Policy Analyst

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

Overview:
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing.

Position Summary:

The Policy Analysis team at NRDC is looking for a Policy Analyst to help support NRDC’s advocacy for climate action on the state, regional, and federal level. The analyst will conduct detailed analyses of the impacts of environmental regulations and clean energy policies on the power sector and broader U.S. economy. The Analyst will collaborate within the Policy Analysis Group and with other NRDC colleagues in various programs and departments, as well as with partners and external consultants, to develop reports and blogs, create interactive and public-facing materials and graphics, help draft legal briefs and comments, and present work to external audiences.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until circumstances allow us to fully re-open, we will continue to support staff with remote working arrangements. Upon formal re-opening, fully-remote arrangements are not guaranteed and will be (i) limited and (ii) based on institutional objectives.
Responsibilities:
  • Perform power sector analysis of the impact of emerging regulations and policy proposals on the electricity sector.
  • Perform analysis of policy proposals for other sectors, including transportation, buildings, and industrial.
  • Collaborate with consultants performing economic, energy, and health modeling of federal, regional, state and local impacts of regulations and policy proposals.
  • Draft material pertaining to national, regional, state and local impacts, including fact sheets, blogs, policy briefs, and primers in various forms. This may include PowerPoint presentations, GIS web maps and other graphics, and other visual and report formats.
  • Conduct economic and financial analysis on matters of interest to the programs. Some examples include tracking and analyzing the costs of renewable and clean energy technologies, technological improvements in key economic sectors, and fuel market trends.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, or other relevant field (graduate-level degree preferred);
  • Have at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience in business, energy or environmental field;
  • Have experience working on or studying clean energy or climate-related policies, particularly pertaining to policy implementation;
  • Knowledge of project economics and finance related to power plants, renewable energy, and energy efficiency;
  • Knowledge of economic modeling of the electric power, transportation, as well as economy-wide modeling;
  • Understanding of federal and state policies related to the electric power and/or transportation sectors;
  • Familiarity with publicly available data sources and databases;
  • Strong communications and writing skills; and
  • Ability to advocate for public policies.
  • Strong interpersonal and active listening skills with a collaborative working style;
  • Well-developed organizational skills and proven ability to manage projects and relationships;
  • Commitment to incorporating and growing the use of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in NRDC’s work
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. Salary minimum is $83,500; salary midpoint is $100,000. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity considerations taken into account.

To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications NRDC receives, we will only contact candidates we would like to progress through the search process. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes, or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org.