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Chemical Security Manager

American Chemistry Council
Washington D.C.
Annual merit increase, discretionary bonus, matching 401(k), profit sharing, medical and dental.
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Full time
Salary Band
$80,000 - $89,999
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Manager for its Regulatory and Technical Affairs division.  ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative. 

The position is responsible for managing the regulatory and advocacy efforts associated with chemical facility security and critical infrastructure initiatives for the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC).   The position has a particular focus on federal regulations and policies associated with physical security, cybersecurity, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The position will coordinate with internal and external subject matter experts and other stakeholders, to meet the goals, develop policy position and engage with key audiences on chemical security matters.  The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs.

Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include providing day-to-day oversight and direction to security-related committees and workgroups; monitoring and analyzing government assessments, policy positions, technical documents and proposed rulemaking to identify critical areas that should be the focus of security related efforts and activities; and preparing comments and submissions on behalf of ACC to federal rulemaking initiatives that impact chemical security laws and regulations.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years project/issue management or related experience; familiarity with facility security or related experience with a business, trade, political or policy advocacy organization, as well as working knowledge of federal regulations applicable to facility and operational security, including the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), and the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule, and the federal rulemaking process and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with ACC member company representatives and ACC staff., as well as work independently on a variety of matters simultaneously; and demonstrated ability to understanding regulatory/legislative issues and their possible impact on the business of chemistry are a must. Experience with chemical facility safety and security programs as well as cybersecurity regulations and programs are highly preferred.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at  ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.  If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to:


FAX:  (202) 330-5563

Mail:  American Chemistry Council

Attn: Human Resources

700 Second Street N.E.

Washington, DC 20002


The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $664 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.
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