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Attorney - Environmental at ONEOK



Mid Level

Tulsa, OK, USA

$61.000 - $84.000

06 Oct → 05 Nov


Job Description

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.

The Company has an immediate opening for an attorney to work on cutting-edge environmental legal issues. This role involves providing legal advice to the Company on environmental compliance and enforcement matters that range from routine to complex. Such matters may include supporting compliance with reporting obligations (e.g., Clean Air Act semi-annual reporting), determining applicability of various state and federal environmental laws and regulations to projects and operations, developing internal guidance documents to promote compliance assurance, supporting environmental due diligence, evaluating state and federal notification requirements for potential compliance issues, managing resolution of potential enforcement matters with state and federal agencies, and providing legal support for environmental remediation work.

  • This position will be located in Tulsa, OK. Relocation is available for the selected candidate.

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.

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.

Travel in and around office surroundings, plant facilities, 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively with and become a trusted advisor to internal business teams
  • Find creative solutions to legal issues and effectively balance legal risks against business interests
  • 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

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admitted to practice law in a U.S. state

  • 1+ years relevant legal experience and/or expertise

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

  • Knowledge of: company and/or industry - possess general working knowledge of clients’ business-area specific operations and general Company-wide operations

  • Knowledge of: level of client contact and service - routinely interacts with company supervisors and managers

  • Skills in: legal Analytical - Accurately identify and assess legal issues and risks for routine matters for assigned area(s) of responsibility and recommend course of action to supervisor.

  • Skills in: outside counsel relationships - ability to work with outside counsel to achieve Company results

  • Skills in: strategic planning and process improvement ability - provide relevant information and support initiatives as appropriate

  • Skills in: oral communication (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 routine matters in assigned area(s) of responsibility

  • Skills in: planning, organizing - responsible for managing assigned projects

  • Skills in: written communication (clear, concise and effective written communications, including emails, business letters and legal memoranda) - proficient for routine matters in assigned area(s) of responsibility

  • Ability to: perform independent work - regularly supervised

  • Ability to: effectively work with all members of the legal department, including lawyers, contract administrators, paralegals, and/or legal assistants

  • Ability to: influence on Third Parties (outside counsel, opposing counsel, third party representatives, and governmental agencies as appropriate for assigned area(s) of responsibility) - ability to effectively participate in negotiations on routine assigned matters within assigned area(s) of responsibility, with supervision

  • Ability to: apply basic math formulas

  • Ability to: adhere to Company Core Values - required

  • 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)

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