implement system enhancements to improve compliance performance.  Develop training for new users on compliance systems and procedures.  Develop and implement new compliance systems.

  • Provide mentoring to experienced employees on compliance system management, assisting with compliance requirements and organizational procedures and tools.

  • Manage agency interaction at the program level and be able to negotiate segment or corporate level compliance or enforcement issues.  Able to effectively represent ONEOK operating parameters and construction practices and the applicability of environmental regulations along with rationale for compliance positions taken by the organization.

  • Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.

  • Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher in an environmental science or related technical discipline or equivalent combination of formal education and job related experience.

  • At least fifteen (15) years of experience in an environmental compliance role is typical for this position, but years in the position is not as relevant as the application of knowledge and experience.

  • Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations and standards and their applicability to operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research, compile, and prepare permit applications, logs, reports, correspondence and company responses to agency requests.

  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, research, and interpret governmental regulations, equipment performance manuals, regulatory agency guidance and instructions, reports, correspondence and company policies and procedures.

  • Application of math, algebraic formulas, calculus and statistics.

  • Experience in use and function of office equipment including computers and applicable software.

  • Experience interacting, advising, negotiating and communicating effectively.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.

  • Communicate and/or exchange information.

  • Communicate effectively through the development of written communication that applies fundamental technical writing skills

Certification and Licensing

  • Applicable driver’s license for travel to other locations and to job sites throughout the company

Physical Requirements

  • Mobility to travel in and around office surroundings and to other business locations

  • Ability to operate tools and equipment required

  • Ability to collect environmental field samples (air, water and waste) for analysis

Visual Requirements

  • Sufficient to perform job duties

ONEOK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, national origin, gender identity, disability, military/veteran status, genetic information or any other categories protected by applicable law.


We are committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request an accommodation email HRSolutions@ONEOK.com or call 1-855-663-6547

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