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Environmental Specialist

Tulsa County, Oklahoma, US
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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**#WeAreONEOK** **-** **Fortune 500 company. 100+ years in business. Leading midstream service provider. Safety first. Sustainable operations. Environmentally responsible. Employee focused.**

We are on the hunt for a diverse group of talented, high-caliber employees to join our team. ONEOK is recognized as an employer of choice in the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry and offers competitive pay; professional development; excellent benefits; a strong commitment to safety; community engagement; and a caring, inclusive work culture.


ONEOK, Inc., a leading natural gas midstream operator, is seeking an experienced Air Quality Environmental Specialist to oversee air permitting and compliance. This individual will provide environmental support to ONEOK business segments and field environmental specialists by facilitating compliance with air regulations, developing air permit applications and collaborating with state and federal agencies. This position will be based at ONEOK's corporate headquarters in Tulsa, OK.

**Job Profile Summary**

This position is an experienced level position that manages environmental compliance for operating segments and construction projects through the application knowledge and experience managing compliance programs.

**Essential Functions and Responsibilities**

+ Develop tools and templates to manage the collection of environmental compliance information that results in enhanced compliance performance and appropriate quality and accuracy reviews of the data

+ Manage field inspections for operating assets and construction projects. Provide expert level knowledge of compliance requirements and operating or construction parameters to answer questions regarding applicability and compliance programs. Enhance existing compliance programs based on audit results. Lead internal audits of ONEOK facilities outside area of responsibility

+ Represent ONEOK in the evaluation and implementation of minor emerging regulatory issues through committees of state based Industry Associations or in support of the ONEOK Regulatory Issue Guideline

+ Recognize and resolve regulatory applicability issues and identify compliance requirements and tasks. Able to apply risk based analysis of compliance relative to operations or construction practices. Provide support to less experienced professionals to resolve complex questions of applicability or requirements

+ Capable of managing all environmental programs and their applicability within a complex operating asset or construction project

+ Recognize the need for and develop new procedures and tools to facilitate and demonstrate compliance

+ Review environmental inspection reports and resolve potential compliance issues based on knowledge of regulations, construction practices and operating assets

+ Negotiate with contract and consultant resources to ensure an appropriate level of service and competitive rates for service. Evaluate contractor and consultant performance and make recommendations on continued use

+ Manage the permit process from start to finish for all media, including applications for new construction and operating assets. Able to ensure quality and accuracy of practical permit conditions based on evaluation of compliance risk.

+ Perform job functions independently and able to manage task assignment and completion with limited supervision

+ Manage multiple compliance systems across multiple media for complex operating sites and projects. Contribute to system enhancements to improve compliance performance. Training new users on compliance systems and procedures. Participate in the development and implementation of new compliance systems

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

+ Manage agency inspections and represent ONEOK in negotiations of 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


+ Bachelor's Degree or higher in an engineer field and/or related technical discipline or equivalent combination of formal education and job related experience

**Work Experience**

+ 6 - 10 years related work experience 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

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

+ Experience interacting, advising, negotiating, and communicating effectively

**Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**

+ Knowledge of: state and federal environmental regulations and standards and their applicability to operations

+ Ability to: analyze, research, compile, and prepare permit applications, logs, reports, and correspondence and company responses to agency requests

+ Ability to: evaluate, research, and interpret governmental regulations, equipment performance manuals, regulatory agency guidance and instructions, reports, correspondence, and company policies and procedures

+ Ability to: apply math, algebraic formulas, calculus, and statistics

+ Ability to: communicate and/or exchange information

+ Ability to: communicate effectively through the development of written communication that applies fundamental technical writing skills

+ Ability to: operate tools and equipment required

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

**Licenses and Certifications**

+ None required

**Strength Factor Rating - Physical Demands/Requirements**

+ Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

**Strength Factor Description - Physical Demands/Requirements**

+ Standing: Remaining on one's feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about (Occasionally)

+ Walking: Moving about on foot (Frequently)

+ Sitting: Remaining in a seated position (Constantly)

+ Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) (Occasionally)

+ Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder (Occasionally)

+ Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (Occasionally)

+ Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking) (Occasionally)

+ Climbing: Ladders, Stairs (Occasionally)

+ Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling (Occasionally)

+ Stooping: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist (Occasionally)

+ Kneeling: Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on the knee or knees (Occasionally)

+ Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending the legs and spine (Occasionally)

+ Crawling: Moving about on the hands and arms in any direction (Occasionally)

+ Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction (Constantly)

+ Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands (Manual Dexterity) (Constantly)

+ Fingering: Picking, pinching or otherwise working with the fingers primarily (Finger Dexterity) (Constantly)

+ Feeling: Perceiving such attributes of objects/materials as size, shape, temperature, texture, movement or pulsation by receptors in the skin, particularly those of the finger tips (Constantly)

+ Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas/information by means of the spoken word (Frequently)

+ Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sound by the ear (Frequently)

+ Tasting/Smelling: (Occasionally)

+ Near Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less (Constantly)

+ Far Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet for more (Frequently)

+ Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are (Frequently)

+ Vision: Color - The ability to identify and distinguish colors (Constantly)

**Working Conditions/Environment**

+ Employee is subject to inside environmental conditions

**Working Conditions**

+ Well lighted, climate controlled areas (Constantly)

+ Frequent repetitive motion (Constantly)

+ CRT (Computer Monitor(s)) (Constantly)


+ Travel to other locations and job sites required


+ Based on assigned tasks, employee may be assigned a company vehicle requiring the applicable driver's license

_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._

_The job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of ONEOK._

_ONEOK is 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 or call 1-855-663-6547?._
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