Environmental Law Attorney

California Department of Justice
$0 - 0
Posted Nov 20
Full Time
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Are you looking for job satisfaction and want to make a difference? Do you want to challenge yourself and work to protect the environment and precious natural resources of California? Then come work with like-minded legal professionals and join the Environment Section at the California Department of Justice - Office of the Attorney General. Our attorneys face some of the most challenging, cutting-edge legal issues in the environmental field. As such, we are seeking exceptional, motivated candidates for multiple vacancies in our section.

Positions available in San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

The Environment Section handles a broad range of significant environmental matters on behalf of the Attorney General and the State of California. Assignments may include:

  • conducting environmental litigation through all phases of state and federal courts
  • representation of the Attorney General in his independent capacity, pursuant to his statutory and common law authority to protect the environment
  • representation of state agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
  • initiating environmental investigations
  • prosecution of environmental crimes on behalf of the People
  • close coordination with District Attorneys, including joint prosecutions of both civil and criminal environmental cases
  • providing legal advice on an ongoing basis to client agencies and to the Attorney General

Section members enforce a broad variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Hazardous Waste Control Law, Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act), the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Unfair Competition Law.

All applicants must have active membership in The California State Bar.

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more