Energy Policy Advisor- Center for Public Lands

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

n/a, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 78,000-83,000 per year

Status: Full time | Reports to: Director, Center for Public Lands |Location: Remote in the Western United States or in TRCP’s Missoula, Mont. office if within commuting disance

Founded in 2002, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with 60+ partner groups, its Corporate Council and its 140,000 members and supporters to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish. We unite and amplify our partners’ voices by strengthening federal policy and funding around conservation, habitat, and access.

The TRCP seeksto hire a conservation professional to join its public lands team as Energy Policy Advisor.TRCP envisions this individual playing a key role in advancing conservation policy objectives that support fish and wildlife habitat and hunting and fishing as energy development is deployed on our nation’s public lands. This work includes supporting reforms to oil and gas leasing policies and ensuring that renewable energy projects are balanced with the needs of fish and wildlife.

The ideal candidate has technical expertise in energy policy and the National Environmental Policy Act and an interest in shaping and influencing energy policy, siting, and permitting decisions nationally and in the West. This person must have a strong drive and passion for fish and wildlife conservation and be eager to further the TRCP’s mission to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish.

The TRCP offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401k, cell phone and home internet reimbursement, and ample paid time off.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*Working closely with the TRCP’s Vice President for Western Conservation and the Center for Public Lands Director to develop and implement energy policy priorities and strategies.  

*Being the lead technical expert directly involved in the engagement and implementation of TRCP’s energy campaign, which includes influencing and defending oil and gas leasing reforms and steering the development of renewable energy sources to maintain functional fish and wildlife habitat.  

*Analyzing national administrative policy and legislation and developing detailed recommendations and comments, including by influencing federal-level oil and gas regulations and programmatic renewable energy plans.

*Collaborating with TRCP field staff and partners to develop recommendations and comments to influence federal agency land use plans, BLM lease sales, and proposed energy development projects.

*Representing TRCP at state, regional or national-level policy collaborations.   

*Leading and participating in coalition calls with conservation partners, States, Tribes, and agency leaders to share information, receive feedback, and inform our strategy.

*Participating in hunt-fish coalitions and developing and organizing sign-on letters with partners (i.e. oil and gas leasing reforms and renewable energy regulations/guidelines).

*In close coordination with the TRCP Senior Scientist, bringing to bear the science of impacts to wildlife (particularly big game) from energy development in support of our advocacy work.

*Supporting state-level engagement in energy policy development and implementation. 

*Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

*An advanced degree with a background in wildlife biology, energy or federal land policy and 2+ years of experience in natural resource issues, or a bachelor’s degree in natural resources or other relevant field and 4+ years’ experience in technical commenting on public land use plans and/or projects.

*Proven ability to develop technical comments and recommendations on public land planning or development proposals.

*Detailed knowledge of public lands, and an appreciation for the landscapes and values of the West.

*Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams and to build and maintain relationships with agency staff, nonprofit partner organizations, elected decision-makers, and diverse interest groups.

*Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple priorities.  

*Strong communications and writing skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:

*A law degree or similar advanced degree with a background in energy or federal land policy.  

The TRCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Please apply at the TRCP Website  https://easyapply.co/a/ddfc9c76-63d0-4296-b861-9e23c2081efa

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