Deputy Director, Alaska Division of Oil & Gas

The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, is currently recruiting for a:

Deputy Director

Job Duties:

  • Lead and collaborate with a diverse team of geoscientists, engineers, leasing, accounting, permitting, commercial, economic and legal professionals to evaluate, under Alaska Statutes and Regulations, issues relating to and the skills necessary to:
  • Form and administer oil and gas units;
  • Negotiate, draft and administer agreements between the State, the oil industry, Native corporations, local governments, the federal government, and private individuals;
  • Interpret existing agreements, evaluate industry compliance with, and propose modifications or successor agreements as necessary;
  • Consult with the Attorney General’s Office to assist in preparation of court documents, provide support and/or testimony in litigation or legal negotiations;
  • Exercise project management principles in a collaborative and team-oriented work environment.
  • Additional duties could include:
  • Exempt and Non-exempt personnel management;
  • Public testimony before State and National Legislators and general public

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Alaska oil and gas issues.
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of oil and gas exploration and development
  • Familiarity with Alaska Statutes, especially Title 38 and Title 31, and Alaska Regulations, especially Title 11 and Title 20.
  • Excellence in developing and maintaining working relationships both internal and external to an organization which addresses and resolves complex management issues.
  • Strong project management, teamwork, and leadership experience and abilities.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and problem solving skills.


Required: College degree from a four-year accredited institution.
Strongly preferred:  Degree in petroleum engineering or geosciences.
Secondarily preferred:  Degree in resource management or law.

Selection Process:

The interview process may include up to three interviews.  The successful applicant will be appointed by the Governor of the State of Alaska, and serves at the pleasure of the Governor and the Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources.  Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please submit the following items via e-mail to before 4:00 p.m. on November 14, 2014:

  • Resume (detailing applicable knowledge and experience);
  • List of three (3) professional references, at least one of which must be a current or past supervisor.

Notice to Applicants:

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aids or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430; or 465-4095 in Juneau; or (907) 465-3412 (TTY); or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at 10th Fl. State Office Building, PO Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811.  The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.