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Job Summary

Provides legal advice to the Company based on analysis, experience, judgment and anticipated impact as is relevant to one or more assigned areas of responsibility. 


Areas of Responsibility  

·        Provide legal advice to business clients, including management, on various midstream commercial matters including, but not limited to:

o   Legal and business obligations related to commercial relationships with customers and other Commmercial counterparties;

o   Evaluation of legal impacts affecting commercial opportunities;

o   Contract matters related to natural gas gathering, processing and marketing;

o   Contract matters related to natural gas liquids gathering, fractionation and marketing;

o   Regulations pertaining to the natural gas and natural gas liquids business;

o   Acquisition and divestiture of assets and entities;

o   Formation and compliance with joint venture arrangements; and

o   Formation and compliance with financing arrangements.

·        Review, research, draft, prepare and/or negotiate agreements, documents and reports on matters including, but not limited to:

o   Natural gas gathering, processing, sale and marketing;

o   Natural gas liquids gathering, fractionation, storage, sale and marketing;

o   Regulations pertaining to the natural gas and natural gas liquids businesses; and

o   Corporate matters.

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


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice to the Company on issues related to its business activities.
  • Conduct legal research, analyze legal issues and interpret laws, regulations and rulings.
  • Prepare and/or review legal and corporate documents.
  • Interact with outside counsel and/or third parties.
  • Maintain confidentiality of matters and satisfy standards governing professional responsibility/ethics.
  • Manage the relationship of attorney to client that encourages Company leaders to know when to contact the legal department, foster free and open communication of issues, and request prompt involvement of the legal department in matters.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required in performance of job.
  • Employee may be required to perform additional duties as assigned.  

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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