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Compliance Specialist

Location: Lowell, AR, United States
Job ID: 32933-1C
Date Posted: Jun 26, 2020
Salary: $22.19 to $33.15 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on July 24, 2020.

We are looking for a positive, hard-working individual to join our Black Hills Energy team. You will be responsible for compliance of system records in relation to federal, state, and local regulations. Additionally, you will be responsible for the success of special compliance projects through the effective implementation of strategies, processes, procedures, plans of execution, and other duties as assigned.

PAY RANGE:   $22 - $33 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Gas Compliance Manager

LOCATION:  Fayetteville, AR

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  • Ensure proper and ongoing maintenance of systems records as they correlate to federal, state, and local compliance requirements.
  • Maintain system updates for pipeline safety and compliance orders.
  •  On boarding assistance, as needed, for essential Operations job functions.
  • Assist in the data improvement projects as it relates to pipeline safety and compliance.


  • Compliance education and communication liaison to local operations.
  • Travel within geographic region (generally Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) and occasionally out of the geographic region may be required including overnight and/or weekend travel.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is satisfactory to the company and its insurers.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Three (3) or more years of relevant natural gas support experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Work experience within the utility industry is preferred.
  • Experience with customer information systems such as CIS is required
  • Prior natural gas operations support experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred.


  • Holds business knowledge in multiple utility disciplines/processes.
  • General knowledge of Black Hills Energy procedures, federal rules and regulations as well as state rules affecting operational compliance.
  • Under general supervision, perform work that is varied in nature in accordance with federal regulations.  May follow guidance of more senior staff. Operates with reasonable latitude for action or decision. Reviews overall compliance progress with management.
  • Strong communication, presentation, database, and computer skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship through effective written and verbal communication.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

EOE disability/veteran.

Wage: 22.19 to 33.15
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