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About AGA

The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 74 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 71 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States' energy needs.

AGA is located between Union Station and the Capitol building. We offer medical and dental coverage, as well as 401(k) matching and non-contributory contributions to the retirement plan. We offer subsidized transit, tuition reimbursement, performance-based merit increases, a discretionary bonus program and employees have access to a no-cost onsite fitness center.

AGA is a five-time winner of The Washington Post's Top Workplace award and World At Work's Seal of Distinction in 2017.

AGA is currently seeking candidates for the following:  

Engineering Services Manager

The ideal candidate will have experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services (O&E) technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review Program, and other initiatives in O&E
  • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries
  • Organize and conduct industry workshops, conferences, roundtables, webinars and teleconferences by developing agendas, confirming speakers, leading discussions, and working through event logistics
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at industry workshops and meetings
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues
  • Stay abreast of industry developments and assist in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for the Operations & Engineering Services Group
  • Generate ideas to meet AGA strategic management objectives
  • Identify opportunities to generate revenue including conferences, workshops, training seminars, new publications, etc.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of O&E
  • Provide technical support for AGA publications

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • General knowledge of natural gas distribution and transmission systems
  • Awareness of regulations affecting the natural gas industry
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate technical issues, both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to develop, organize and conduct workshops and technical programs from start to finish
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership
  • Project managerial or organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables
  • Ability to successfully lead and work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to travel 

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • Experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP. 

 

Engineering Services Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services (O&E) technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review Program, and other initiatives in O&E
  • Assist with the execution of AGA programs and initiatives through data collection, analyses, and information dissemination to AGA’s membership
  • Provide support for O&E workshops, conferences, roundtables, teleconferences, etc.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations at industry workshops and meetings
  • Represent AGA in technical conferences/workshops, meetings and other venues
  • Generate ideas to meet AGA strategic management objectives
  • Identify opportunities to generate revenue including conferences, workshops, training seminars, new publications, etc.
  • Generate ideas to improve the productivity and efficiency of O&E
  • Provide support for AGA initiatives, such as technical publications

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate technical issues, both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to develop, organize and conduct workshops from start to finish
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
  • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership
  • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables
  • Ability to work independently on initiatives that are membership-driven
  • Ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
  • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
  • Must be available to travel

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years professional work experience

Bachelors degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.

 

Part-Time Engineering Services Manager

The ideal candidate will have experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission and will be available for full weeks on and off during the year for Peer Reviews and other projects.                           

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Administer the work of Operations and Engineering Services (O&E) technical committee(s), task groups, discussion groups and other O&E programs
  • Provide technical support to AGA’s Best Practices program, Plastic Pipe Data Collection, Peer Review Program, and other initiatives in O&E
    • Provide technical support for industry data collection, analysis, and summaries
    • Organize and conduct industry workshops, conferences, roundtables, webinars and teleconferences by developing agendas, confirming speakers, leading discussions, and working through event logistics

 Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • General knowledge of natural gas distribution and transmission systems
  • Awareness of regulations affecting the natural gas industry
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate technical issues, both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to develop, organize and conduct workshops and technical programs from start to finish
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate committee meetings and conference calls
    • Ability to integrate diverse opinions into consensus positions for AGA membership
    • Project managerial or organizational skills
    • Excellent facilitation skills
    • Ability to manage projects within established budgets and timetables
    • Ability to successfully lead and work on multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish team goals
    • Ability to develop and deliver presentations in public forums
    • Ability to recognize and implement opportunities to generate revenue
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs
    • Must be available to travel

 Experience & Education Requirements:

  • Experience in natural gas industry operations, preferably gas distribution or intrastate transmission

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or experience working in the energy industry preferred

 For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.

 

Communications Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Public Relations and Executive Communications, the Communications Specialist is a key member of AGA’s Communications Team and helps in the execution of the association’s communications activities.  The Communications Specialist will monitor media and social media for communications opportunities and assist in the development of AGA’s diverse set of communications products including frequent posting to AGA’s blog.  The incumbent collaborates with all members of the Communications Department, other AGA colleagues and membership to conceive, plan and produce communications materials. The position will include some support and administrative duties, such as managing press clips, updating media lists and fact sheets, etc. 

Primary duties in Communications operations will include the following: 

  • Write and edit material for all industry and member communications, including AGA’s website, blog and social media channels
  • Write and edit communications material (press releases, fact sheets, op-eds, talking points and media kits) for staff, media and other external audiences
  • Work with internal resources and/or outside consultants to enhance communication materials
  • Assist in preparing speeches and presentations for delivery by the AGA Leadership Team to membership, media and other key external audiences
  • Provide timely response to communications related requests from AGA members
  • Monitor social networking properties and ensure timely response as necessary 
  • Monitor media and social media and identify opportunities for outreach and rapid response
  • Develop communications materials required to support AGA’s advocacy efforts
  • Assist the Senior Director, Public Relations and Executive Communications in building and managing relationships with representatives of key media outlets and stakeholder organizations
  • Assist the Senior Director, Public Relations and Executive Communications with the planning and execution of public relations programs including: news conferences and events; interviews with AGA and industry leaders; article placements; legislative/regulatory events; grassroots public outreach
  • Provide support to the Communications Department including, event planning, event management and execution, member engagement as appropriate and general administrative support

Knowledge and Capability Requirements 

  • Excellent writing and editorial capability, excellent communication skills
  • Two to three years of experience in public relations and/or preparing communications materials for a variety of audiences
  • Knowledgeable in social media communications strategies (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Performance driven with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle rapidly shifting priorities
  • Creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a team player who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Strong customer/client orientation
  • Passion for learning new things 

PLEASE INCLUDE A WRITING SAMPLE WITH YOUR APPLICATION

 For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.

 

Legislative and Regulatory Analyst, State Affairs

The Legislative and Regulatory Analyst supports AGA’s government relations objectives by identifying, monitoring, and analyzing state legislative, regulatory and executive actions.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the materials needed to effectively advocate AGA’s state legislative and regulatory policy positions including drafting summaries, reports and position statements.  Observe and provide concise summaries of hearings and briefings.
  • Conduct research, develop analysis and coordinate collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and      communications.
  • Monitor and track state legislation and regulation and maintain departmental index of relevant bills and actions
  • Support the State Affairs Department’s efforts to lobby, build coalitions and expand relationships with key decision-makers.
  • Aid in the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Update and maintain AGA issue-area compendiums on relevant issues and advocacy priorities.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of regulatory and legislative program content for AGA website.
  • Support the State Affairs teams efforts to inform, coordinate and mobilize member company representatives and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s government relations goals.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in Federal, Policy and Planning, Operations & Engineering, and Regulatory Affairs departments to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies and member service programs.
  • Work with Communications department to refine messages and produce collateral materials to advance priority policy objectives.
  • Assist in the planning of internal and external Government Relations meeting and receptions.

 

 Other duties may include a variety of administrative matters such as: 

  • Assisting in maintaining departmental records, reports and follow-up files; schedule meetings and conference calls
  • Assist in planning of internal and external Government Relations meetings and receptions (includes all facets of meeting planning such as coordinating schedules, arranging meeting room requirements, preparing badges, coordinating catering services, food set-up and room clean-up).
  • Reply to member company requests and follow-up contacts to ensure requests are satisfactorily handled.
  • Assist in the coordination of the winter, summer and annual NARUC meetings and associated events. 

 Knowledge and Capability Requirements 

  • Minimum two years of legislative, regulatory, lobbying or political experience in a support position
  • Understanding of the legislative process, political fundraising and campaigns and/or public relations
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communications skills
  • Strong administrative, computer and internet skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Able to work well under pressure, manage quickly shifting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Some domestic travel may be required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required

For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.