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Director of Regulatory Affairs
As Director of Regulatory Affairs, you will report to the General Counsel, VP of Regulatory and Industry Affairs and oversee our advocacy strategy to federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) represents every segment of the propane industry. We help members meet the common goal to grow gallons by removing regulatory roadblocks to the use of propane as an energy solution in the low-carbon future – and you will ensure that we continue to prevent unnecessary legislative and regulatory restrictions on the use of propane. From home heating to agriculture, low-carbon propane has an important role in America’s environmentally responsible energy future.
In this role, you will ensure our members are aware of regulatory issues that might affect them. Working closely with internal colleagues and industry coalitions, you will spearhead our responses, helping to ensure that proposed rulemakings are reasonable, cost-effective, and safety based. This includes identifying regulatory issues, prioritizing them, and developing a strategy to address them. Every day brings new opportunities and the CEO is welcoming and supportive of your ideas to create new innovative advocacy programs.
With a membership of approximately 2,500 companies in all 50 states, 36 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, our membership includes both large and small businesses engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances, producers and wholesalers of propane equipment, manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment, fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks, and propane transporters. We advance safety and increase the use of propane through sound public policy.
The close relationships you build with key individuals at the federal agencies we work with will enable you to significantly impact our results for our members. In addition to engaging the agencies on project development, you will also support communication and guidance to member companies including participating in pertinent task forces, committees, and board of director meetings. As the regulatory affairs expert, you will be the primary contact for answering member questions and providing opportunities for members to contribute their expertise when engaging federal agencies in the development, revision, or withdrawal of federal regulations. Your creativity and drive will be welcomed here as we explore new projects and initiatives that can best support our members.
- Serve as NPGA’s point of contact on regulatory matters for specific energy, emissions, and transportation rulemakings.
- Identify and prioritize regulatory issues facing the propane industry and develop strategies to address them.
- Establish positive and diplomatic relationships with agency officials.
- Identify initiatives that would further the regulatory advocacy goals of NPGA that include, among other things, efforts to increase the role of the propane industry in meeting the environmental and energy efficiency goals of federal agencies.
- Coordinate NPGA response to agency actions – including drafting formal comments –through input from relevant standing committees and/or task forces, and other external industry organizations or groups, as required.
- Advocate association positions before various regulatory agencies.
- Collaborate with NPGA’s federal legislative team on initiatives on issues that cross legislative and regulatory lines.
- Collaborate with NPGA’s codes and standards team.
- Draft communications to update our membership on regulatory actions. (Including our weekly Bobtail newsletter and our quarterly 90-Day Criticals.)
- Complete committee reports in preparation for board of directors and executive committee meetings.
- Serve as a knowledge resource for members on relevant regulations and provide insight and/or informal interpretations to the extent possible.
- JD or master’s degree preferred. If you have a JD, NPGA will consider expanding the title to Director of Regulatory Affairs and Associate General Counsel.
- 5 or more years of experience with a federal agency, law firm (in the regulatory group), and/or association.
- Working knowledge of environmental and energy regulations and/or hazardous materials transport regulations as they pertain to liquid fuels, preferably specific to propane. This includes a clear understanding of regulations and how they are organized as published by the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Department of Transportation (DOT), among others.
- Must be able to multitask on a variety of technically complex regulatory matters.
- Ability to travel 4 to 6 times a year.
- Clear communicator. You possess exceptional written and oral communication skills and can deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible way. You are articulate and thoughtful, and you communicate your points easily.
- Collegial. You have a collaborative and inclusive work style; you are comfortable sharing information and credit. You earn trust by your actions and faithfully keep your promises.
- Detail-oriented and organized. You are meticulously attentive to details, get it right the first time, and accurately keep track of all the moving parts. You enjoy keeping multiple balls in the air while working on several projects.
- Member-focused. You easily relate to members. You understand their business and the issues impacting them. You keep your eye on the horizon of the regulatory landscape and inform and advise members accordingly. You are not only available to answer questions, but you also reach out when you see an opportunity to help facilitate a process. People know you have their best interests in mind and you are sincere in your communications.
- Proactive. You don’t wait for things to happen – you initiate action and make things happen. You think ahead, anticipate challenges, and take things from start to finish.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
- Propane plays an important role in meeting America’s current energy needs and advances in technologies, including renewable propane, will create a significant impact on our nation’s clean energy future.
- You can make a big impact in this role. You will be joining a diverse group of colleagues who are collegial and member-focused.
- You will genuinely enjoy working with our members. Many of our members are family-owned, family-friendly companies that are welcoming and appreciative of our work. Our regulatory task force is experienced and will support you as you come up to speed. (And you will also have the support of several coalitions with which we participate.)
- NPGA is a family-friendly organization that supports your personal and career goals and respects your life outside of work. We offer professional development opportunities and operate on a hybrid work schedule (three days in the office and two days of telework each week) with flexible work hours and very limited need to work nights or weekends.
- We offer a generous benefits package that includes minimal cost medical and dental insurance, transportation benefits, three weeks PTO your first year plus 14 federal holidays, 401(k) contributions based on years of service (3% your first year), and more.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
Use the “Apply” button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “NPGA- Director, Regulatory Affairs #2022-2734 ASAE” as the subject of the email.
Job responsibilities are similar to the following posiitons: Director of Government Affairs, Regulatory Counsel, Energy Industry Analyst, Attorney, Policy Analyst.
The salary range for this position is: $110,000 – $140,000.
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Job posted: 2022-09-06