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Staff Attorney/Policy Advocate

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name NRDC
Contact Name
Telephone 3127807434
Website Further Details / Applications
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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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Tracking Code250-427Job Description


NRDC is seeking a Staff Attorney or policy expert to work with our energy team based in Washington, DC on renewable energy and energy efficiency issues at the state level.  Specifically, this position would advance our work on climate change and clean energy by supporting our efforts to reform utility business models and regulatory environments; by accelerating state policies that support strong clean energy; and by increasing support for federal standards on carbon emissions.  This position will build relationships and coalitions with a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers and agencies, utilities, regulatory commissions, and both state and federal advocacy groups.  A successful candidate will benefit from a mindset that blends a collegial, collaborative team-centered approach, with a willingness to be entrepreneurial and driven in securing objectives.



Provide written and oral advocacy in furtherance of NRDC’s utility reform, clean energy and energy efficiency priorities at the legislature and regulatory proceedings before the environmental agencies and public utilities commissions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; develop state-level support in those states and others to push for federal regulations on carbon emissions from the electric sector; conduct legal and policy research and analysis to develop and support positions; coordinate and represent NRDC in coalitions on specific issue-areas both regionally and nationally; and respond to media requests and develop advocacy material to spread NRDC’s message. 



  • Law Degree or Masters Degree in relevant field
  • At least 5 years work experience in energy or environmental field
  • Experience working with state regulators
  • Experience working in and coordinating coalitions
  • Project management experience
  • Willingness to travel (could be periods when on the road 50% of the time)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and strong writing and oral presentation skills


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion.  We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please create a profile and upload your resume and cover letter. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.


NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-866-803-9663.


For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org

Job LocationWashington, District of Columbia, United States

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