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Environmental Specialist III

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas.


At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.


  • Our VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world's energy needs.
  • Our MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders.
  • Our STRATEGY is to take a differentiated approach to the exploration and production of cost-advantaged hydrocarbons through innovation, technology, optimization, continuous improvement and relentless focus on costs to deliver top-tier, long-term returns.


Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.

Apache believes in a culture that encourages everyone to bring their unique perspective and background to work every day and to know that their voice is valued and respected.

Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.

For additional information about Apache, please visit:

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Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Position Description & Duties:

The Environmental Specialist III, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Environmental, Health and Safety team at the company’s Houston office reporting to the EH&S Manager. 
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

•    Permitting and evaluating compliance of both new and existing oil and gas sites
•    Applying and reporting EPA Subpart W, Onshore Greenhouse Gas for production and gathering and boosting facilities
•    Assisting with reporting requirements of NSPS OOOO/OOOOa
•    Determining applicability of OOOO/OOOOa for well sites, fugitive emissions, and storage vessels
•    Maintain a database with facility locations, permit types and relevant equipment inventories
•    Interfacing with regulatory agencies such as New Mexico Air Quality Bureau, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Texas Railroad Commission on permitting and compliance issues
•    Coordinate state level annual emission reporting 
•    Prepare and submit deviation reports, excess emissions reports, and STEERS reports as required
•    Knowledge of air emission modeling software
•    Some US travel required
•    Support corporate sustainability efforts for emission reductions in the US Onshore

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

•    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Other degrees will be considered
•    A Professional Geoscientist (PG), Certified Hazardous Material Manger (CHMM), Professional Engineer (PE) or other relevant certification is a plus
•    Permit experience in Texas should include Permit by Rule (PBR), Standard Permits and limited Title V. For New Mexico, experience should include No Permit Required (NPR) evaluations, Notice of Intent (NOI) and New Source Review (NSR). Candidate should be experienced with the Onshore Greenhouse Gas Reporting rules for production facilities and natural gas gathering and boosting.
•    Candidate should be familiar with engine testing and emission requirements related to engines (40 CFR 60 subpart JJJJ and 40 CFR 63 subpart ZZZZ) as well as state requirements.  Candidate should be familiar with EPA subpart OOOO/OOOOa rules as they apply to storage vessel facilities, pneumatic device facilities, well site facilities, and fugitive emissions facilities. 
•    5-10 years air permitting/compliance experience with an emphasis on oil and gas operations. 
•    Able to work in an environment where numerous tasks requirements are constantly pressing
•    Able to prioritize work tasking
•    Strong communication skills with others
•    Perform as a SME on an Operation Asset Team


Core Values & Leadership Attributes

The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

  • Core Values:
    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.
  • Leadership Attributes:
    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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