Job Details

Environmental and Land Use Attorney / Native People Law Attorney in Bozeman, MT

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Company name

Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use
Native People Law

Years of Experience

1-3 yrs required


Bozeman, MT

Date Last Verified

Feb 16,2018

Posted on

Jan 19,2018

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Carnivore Advocate Duties: Responsible for providing highly effective advocacy, collaboration, and policy analysis regarding the conservation and protection of wolves, grizzly bears, and other carnivores native. Will include reducing human-carnivore conflicts, reforming carnivore management practices, and protecting imperiled carnivore populations and their habitat. Conducting creative and successful advocacy related to the conservation and protection of native carnivores throughout the western United States; Collaborating with agricultural producers, conservation partners, and state and federal wildlife management officials to implement on-the-ground non-lethal conflict prevention measures; Securing policy reforms related to trapping, poisoning, trophy hunting, and other aspects of carnivore management; Providing scientific, legal, technical, and other support for carnivore-related litigation; Attending meetings with and testifying before local, state, and federal lawmakers and wildlife managers; Drafting reports, fact sheets, formal comments, op-eds, blogs, and other advocacy documents; Researching, discussing, and developing strong substantive expertise in scientific, technical, and legal issues relevant to western carnivore conservation; Communicating effectively with media professionals about carnivore issues; Coordinating with and enhancing the advocacy efforts of other groups working to conserve carnivores in the West, including local and regional conservation organizations, state and federal government agencies, and Native American tribes; and Contributing to making carnivore advocacy more relevant to diverse communities and interest groups.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree or Master’s Degree in relevant field is strongly preferred; 1-3 years of relevant experience, including time in a wildlife advocacy, legal, scientific, state or federal agency, or policy position; Ability to work with local communities, lawmakers, state and federal wildlife managers, and a diverse range of organizations on complex issues; Field work experience, such as installing electric fences and placing field cameras; Excellent speaking, writing, research, and analytical skills, including the ability to translate complex scientific information into understandable policy and media-targeted documents; Strong interpersonal skills; Experience working with public officials, media, and members of the public in an advocacy context; Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team setting; Strong interest in carnivore conservation and enthusiasm for Council’s mission; and High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-3804. Send resume, cover letter and two writing samples (max. 10 pages each) through online portal.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council
317 East Mendenhall Street
Suites D E
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 866-803-9663