Understanding: variety of environmental issues as determined by organization, familiarity with environmental public policy.
Skills: public speaking, decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, organization, research, report writing, communication, attention to detail, analysis, project management.
Relationships: As you will be interacting with a variety of people, you must be adaptable to each situation. You may be presenting to government officials, other NGOs, businesses, citizens, or other members of your organization. You may also be responsible for a team of volunteers or other co-workers.
Atmosphere: Time will likely be split between office work and travel to different communities or conferences.