The Environmental Technology Council (ETC) is the leading trade association in Washington, D.C. for the hazardous waste management industry. Member companies include Clean Harbors, Safety-Kleen, Heritage Environmental, Stericycle, Ross Environmental, Systech/Geocycle, US Ecology, Veolia Environment, and Waste Management. For more information, please see https://www.etc.org.

The ETC is seeking a Director of Regulatory Affairs/Deputy Counsel (“Director”) who will review legislation and regulations to determine the potential importance to ETC member companies. The Director will then assist in advocating the ETC’s positions before Congress, U.S. EPA, other Federal agencies, and the courts. Experience interpreting and applying environmental laws and regulations, with an emphasis on RCRA regulations, is preferred. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

Regulatory Actions; analyze proposed regulations and guidance documents; determine impact on ETC member companies, draft ETC comments, provide oral testimony, coordinate with other industry associations, follow up with government agencies.

Proactive Initiatives; assist the Executive Director in strategizing and developing regulatory and legislative solutions to industry problems, prepare petitions for rulemaking, assist with legislative drafting, maintain relationships with federal agencies, coordinate meetings with agency officials to address concerns.

Litigation; analyze costs/benefits of potential litigation, file petitions for review of regulations, draft pleadings and briefs, alternatively supervise outside counsel.

Membership Support; make presentations at industry and government conferences, support new member recruitment, assist current members with individual regulatory problems.

Knowledge and Abilities: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; demonstrated business/technical writing skills; excellent interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and advocate; strong presentation and speaking skills are needed.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher with honors in Environmental, Political Science, or related discipline. Preferred JD with law review or moot court/writing experience.


Interested parties should submit a resume, a Statement of Interest, and two writing samples to James A. Williams, ETC Executive Director, at jwilliams@etc.org.

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