Commercial Analyst
Workplace Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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Commercial Analyst

State of Alaska

The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas is seeking applicants for a Commercial Analyst. This is a permanent, full-time, Range 26, exempt position.

This position works within the division’s multi-discipline team of commercial analysts, engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and land managers, and is charged to evaluate options, formulate strategies, and recommend actions to maximize the value of the state’s oil and gas resources. This position will also have considerable autonomy to identify and pursue opportunities both for maximizing the state’s value in, and maximizing competition for, state oil and gas resources. A significant feature of the job is the opportunity to advise and assist top-level Department of Natural Resources Directors and Commissioners in creating, defining, and shaping oil and gas policy for the state.

Subject area tasks include: examining the performance of existing and proposed royalty settlement agreements; developing negotiating strategies for state-initiated settlement reopeners; identifying economic barriers that may impede commercial access to pipeline transportation systems or other vital oil and gas facilities; assessing effectiveness and efficiency of proposed fiscal measures on oil and gas development incentives; developing commercial terms for the state’s periodic lease sales; developing valuation regulations to clarify state royalty policy; developing and negotiating appropriate bonding measures to ensure that lease reclamation and restoration requirements are met. Duties and skills required include direct negotiation, cash flow analysis and modeling skills; the ability to analyze the commercial & market structure implications of laws, regulations, & contract provisions.

A college degree(s) and experience in a field related to the commercial behavior of firms in the oil and gas industry including Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Law, Engineering or Natural Resource Management is required. A minimum of five years of experience working with the oil and gas industry is also required; applicants with a PhD and particularly strong quantitative skills may also be considered. A thorough knowledge of at least one of the following is required: pipeline tariff regulation and rate-making, upstream oil and gas processes, petroleum engineering, lease and royalty settlement agreements, or oil and gas statutes and regulations. Applicants need excellent analytical & communication skills; proven team leadership; demonstrated ability to achieve results; and proven ability to balance multiple tasks and responsibilities.

The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer & supports workplace diversity. Individuals requiring accommodations may call 800-587-0430 Voice or 800-770-8973 TTY/TDD (RelayAlaska). A link to the full job description can be found at . Submit resumes, application materials, and a writing sample by 4:00 p.m. on February 28, 2013, to:

Brenda Muller, Administrative Operations Manager:



mail to:

Division of Oil & Gas

550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1100

Anchorage, AK 99501-3510

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