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Assistant General Counsel

Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The National Mining Association (NMA), a DC based trade association, is seeking an individual to manage the association’s programs and advocacy on public policies related to public lands, energy, and endangered species policies. 


  • Developing technical and policy bases to support the association’s positions relative to federal initiatives at the Department of the Interior, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or U.S. Forest Service affecting coal or mineral use
  • Developing and executing advocacy strategy in support of policy positions
  • Assisting the association’s General Counsel in management of litigation arising from regulatory proceedings
  • Serving as principal liaison with NMA’s Lands Committee to develop consensus positions on policy and responses to rulemaking
  • Managing NMA’s regulatory and litigation budgets related to energy and lands portfolio




  • Law degree required
  • Knowledge of one of more of the following federal statutes preferred: the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Endangered Species Act¸ Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
  • Three-years’ experience preferred 
  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • Personal initiative, ability to negotiate across a wide-range of constituencies, timeliness, professional discretion and decisiveness.

Please submit your resume, a detailed cover letter outlining previous successes related to the requirements outlined above and salary requirements to jobs@nma.org. NMA is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.



Posted: 2020-10-18 Expires: 2020-11-17

The National Mining Association’s (NMA) mission is to build support for public policies that will help Americans fully and responsibly benefit from our abundant domestic energy and mineral resources. 

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Assistant General Counsel

National Mining Association
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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