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Earliest Start Date
Salary commensurate with experience
Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Purpose of Position
This position coordinates with existing and new leases of all surface contracts and ensures the surface of UL is managed and ultimately restored to native pasture to UL standards. Additionally this position ensures compliance with environmental concerns on UL.
Oversight of O&G and commercial surface activity
Familiarity with University Lands (UL), state, and federal regulations and surface rights while providing guidance to O&G companies when easements and commercial leases are necessary. Coordinate the activities of multiple tenants and users of the ground surface.
Recommend consideration for commercial leases.
Review proposed state legislation for impact to UL.
Coordinate with RRC and TCEQ as necessary to ensure UL’s interests are maintained.
Provide training and leadership to O&G company representatives on field best practices, environmental excellence, and surface rights.
Inspect Commercial Leases, Easements, and O&G Leases
Surface lease rehabilitation and restoration
Oil & gas lease rehabilitation and restoration
Manage progress of requested work for up to two years per inspection (for O&G restorations).
Request and coordinate RRC participation as warranted.
Commercial water, brine and SWD facilities
Provide de-facto regulatory proxy for groundwater remediation programs in the RRC’s Operator Cleanup Program (OCP)
Represent interests of University Lands by providing direction and recommendations to RRC and Responsible Party
Maintain forward momentum by scheduling and hosting periodic meetings/conference calls between RRC and Responsible Party.
Review technical reports to ensure University’s interests are covered.
Regulatory proxy for implementation and oversight of RRC Statewide Rule 91
Determine and invoice surface damages
Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks
Developed best management practice for UL “grandfathered” underground storage tanks
Negotiate with tank owners to implement best management practice that incorporates complete removal and retrofit of underground tank and piping systems.
The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Human Resources.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in geology, engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental, or other earth sciences. Five years’ work experience in managing surface oil and gas industry in upstream facilities.
May work around standard office conditions.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Lifting and moving.
Use of manual dexterity.
May work in all weather conditions
May work in extreme temperatures
May work around chemical fumes
May work around biohazards
May work around chemicals
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Climbing of stairs
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
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