Legislative Analyst Natural Resources

19 Jun, 2019


Legislative Analyst Natural Resources

National Parks Conservation Association
Washington, DC


Date: 2019 Position Title: Legislative Analyst (Natural Resources) GRADE: L

Job Status: Full time FLSA: Exempt

Department: Government Affairs Location: Washington, DC

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 (commensurate with experience)

Immediate supervisor: Vice President for Government Affairs

Incumbent: N/A

Primary purpose of the position: To assist the Legislative Director, the Government Affairs department, NPCA’s regional operations, and all other departments within the organization, with the development and implementation of legislative, administrative and grassroots strategies designed to protect and enhance the National Park Service programs, parks, personnel and partners that manage the nation’s natural resources. The representative will work with the organization’s affiliated political arm, National Parks Action Fund.

Essential Functions % of Time

Advocates for NPCA’s positions on the preservation and enhancement of the National Park System’s natural resources, and other NPCA priority legislative and administrative issues. 30%

Helps to develop and implement creative, effective strategies and tactics to promote NPCA’s natural resources campaigns including social media and grassroots partner engagement. 20%

Works with the Vice President of Government Affairs to implement programs for the National Parks Action Fund. 25%

Coordinates campaign and policy outreach with NPCA regional office staff and, where appropriate, other NPCA departments and staff. 10%

Serves as the lead staff person for assigned policy subjects, issues and campaigns, with a responsibility for developing campaign strategies and tactics, conducting research and preparing draft legislation, fact sheets, position papers and testimony necessary to support campaign initiatives. 10%

Explains NPCA’s policy positions to the media. 5% 

Total: 100%

Other Functions: Participates in the development of department goals, objectives and systems. Participates in administrative staff meetings, organization-wide meetings, campaign meetings, training programs, and attends other meetings and seminars as designated by the supervisor. Assists with fundraising proposal as required. Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and the results of departmental actions in relation to established goals. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Work Schedule: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (37.5 hour work week)

Minimum Scope of Position: The position requires the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of NPCA staff both in the Washington, D.C. office and regional offices. The legislative analyst will interact personally and by telephone and email with members of Congress, congressional staff, Department of Interior staff, and Executive Branch staff. There will also be interaction with NPCA Board and National Council members at the annual lobbying event and at other times as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a BA or BS in natural sciences, social sciences highly preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical and writing ability.
  • Excellent oral communications skills.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and database software.
  • Minimum two years experience working on natural resources issues, state/federal legislation or related subjects.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

Core Values

Live, honor, and own the organization’s Core Values:

Commitment: We are passionate about NPCA and dedicated to our work and mission. We seek to do our jobs effectively by taking opportunities for professional and personal development and encouraging reasonable risk-taking and innovation.

Inclusion: We value diversity of thought, background, experience, and opinion. We create a culture of empowerment by welcoming and encouraging meaningful participation from all people and promoting an environment that embraces different perspectives.

Integrity: We hold ourselves accountable to each other, our members and partners, and our mission. We evaluate the impact of our work and strive for honesty and transparency across the organization. We operate ethically in the organization’s best interests.

Respect: We collaborate in results-oriented teams based on trust and consideration for each other. We promote harmony between our work and our personal lives. We foster a healthy and positive workplace culture and work collaboratively with external partners.


Physical Effort and Dexterity: Position involves extended periods of sitting at desk, keyboard work at computer or in meetings. Legislative Analyst represents the organization at meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, congressional hearings, meetings with federal agencies, and partner coalitions. Travel to parks and conferences makes up 5% of work time.

Physical Environment: Typical office setting

Employer’s Rights: NPCA reserves the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not a contract for employment. Incumbent will be evaluated in part based upon the performance of the tasks listed in this position description.

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Job posted: 2019-06-19