Monday, December 15, 2014

Fellowship: 2015 Summer Law Student Fellowship, Env. Law Section of California State Bar (Deadline: Feb. 2, 2015)



The Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California is seeking applicants for its 2015 Summer Law Student Fellowship Program. The program places law students in environmental law summer internship positions at participating public interest organizations and governmental agencies. Students are also paired with a practicing environmental lawyer to provide mentoring and are invited to participate in other environmental law related activities over the summer. Law Student Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 for an 8-10 week summer internship. Further details are provided in the attached flier and can be found on the Section’s website at http://environmental.calbar.ca.gov/EnvironmentalLaw/EnvironmentalLawFellowships.aspx

Application materials and selection criteria are available on the website.  Applications are due February 2, 2015. 

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested in hearing about this program, and to post the attached flier on appropriate bulletin boards.  

Sandy Crockett
Chair, Law Student Fellowship Subcommittee
Environmental Law Section Executive Committee
State Bar of California 

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Position: ABA ROLI Deputy Country Director, American Bar Association (Deadline: rolling/Jan. 5, 2015, China)

https://abanet.devhire.devex.com/jobs/330498


ABA ROLI Deputy Country Director, China (Staff)

Location

China

Organization

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Reference Number

None given

Job Level

Senior-level

Contact Email

None given

Fax

None given

Attachments

None given

Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in over 60 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups. 
JOB SUMMARY
ABA ROLI seeks candidates to fill the China Deputy Country Director (DCD) position based in Beijing, China. The DCD will assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of ABA ROLI programs in China. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Programming approaches include training, pilot projects, and practical research to support policy reform.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with program partners;
  • Supervise staff to implement program plans pursuant to program objectives;
  • Participate in and provide technical assistance to activities conducted by program partners; and
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements, including donor reporting.
This position will require substantial travel within China.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent law degree, or a Master’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • At least 4 years of practical experience in development or in a relevant legal field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on international development programs (preferably in China) in fields such as rule of law, governance, public participation and capacity building;
  • Experience with design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of USG-funded rule of law and development programs as well as experience liaising with donors and local partners on these programs;
  • Demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, staff management and supervision, analytical and writing skills, and compliance with donor requirements;
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of legal and institutional reform in China; and
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (Mandarin) preferred.
This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume, and references in their application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Climate Change Jobs - Nov. 12, 2014

as always, use list with caution.

Newly Posted Job Vacancies
Low Emissions Development Specialist/Especialista en Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones, WWF Mexico
Organization:WWF Mexico
Position:Low Emissions Development Specialist/Especialista en Desarrollo Bajo en Emisiones
Duty Station:Mexico
Deadline for Application:21 November 2014
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Writer/Editor, Communications/New Climate Economy Project, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Organization:The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Position:Writer/Editor - Communications/New Climate Economy Project
Duty Station:London, UK or Washington D.C., USA
Deadline for Application:21 November 2014
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Economic Adviser, Climate Finance, The Commonwealth Secretariat
Organization:The Commonwealth Secretariat
Position:Economic Adviser, Climate Finance
Duty Station:Pall Mall, London, UK
Deadline for Application:25 November 2014
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Consultant International Climate Policies, International Climate Policies, Ecofys Group
Organization:Ecofys Group
Position:Consultant International Climate Policies - International Climate Policies
Duty Station:Berlin, Cologne (Germany), London (UK) or Utrecht (Netherlands)
Deadline for Application:until suitable applicant is found
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Senior Consultant International Climate Policies, International Climate Policies, Ecofys Group
Organization:Ecofys Group
Position:Senior Consultant International Climate Policies - International Climate Policies
Duty Station:Berlin, Cologne (Germany), London (UK) or Utrecht (Netherlands)
Deadline for Application:until suitable applicant is found
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Specialist in Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Organization:University of California, Berkeley
Position:Specialist in Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation - Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Duty Station:Berkeley, California, US
Deadline for Application:12 December 2014
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Research Officer – Environmental and Resource Economics (up to two posts), Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Organization:Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Position:Research Officer – Environmental and Resource Economics (up to two posts)
Duty Station:London, England, UK
Deadline for Application:3 December 2014
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Research Officer, Environment and Development Economics, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Organization:Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
Position:Research Officer, Environment and Development Economics
Duty Station:London, England, UK
Deadline for Application:2 December 2014
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End of Project Evaluation Consultancy, CARE ALP
Organization:CARE International Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (CARE ALP)
Position:End of Project Evaluation Consultancy
Duty Station:Home based with travel to ALP countries (Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, Niger)
Deadline for Application:30 November 2014
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International Dryland Adaptation Specialist, GEF Project Management Unit, EBA-SSC project (Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation), UNEP-IEMP
Organization:UNEP - International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)
Position:International Dryland Adaptation Specialist - GEF Project Management Unit, EBA-SSC project (Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation)
Duty Station:Beijing, China
Deadline for Application:25 November 2014
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Assistant Project Manager, GEF Project Management Unit, EBA-SSC project (Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation), UNEP-IEMP
Organization:UNEP - International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)
Position:Assistant Project Manager - GEF Project Management Unit, EBA-SSC project (Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation)
Duty Station:Beijing, China
Deadline for Application:25 November 2014
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M&E Manager - BRACED Alliance Myanmar, Plan International
Organization:Plan International
Position:M&E Manager - BRACED Alliance Myanmar
Duty Station:Yangon, Myanmar
Deadline for Application:28 November 2014
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Senior Consultant, Certification Team, Planet First
Organization:Planet First
Position:Senior Consultant - Certification Team
Duty Station:Central London, UK
Deadline for Application:30 November 2014
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Natural Resources Specialist II (Climate Resilience Specialist), Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Energy and Sustainability Program, Broward County
Organization:Broward County
Position:Natural Resources Specialist II (Climate Resilience Specialist) - Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Energy and Sustainability Program
Duty Station:Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Deadline for Application:14 November 2014
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Division Chief, Environment, Rural Development, and Disaster Risk Management, IADB
Organization:Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Position:Division Chief - Environment, Rural Development, and Disaster Risk Management
Duty Station:Washington D.C., US
Deadline for Application:24 December 2014
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Previously Posted Job Vacancies
Global Climate Change Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, METI, Inc
Organization:METI, Inc
Position:Global Climate Change Advisor - Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duty Station: 
Deadline for Application:15 November 2014
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Research scientist in economics of mitigation for PRIMAP Emissions Module, PIK
Organization:Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Position:Research scientist in economics of mitigation for PRIMAP Emissions Module
Duty Station:Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Deadline for Application:20 November 2014
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Programme Manager, Secretariat, Plan Vivo Foundation
Organization:Plan Vivo Foundation
Position:Programme Manager - Secretariat
Duty Station:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Deadline for Application:23 November 2014
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Head of East and Southern Africa Region, British Red Cross
Organization:British Red Cross
Position:Head of East and Southern Africa Region
Duty Station:London, England, UK
Deadline for Application:13 November 2014
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Head of Health and WASH, British Red Cross
Organization:British Red Cross
Position:Head of Health and WASH
Duty Station:London, England, UK
Deadline for Application:13 November 2014
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Head of Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter, British Red Cross
Organization:British Red Cross
Position:Head of Disaster Risk Reduction, Food Security and Livelihoods and Shelter
Duty Station:London, England, UK
Deadline for Application:13 November 2014
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Position: Staff Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity (deadline: open until filled, St. Petersburg, FL)

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/index.html#herpatt


Staff Attorney — Protection of Amphibians and Reptiles
Full Time
St. Petersburg, Florida (other locations considered)
General position overview:
This position will involve using applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedures Act and others to protect amphibian and reptile species from the many threats they face. This will require a dynamic, dedicated individual with a background in law, advocacy and biology.  
Main duties:
  • Expand the Center’s amphibian and reptile conservation work.
  • Identify and carry out opportunities to protect imperiled amphibians and reptiles from urban sprawl, pollution, logging, livestock grazing and other threats through litigation.
  • Prepare petitions to list amphibians and reptiles under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Develop detailed knowledge of the status of North American amphibians and reptiles.
  • Build relationships with key scientists studying amphibians and reptiles.
  • Utilize litigation and media campaigns to highlight the threats to imperiled amphibians and reptiles.
  • Advocate for comprehensive protection of amphibians and reptiles as a response to litigation and other pressure.
Essential qualities, qualifications and skills desired:
  • At least two years experience as an environmental attorney.
  • Experience litigating under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Knowledge of the status, biology of, and threats to North American amphibians and reptiles.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Background in leading litigation projects and working collaboratively with peers.
  • Dynamic and assertive personality.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Center offers an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match.
The Center has offices in Tucson; San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; St. Petersburg, Florida; Minneapolis; Denver; Richmond, Vermont; and Washington, D.C. The preferred location for this position is St. Petersburg, Florida, or Washington, D.C., but others are negotiable.
Please send a cover letter, a résumé, references and a writing sample via email (no paper) toendangered_species_attorney@biologicaldiversity.org, “Attn: Attorney Job.” The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fellowship: Emmett Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy, UCLA Law School (deadline: 2-2-2015, Los Angeles)

Check the weblink for the on-line application.

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00632

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Nov 7, 2014 through Feb 2, 2015

DESCRIPTION

UCLA School of Law’s Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy
UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is now accepting applications for the UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy for the academic years 2015-2017. This fellowship is a full-time, two-year faculty position beginning in the summer of 2015. The position involves policy and legal research and writing, assisting with projects such as conferences and workshops, and teaching. 

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is dedicated to creating and advancing law and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues. 

The Fellow will work on issues relating to environmental law and policy, including climate change, and will generate policy-oriented publications and other products for the Institute, in collaboration with UCLA Law faculty. The Fellow will also assist the Institute’s Executive Directors with projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences, workshops, public education and outreach efforts, and other events. In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, the Fellow will take on teaching responsibilities in environmental law topics. 

Candidates should possess a J.D. (or equivalent law degree), earned within the past several years or expected in the spring of 2015; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and demonstrated interest and background in environmental law or policy. Previous experience in law practice or clinical instruction is preferred but not necessary. The salary is anticipated to be approximately $66,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. 

Applicants should apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00632. Please submit online a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a law school transcript, and contact information for three references. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 2, 2015 or until the post is filled. 

Visit our website at www.law.ucla.edu/emmett for more information about our program. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. UCLA School of Law has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.

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REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

  • Cover Letter - Letter discussing qualifications and interests
  • Resume - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Law School Transcript
  • Contact information for three (3) references

REFERENCES

3 references required (contact information only)

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Position: Land Use Associate, Van Ness Feldman (deadline: unknown/ongoing, Seattle)

http://www.vnf.com/About.aspx

Land Use Associate - Seattle

Van Ness Feldman, a nationally recognized energy, environmental, and natural resources law and policy firm has an immediate need in the land use practice group for a mid-level (3rd -5th year) associate. The ideal candidate enjoys a fast-paced environment and is looking for a growth opportunity and a forward career trajectory. Candidates must be capable of working independently, as well as working collaboratively with a deep bench of seasoned attorneys. This position will be based in the Seattle office.   Washington State Bar required. Please send resume and cover letter to Ms. Saira Rhodes slr@vnf.com

Position: Associate Attorney, Perkins Coie (deadline: unknown/ongoing, Washington, DC)



http://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/associate-attorney-environment-energy-resources-job-a20140403.html

Associate Attorney

Environment and Natural Resources

Job #A20140403 – Washington, D.C.

The Washington, DC office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its busy Environment and Natural Resources group. The position will focus on reviewing federal agency rules, preparing comments on proposed rules, and counseling clients on compliance with federal and state environmental regulatory requirements and federal approvals and permits. This position may include some litigation as well. Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, Indian law, and public lands laws. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and references. To be considered, please provide your cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample.
APPLY
Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.