Full-Time Policy Manager
Commission Shift is a fast-growing Texas-based 501(c)3 non-profit founded in March 2021. Our mission is to reform oil and gas oversight by building public support to hold the Railroad Commission of Texas accountable to its mission in a shifting energy landscape.
The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is one of the most important oil and gas regulators in the world. Contrary to what its name implies, the Railroad Commission has no authority over railroads. Instead, the agency oversees oil and gas development, coal and uranium mining, and gas utility service in Texas, among other functions. Its mission is to serve Texas through stewardship of natural resources and the environment, concern for personal and community safety, and support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the beneﬁt of Texans.
Commission Shift is seeking applications to fill two Policy Manager positions based in Austin, who will serve as subject matter experts on two or more focus areas related to our mission including, but not limited to: carbon capture usage and storage, orphaned wells, oil and gas waste disposal, ethics, campaign finance, public participation, and language accessibility.
The Policy Managers will report to the Deputy Director and will collaborate with the organizing team, communications team, and research consultants to develop key strategies and policy positions for the organization.
These individuals will attend virtual and in-person meetings at the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Legislature, and other agencies as needed. They will also interact with relevant stakeholders and coalitions to better understand the issues and develop strategies and recommendations. The salary is $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience.