Staff Attorney

Job Location

Washington, D.C.

On-Site

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Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

salary for this position will reflect experience and qualifications

Published Date

Feb 11, 2022

About the job

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The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is accepting applications for two Staff Attorneys to join our team working to hold industrial polluters accountable for compliance with environmental laws. One Staff Attorney will work to reduce greenhouse gases from a variety of sources, including municipal solid waste landfills and natural gas infrastructure. This position will focus on national-level advocacy and advocacy addressing pollution sources located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The second Staff Attorney will work to reduce water pollution from industrial polluters. Both attorneys will work with EIP’s team of lawyers and analysts to advance our efforts to reduce air and water pollution through litigation and federal and state administrative permitting and rulemaking processes.

 

Responsibilities

· Develop and execute legal strategies to reduce pollution.

· Perform a range of litigation and legal tasks, including drafting comments, motions, briefs, and other documents to support administrative advocacy and litigation efforts.

· Work with internal and external experts to develop the factual, technical, and scientific basis to support EIP’s advocacy efforts.

· Represent EIP and other organizations in federal and state litigation and administrative proceedings.

· Manage client relationships and work effectively within coalitions.

· Draft grant proposals and reports.

 

Qualifications

· A law degree and active bar membership in good standing.

· One to eight years of experience practicing law and experience in environmental law and policy.

· Excellent analytical, research, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.

· Passion for protecting public health and the environment.

· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners.

· Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to working with members of communities directly impacted by pollution.

· Strong work ethic, robust problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.

 

About EIP

EIP is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that empowers communities and protects public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy. Comprised of attorneys, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals:

 

1. To illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health;

2. To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and

3. To help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws.

 

The Environmental Integrity Project acts as a watchdog because we have to. State and federal agencies charged with protecting the environment often are squeezed by limited resources and political interference from well-funded lobbyists hired by the industries they are required to regulate. We help level the playing field by giving communities the legal and technical resources they need to claim their rights under environmental laws. For more information, visit www.environmentalintegrity.org.

 

Salary and Benefits

EIP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position will reflect experience and qualifications.

EIP is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and strives to create an inclusive workplace culture. As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

 

To Apply

Interested persons should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript to hr@environmentalintegrity.org. Please use the following subject lines to identify the position(s) for which you wish to apply: Staff Attorney Application: Climate Change; Staff Attorney Application: Water Pollution; or Staff Attorney Application: Either Position.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.