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Environmental Policy/Legislative Attorney

American Coatings Association
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Policy / Legal
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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 regulations, and 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 and state level on a variety of regulatory issues, such as hazardous waste requirements and other environmental requirements. 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 comment letters and testify accordingly before regulatory agencies or legislative bodies. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs.

About American Coatings Association (ACA):

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.


This position is located at ACA headquarters in Washington, DC and will operate within a hybrid work environment (working both onsite and remotely).

Employment, Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, regular position. Salary depends on experience; ACA provides generous benefits including 401(k) match, PTO, medical, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits & wellness reimbursement, and professional development/training opportunities.

Special Requirements

All ACA employees hired after November 3, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start date of their employment or obtain an approved accommodation or exemption, as may be provided for under applicable law. An offer for employment for this position will be conditioned on the selected candidate providing documentation to evidence his/her vaccination status or to evidence his/her eligibility for an approved medical, religious, or other exemption or accommodation.

Diversity & Inclusion

ACA is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

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