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Environmental Field Specialist

Chevron Oil Company
Richmond, California, US
Closing date
Sep 22, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Environmental Field Specialist through September 28th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time  

Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and seeking to grow lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines.

Chevron brings together some of the best and brightest experienced professionals in the industry, and then gives them opportunity to grow. Turn your ideas into solutions. We offer a truly global and collaborative work experience.

Join our Team

As the Environmental Field Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing and implementing environmental compliance programs and ensuring the refinery operates in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations. You will work closely with refinery staff and external stakeholders to ensure that all environmental risks are identified, assessed and managed effectively.

Chevron's strategy is straight-forward: be a leader in efficient and lower carbon production of traditional energy, in high demand today and for decades to come, while growing lower carbon businesses that will be a bigger part of the future. To achieve these goals, we'll build on the assets, experience, capabilities, and relationships we've developed over 140 years to incubate and grow new business.

Job Description

The Environmental Field Coordinator (EFC) is a critical position for maintaining environmental compliance within the Refinery. This position works in the Healthy, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Compliance Team with seven other team members, inc. two other environmental field coordinators, and routinely works with Refinery business unit customers to facilitate compliance with environmental regulations for air, water, and hazardous waste. The primary responsibility is to provide support for the Refinery's Title V air permit.

EFCs provide guidance on the applicability of regulations to Operations, evaluation of alternatives, and

notifications and reporting. Additionally, EFCs are points of contact with regulatory agencies, and

coordinate and facilitate meetings between agency representatives and business units.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
  • Partner with Refinery customers, inc. Operations and Maintenance, Capital Projects and Technical to provide guidance on the applicability of regulations, evaluation of alternatives, and meet regulatory notification and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for regulatory agency requests, inc. local Air District. Coordinate and facilitate meetings between agency representatives and Refinery customers, inc. participating in agency audits to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide guidance and support for the Refinery's Title V air permit, including monitoring and reporting.
  • Facilitate compliance with other environmental regulations, including air, water, and hazardous waste. Build subject matter expertise through methodical reviews of situations and consideration of alternatives.
  • Cite examples, challenge assumptions and employ technical experts and legal reviews as needed to fully vet recommendations, ensure soundness of decisions, and manage confidential information appropriately.
  • Provide effective advocacy with internal and external stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, to communicate the refinery's positions on applicability of regulations and regulatory actions. Facilitate and report source testing and emergency spill response and agency release notifications.
  • Provide Management of Change (MOC) environmental regulatory reviews for air, soil, water, and waste.
  • Manage key environmental contracts and relationships with external contractors, such as source testing companies or laboratories, who provide services to the Environmental Team.
  • Provide occasional off-hours support, including environmental on-call rotation and turnaround support coverage.
  • Perform error-free work on documents, forms, and reports. Employs quality reviews and critical thinking skills to identify follow up items and engage key customers to drive items to completion.
  • Provide back-up and vacation coverage for other team members.
  • NOTE: This is a safety sensitive position.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field.
  • Ability to interpret complex environmental regulations for multiple media, including air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence beyond function, lead, communicate, and facilitate at all levels.
  • Ability to compose concise, clear communications and notifications to agencies, and represent the Refinery in face-to-face meetings.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to align multi-functional stakeholder groups, including management.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative: anticipate situations, identify issues and close gaps, and involve the appropriate stakeholders in recommendations and the decision-making process.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Suite, with emphasis on Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Word.
  • Demonstrated ability to reliably produce error free work.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple high priority and complex assignments concurrently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • NOTE: HSE staff at this location are subject to Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in environmental regulatory compliance or related fields. Refinery or chemical plant experience.
  • Professional certification (e.g., Certified Environmental Professional, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, etc.).
  • Experience working with PI process books and data analytic tools.
  • Experience with environmental impact assessments and environmental permitting processes
  • Familiarity with Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Knowledge of environmental management systems (e.g., ISO 14001).

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions
  • The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. The selected candidate's compensation will be determined based on his or her skills, experience, and qualifications. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable to successful candidates who are hired onto local United States payroll.
  • The anticipated salary range for this position is $ $112,800 - $ 192,600.
  • Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, variable pay, health care coverage, retirement plan, protection coverage, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details are available at

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.
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