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LA - Water Policy Analyst

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Town/City Santa Monica, CA
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/12/2010
Company Name Natural Resources Defense Council
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Telephone 3127807434
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Directory Entry : The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit global environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members and online activists.
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Position Summary:
NRDC has an immediate opening for a Water Policy Analyst who will work closely with the director of the Water Efficiency Team.  The position will be based in NRDC’s Santa Monica office.  This person will play an important role in formulating and implementing NRDC’s efforts to advocate for improved water use efficiency and water recycling in California and nationally, and will collaborate with a team of attorneys and other staff engaged in these issues.
Essential Functions:
Serve as NRDC’s representative in a variety of state and federal regulatory, administrative, and collaborative forums, advocating improvements in water use efficiency and water recycling.  Conduct analyses, manage databases, and research and write NRDC reports and media kits on key water efficiency topics and policies.  Review and comment on water conservation programs, draft legislation, agency reports, draft rules, etc.  Responsibilities include contact with regulatory agencies, the media, and legislative offices.
The job will include:
  • Review and analysis of current state and federal water conservation programs, and evaluation of costs and benefits of new water efficiency initiatives
  • Legislative advocacy on water efficiency and water recycling
  • Promoting increased integration of water and energy policy and planning
  • Advocating at the state and national level for product standards, model building codes, and other regulations that improve water use efficiency
  • Pursuing implementation of water efficiency and water recycling as means to reduce global warming emissions as well as to adapt to the impacts of global warming
  • Advocating for improved agricultural water use efficiency
  • Supervising the work of contractors and interns
Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in engineering, water resources, public policy, law, or a related subject
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the field or a related one
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and similar tools for quantitative analysis and data management
  • Knowledge of water efficiency, conservation, and reuse
  • Strong advocacy experience on environmental issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in building collaborations with non-traditional allies
  • Strong interpersonal skills

NRDC offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a dynamic work environment, and we are committed to workplace diversity.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs. Please apply no later than December 10, 2010. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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