Staff Attorney – Bay Program

Environmental Integrity Project Published: September 25, 2019
Location
Washington D.C.
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Legal /

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Description

~ The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws. ~

Comprised of former EPA enforcement attorneys, public interest lawyers, 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.

Position Overview

The EIP is hiring a Staff Attorney - Bay Program to conduct Clean Water Act legal advocacy and enforcement in the Chesapeake Bay, with an emphasis on strengthening water discharge permits and improving rates of Clean Water Act compliance in Maryland. The position requires 1-5 years of post-law school legal experience, and the selected candidate will work closely with coalition partners on Chesapeake Bay-related enforcement priorities.

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with EIP attorneys and other staff, coalition partners, and clients to investigate, develop, and prosecute cases and appeal weak, deficient permits. 
  • Participate, with increasing responsibility, in a range of tasks required for case development and litigation than can include factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, and oral advocacy.

Qualifications

  • Law school graduate admitted to, or eligible to apply for admission to, the District of Columbia Bar.
  • 1-5 years of post-law school legal experience, with litigation experience preferred.
  • Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, sound judgment, and creativity.
  • Ability to work constructively and with professionalism in a diverse, dynamic, and hard-working team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Commitment to public interest work and a passion for the role of EIP and its mission.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of diverse individuals.

Compensation: We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits.

To Apply

  • Interested candidates should click "Apply" below to email a resume, cover letter, a legal writing sample of no more than 7 pages, phone and email contacts for three references, and law school transcripts to Mary Greene.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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