State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ3.6

Arizona Corporation Commission

Safety Division

The Safety Division ensures that the citizens of Arizona have railroad and pipeline systems
that are operated and maintained safely.



The Safety Division Director oversees the Corporation Commission’s Pipeline and Railroad Safety programs, consisting of interstate and intrastate gas and hazardous liquid transmission and distribution systems, and railroads within Arizona. You will direct and manage the daily activities of the Safety Division, providing guidance and direction to the Pipeline and Railroad Sections, and communicate Safety Division issues with the Executive Director and Commissioners.

Working with section supervisors, you will oversee the Pipeline and Railroad safety investigations, management of staff (approximately 24 direct and indirect reports), and maintain federal grants and reporting requirements. You will direct the administrative functions of the Division, including hiring and disciplinary actions, performance management/evaluations, budget management, and facilitating the Division’s participation in Commission proceedings.


  • Significant knowledge and experience in a managerial role, with ability to delegate authority to supervisory personnel
  • Knowledge basic legislative and general governmental procedures and rules
  • Experience in federal and/or state regulatory programs
  • Skills in reading and comprehension of technical material pertaining to the Pipeline and Railroad industries
  • Effective supervisory and leadership skills to manage a diversity of personnel, operations, and technical programs
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills, with the ability to positively represent the Safety Division before Commissioners in proceedings and Open Meetings when required
  • Well-developed ability to develop programs and establish goals to be achieved by the safety experts making up the respective operating groups
  • Skills in the oversight and review of enforcement and compliance programs
  • Ability and the commitment to understand matters relating to safety regulations of pipelines and railroads, and continue to develop expertise over time
  • Ability to work effectively with Commissioners, other government officials, regulated industry personnel, other stakeholders, and the general public
Specific knowledge of the pipeline and/or rail industries is preferred, but not required. Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, business, engineering or safety related field is desired.

All safety personnel must maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License with clean driving record (a state vehicle will be provided).


  • Anticipated hiring range $95,000 - $125,000 DOE
  • Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous paid leave programs
  • Career and personal development support; multiple training and education opportunities and resources
  • Interesting, challenging work in a non-corporate environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state
  • The Corporation Commission does not offer employment sponsorship for this position.*
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is one of the most unique state agencies in Arizona and one of only 13 public utility commissions in the country where commissioners are elected. Established by the Arizona Constitution, the ACC is a medium-sized agency with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Our mission is diverse—spanning utility rate making; securities registration and enforcement; rail and pipeline safety; and corporate business filings. Learn how we are Powering Arizona’s Future by visiting We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency and a recognized Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer.


1300 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ (Some travel required, including in and out of state and overnight)


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Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a employment history/reference check and confirmation of degrees/certifications.
A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates. Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.

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