Job Description- Director of Regulatory Affairs
The Director of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for managing all of the Association’s regulatory and technical matters with key regulatory agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Serve as the Association’s main point of contact with staff at ODNR and EPA on regulatory matters, permitting and operational matters.
- Work with the President of the Association to manage and direct all regulatory affairs matters impacting the industry.
- Maintain and build upon the Association’s relationships at ODNR and EPA working directly with key staff to educate them on the industry’s technical and regulatory issues.
- Proactively obtain, monitor and analyze industry related regulations and agency rulemaking.
- Manage and facilitate regulatory issues, including rule making, with OOGA’s key committees and the corresponding regulatory agencies.
- Work with members to identify regulatory challenges that need to be addressed by the Association’s key committees and members.
- Effectively communicate key terminology and industry issues with members and regulatory agencies.
- Research and write regulatory updates and analyses for internal and external publications.
- Coordinate with the Association’s legal counsel on regulatory issues at ODNR and EPA, including rulemaking and comments on rules at the state and federal level.
- Work with Association staff to ensure corresponding committees are meeting on a regular basis.
- Identify technical and regulatory issues that should be discussed at OOGA’s meetings and educational seminars for members.
- Support the Association in event planning and attend Association sponsored events.
Skills or expertise in the following areas are recommended, but not required:
- Background in oil and gas regulatory and operational matters.
- In depth understanding of regulatory and rulemaking processes.
- Experience working with oil and gas industry state and federal regulatory agencies including, but not limited to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and/or EPA.
- Strong verbal and written skills to communicate complex technical and regulatory issues in an articulate and concise manner.