The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Southwest Conservation Advocate to join our team of attorneys, scientists and campaigners who are working to protect America's public lands, rivers and imperiled species in Arizona and New Mexico.
The Southwest Conservation Advocate will work closely with our Southwest team and other program staff. Multiple locations will be considered including Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
General position overview: The position will focus on achieving our goals of protecting and restoring rivers and riparian habitat in Arizona and New Mexico. Responsibilities include tracking potential threats, including livestock grazing, off road vehicles, proposed rulemakings, water diversions, mining proposals.
This position will support ecologically-based restoration projects that will benefit riparian and aquatic wildlife and ensure that Forest Service and BLM management plans prioritize riparian restoration. Strategies will include commenting on and analyzing federal plans, proposals and projects, conducting research to identify harm to rivers and species, working with coalitions to advance campaign goals, and working with the media to elevate these issues.
Working knowledge of relevant federal laws and regulations including Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, Administrative Procedures Act, state water law and relevant New Mexico and Arizona environmental statutes. The position requires a dynamic, dedicated, organized, and self-motivated individual with experience in public lands and river advocacy and a willingness to travel and do field work.
Application process: Please apply on our website by submitting a cover letter, a resume, references and a writing sample as a single document. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Essential qualities, qualifications and skills desired:
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