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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 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 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 four-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 submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with "Engineering Services Manager" in the subject line. 

 

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 submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with "Engineering Services Specialist" in the subject line. 

 

Director, State Affairs

The Director, State Affairs functions as a key liaison and lobbyist for the AGA state government relations practice area, developing and maintaining positive working relationships and communications with state legislative and regulatory officials, as well as related staff, while providing support to the Vice President, Governmental Affairs & Public Policy in his/her responsibilities with state legislative and regulatory advocacy programs. 

 Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Direct the identification, monitoring, and analyzation of state regulation and legislation and relevant state policy.
  • Support the Association’s government relations goals by lobbying, building coalitions and expanding relationships with key decision-makers, policymakers, governors, mayors and public utility commissions.
  • Participate in the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence state legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Support the Vice President’s efforts to inform, coordinate and mobilize member company representatives and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s government relations goals.
  • Advise and inform state level officials and other key stakeholders of policy positions and issues.
  • Coordinate the materials needed to effectively advocate AGA’s state legislative and regulatory policy positions.
  • Assist Vice President with the preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking of the relevant aspects of the Governmental Affairs & Public Policy budget.
  • Direct and, as appropriate, conduct research, develop analysis and coordinate collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and communications.
  • Work with Communications Department to refine messages and produce collateral materials to advance priority policy objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the Association to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies and member service programs.
  • Ensure consistently strong relationships with members and associates of NARUC. 

Knowledge and Capability Requirements: 

  • Minimum five to seven 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
  • Some contacts and relationships with mayors, governors or public utility commissioners
  • 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
  • Approximately 50% domestic travel required
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with "Director, State Affairs" in the subject line. 

Director, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Director is a lobbyist, public and coalition liaison for AGA and is responsible for several of AGA’s federal affairs goals and programs.  The roles and responsibilities include: 

  • Identifying, monitoring, analyzing and influencing government policies, legislation and regulations development of policies, positions and goals.
  • Lobbying Congress on behalf of the natural gas utility industry on a broad range of energy policies, including energy tax incentives, appliance standards, building codes and standards, safe and responsible natural gas production, climate change, and appropriations related to the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) and weatherization.
  • Drafting and analyzing legislation, identifying potential impacts to AGA’s members.
  • Leading AGA’s outreach efforts to other organizations to gain their support for AGA priorities.
  • Building coalitions and expanding relationships with key decision-makers and policy makers. 
  • Informing and coordinating and mobilizing member companies and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s goals.
  • Assisting in the development of AGA polices, positions and goals and execution of strategies to achieve those goals. 
  • Working with the members of the Legislative Committee to develop and execute legislative and regulatory policy positions. 
  • Serving as Staff Executive for the relevant task forces such as the Energy task force, under the Legislative Committee.
  • Taking a leading or supporting role on AGA issue teams that require legislative or regulatory activity.
  • Representing AGA at political fundraising events and organizing fundraising events for Federal candidates.

 Experience, Capabilities and Requirements:

  • Lobbyist with 3 to 5 years of legislative, regulatory, lobbying or political experience.
  • Understanding of the workings of Congress and relevant congressional committees, federal regulatory agencies and departments, political fundraising and campaigns and public relations.
  • Contacts and relationships with members of congress, senior and junior congressional staff and administration officials.
  • Experience in fundraising.
  • A college degree is required; graduate degree or graduate course work is preferred.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with "Director, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy" in the subject line.

 

Senior Staff Associate, Operations and Engineering Services

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to several O&E staff executives, including project and meeting support and travel arrangements.
  • Support critical Operations Section (O&E) programs and technical committees, including announcements, event logistics (A/V, room assignments, catering, etc.), meeting materials preparation and dissemination, and posting documents to AGA’s website and committee SharePoint site.
  • Proofread and format publications and other documents, make editorial corrections, and provide publication support.
  • Support Operations Section SOS Survey Program. Format and create online surveys with Survey Monkey. Disseminate surveys, download responses, format summaries, submit for legal review, and post to website.
  • Coordinate and conduct ballots for engineering group codes, standards, publications, and technical papers.
  • Use CVENT to establish online registration for events/meetings and review/modify event pages as needed.
  • Work with Meeting Services to coordinate meeting logistics for various O&E events and serve as the primary contact for hotel and catering staff. Ensure AGA meets contractual obligations with event hotels. Provide necessary support for in-house and out of the office meetings.
  • Creates and organizes web site pages as needed.
  • Maintain Committee, Discussion Group and Task Group rosters in netFORUM.
  • Travel to Operating Section meetings, workshops or other events to provide on-site administrative support when requested.
  • Create Professional Development Hours (PDH) claim forms; process forms, prepare and send verification letters to members who claim PDH hours for designated Operations Section events.
  • Provide support to member company representatives/committee members to help them with access to AGA resources including website and SharePoint.
  • Process invoices for approval.
  • Engage in interdepartmental team activities. 

Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), creating tables, charts and graphics and working with long and/or complex documents.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and use time productively on highest priorities.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team to accomplish team goals.

 Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong experience providing administrative, clerical and event support. 

 For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating compensation expectations to hr@aga.org with "Senior Staff Associate, Operations and Engineering Services" in the subject line.