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Chevron Corporation Upstream Policy Lead in Washington DC, District Of Columbia

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and industry. We are focused on lowering the carbon intensity in our operations and seeking to grow lower carbon businesses along with our traditional business lines.

Chevron brings together some of the best and brightest experienced professionals in the industry, and then gives them opportunity to grow. Turn your ideas into solutions. We offer a truly global and collaborative work experience.

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Corporate Affairs proactively manages social, political, and reputational risks for Chevron and engages the workforce to advance the business. We strengthen Chevron's strategic advocacy, communications, and social investments to build confidence in our company and industry.

Chevron’s strategy is straight-forward: be a leader in efficient and lower carbon production of traditional energy, in high demand today and for decades to come, while growing lower carbon businesses that will be a bigger part of the future. To achieve these goals, we’ll build on the assets, experience, capabilities, and relationships we’ve developed over 140 years to incubate and grow new business.

As Chevron’s Upstream Policy Lead, you will s erve as the lead policy, legislative and regulatory affairs advisor for Upstream issues, leading the development and coordination of Chevron’s positions and strategies, with a primary focus on U.S. Upstream operations and support for international Upstream operations.

You will:

  • Coordinate Chevron’s enterprise approach to upstream issues by serving as the issue manager and policy advisor,

  • Lead issue teams and analysis of potential business implications, identify business opportunities, and develop advocacy positions, messaging, and proactive strategies to address issues.

  • Coordinate and develop policy briefing materials and presentations to executives, corporate departments, business segments, trade associations, and government officials in consultation and coordination with and key internal partners.

  • Track, assess and provide analysis on policy, legislative and regulatory issues for key state, U.S. federal upstream and related environmental issues. Monitor and provide support on emerging policies and regulations related to upstream operations, as needed.

  • Assist in guiding work of regionally focused upstream advisors.

  • Represent Chevron on select trade association committees.

  • Identify and develop amendments and revisions to proposed legislation and regulation as appropriate.

  • Engage with business leaders and subject matter experts to prioritize and effectively manage the opportunities and issues impacting upstream business operations.

  • This role will work across all segments and functional groups, and require strong collaboration skills, sophisticated policy knowledge, and a growth mindset.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, natural resources management or related fields

  • +15 years of relevant experience in policy, legislative and regulatory affairs.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and at all levels within the organization.

  • Expertise in facilitating meetings and discussions to develop issue positions and messages.

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated strong writing skills.

  • Experience managing policy issues, including demonstrated ability to assess implications on upstream business operations.

  • Experience tracking, analyzing and summarizing legislation and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Flexible Working, Work-Life Balance, Hybrid Schedules

Chevron offers a complete package and provides career development opportunities to all employees. We do this through onboarding, training and development, mentoring, volunteering opportunities and employee networking groups. We advocate work-life balance and offer employees access to various health and wellness programs. We also offer hybrid work models and alternative work schedules.

Working with us

At Chevron we approach challenges with integrity, ingenuity, and respect. By valuing our employees, our partners, and our world, we’ve created a company that’s responsively moving the world forward. We value a full spectrum of human experience: diversity of thought, education, national origin, gender, skills, and experiences. We firmly believe that by pooling our unique talents and perspectives, and by inspiring each other, we will define the future of energy.


Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs, including variable pay, healthcare coverage, retirement plan, insurance, time off programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details of such benefits and allowances are available at . The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on his or her skills, experience, and qualifications.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.