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Municipal Policy Specialist, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association – New Jersey

Organization: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

Position Title: Municipal Policy Specialist

Location: Pennington, New Jersey

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Description: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, a dynamic and multifaceted non-profit conservation organization, is seeking a full-time Municipal Policy Specialist to work in its Policy Department under the direction of the Policy Director and Executive Director.  The Municipal Policy Specialist works with municipal officials, including Environmental Commissions and elected municipal governing bodies to promote policies and ordinances to protect clean water and the environment. This position requires appearances and speaking at Municipal meetings, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Environmental Commission and state policy meetings. Evening hours and occasional Saturdays are required, as determined by municipal scheduling and the Policy Director. The Municipal Policy Specialist cultivates personal contacts and community organizing in the towns in our watershed in order to assist residents with environmental issues and to garner support for environmental policies.

Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s Degree in a governmental or environmental field

– Knowledge of water quality and environmental issues

– Organizational and diplomatic skills, including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences

– Experience with local governments, Planning Boards, Environmental Commissions, etc

– Excellent written, verbal, listening and public speaking skills

– Computer skills including major software packages (MS Office) and ability to learn

– Strong team player and also comfortable working independently with minimum direction

How to Apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references and salary requirements to Kevin Walsh, Deputy Director at kwalsh@thewatershed.org

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