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Assoc Corporate Counsel, Environmental Compliance/Hazardous Goods

Posted Apr 12
Full Time
Seattle, Washington


We are looking for an exceptional regulatory and compliance attorney with experience counseling clients on environmental and safety requirements to help support Amazon’s environmental compliance, storage and transportation of hazardous goods, and extended producer responsibility teams in North America. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside several of Amazon’s compliance teams to support Amazon’s store, devices, and operational businesses and to build new and audit existing processes that raise the bar for Amazon’s compliance with environmental and safety requirements. In this role, you will be responsible for counseling on regulatory and operational requirements as well as impact the development and continual improvement of our state-of-the-art technology tools used in our operational facilities and stores. You will need to have high judgment, common sense, and an appetite for innovation when advising internal teams on environmental, hazardous goods, and extended producer requirements. You will also be responsible for leading Amazon’s proactive and reactive engagements with a number of federal and state regulators such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. Successful applicants should be fast learners who are detail-oriented, customer-obsessed, able to work independently, and comfortable making decisions in ambiguous situations. They will also need to be passionate about innovation, sustainability, and customer safety. Preferred location for this position is Arlington VA.

Key job responsibilities

  • Providing day-to-day advice to Amazon’s Environmental Assurance and Protection, Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Storage, and Extended Producer Responsibility teams on regulations governing our operations, facilities, and products;
  • Monitoring and advising compliance, business, and legal teams on upcoming regulatory changes and maintenance of existing compliance processes;
  • Providing mission critical legal advice on the design of safety mechanisms and technology tools developed and used by the environmental compliance, hazardous goods, and operations teams;
  • Advising on internal processes and practices to support environmental and hazardous goods governance requirements and expectations; and
  • Serving as lead counsel in the response and resolution of environmental and hazardous goods regulatory inquiries.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Arlington, VA, USA | New York, NY, USA | Seattle, WA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of legal experience
  • Juris Doctor and membership in one state bar or equivalent
  • Experience in private practice or in house experience at a technology company or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with US federal and state environmental regulations and regulators; and
  • Experience with global environmental and technical regulations attaching to the manufacture, sale, distribution, use, and disposition of consumer products.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • A combination of law firm, in-house, or government experience;
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional team; and
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,200/year in our lowest geographic market up to $195,700/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

Company - Services LLC

Job ID: A2610361

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