Director of Government Affairs

04 Sep, 2020


Director of Government Affairs

Diversified Gas & Oil
Charleston, WV
Full Job Description


Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation (“DGO”) is an environmentally responsible owner and operator of more than 60,000 conventional and unconventional natural gas wells and midstream pipelines and facilities concentrated in the Appalachian Basin in the United States. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, our field operations are located throughout the states of TN, KY, VA, WV, OH, and PA. We are the largest conventional producer of natural gas in the Appalachian Basin and employ over 1,100 team members. DGO’s parent Company is Diversified Gas & Oil Plc, which is the third largest oil and natural gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol “DGOC.”


  • The Director of Government Affairs will report to the Executive Vice President & General Counsel and develop strategy and manage government affairs matters as they pertain to the Company’s needs. This role can sit in Charleston, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, or Columbus, OH.
  • Special focus will be placed on:
  • Develop strategy and priorities on a State-by-State, and Federal basis, based on industry and DGO needs
  • Track the advancement of Federal legislation and State legislation in operational States to determine if there is a potential impact on the Company’s policies, programs, or operations
  • Develop and promote legislation to support the Company’s strategic initiatives
  • Collaborate with and mobilize State and local industry support groups, associations, trade partners, and others to support legislative agendas
  • Work with the legal department to ensure Company policies are in compliance with changing legislation and policies
  • Develop and maintain frequent and ongoing, positive relationships with legislators, regulators and other officials, regardless of political affiliation
  • Conduct quarterly meetings with functional DGO department heads to determine pain points
  • Advocate lobbying on behalf of DGO before the State legislatures on existing and proposed legislation that has an impact on the Company, including witness support or witnessing, as necessary
  • Manage external government affairs consultants
  • Manage regulatory update process – informing Company personnel of pending and final changes in regulations
  • Work with operational departments to aggregate and submit comments and feedback on proposed rules
  • Sit in leadership positions on multiple industry association boards
  • Conduct bi-annual Congressional meetings in Washington D.C. with CEO and General Counsel
  • Conduct annual meetings in operational states with senior government officials for CEO and General Counsel
  • Provide monthly briefings to CEO on high-level projects, strategy, and results
  • Manage DGO’s Political Action Committee
  • Fields media inquiries for DGO, both routine and serving as spokesperson during crisis events


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years of senior government relations experience, including in multiple states
  • Oil and natural gas background a plus, but not a requirement
  • Pennsylvania experience a plus, but not a requirement
  • Frequent overnight travel is required (up to 50% of the time), including State capitols and Washington D.C.
  • Self-starter, outgoing, well-connected
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Perform well under pressure


DGO offers a competitive compensation plan and a comprehensive benefits program. The benefits program includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k), life insurance, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and paid time off.

Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other group protected by Federal or State law or ordinance. People with disabilities who may need an accommodation to apply and compete for a position with Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation may request such accommodation(s) by contacting Human Resources

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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Job posted: 2020-09-04