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Regulatory Program Manager

M10

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned program management responsibilities involving various industries and operations regulated by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.  This includes programs related to oil and gas exploration and production and waste management, environmental control and pollution abatement, interstate and intrastate trucking and other motor carrier operations, railroad crossings and safety, pipeline safety, fuel storage and inspection, public utility regulation, and other similar programs.

Typical Functions

  • The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
  • Directs a major program, units or field operations involving the regulation of various industries by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission; develops policies and procedures for monitoring industry operations, review, recommend action and/or approve applications related to industry activities, inspections of pipelines and storage tanks, conduct reviews/audits of public utilities and transportation related operations, and the investigation of complaints and other information concerning the operations of various industries.
  • Plans, assigns, and coordinates the activities of field and office staff in the audit, inspection and investigation of industry operations; directs engineering, geological and other studies concerning environmental protection, pollution abatement, underground injection control, pipeline safety, and other operations.
  • Reviews test reports, inspection findings, complaints, cost studies, financial books and records, applications, investigation reports and other information to monitor industry operations; directs additional audits, reviews, inspections or investigations as required; makes recommendations for Commission action on various issues.
  • Coordinates program operations and activities with federal, state, and local officials, other divisions, professional groups, and other interested parties; prepares recommendations for legislation or rules concerning the regulated industry.
  • Prepares or approves exhibits, interrogatories, reports and other materials to be used in administrative hearings or causes for action; testifies in such hearing or cases as required; analyzes Commission orders and reports for required action.
  • Represents the agency before industry, civic, and environmental groups; prepares press releases, technical reports, and other information.
  • Directs and coordinates training for assigned staff; certifies personnel in competency upon completion of various phases of training.

Level Descriptors

This job family consists of three levels which are distinguished based on the complexity of work assignments and the accountability assigned for the direction of assigned programs.

Level I Code: M10A Salary Band: N

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities for assisting in the direction of the overall operations and activities of assigned program or operation involving the regulation and control of various industries by the Corporation Commission.  This will include assisting in planning and coordinating the activities of field and office personnel in the inspection, investigation, and enforcement of oil and gas exploration and production and waste management, environmental control and pollution abatement, interstate and intrastate trucking and other motor carrier operations, railroad crossings and safety, pipeline safety, fuel storage and inspection, public utility regulation, and other similar programs, and enforcement of state and federal laws and rules of the Corporation Commission and supervision of field and/or office personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of federal and state laws and Commission rules and regulatory theory concerning the regulated industry; of environmental protection, abatement and reclamation procedures; of the methods of program evaluation: of technical report writing; of personnel administration; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to direct the work of others; to interpret and analyze complex engineering and technical data reports and adopt appropriate courses of action; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to obtain and present evidence.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of bachelor’s degree and three years professional experience related to the regulated industry, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note:  No substitution will be allowed for the required supervisory experience.

Level II Code: M10B Salary Band: O

At this level, employees are assigned overall responsibility for the management of an assigned program or operation involving the regulation and control of various industries by the Corporation Commission.  In this role they will be assigned responsibility for directing all activities and operations related to the regulation of the assigned industry or operation and developing and implementing required policies and procedures to insure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and Commission rules and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of federal and state laws, Commission rules, and regulatory theory concerning the regulated industry; of environmental protection, abatement, and reclamation procedures; of the methods of program evaluation; of technical report writing; of personnel administration; and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to direct the work of others; to analyze technical data and making appropriate recommendations; to analyze and resolve complex management problems; to organize and direct several activities simultaneously; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree and five years professional experience related to the regulated industry, including two years in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Level III Code: M10C Salary Band: P

At this level employees are assigned responsibilities as the Deputy Division Director of a major division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.  In this role they will assist the Division Director in directing the overall operations and activities of the division and in providing supervision to lower level managers who are assigned responsibilities for the direction of programs within the division.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of regulatory principles affecting oil and gas operations, the transportation industry, fuel storage or public utilities; of state and federal laws and agency rules and regulatory theory related to the regulation and inspection of various industries; of environmental protection and restoration policies and procedures; of federal grants and budgets; of statistical research methods and principles; of report writing; of public administration; of the principles and practices of management; and of modern personnel administration.  Ability is required to direct the work of others; to plan, coordinate and evaluate the activities of a division; to gather, interpret and analyze information accurately; to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to interpret, analyze and resolve complex management problems.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus one additional year of qualifying experience in a supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

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