Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Earth Justice Research and Policy Analyst -Oakland, CA

Research and Policy Analyst

Location: Oakland, CA

Job Type: Full Time

Earthjustice’s California Office, located in Oakland but soon moving to San Francisco, seeks a Research & Policy Analyst both to assist its lawyers in environmental and public health litigation and to develop expertise in various technical and policy issue areas, with a likely focus on air quality, energy, and environmental health. Candidates with relevant experience or interest in these issue areas are especially encouraged to apply.

The responsibilities of this position include the investigation, interpretation, and presentation of factual information and technical information to support lawsuits; issue tracking; involvement in regulatory decision-making; client outreach; and media work. The qualifications for the position include (1) a BA/BS or MA/MS in an environmental, public policy or related field; (2) relevant coursework and experience; (3) strong, demonstrated interest in environmental and public health protection and community outreach; (4) excellent written and verbal communication skills; (5) confidence in tackling complex scientific, technical, and regulatory issues, undertaking data analysis, and public speaking; (6) attention to detail; (7) great organizational skills; and (8) the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a retirement plan along with three weeks paid vacation, 12 holidays per year, and a flexible benefits plan. We also offer an extremely congenial work environment just steps away from BART and a casual dress code.

Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample of five pages or less (excerpts accepted), academic transcripts, and references Subject line should read: Research & Policy Analyst Application. PDF files are preferred. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are generally unable to confirm receipt of applications or respond to inquiries regarding this opportunity. Absolutely no phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copy (faxed or mailed) applications.

Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color and other members of under-represented groups who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.