Summary: This position reports to and supports the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the Association’s mission and policies. The Environmental Analyst will identify and advance opportunities to use federal policy development to drive water quality improvements nationwide and provide expert analysis of potential policy impacts of clean water regulation. This position is accountable for accomplishing project objectives and will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously; along with managing other priorities effectively. This positon requires multi-function managing of projects, membership services and programs; weekly member newsletter, and support for website and other communications. This individual also serves as a liaison to the membership, task forces, and committees and will also be responsible for scheduling, sending announcements, and facilitating conference calls and webcasts for committee and task force activities, attend the Association meetings and workshops, and also represents the Association at stakeholders meetings and events as needed or requested.
- Bachelor’s Degree with a major in environmental studies, science, engineering, public health, physical science, natural science, biological science, agricultural science, or equivalent; Preferred: Post Graduate Degree (Masters, Doctoral, JD) or equivalent work experience.
- Documented experience successfully performing in this or similar positions.
- Knowledge of project management principles, environmental law, policy, and regulations.
- Familiarity with development of water quality standards.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to manage multiple deadline requirements, workflow volume changes, and membership requests/inquiries.
- Undertake research and analyses, and makes recommendations on a broad range of initiatives.
- Demonstrate strategic and analytical thinking.
- Communicate professionally and interact with all levels of management internally and with external stakeholders.
- Strong research and analytical skills, including the ability to collect, analyze and use data to inform conclusions about policy and program effectiveness, synthesize complex issues into clear and concise language and develop key policy considerations and recommendations;
- Demonstrated ability to build and sustain work teams, multi-stakeholder collaborations and coalitions, and relationships with diverse partners.
- Supports the Association core values of ethics and professionalism.
- Establish priorities and adapt in a fast paced environment.
- Excellent writing and verbal communication.
- Some travel is required for the purpose of meeting with stakeholders and for various Association and partner meetings.
NOTE: ACWA will not provide relocation costs.