Government Affairs – Environmental Policy/Legislative Attorney
American Coatings Association
National manufacturing trade association seeks an environmental attorney familiar with federal and state regulatory and legislative processes to work in a collaborative environment with scientific and technical professionals. Knowledge of and experience with product stewardship, hazardous waste regulationsand sustainability issues are helpful. This position will be part of a team to advocate on behalf of a stewardship program in the state legislatures. Consequently, the ability to travel is essential. The work will also include activities at the federal level on a variety of sustainability issues, such as Green Building standards and air quality issues. Candidate should have 2 - 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 comments and testify accordingly before regulatory agencies or legislative bodies. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs.
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.
About American Coatings Association
The ACA is a voluntary, non-profit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The Association represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.