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Legal (and Contract Admin)
1900000X Requisition #
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Competencies, Abilities and Skills

  • Legal Analytical Skills - Accurately identify and assess legal issues and risks for assigned area(s) of responsibility and recommend and effectuate appropriate course of action for same, often with potential for business area-wide consequences.

  • Independent Work - Exercises independent discretion and judgment. 

  • Internal Relationships - Ability to effectively work with all members of the legal department, including lawyers, contract administrators, paralegals, and/or legal assistants.  Ability to review and provide input on work of Attorneys, Senior Attorneys, contract administrators, paralegals and/or legal assistants.  May have management and professional development responsibility for Attorneys, Senior Attorneys, contract administrators, paralegals and/or legal assistants.

  • Outside Counsel Relationships - Ability to work with outside counsel to achieve Company results.  Responsible for management of outside counsel relationships for assigned area(s) of responsibility, including reviewing and approving invoices and monitoring costs.  Responsible for engagement recommendations to Associate General Counsel and/or General Counsel for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Planning, Organizing Skills - Manages and directs outside counsel, Attorneys, Senior Attorneys and clients to achieve results consistent with expectations.  Ability to organize and lead project teams (comprised of internal and/or external resources) focused on business area-wide initiatives. 

  • Influence on Third Parties (outside counsel, opposing counsel, third party representatives, and governmental agencies as appropriate for assigned area(s) of responsibility) - Demonstrated ability to conduct and direct complex negotiations for broad spectrum of matters for specific business areas.

  • Written Communication Skills (clear, concise and effective written communications, including emails, business letters and legal memoranda) - Proficient for complex matters relating to business area responsibility.  Ability to lead preparation of reports and presentations to Company Vice-Presidents, senior management and Board, as appropriate. 

  • Oral Communication Skills (effective one-on-one communications with outside counsel, and clients; conduct and participate in meetings; and prepare, conduct and participate in presentations to clients) - Proficient for complex matters relating to assigned area(s) of responsibility.  Ability to lead effective meetings and presentations for clients, Company Vice-Presidents and senior management.  Ability to effectively communicate on behalf of the Company to third parties.

  • Level of Client Contact and Service - Routinely interacts with Company Vice-Presidents and senior management.   

  • Knowledge of Company and/or Industry - Possess detailed working knowledge of clients’ business area-specific operations for assigned area(s) of responsibility and good working knowledge of Company-wide operations.  Possess good working knowledge of clients’ operations for employees under management.

  • Strategic Planning and Process Improvement Ability - Identify, conceptualize, plan, and organize initiatives for assigned area(s) of responsibility.

  • Adherence to Company Core Values – Required.

  • Application of basic math formulas.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to read and write fluently in English.

Education, Certification/Licensing and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Juris Doctorate (ABA accredited law school) and admitted to practice in Oklahoma, or eligible to become admitted in Oklahoma, with current CLE compliance.

  • Eight (8) plus years relevant legal experience and/or expertise

  • Applicable driver's license for travel to office locations, facilities, and government offices.

Physical Requirements

  • Mobility to travel in and around office surroundings, plant facilities, and job sites.

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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