The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action 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 a safe and healthy environment for all living things. 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; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking an experienced, full-time attorney to advance the work of its Pacific Ocean Initiative, part of the Oceans Division of the Nature Program. This Attorney will focus primarily on promoting sustainable fisheries, opposing destructive fishing practices, both on the West Coast and nationally. There may also be opportunities for work on other oceans issues, such as promoting seafood traceability and fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, through U.S. or international policy. The Attorney will represent NRDC before agencies and management bodies, in court, and in federal and state legislatures. While the Attorney may have opportunities to litigate in pursuit of Oceans Division goals, this position is primarily a program attorney position, with a focus on advocacy and policy work. The position will be based in NRDC’s San Francisco, CA office and reports to the Director of the Pacific Ocean Initiative. As appropriate, the Attorney may have the opportunity to work on other ocean conservation issues in the Pacific.
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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