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Water Policy Manager

Employer
Sequence Systems
Location
Orlando, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 20, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Policy / Legal
Discipline
Restoration
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Water Policy Manager

Sequence has been exclusively retained by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and is actively seeking a key Water Policy Manager to provide primary leadership and technical expertise for nature resources issues, including water resources policy and Everglades Restoration focusing on Western Everglades initiatives in Florida.

This is an extremely unique opportunity, with the role being charged with oversight of technical analysis and policy formulation for staff as wells serving as key subject matter expert for the organization. It's the highest profile of its like here in the Southeastern United States.

Founded in 1964, the Conservancy now more than 50 years old, has been a leading environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the water, land, wildlife, and future in the five-county area of southwest Florida. The organization has worked tirelessly to find a sensible balance between the demands of a growing population and the preservation of our natural resources.

This hire is an important part of their continued efforts to protect Southwest Florida's water, land, and wildlife she they come under even greater pressures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advocates, lobbies, and acts as primary spokesperson and technical expert on water resources, and Western Everglades Restoration issues.
Monitors and reviews issues relating to water resources and Western Everglades Restoration policy; researches and provides technical analysis on these issues and creates documentation in support of recommendations; provides recommendations to the Director of Environmental Policy.
Supervises Environmental Policy Conservation Associate(s), oversees the Water Policy Specialist on issues relating to water policy and the Western Everglades, and makes hiring decisions in conjunction with the Environmental Policy Manager and Environmental Policy Director.
Provides guidance to other staff on water resource and Western Everglades issues.
Assists the Environmental Policy Directors of both the Conservancy and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in managing the work plan for shared staff position(s).
Provides analysis of relevant data and literature, laws and regulations, and other information pertinent to policy formulation; compiles such information into the drafting of white papers, comment letters, and position statements, advocacy materials and other communications for our members, board, government staff, elected officials and the general public.
Educates local, state and federal governmental agencies and policy makers regarding water resources and Western Everglades Restoration issues and provides testimony at public meetings and hearings.
Monitors and participates in governmental meetings and meetings of other decision-making entities regarding water resources issues and Western Everglades Restoration; prepares a record of discussions and recommended actions.
Assists the organization in creating state legislative recommendations, and represents the Conservancy in support of priorities by meeting with elected officials and staff during legislative session and providing testimony at committee hearings in Tallahassee.
Works with Conservancy lobbyist on state legislative advocacy priorities and strategies.
Cultivates relationships and enhances communication and coordination with governmental and non-governmental entities in order to advance the organization's policy goals.
Acts as spokesperson for the media on relevant issues.
Provides public outreach presentations as appropriate.
Provides technical and administrative support for relevant Conservancy litigation.
Works with and helps oversee contract consultants, lobbyists and legal counsel on relevant water resources and Western Everglades Restoration issues.
Participates in and provides leadership on environmental committees and boards as assigned.
Assists in preparing grant requests and reports.
Maintains code of ethics and confidentiality of all donor records and Conservancy confidential information.

The ideal individual would have educational credentials in environmental policy, environmental studies, natural sciences, or other relevant degree and at least 3 years of work experience in the field of environmental policy at a leadership level. Knowledge of and familiarity with fundamental ecological principles, wetland terminology, mitigation principles, hydrology and various wetland community types found throughout South Florida.

This is an extremely unique opportunity for the right individual. A chance to not only take on a challenge role, but have the opportunity to make a difference and help to shape thought on water policy issues in the southeastern United States.

The organization is offering competitive compensation, full benefits package, and a very unique and welcoming work culture. The position is slated to be based in Naples, Florida and relocation would be available for the right individual.

For immediate consideration, apply here, through our corporate website at www.sequencestaffing.com or submit to:

Sequence Staffing
2008 Opportunity Drive, Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: 916-782-6900
Email: jobs@sequencestaffing.com

"Sequence: Where a handshake still means everything."
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