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Lead, Field Environmental Specialist (Permian)

Lead, Field Environmental Specialist (Permian)

Jal, NM
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Summary of Position:

At Civitas, a Lead Field Environmental Specialist is a subject-matter expert and plays a crucial role in ensuring oil and gas operations are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. This specific role is responsible for complex environmental compliance and conducting in-depth environmental site assessments following accidental releases, compiling findings, reporting details to EHS office staff, and initiating cleanup operations.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Respond to environmental events and incidents.
  • Conduct in-depth environmental site assessments and compilation of incident details.
  • Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing details.
  • Manage spill response and cleanup efforts while providing guidance, mentorship, and support to field crews to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Provide field oversite for the installation of soil borings and groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Responsible for working with EHS leadership to develop, update, and communicate changes to current efforts and/or best practices relating to environmental compliance and stewardship.
  • Follow safe operating practices and ensure compliance with Civitas Environment, Safety & Regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee communications with regulatory authorities to acquire information on all environmental issues, technologies, and regulations.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training and information programs associated with emergency response.
  • Assist with field incident reporting and data entry as part of the EHS Incident On-Call Team
  • Assure work performed adheres to Civitas’ standards.
  • Creating solid working relationships with internal teams.
  • Participate in and potentially lead field Root Cause Analyses for environmental events.
  • Work with and direct field environmental consultants and subcontractors as needed.
  • Identify training and development opportunities for environmental team members to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Strong understanding of local, state, and federal environmental regulations and standards relevant to the oil and gas industry
  • Knowledge of EIA processes and methodologies to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of operations.
  • Familiarity with sustainable practices, including emissions reduction, waste management, and energy efficiency, to minimize environmental footprint of oil and gas activities.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software to interpret environmental data and trends.
  • Proven leadership skills, including leading teams of environmental specialists and providing guidance on environmental compliance and coordinated activities.
  • Established history of conducting environmental site assessments.
  • Proven track record in managing environmental cleanups.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Geology, Ecology, or a related discipline required; or minimum of 10 years of operational field experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 8 years of environmental assessment, monitoring, and compliance experience with a detailed focus on upstream oil and gas operations.

Travel Requirements:

  • Work is performed at a CIVI location M-Thurs with an option to work remotely on Friday.
  • On-call and emergency response required as necessary, including nights and weekends.
  • Schedule: traditional 40-hour workweek or alternative schedule of 9 hour works days M-Thurs and 4-hour workdays Friday.
  • Travel is required to the Civitas field locations and work sites.


  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
    • Dental and Vision insurance premiums are at no cost to employees.
  • Generous 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 6% company match. 100% vest of employer contributions after the first month of employment.
  • Company paid Life & AD&D insurance.
  • Voluntary Life, AD&D, Accident, and Critical Illness plans.
  • Vacation, sick, volunteer, and holiday pay.
  • Health Saving Accounts (with an employer contribution) and Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursements.
  • Opportunity for Short Term and Long-Term Incentives.
  • Company paid short-term and long-term disability programs.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Volunteer opportunities through The Civitas Community Foundation.
  • Employee assistance program.

Please note that the following job posting does not guarantee or promise specific benefits offerings to potential employees. While we strive to provide competitive compensation and benefits packages, the availability and details of these offerings are subject to change and are ultimately determined by company policies and budgetary considerations. We encourage all applicants to review our official employee benefits documentation and engage in discussions with our HR representatives during the interview process to gain a comprehensive understanding of the benefits package available for the position.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3




Use hands & fingers

Reach with hands & arms

Climb or balance (includes ladders)

Bending, kneel, squatting or crawling

Talk or hear

Wear personal protective equipment.

(e.g. respirator, fire resistant clothing)

Weight Lifted

Up to 10 lbs.

Up to 25 lbs.

Up to 50 lbs.

Up to 100 lbs.

More than 100 lbs.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Work near moving mechanical parts

Work in high, precarious places

Fumes or airborne particles

Toxic or caustic chemicals

Outdoor weather conditions (heat & cold)

Loud Noise (conveyor systems, mechanical equip, etc.)

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job.  However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Civitas Resources offers of employment take into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position's work location, external market, and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees.

Base Pay Range: $126,500 - $137,100

Civitas Resources is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.



Jal, NM
88252 USA

Posted date

Over a month ago

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