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Human Resources Business Partner

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Midland, TX, US, 79705

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:

Operating Locations
Commitment to Sustainability
Apache Reports and Filings 

Specific Responsibilities

The Human Resources Business Partner III, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Human Resources team at the company’s Midland, TX, office reporting to the Human Resources Manager, Operations located in the Houston, TX office.
This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Partnering with the HR Manager and other HR leadership to formulate strategies that will facilitate the achievement of business goals;
  • Providing strategic and tactical HR support for assigned client groups;
  • Cultivating relationships across HR and throughout the organization to understand the business environment and needs;
  • Managing a full cycle recruiting process, including preparation of job descriptions, creating job requisitions, submission of job postings, reviewing resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews, working with outside agencies, extending offers of employment, coordinating pre-employment and onboarding activities and providing updates to hiring managers;
  • Facilitating, planning and conducting training to include HR initiatives, employee events and program enrollment activities;
  • Describing compensation philosophies; engaging and advising management and employees about total rewards compensation programs;
  • Guiding management in the application and interpretation of policies and procedures, performance issues, leave management, and terminations;
  • Leading and participating in HR or cross-functional projects and programs;
  • Partnering with management on organizational design, workforce planning, talent acquisition, succession planning, and skills assessment;
  • Collaborating with management on performance management including, goal setting, continuous performance, promotions, employee development and performance improvement plans;
  • Researching and analyzing new trends and best practices in human resources as well as maintaining knowledge of related laws and regulations applicable to assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Collaborating with management and employees to resolve conflicts and provide guidance and counsel for employee related issues.
  • When the company deems it safe to do so, some travel will be required to visit field locations.

Professional Qualifications & Experience:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • At least 6-10 years of human resources experience in a generalist capacity;
  • B.S. Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or equivalent is required; a master’s degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Oil & Gas industry and/or field experience is strongly preferred;
  • Direct involvement and expertise in HR policies and procedures as well as a sound understanding of HR best practices and current local, state and federal HR-related regulations.,
  • Experience serving in an employee-service capacity as a member of a human resources team and in dealing with confidential and sensitive information;
  • Thorough working knowledge of HR-related procedures and practices, company benefit programs, personnel administration systems, salary administration, recruitment techniques, EEO and Affirmative Action Planning, and relocation procedures;
  • Working knowledge of all laws as they relate to HR issues, plus strong business acumen;
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others to problem solve, create trust, and develop solutions;
  • Experience with human resource information systems.


Behavioral Competencies & Personal Characteristics

A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the organization;
Intellectually and emotionally intelligent, with strong analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.
Self-aware with strong communication skills, both written and oral; and
An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
Confident, while checking ego at the door;
A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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