Job Description

National manufacturing trade association seeks an environmental attorney with the requisite skills to lobby at the state level and manage network of state contract lobbyists.

Knowledge of and experience with product stewardship, extender producer responsibility, and sustainability issues are helpful. A significant portion of this position will be to advocate on behalf of a stewardship program in the state legislatures.  Consequently, the ability to travel is essential. The work will also include regulatory activities at the federal level on a variety of sustainability issues, such as Green Building standards, hazardous waste and air quality issues.

Candidate should have 4-5 years’ experience and be admitted to the practice of law in at least one jurisdiction. Requisite knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state environmental and health regulations, and communicate to non-lawyers is also essential. Requires experience with advocacy on local, state or federal level, including demonstrated ability to draft well organized, meaningful written communications and testify accordingly before regulatory agencies or legislative bodies.

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs.

Please send resumé, persuasive writing sample, and salary requirements to: H. McAuliffe at 901 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 300 West, Washington, DC 20001; or

About American Coatings Association
ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.