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Regulatory Director / Analyst

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is the first industry-backed coalition of its kind advocating for 100% of vehicles sold by 2030 to be electric vehicles (EVs). Achieving this goal will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing leadership, dramatically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.


ZETA is seeking to fill a full-time Regulatory Director/Analyst position. As a Regulatory Director/Analyst, you will be part of a growing team on the vanguard of electrifying the transportation sector. In this role, you will have an extraordinary opportunity to be on the leading edge of policy development, with an immediate impact on ZETA’s federal regulatory and policy development at a critical time for the electrification of the transportation sector.

The Regulatory Director/Analyst will directly interact with agencies across the federal government and external stakeholders (NGOs, think tanks, and members of academia) that play a key role in electrifying the transportation sector.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and file regulatory documents on behalf of ZETA.
  • Distill and share the organization’s perspective on regulatory issues with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct research that reflects ZETA’s priorities and contributes to critical policy outcomes.
  • Monitor and analyze regulatory announcements for the organization; succinctly synthesize the information for internal audiences on potential or proposed federal, state, or agency action.
  • Draft materials in various formats (e.g., long-form documents, presentations, testimony, and letters) that advance ZETA’s regulatory priorities, including commenting on proposed regulations and rules.
  • Advocate for the organization’s perspective with key officials and the general public and brief elected officials, senior administrative officials, and their staff on a variety of transportation electrification issues.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow team members and cross-functional colleagues to write, publish and widely disseminate briefs, fact sheets, talking points, infographics, reports, and other documents to educate agency officials, legislators, stakeholders, and the general public.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts throughout the organization to draft materials that share our research, analysis, and possible recommendations with key officials.


  • 5+ years of direct experience in regulatory/public policy space, ideally in the transportation sector. DOE, DOT, FERC, or Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred.
  • Advanced degree required, J.D. strongly preferred.
  • A strong understanding of transportation issues and the strategies and tools needed to achieve policy change using legislative, administrative, and regulatory processes.
  • Superlative research and writing skills.
  • Ability to provide and articulate thought leadership, analyze legislative and administrative policy.
  • Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, and a self-starter with strong communication skills.
  • Must be able to self-manage and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in working with diverse audiences, including elected officials, community leaders, and coalition partners.
  • Knowledgeable on transportation and electrification policy with particular focus on electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues such as climate change, transportation, environmental justice aligned with ZETA’s mission and strategic priorities.


Washington, DC. Some opportunities for non-D.C. work on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to Please use the subject line in the email of: Regulatory Director/Analyst Role. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

About ZETA

National policies to support 100% electric vehicle sales.

The Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) is a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030. Enacting policies that drive EV adoption will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, secure American global EV manufacturing dominance, drastically improve public health, and significantly reduce carbon pollution.