The American Public Power Association is looking for a Manager, Environmental Policy to provide regulatory, advocacy, technical, and compliance assistance information to APPA members and staff on federal environmental policies, proposals, and programs related to air, solid waste, and water. The Manager, Environmental Policy will interact regularly with the Director, Environmental Policy, APPA members, and partners in the environmental policy community. For priority environmental issues, the candidate will coordinate and collaborate with key internal and external audiences.
Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees, and the option for telework is available after six (6) months of employment (with supervisor approval).
The position's duties include, but are not limited to:
- Analyzing environmental rulemakings and preparing responses to EPA and other agencies as appropriate in consultation and coordination with APPA members.
- Developing and implementing appropriate advocacy programs to advance APPA's interests in environmental regulation in coordination with APPA members, allied organizations, and others.
- Maintaining liaison relationships with staff of relevant federal agencies (including EPA, OMB, SBA, DOE, and DOI).
- Advocates APPA positions through regular engagement, including developing and submitting comments, on the regulatory and judicial activities related to area(s) of responsibility.
- Participating in technical programs on emerging topics for APPA workshops and conferences, including APPA's National Conference, other conferences and workshops, and utility education courses.
- Advising APPA's legislative and other staff on the impacts of existing and proposed federal legislation and government agency actions in the environmental field, and assisting them in the preparation of comments, testimony, briefings, and related activities.
- Contributing consistently to the APPA outreach resources such as the Environmental Update, Issue Briefs, Public Power Daily, and the Public Power Magazine and similar resources that may be developed to keep APPA members and staff informed about activities relating to environmental policy issues.