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Years of Experience
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
Serves as main legal advisor and coordinates legislative affairs on all aspects of State Office policy and advocacy programs. Assists State Office Executive Director with the formulation and implementation of positions on environmental legislation and regulations. Advocates CBF positions to legislators, agencies, business/community, decision makers, and the public. Coordinates State Office legal issues, including litigation, liability, contracting, and lobbying. Provides legal advice for the development of goals and objectives for PA office on state, regional, and national issues.
Essential functions include:
1. Develop pro-active legal advocacy for laws, regulations, and policies.
2. Support PA CBF legislative and policy priorities.
3. Support PA litigation.
4. Support other general legal matters.
5. Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate-level law degree and admission to PA state bar required. Educational background in science, ecology, or related topics helpful. At least five years’ experience in negotiation of complex environmental law issues. Experience with non-profit advocacy group(s) preferred. Demonstrated ability to analyze public policy proposals, including the drafting of legislative or regulatory language. Knowledge of state and federal court and lobbying rules, and state General Assembly procedures. Knowledge of business and 501(c)(3) law helpful. Excellent public-speaking and written communication skills.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than August 25, 2017 to:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
or click "Apply Now".
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our nation’s largest estuary. With over 230,000 members, an annual operating budget of $26 million, a $55 million endowment, CBF’s 185 full time staff work in offices in Annapolis and Easton, MD; Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Washington, DC; and in 15 field education program locations across the Bay watershed CBF's headquarters - the Philip Merrill Environmental Center – in Annapolis is the world’s first USGBC LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach; the Brock Center is the tenth certified Living Building and one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.