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Contaminated Sediments 
Community Outreach and Policy Coordinator

The Grand Calumet Task Force has a full-time position for a person to work
with communities impacted by proposed dredging of contaminated sediments in
the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor Ship Canal and to develop policy
recommendations for use by other communities in the Lake Michigan basin.

Responsibilities will include:
*	reviewing and evaluating proposed plans for the dredging, disposal and
treatment of contaminated sediments in the Northwest Indiana Area of Concern;
*	working with residents of communities impacted by the proposed dredging
plans to assess their concerns, and formulating and advocating policies that
will address these concerns;
*	working with representatives from city, state and federal government
agencies, private industry and community and environmental groups to develop
innovative solutions to the problem of contaminated sediments impacting
water quality and ecosystem viability in the Lake Michigan basin;
*	working with regional environmental groups and local groups in other
communities in the Lake Michigan basin impacted by contaminated sediments to
develop networking capabilities to advocate for dredging strategies,
policies and procedures that will protect the health, environment and
financial well-being of those communities.

The Grand Calumet Task Force is a multiracial, membership-based, nonprofit,
community environmental organization, established in 1986, that seeks to
restore and protect the Grand Calumet River and its surrounding urban
ecosystem in Northwest Indiana. Its work focuses on environmental justice,
sustainability and environmental education.

The ideal candidate will have graduate degree in law, engineering or related
technical field with emphasis on environmental issues, or equivalent work
experience. The ability to understand complicated technical information and
disseminate it to the public in aclear, simple manner is essential.
Candidate must be able to work with wide range of stakeholders and have
demonstrated advocacy skills. Strong writing skills needed. Computer word
processing 
on Windows or Macintosh platform required. Internet research skills useful.
Fluency in Spanish a plus. Some travel required.

Salary is $25,000 and benefits. Grand Cal is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Send résumé and
writing sample by Jan. 1 to:
                        Bowden Quinn		fax 219/473-4288
                        Executive Director	email gctf@igc.org	
                        Grand Cal Task Force			
                        2400 New York Ave.
                        Whiting, IN 46394

A statement of the project goals and objectives may be found at www.grandcal.org
Bowden Quinn
Grand Cal Task Force
Voice:	219/473-4246
Fax:	219/473-4288