Job Overview


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), in the U.S. Department of Energy.  Fossil Energy's primary mission is to ensure the nation can continue to rely on traditional resources for clean, affordable energy while enhancing environmental protection.  Fossil fuels supply 85% of the nation's energy, and FE is working on such priority projects as pollution-free coal plants, environmentally responsible oil and gas development, and the continuing readiness of federal emergency oil stockpiles.  To learn more about FE please visit the website


The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is seeking a motivated and highly-qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position as Director for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply in Washington, D.C.  The Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply provides oversight and guidance for international and regulatory oil and gas activities.   The incumbent in this position reports to the Deputy assistant Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas and serves as Office Director responsible for leading, implementing, and developing international and regulatory oil and gas activities.  As Office Director, the incumbent provides oversight and guidance for two divisions, the Division of International Oil and Natural Gas Activities and the Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities.  Serves as the lead and focal point for international activities related to the natural gas and petroleum.  Coordinates activities with foreign governments and international organizations including development of agreements related to natural gas and oil and facilitates the unique government-to-government activities involving U.S. oil and gas interests in response to the Administration's policy and/or defined needs.  Coordinates with multinational and international organizations on issues of regulation and finance in natural gas and oil.  Develops policy and regulations for importation and exportation of natural gas (consistent with legislative requirements in Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938).  Interfaces with the State Department, DOE's Office of Policy and International Affairs, and foreign governments regarding U.S. natural gas and petroleum policy.  Produces statistics and analyses on North American and international natural gas and petroleum trade.  Assess the effect international trade legislation and treaties have on natural gas and petroleum imports/exports.  Oversees the Division regulatory responsibleility for applications to import or export natural gas including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), pursuant to the Natural Gas Act.  Determines whether evidentiary hearings are appropriate; conducts and otherwise participates in any evidentiary hearings; issues procedural and other orders; and analyzes the records developed at evidentiary hearings.  Oversees Supervises the Division Director, who division the drafting ofs decisions and orders on import and export applications for the Assistant Secretary's determination, and where delegated the authority, issues such decisions and orders.  Plans and prepares budget allocations and proposals for international and regulatory activities, articulates rationale for budget priorities, and leads and negotiates the defense of the Administration's budget within program areas of responsibilities.  Provides the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) with proposed program strategy and budget.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No