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Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Chicago, IL

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Company name

Natural Resources Defense Council

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA Chicago, IL

Date Last Verified

May 02,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018

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Staff Attorney or Policy Analyst - Water The candidate will work on drinking water and source water protection issues. Will be an integral part of Council's Safe Water Initiative, which works to ensure that everyone has access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water. Assist the Director of the Safe Water Initiative in developing a long-term regional strategy to build Council's advocacy efforts around water. Review, research and analyze current federal, state, and local water policies; and promote relevant innovations. Provide strong expertise and advocate at the state and federal level on Midwest water policy, especially relating to drinking water and source water protection. Pursue and/or support litigation in state and federal court, where necessary, to achieve our programmatic objectives. Manage productive working relationships and represent Council to variety of partners at environmental organizations and non-traditional allies while establishing new relationships to support improved water polices in the Midwest. Under the direction of the Director, work with a variety of Council staff to help coordinate project tasks, creating an organized, comprehensive and unified campaign that works to further the Safe Water Initiative's effort. Work with the Director and other members of the team, to set priorities, budgets and timelines and effectively deploy consultants and partners to meet project timelines and objectives. Respond to media requests and develop advocacy materials to spread Council's message as appropriate. Travel as necessary to implement work plan objectives in national, state, and local areas of focus.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Law degree or advanced degree in public policy, water resources, public health, engineering, or a related subject. Must have 7+ years of work experience in a related field. Knowledge of Midwest or Great Lakes water policies, especially as they relate to drinking water, is a plus. Strong advocacy and/or campaign experience on environmental issues required. Experience working with underrepresented communities is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills are needed. Demonstrated commitment to public service or social justice work is essential. Must have significant project management experience.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-3808. Apply online and upload resume and cover letter. No phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council
101 N. Wacker Drive,
Suite 609
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 800-889-4422