Informal Conference Officer : Independent Contractor

Recruitment #220609-UNCE-321


Applicants must submit a resume & cover letter with application.

Salary:   $100 per hour with earnings capped at $1,500 per assigned case
Travel costs reimbursed in accordance with the Oklahoma State Travel Act

The mission of the Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) is to protect the environment of the state, to protect the health and safety of the miners and to protect the life, health, and property of the citizens who are affected through enforcement of the state mining and reclamation laws.

ODM is seeking one or more informal conference officer(s) as part of its review of permit applications and contested violations of the Mining Lands Reclamation Act.  This position in state government will be an independent contractor position, (and therefore will not be considered an employee of the Dept. of Mines and not entitled to salaried benefits).

The Informal Conference Officer is responsible for conducting informal conferences related to mining permit applications and agency enforcement actions. The informal conference officer will travel to the location of the scheduled conference and will record the conference using a voice recorder provided by the agency.  The informal conference officer will take names and contact information for each person who attends the conference.  The officer will accept documents and oral statements made and will compile an informal conference record for the agency.  The officer will also prepare a written summary and report of the conference for the agency.

Applicants must be able to travel to locations throughout the state to attend the scheduled informal conference with 3-4 weeks advance notice.  The agency will furnish a voice recorder and microphone, binders and file folders, and copies of relevant agency documents to take to the conference.  Applicants must be able to operate a voice recorder and organize written and/or digital documents into a file binder. 
Applicants must be able to use a computer to type a written informal conference report.  Previous experience with mining is preferred, but not required.

Position Responsibilities
• Travel to and from various locations within the state to conduct informal conferences
• Use a digital audio recorder to make an audio recording of each conference
• Prepare a written conference report summarizing public comments
• Assemble documents and evidence into an informal conference record kept by ODM
• Complete all tasks and return all materials to ODM in a timely manner.

For more information about ODM, please visit our website


• Driver's license and self-supplied transportation
• Personal computer
• Previous experience with Microsoft Word or similar word processing software.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.