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MDU Resources Group Position Opening at MDU Resources Group in United States

Job Summary:

Responsible for placing safety as #1 priority in day to day work routine for self and others.

Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Public Safety Awareness and Damage Prevention Programs to customers and the general public, enhancing the safety related to gas facilities and distribution systems. Responsible for ensuring compliance with State and other regulatory agencies’ regulations. Works with outside agencies such as first responders, public officials, contractors and schools while raising the public’s awareness of the potential hazards of natural gas pipelines and facilities.

Job Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for coordinating public safety awareness and damage prevention efforts for all stakeholders including the general public, local officials, first responders, contractors, excavators, school children etc. aimed at reducing accidents involving customers and the general public.

  1. Ensures compliance with Federal, State and other regulatory agencies’ regulations and requirements. Trains, investigates and audits as necessary to ensure compliance regulations and requirements are met.

  2. Collaborates and partners with internal stakeholders.

  3. Maintains involvement and works with various external organizations such as Common Ground Alliance 811 organization, Local Emergency Planning Committee programs (LEPC), public officials, first responders, contractors and schools.

  4. Partners with others to engage community based organizations to build public safety and damage prevention awareness.

6.Establishes metrics and develops a record keeping system for departments to measure the programs’ progress for monthly and quarterly reports. Tracks community engagements for routine performance reporting.

  1. Coordinates the advertising, production of publications, and electronic communications for damage prevention/emergency response education to include research, writing and editing.

8.Implements and maintains the Public Awareness Plan, including mailings to stakeholders, updating the stakeholder database and maintaining effective communication with stakeholders.

  1. Coordinates and/or participates in pipeline safety education events including excavator one-call training, emergency responder training and Company emergency response training.

  2. Monitors and keeps abreast of regulations, communication trends, philosophies and effectiveness measurement of efforts.

  3. Represents the Company as assigned at industry meetings and during Pipeline Safety Inspections regarding public awareness/damage prevention.

  4. Performs other tasks and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a working knowledge of compliance and public awareness concepts at a level normally acquired through the completion of a four-year degree in a business or engineering related discipline.

  • Three years of public safety experience or related experience in a utility or other institution whose primary business may put the public at risk.

Other Requirements:

  • Required to maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Requires frequent travel - 40-50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Utility operations and compliance experience, preferably in the natural gas industry.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, gas compliance regulations and ordinances.

  • Ability to deliver services to a broad array of audiences, preferably in the public awareness arena.

  • Ability to network well with internal and external audiences.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including technical writing) with the ability to influence and lead behavior change. Able to effectively communicate, correspond and interact with senior staff/management and field personnel.

  • Advanced MS Office computer skills.

  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to take initiative to work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to provide effective and timely information.

Company: Cascade Natural Gas Corporation

Department: Operations Services

Location: Kennewick, Boise, Bismarck, WA

Hiring Manager: Lynsay R Demko-Edwards

Closing Date: 04/16/2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Job Type: Full-Time

Entry Level: $5,300 - $6,625 /month