The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). The NEJAC is a multi-stakeholder federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator about cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice.
This notice solicits nominations to fill at least six (6) new vacancies. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent the following stakeholder work force sectors:
- Academia (2 vacancies)
- Grassroots Community-based organizations (1 vacancy)
- Non-governmental/environmental organizations (1 vacancy)
- State and local government agencies (1 vacancy)
- Tribal governments and indigenous groups (1 vacancy)
Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominees should possess the following qualifications:
- Strong understand of the issues facing communities with environmental justice concerns
- Demonstrated experience with environmental justice and community sustainability issues at the national, state, or local level;
- Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills
- Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and consensus-building skills
- Ability to serve a 3-year appointment and to volunteer approximately 5 to 8 hours per month to support the Council's activities
Additional details regarding the nomination process and to learn more about NEJAC.
To be considered, all nomination packages should include:
- Current contact information for the nominee, including the nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), current business address, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number.
- Brief Statement describing the nominee's interest in serving on the NEJAC
- Resume and a short biography (no more than 2 paragraphs) describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on advisory committees
- Letter[s] of recommendation from a third party supporting the nomination. The letter(s) should describe how the nominee's experience and knowledge would bring value to the work of the NEJAC.