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ACWA Environmental Policy Graduate Fellowship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Association of Clean Water Administrators

Job Title: ACWA Environmental Policy Graduate Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: The monthly stipend for the Fellowship is $3,000. The Association will, if needed by the Fellow, provide a public transportation stipend through DC Metro’s SmartBenefits® program up to $125/month.

Application Deadline: Oct. 15, 2012

Position Dates: November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013

Posted On: Oct. 3, 2012

Organization Overview

ACWA is the national, nonpartisan, professional organization representing the state, interstate, and territorial water quality control official responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the United States. ACWA’s members are on the front lines of Clean Water Act (CWA) monitoring, permitting, inspection, compliance, and enforcement across the nation.

ACWA is a small organization (4 staff) and the Fellow is expected to have a cooperative spirit, to be self-reliant, and to assist in a variety of ways.

Description

The Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) is seeking an Environmental Policy Graduate Fellow. ACWA is the national, nonpartisan, professional organization representing the state, interstate, and territorial water quality control official responsible for the implementation of surface water protection programs throughout the United States. ACWA’s members are on the front lines of Clean Water Act (CWA) monitoring, permitting, inspection, compliance, and enforcement across the nation. The Fellow is a vital member of our staff and reports to the Executive Director and General Counsel and works with the other Association staff. The position presents a unique opportunity to be exposed to many aspects of CWA regulations and policy, and interact with the state and federal regulators responsible for its implementation.

The Fellow will be an independent contractor to the organization and as such responsible for their own state/federal taxes.

Responsibilities

  • Drafting regulatory, legal, and legislative summaries for the ACWA membership
  • Supporting various ACWA Committees, Task Forces, and Workgroups
  • Representing ACWA at meetings and relevant events in Washington, D.C.
  • Tracking legislative and regulatory developments for the membership
  • Drafting Association comment letters and policy statements
  • Communication and outreach with the ACWA membership through the Association’s online Member database
  • Drafting weekly electronic newsletter highlighting Association activities and hot CWA developments
  • Assisting with ACWA meetings and conferences
  • Other projects and administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications

Fellows must possess a Masters Degree in environmental studies or related field, or a Juris Doctorate with a concentration in environmental law.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (5-10 pages) to Susan Kirsch atskirsch@acwa-us.org on or before October 15, 2012. A small number of applicants will be selected for interviews.

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