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Science & Policy Manager

Los Angeles Waterkeeper (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Waterkeeper (LAW) is a dynamic environmental nonprofit organization seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Science & Policy Manager. This position will serve as LAW’s in-house water science expert and support the organization’s advocacy and enforcement work. Candidates​should have experience in watershed protection planning, water quality and/or watershed assessments, environmental regulatory frameworks, and project management, and be able to use scientific understanding to promote policy change. This position will work under the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

1.    Utilize technical expertise to promote multi-benefit, nature-based stormwater projects as part of LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program, including:

·   Supporting LAW’s Executive Director in evaluating project proposals as part of the SCWP Scoring and Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed Advisory committees.

·   Leading LAW’s efforts to improve the SCWP to promote/require multi-benefit, nature-based projects including convening expert dialogue and supporting key research (evaluating full-cost-accounting, watershed modelling, etc.)

·   Leadership in the OurWaterLA (OWLA) coalition that is working to improve the SCWP program

·   Supporting LAW’s coalition-building and advocacy efforts to leverage SCWP funding with other recently passed funding measures for Housing (‘H), Parks (‘A’), Transit (‘M’) to ensure more integrated planning through this ‘WHAM’ initiative. 

·   Joining regular meetings with the County and other key stakeholders and developing written and oral testimony as needed to support LAW’s and OWLA’s positions

2.    Work with, and provide technical support to LAW’s legal, marine & watershed staff to support the organization’s regulatory/legal advocacy campaigns, including:

·   Reviewing and developing written comments and/or oral testimony on: key regional or state stormwater, wastewater and industrial discharge permits (NPDES/WDR); the LA region’s 303(d) impaired waterbodies list and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs); Basin Plan amendments; priority Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) that impact the health of the region’s waterways; federal Section 404 permits; Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) revisions; and other regulatory actions that affect the region 

·   Manage water quality data collected, and provide technical support on LAW’s litigation, including possibly being deposed and testifying at public hearings and in court as needed

·   Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies and partner organizations to achieve common goals

3.    Manage field investigations and water quality sampling related to ongoing and potential enforcement actions as well as manage related future volunteer programs.

4.    Regularly engage (through written communications, meetings and/or public testimony) with elected and agency officials and other decision-makers

·   Serve as a spokesperson to media and the public

5.    Engage in meaningful partnerships with myriad organizations including but not limited to environmental, environmental health & justice, community-based organizations, tribes, and organized labor, as well as communities and partners most impacted by water pollution often in frontline areas   

6.    Support Waterkeeper events as needed

7.    Support development of reports and other collateral materials that highlight our efforts

8.    Participate in grant-writing and reporting where relevant to program activities

Qualifications & Requirements:

1.    Demonstrated passion for water, healthy ecosystems, resilient communities, and environmental justice.

2.    Demonstrated ability to translate scientific expertise and technical understanding to promote policy change.

3.    Capable of successfully working in diverse communities throughout LA County.

4.    Advanced degree (M.S. or PhD) in environmental sciences, hydrology, biology, ecology, environmental policy, or related field is strongly preferred, but we encourage candidates with equivalent professional experience otherwise meeting qualifications to apply.

5.    Should have experience/be familiar with water laws and regulations including the Clean Water Act and state and local equivalents.

6.    Familiarity with Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices preferred.

7.    Skilled at project management, including ability to develop strategic campaigns, oversee timelines, task lists and budgets; experience working with (and leading) broad-based coalitions a plus.

8.    Experience working in a fast-paced, nonprofit setting. Must be comfortable juggling multiple projects and adopting new skills as necessary. Flexibility is an asset as the organization grows and evolves.

9.    Excellent writing and presentation skills and ability to distill complex science for different audiences.

10. Reliable transportation

11. Familiarity with GIS, Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, and some complex water databases.

12. Ability to monitor and collect water samples in areas that may be physically difficult to access.

13. Flexibility to accommodate irregular daily demands, some weekend and evening/night work is required to capture storm and first flush events.

14. Experience with grant writing and reporting is a plus.

15. Spanish language proficiency preferred.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. LA Waterkeeper encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Persons with Disabilities, Women and Gender-nonconforming people especially in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented. We do not discriminate based on any class protected by law. 


About Los Angeles Waterkeeper

LA Waterkeeper was founded in 1993 to fight for the health of the region’s waterways, and for sustainable, equitable and climate-friendly water supplies. We envision the region as an international leader on integrated, sustainable, and equitable water management; a region that is water self-sufficient, and where all waterways throughout the county are safe, healthy, and accessible to the public. More about us can be found at https://lawaterkeeper.org.

Science & Policy Manager

Los Angeles Waterkeeper (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles Waterkeeper (LAW) is a dynamic environmental nonprofit organization seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as Science & Policy Manager…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    1 de fevereiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    3 de dezembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Mestrado Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Gerencial
Salário
USD $70.000 - USD $75.000
/ ano

Benefícios

·      paid health, vision, and dental insurance 

·      403(b)-retirement plan with match

·      Hybrid work option (remote and in-office)

·      Generous paid time off policy

·      13 holidays observed annually

·      Winter break Dec 25 – Jan 1

·      paid health, vision, and dental insurance 

·      403(b)-retirement plan with match

·      Hybrid work option (remote and in-office)

·      Generous paid time off policy

·      13 holidays observed annually…

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Los Angeles, CA
Local Associado
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Como se inscrever

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@lawaterkeeper.org by December 3. You may also apply online.

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@lawaterkeeper.org by December 3. You may also apply online.

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