Wednesday, November 29, 2006

NRDC Senior Attorney Opening in LA

NRDC is hiring a senior attorney to run its Southern California Air
Quality Project. This is a rare opportunity.

Natural Resources Defense Council
Job Announcement

Senior Attorney
Santa Monica Office

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists. We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Beijing. Our staff of nearly 300 includes attorneys, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

The Urban Program treats cities as environments in need of as much attention as our forests, oceans and wilderness areas. Currently, the Urban Program focuses on issues of Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act enforcement, transportation, urban planning, environmental justice, endangered species protection, coastal protection, and marine mammal protection.

Position Summary:
NRDC seeks a Senior Attorney for its Santa Monica office. The Senior Attorney will direct the Southern California Air Quality Project and lead a team of attorneys and staff engaged in local and state clean air advocacy. Specifically, the attorney will work in the areas of clean air, air toxics, and environmental justice through litigation, administrative advocacy, policy analysis, and legislative advocacy. The attorney will also play an important role in NRDC’s strategic development, both in Southern California and nationally.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:
• JD required
• Minimum of ten years professional experience as an attorney, including extensive litigation and managerial experience, superior academic credentials, and excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Demonstrated interest in environmental protection is preferred.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to supervise other attorneys and staff while working as a member of a team to build upon the strengths of the program.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment and are committed to workplace diversity. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Applicants should email cover letter, resume and writing sample no later than December 8, 2006 to In your correspondence, please indicate where you saw this job announcement. No phone calls or faxes, please.

NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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