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Senior Attorney, Pollution Prevention
Posted 5/20/2024

Los Angeles Waterkeeper is hiring a Senior Attorney to manage our legal efforts, and assist our regulatory advocacy, to protect and restore inland and coastal waterways throughout Los Angeles County and promote sustainable water policies for the region. The Senior Attorney oversees Waterkeeper’s enforcement of environmental laws, including managing 20-30 Clean Water Act enforcement cases at any time, and works with the organization’s executive director and other legal and policy staff to strategize, help craft and execute LAW’s advocacy campaigns. To learn more about the position, including how to apply, go to https://lawaterkeeper.bamboohr.com/careers/34.

Associate Attorney, Environmental and Land Use Law
Posted 2/8/2024

February 2024 – March 2024

Associate Attorney, Environmental and Land Use Law

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to practice Environmental and Land Use Law.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has an exceptional reputation in California as a law firm providing an extensive range of experience in environmental, natural resources, energy, utility, land use, local government, building and construction and labor law. With offices in South San Francisco and Sacramento, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo represents labor organizations, trade associations, environmental, consumer and community groups and other non-profit associations.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo pioneered the representation of workers and labor organizations in the enforcement of public health and safety laws, in the environmental review of projects with environmental, worker and community impacts, and in energy and utility industry regulation and policy. For 40 years, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has developed a remarkable track record of success in advocating for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.

Adams Broadwell Joseph and Cardozo is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to practice Environmental and Land Use Law in California. The position is open in our South San Francisco office, Sacramento office and remotely. 

Responsibilities:

Associate attorneys perform a range of work, in collaboration with supervising attorneys and professional staff, to investigate, develop, and enforce the full scope of legal and regulatory issues associated with the permitting and approval of large scale industrial, electric utility, residential and commercial projects. This includes factual investigation, legal research, case development, record review, working with scientists, legal analysis and writing, oral advocacy and motion practice and brief writing.

Associate attorneys represent clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, before municipalities and other local governmental agencies, in settlement negotiations, and in court. Associate attorneys also participate in general rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, as well as state and local legislative hearings. 

Required Qualifications:

●    One (1) to five (5) years of legal experience and admission to the California Bar.Experience practicing land use and environmental law, including CEQA and California Planning and Zoning Law. Ideal candidates will also have litigation experience.
●    Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
●   Demonstrated work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
●    Strong desire to advocate for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.
●    Demonstrated commitment to serving the public interest.
●    Ability to work collegially and contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture.
●    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, educational seminars, hearing appearances and meetings with clients.

The salary range for this position is between $115,000 and $155,000 annually, depending on experience.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any applicant’s race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples, and a list of references to Janet Laurain at jlaurain@adamsbroadwell.com.

Environmental and Land Use – Associate Attorney
Posted 4/23/2024

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to practice Environmental and Land Use Law in Northern California.

The position is open for attorneys with 2-5 years of substantive experience practicing environmental law in California. The ideal candidate will also have experience practicing land use law. The position is hybrid remote in either our South San Francisco or Sacramento office.

Required qualifications include:

● Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
● Demonstrated work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
● Strong desire to advocate for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.
● Demonstrated commitment to serving the public interest.
● Ability to work collegially and contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture.
● Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, educational seminars, hearing appearances and meetings with clients.

The target annual pay range for this role in Northern California is $125,000 to 155,000. Actual pay will vary depending upon various factors, including relevant experience, skill-set, current business needs and market factors. The compensation range listed is just one component of Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo’s package for employees.

Responsibilities:

Associate attorneys perform a range of work, in collaboration with supervising attorneys and professional staff, to investigate, develop, and enforce the full scope of legal and regulatory issues associated with the permitting and approval of large scale industrial, electric utility, residential and commercial projects. This includes factual investigation, legal research, case development, record review, working with scientists, legal analysis and writing, oral advocacy and motion practice and brief writing.

Associate attorneys represent clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, before municipalities and other local governmental agencies, in settlement negotiations, and in court. Associate attorneys also participate in general rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, as well as state and local legislative hearings. 

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples, and a list of references to Janet Laurain at jlaurain@adamsbroadwell.com.

About the Firm:

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has an exceptional reputation in California as a law firm providing an extensive range of experience in environmental, natural resources, energy, utility, land use, local government, building and construction and labor law. With offices in South San Francisco and Sacramento, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo represents labor organizations, trade associations, environmental, consumer and community groups and other non-profit associations.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo pioneered the representation of workers and labor organizations in the enforcement of public health and safety laws, in the environmental review of projects with environmental, worker and community impacts, and in energy and utility industry regulation and policy. For over 40 years, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has developed a remarkable track record of success in advocating for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any applicant’s race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West
Posted 2/1/2024

Opportunity
Advocates for the West seeks a Staff Attorney with 1 to 4 years legal experience and a passion for
the environment to join our talented team working to protect the American West through
strategic litigation and legal advocacy.


About Advocates for the West
Advocates for the West is a non-profit public interest environmental law firm headquartered in
Boise, Idaho, with offices and staff in Oregon and Colorado. Founded in 2003, we provide free
legal counseling and representation to a wide array of conservation groups, Native American
Tribes, and individuals, primarily in federal court litigation.

We work in eleven western states, handling dozens of cases each year with an overall 85%
success rate. Our current docket is focused on fighting public lands oil and gas leasing;
protecting sage-grouse habitat throughout the Interior West; saving the Pacific Northwest’s
salmon, steelhead, and other imperiled fish; defending special places stretching from the coast of
California to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and national forests in northern Washington to
the borderlands of Arizona; and protecting communities from mining and pollution.
Learn more about our work and organization at www.advocateswest.org.


Position Description
The Staff Attorney will initially support the Boise legal staff in pending and upcoming cases
challenging industrial developments that threaten key habitats for signature species we have long
defended, including the greater sage-grouse, salmon, and steelhead.
A major area of the Staff Attorney’s immediate caseload will be working with the Nez Perce
Tribe and conservation clients fighting proposed mining, logging, and other threats in Idaho.
Another major area will be challenging oil and gas development throughout the inter-mountain
West, including in key sage-grouse habitats.
Over the longer term, the Staff Attorney will be expected to develop a portfolio of new cases in
conjunction with our legal team and key clients/partners.


Position Responsibilities
Legal (90%)
● Support successful prosecution of public interest environmental litigation, including
litigation tasks ranging from research, drafting pleadings and briefs, and presenting
oral arguments.
● Participate in development of new cases, fostering client relationships, and setting
legal strategies.
● Perform other associated tasks such as Freedom of Information Act requests,
administrative appeals, counseling clients, and working with scientific experts.
Development, Outreach, and Communications (5%)
● Provide case updates and written content for fundraising and communication efforts.
● Participate in events, donor cultivation, public presentations, and media outreach.
Other (5%)
● Attend staff meetings, retreats, and trainings, and participate on committees.
● Perform other required administrative tasks.

Desired Qualifications and Skills
Advocates for the West seeks a Staff Attorney with broad knowledge of federal and state
environmental laws, and 1 to 4 years of relevant litigation experience post law school. Judicial
clerkships are highly desired.

The attorney must have a J.D. and be (or become) admitted to a relevant state bar(s). Applicants
should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team, and have excellent litigation
skills, including legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Applicants with demonstrated
commitment to environmental protection are preferred.

Advocates for the West is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice both in
the workplace and in our relationships with clients and partners in the communities we serve. We
encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Advocates for the West is
committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity,
national origin, age, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital
status, pregnancy, medical condition, veteran status, religion, and socioeconomic background.

Location
The position is in our Boise ID office. We will consider remote work options.

Compensation
Advocates for the West offers a competitive compensation package and flexible work
environment. The salary range for this full-time position is $88,000 to $108,000, depending on
experience. We also offer discretionary annual bonus and employer retirement plan
contributions. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance, disability insurance,
pre-tax medical savings plan, and generous vacation and leave policies, plus a sabbatical
program after seven years’ employment. All Advocates for the West employees have access to
professional development opportunities relevant to their position and career goals.

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and three references to
hiring@advocateswest.org with the subject “Staff Attorney”. Please combine the cover letter,
resume, writing sample, and references into a single PDF attachment titled
“LastName.FirstName.” Preference will be given to candidates who apply by February 29, 2024.
After that, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Natural Resources Attorney (3-7 years experience), Kronick
Posted 2/1/2024

We are looking for a 3-7 year Associate Attorney who wants to work on cutting-edge water and environmental law issues for public- and private-sector clients throughout California. The candidate should have experience in relevant practice areas, like water resources, environmental, land use, or Tribal law experience. Candidate must be a quick study, resourceful, and self-sufficient, with a high level of organization, attention to detail, and strong legal analysis and writing skills. Our firm takes a flexible approach to compensation that is tailored to each attorney’s unique ability to contribute to the success of our clients and firm—not lock-step according to J.D. or Bar date. The range for this position is $125,000 to $185,000 for an expected 1750 evaluation hours, plus hours bonuses and discretionary bonuses for exceptional performance. We offer a generous benefits package and the opportunity to develop your skills and grow professionally.

Learn More

Municipal Attorney (3+ years experience), Kronick
Posted 2/1/2024

We are seeking an attorney to join our team! The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in general municipal law, with an interest in working on both transactional and litigation matters. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient, and have a high level of dedication and discipline. Our firm takes a flexible approach to compensation that is tailored to each attorney’s unique ability to contribute to the success of our clients and firm—not lock-step according to J.D. or Bar date. The range for this position is $125,000 to $185,000 for an expected 1750 evaluation hours, plus hours bonuses and discretionary bonuses for exceptional performance. We offer a generous benefits package and the opportunity to develop your skills and grow professionally.

Learn More

Senior Staff Counsel, State Coastal Conservancy
Posted 1/22/2024

Love the California coast? Want to help protect and restore the coast? This might be the job for you!

The position reports to SCC Headquarters office located in Oakland, CA., and is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule.

The Conservancy Attorney Team has ONE job opening for an Attorney III (Senior Staff Counsel) but will consider hiring at the Attorney (Staff Counsel) level.

Conservancy attorneys assist with acquiring conservation lands, constructing large scale wetland restoration projects, providing underserved communities with access to the coast, and implementing nature-based sea level rise projects, and many other climate adaptation projects. Conservancy attorneys handle a wide variety of legal issues, mostly in the areas of contracts, real property, land use and environmental permitting, and operations of state and local government. The Conservancy’s legal team is small and coordinated; attorneys manage their own projects and consult with each other as needed. 

The Attorney III will work under the direction of the General Counsel and in coordination with four other Conservancy attorneys. The Attorney III will provide oral and written legal advice to Conservancy staff; conduct research; identify legal strategies; negotiate and draft contracts, escrow instructions, and other documents; review and edit staff recommendations for consistency with Division 21 of the Public Resources Code, funding sources and CEQA; assess property acquisition documents, including title reports, environmental assessments, and purchase agreements; review CEQA documents; and track new legislation and case law. Conservancy attorneys also perform legal work for the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, a regional entity that allocates parcel tax revenues for protection and restoration of San Francisco Bay. 

PLEASE NOTE:  

  • To apply for this position, you must obtain eligibility by taking the Eligibility Exam for Attorney III and/or Attorney. This is required for most, please see the Special Requirements and Additional Information section below for more details. 
  • The required items for this application package are:
  • State Application (STD 678) – Please fill out all sections of the application.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter – Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in and fitness for the position. 
  • A(n) copy of your member of the CA State Bar Association License
  • Writing sample you have authored.

This position is eligible for telework 3 days per week under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California.

Click on the link to complete the State Coastal Conservancy Recruitment Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCChiring

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

  • Position is in a high-rise building (Oakland, CA Headquarters).
  • Office setting; Monday through Friday; prolonged periods of sitting (or standing, if preferred).
  • The Conservancy has a telework policy for Headquarter (HQ) employees, that allows staff to telework up to 3 days per week. A computer for telework use can be provided if needed. All Headquarters employees are required to be in the office twice a week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Work on a computer up to 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to lift-up to 15 pounds.
  • Indoor work is common, although outdoor work may be necessary.
  • May require an employee to work in adversarial situations.
  • Attend and participate in high level meetings.
  • Multitask, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities in a cooperative manner.
  • Travel by car or plane, with overnight stays necessary on occasion.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a(n) Member of the CA State Bar Association License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Examination Information

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.Final Filing Date: 2/1/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

State Coastal Conservancy
Attn: Anulika White
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

State Coastal Conservancy
Anulika White
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Drop Off Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents
The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other – Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other – Cover Letter – Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in and fitness for the position.
  • Other – Writing Sample – Please submit a writing sample that you have authored that includes legal analysis.
  • Other – CA State Bar Association License – Please provide a copy of your member license.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Focus attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to act independently, positive attitude, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact.
  • Able to work independently and in a team situation.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Display good interaction skills.
  • Multitask, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality record and dependable.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Communicates clearly and logically orally and in writing.
  • Consistently exercise a high degree of initiative.
  • Analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors in a tactful, congenial, personal manner.

Benefits

There are many benefits to joining our team! The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, 11 hours of annual leave, or 7 hours of vacation credit per month, 8 hours of sick leave credit per month, two paid Professional Development Days, 1 paid Personal Holiday, medical/dependent care reimbursement program (pre-tax), pre-tax parking fee program, monthly transportation voucher are 100% reimbursement up to the current monthly exclusion amount provided by the IRS (up to $300), bicycle commuter program, plus many more.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: https://scc.ca.gov/

Human Resources Contact:
Inge Sorensen
(510) 286-1015
inge.sorensen@scc.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.EEO Contact:
Helen Kang
(510) 286-4349
helen.kang@scc.ca.gov

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.
  • If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, diploma/transcripts (official/unofficial) will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.
  • Preference will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.
  • Qualified candidates must  be in a reachable rank (Ranks 1, 2, or 3) on an employment list for Attorney III (to take the online exam go to: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB08.PDF) and/or employment list for Attorney (to take the online exam go to: : https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/8PB57.PDF or the Attorney LEAP exam: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/3PB54.PDF).  A Training and Development (T&D) assignment may be considered.
  • You must meet the minimum qualifications of the Attorney III/Attorney or have transfer or reinstatement eligibility to this classification.
  • This advertisement will be used for this and other permanent and/or limited term vacancies that may occur at the State Coastal Conservancy during the life of the certification list.
  • If you do not hear from us in 5-8 weeks from the final file date, you may assume the position has been filled by another applicant. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement. Please reach out to the HR contact (listed above) if you have further questions regarding your application status.
  • **Once a significant candidate pool is received, an internal cutoff period will be established and interviews will be scheduled, and only the most qualified candidates will be invited to the interview**

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REQUIRED INFORMATION 

  • To apply for this position, you must obtain eligibility by taking the Eligibility Exam for Attorney III and/or Attorney. This is required for most, please see the Special Requirements and Additional Information section below for more details. 
  • The required items for this application package are:
  • State Application (STD 678) – Please fill out all sections of the application complete, espcially the Employement History section.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter – Pleaes provide a cover letter describing your interest in and fitness for the position. 
  • A(n) copy of your member of the CA State Bar Association License
  • Writing sample you have authored.
Associate Attorney, Environmental and Land Use Law | Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo
Posted 1/2/2024

Associate Attorney, Environmental and Land Use Law

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to practice Environmental and Land Use Law.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has an exceptional reputation in California as a law firm providing an extensive range of experience in environmental, natural resources, energy, utility, land use, local government, building and construction and labor law. With offices in South San Francisco and Sacramento, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo represents labor organizations, trade associations, environmental, consumer and community groups and other non-profit associations.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo pioneered the representation of workers and labor organizations in the enforcement of public health and safety laws, in the environmental review of projects with environmental, worker and community impacts, and in energy and utility industry regulation and policy. For 40 years, Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo has developed a remarkable track record of success in advocating for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.

Adams Broadwell Joseph and Cardozo is accepting applications for an Associate Attorney to practice Environmental and Land Use Law in California. The position is open in our South San Francisco office, Sacramento office and remotely. 

Responsibilities:

Associate attorneys perform a range of work, in collaboration with supervising attorneys and professional staff, to investigate, develop, and enforce the full scope of legal and regulatory issues associated with the permitting and approval of large scale industrial, electric utility, residential and commercial projects. This includes factual investigation, legal research, case development, record review, working with scientists, legal analysis and writing, oral advocacy and motion practice and brief writing.

Associate attorneys represent clients before federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies, before municipalities and other local governmental agencies, in settlement negotiations, and in court. Associate attorneys also participate in general rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, as well as state and local legislative hearings. 

Required Qualifications:

  • One (1) to five (5) years of legal experience and admission to the California Bar.
  • Experience practicing land use and environmental law, including CEQA and California Planning and Zoning Law. Ideal candidates will also have litigation experience.
  • Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated work ethic, good judgment, initiative, and creativity.
  • Strong desire to advocate for sustainable development that avoids or mitigates environmental harm and public service impacts while maximizing community benefits.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the public interest.
  • Ability to work collegially and contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, educational seminars, hearing appearances and meetings with clients.

The salary range for this position is between $115,000 and $155,000 annually, depending on experience.

Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any applicant’s race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples, and a list of references to Janet Laurain at jlaurain@adamsbroadwell.com.

Staff Attorney | Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability
Posted 12/11/2023

The Staff Attorney will primarily be responsible for providing legal representation to clients from disadvantaged rural communities. In collaboration with LCJA Co-Directors, Directing Attorneys, and staff, the Staff Attorney will identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies related to land use, built environment, public financing, local government, access to basic infrastructure, transportation, and community development that is equitable across the region in an effort to improve conditions of rural communities in the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the state. This position will also engage in community education and organizing campaigns throughout the San Joaquin Valley to support the development of advocacy strategies.

Link: https://leadershipcounsel.org/job/staff-attorney/

Richmond Staff Attorney | Communities for a Better Environment
Posted 10/31/2023

Communities for a Better Environment
Communities for a Better Environment seeks a full-time staff attorney for our Richmond team to support our “triad” of grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, and science-based research. CBE lawyers are accountable to residents and the principle that people speak for themselves. The Richmond staff attorney will support Richmond communities through its campaigns to phase out the Richmond Chevron Refinery through a just transition to a community-driven vision for Richmond. The Richmond team is focused on a Just Transition—building power with community and allies to transition Richmond, and the entire state of California, off fossil fuels and preventing substitution with combustion resources that have equally dire consequences for communities and the planet.
Link: recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/AppOne/MainInfoReq.asp?ReqID=5616441   

Deputy City Attorney | City of Los Angeles
Posted 10/31/2023

City of Los Angeles
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
LAND USE DIVISION
HOUSING, LAND USE & REAL PROPERTY BRANCH Salary Range
DCA II $115,696 – $169,148
DCA III: $151,442 – $221,390

Requirements
Licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California. Additional requirements include:

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience advising and/or litigating CEQA matters.
  • Ability to deal effectively with public officials, department personnel and members of the public.
  • Demonstrated strong research and writing skills in complex areas of law.
  • Ability to work efficiently and make decisions practically, ethically and independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The following qualifications are highly desirable:
  • Experience reviewing and advising on EIRs, Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs), and statutory and categorical exemptions.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with State Planning and Zoning Law and the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Experience with administrative record issues and e-discovery.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10mfoKmbvaMvUn1N3aH8hp0HyoTr5HbM5/view?usp=drivesdk

Deputy City Attorney | Los Angeles City Attorney/LADWP
Posted 10/31/2023

Los Angeles City Attorney/LADWP
DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY
WATER & ENVIRONMENT SECTION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER DIVISION
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
DCA II $115,696 – $169,148
DCA III $151,442 – $221,390

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is one of the nation’s largest municipal law offices. With over 1,000 legal professionals, including 500 attorneys, the Office provides the City with the highest caliber of legal services, ranging from prosecuting criminal misdemeanors and playing a leading role in criminal justice reform, advising on homelessness initiatives, defending civil lawsuits and claims, and bringing civil enforcement actions in the name of the People of the State of California. Guided by an overarching commitment to integrity, accountability and transparency, we find great meaning in the work we do and the services we provide. The DWP Division acts as General Counsel to the Board of Water & Power Commissioners, its officers, and employees. Division attorneys are responsible for legal representation, counsel and advice, and handling litigation related to DWP operations. Duties and Responsibilities The Office of the City Attorney has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney interested in representing the Department of Water and Power (DWP) on legal matters involving water, environmental, and natural resources law. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong oral and written skills and enjoy a team-based approach to representing clients. The attorneys in this Section advise LADWP as it navigates the legal challenges associated with transforming from a utility founded in the 20th century into one that intends to provide the vast majority of its power from renewable sources by 2035 and to drastically increase the amount of recycled water supplied to its customers. The legal implications of climate change and the essential actions to adapt to it are among the most pressing legal issues facing both the water and power systems.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pg2g0qvqLcsBKhK1DFFwl37j3iwG0xmJ/view?usp=drivesdk

Staff Counsel I | Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Posted 10/31/2023

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Description:

The Staff Counsel of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) will provide in-house legal counsel and services to MRCA Governing Board, MRCA Executive Officer, and other MRCA staff as directed, focused primarily on real property, environmental, employment, land use, law enforcement, and government law. This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, organized, and able to work on several projects simultaneously.

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Type: This is a full-time, at-will, exempt position. Supervision Staff Counsel reports to the Chief Staff Counsel.

Supervision:This position reports to the Chief Staff Counsel. This position does not supervise other staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are typical for this classification. Successful candidates may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business or legal needs and changing practices.

  • Oversee and complete acquisitions of real property
  • Review and draft property lease agreements
  • Assist with personnel and human resources issues
  • Review and negotiate contracts for goods and services
  • Assist in enforcement of MRCA Ordinance
  • Coordinate responses to requests for public records
  • Analyze and respond to tort claims and litigation
  • Work with outside legal counsel on litigation and other special projects
  • Make court appearances on behalf of MRCA
  • Attend and represent MRCA at community and other public meetings
  • Complete continuing education as necessary to maintain a working knowledge of real property, environmental, land use, law enforcement, and government law, and any other area of law to effectively provide in-house counsel

Link: mrca.civicweb.net   

Environmental Equity Officer | Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Posted 10/31/2023

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
The Environmental Equity Officer (Class: 461 equal to Division Chief) will have responsibility for ensuring that MRCA’s programs and services promote and achieve equitable outcomes. TheEnvironmental Equity Officer will recommend best practices in all aspects of MRCA operations and oversee the inclusion of communities that traditionally have been overlooked and ignored.

In this context, equity is defined as a systemic process where the benefits of MRCA’s mission (to acquire, protect, and preserve open space, wildlife habitat, and urban, mountain and river parkland that is easily accessible to the public) shall accrue to the public in a manner that reflects the demographics of MRCA’s stakeholder base. The Environmental Equity Officer will ensure that disadvantaged communities are a priority for projects with an emphasis on increasing access to public local and regional natural assets for historically excluded, marginalized, underrepresented and under-resourced communities.

The Environmental Equity Officer serves as the primary point of contact for Tribal issues and acts as a liaison between the agency and tribes, tribal communities, and stakeholders, to strengthen relationships and create partnerships. Collaborations will include working to develop rematriation plans, plans for co or total management of specific properties, and the development and implementation of an inclusive process with tribes, tribal communities and stakeholders that is relevant and specific to each site in question.

The Environmental Equity Officer will be responsible for reviewing MRCA’s policies related to inclusion, diversity, equity and environmental justice and make recommendations to Executive Staff and/or the Governing Board for revisions and/or new policies. These policies include but are not limited to MRCA’s Outreach and Advertising Policy and MRCA’s Outreach and Employment Recruitment Policy.

Link: mrca.civic web.net   

Associate | Law Office of Marc Chytilo
Posted 10/31/2023

Law Office of Marc Chytilo

Private boutique quasi-public interest environmental law firm seeks experienced associate for administrative advocacy and litigation. Half to three quarter time.

Send resume cover letter writing sample to email.

Associate Attorney | Lozeau Drury LLP
Posted 10/31/2023

Lozeau Drury LLP
Lozeau Drury is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate Attorney with 1-6 years of experience to join our team.

As an Associate Attorney, your responsibilities will include tracking and managing deadlines in assigned cases, preparing comment letters on proposed agency actions, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, appearing before city departments, state agencies, and at court hearings. In addition, the Associate Attorney will be entrusted with individual legal research of investigation assignments on a case-by-case basis as required by the partners. Occasional overnight travel will be required.

We value flexibility and teamwork, and you must be comfortable sharing and adjusting workloads and assignments on short notice to ensure the efficient handling of all matters on our docket by the firm.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of CEQA, and other state and federal environmental laws
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent research, analytic, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • 1-6 years of litigation experience preferred.
  • California bar admission

Lozeau Drury LLP offers competitive salaries, benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is commensurate with experience

Lozeau Drury LLP is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. Lozeau Drury LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply, please include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. No phone calls please.
Link: www.lozeaudrury.com   

Energy law and policy project director | UCLA Law Emmett Institute
Posted 10/31/2023

UCLA Law Emmett Institute
We’re seeking someone with state and federal energy law and policy practice experience to work with us at the Emmett Institute, which is the environmental law center based at UCLA Law.

More here: https://lnkd.in/gPW37n4J
Link: https://lnkd.in/gPW37n4J   

Senior Scientist or Consultant – Permitting Specialist | Integral Consulting Inc
Posted 10/31/2023

Integral Consulting Inc
Integral Consulting Inc., is currently seeking a senior-level scientist for our newly developing Permitting and Planning practice that will provide project management oversite in our San Francisco Bay Area offices. The position will support multiple clients and on a wide variety of projects involving permitting and planning, securing compensatory mitigation, and compliance. This position will have the responsibility of growing a portfolio of work and securing new clients.

Link: https://jobs.jobvite.com/integral-careers/job/oXjHofw5   

Junior Environmental Associate | Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Posted 10/31/2023

Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks a candidate with two to four years of experience to join our San Francisco office. The ideal candidate should have substantive experience litigating complex cases in the state and federal courts in California, including experience handling all aspects of discovery.

The ideal candidate should have substantive experience litigating complex cases in the state and federal courts in California, including experience handling all aspects of discovery. A desire to become a leader in cases involving challenging legal and expert environmental issues is a plus. Candidates must be admitted to the California bar and have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a desire to be part of a creative, team-focused, and respectful firm culture.

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with excellent academic credentials.
  • Status as an active member in good standing of the California bar.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated interest in major environmental statutes, such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and CERCLA.
  • Experience responding to discovery requests, including eDiscovery. Familiarity with eDiscovery technologies (Casepoint, Relativity) is a plus.
  • Strong analytical, research, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to work well under deadlines, and the ability to assume significant client responsibilities.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Beveridge & Diamond has a premier national environmental practice, with more than 125 lawyers in seven U.S. offices. The firm helps clients around the world resolve critical environmental, natural resource, project development, and sustainability issues relating to their facilities, products, and operations.

Link: https://www.bdlaw.com/careers/current-attorney-openings/   

Environmental Regulatory Associate – Product Stewardship-Focused Practice | Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Posted 10/31/2023

Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks a product stewardship associate with three to five years of experience to join one of our seven offices. The position will have a primary focus on product regulatory work, including environmental, extended producer responsibility, and technical/product conformity regulatory and compliance matters in the United States and globally.

The position will have a primary focus on product regulatory work, including environmental, extended producer responsibility, and technical/product conformity regulatory and compliance matters in the United States and globally. Our product regulatory practice involves multidisciplinary work on many types of products, including electronics, batteries, chemicals, pesticides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. This is a highly dynamic field in one of the fastest-growing areas of environmental and related law, and B&D is fortunate to advise a large client base of companies and trade associations on these issues.

The work involves support for our clients on an array of issues such as: market access; product development and premarket approval; responsible sourcing, supply chain, and transactional support; other ESG advice; chemical and materials restrictions; labeling, energy efficiency, marketing and advertising; product safety; hazmat transport; reverse distribution; and circular economy issues, including product stewardship and recycling, and waste. Relevant experience would include an exposure to these areas as well as work with regulatory federal agencies such as EPA, USDA, CPSC, DOT, FAA, DOE, FTC and similar state entities. Experience with FCC equipment authorization or FDA product regulatory domains for electronic devices is also highly useful. International work experience would also be relevant.

Link: https://www.bdlaw.com/careers/current-attorney-openings/   

Mid-Level Energy Associate | Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Posted 10/31/2023

Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks an energy regulatory associate with two to five years of experience to join one of our seven offices. The ideal candidate should have substantive experience with respect to (i) energy regulatory (with FERC or state regulatory bodies) and (ii) renewable energy matters.

The ideal candidate should have substantive experience with respect to (i) energy regulatory (with FERC or state regulatory bodies) and (ii) renewable energy matters. Experience with energy and/or renewable energy project development is a plus. A candidate with strong interest in the position who currently may not have significant background in all of the foregoing areas should be committed to becoming well-versed in them. In addition to the foregoing, candidates will be expected to support the firm’s national environmental practices as needed.

Link: https://www.bdlaw.com/careers/current-attorney-openings/   

Litigation Associate | Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Posted 10/31/2023

Beveridge & Diamond, PC
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. seeks a candidate with two to four years of experience to join our San Francisco office. The ideal candidate should have substantive experience litigating complex cases in the state and federal courts in California, including experience handling all aspects of discovery.

The ideal candidate should have substantive experience litigating complex cases in the state and federal courts in California, including experience handling all aspects of discovery. A desire to become a leader in cases involving challenging legal and expert environmental issues is a plus. Candidates must be admitted to the California bar and have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a desire to be part of a creative, team-focused, and respectful firm culture.

Link: https://www.bdlaw.com/careers/current-attorney-openings/   

Summer 2024 Legal Intern | California Tahoe Conservancy
Posted 10/31/2023

California Tahoe Conservancy
The mission of the California Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Under the direction and supervision of the General Counsel, the Legal Intern performs various legal-related tasks such as research and writing projects. The Legal Intern also has an opportunity to engage in and observe many aspects of client representation and case development. This position is open to current law students with an interest in environmental, natural resource, real property, and public interest law, preferably those who will be entering their 3L year in 2024. This is a paid position. See the CalCareers link for the salary range.

Link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=397564   

Legal Director (CRPE) | Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment
Posted 10/31/2023

Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment
The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE) seeks applicants for a Legal Director. The position is full-time and flexible with location. CRPE is a non-profit environmental justice organization based in Delano, California. Our mission is to achieve environmental justice and healthy sustainable communities through collective action and the law. We provide legal and technical assistance to the grassroots movement for environmental justice. We combine community organizing, legal representation, policy advocacy and coalition building to help build healthy sustainable communities in low-income communities and communities of color. CRPE strongly believes in the maxims that communities should speak for themselves, and that advocates for environmental justice should be on tap, not on top. Our staff shares a deep commitment to social and racial justice.

The Legal Director oversees the legal representation CRPE provides low income and BIPOC communities in the San Joaquin Valley. The Legal Director supervises staff, supports developing and conducting litigation, and works with organizers to ensure litigation connected to community needs. The Legal Director reports to a designated supervisor on the executive team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of CRPE’s mission, goals, and core values
  • Oversee development and implementation of CRPE’s legal services
  • Represent CRPE and its mission externally to funders, donors, allies and at conferences and convenings
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with co-counsel, community residents, and allies.
  • Direct Supervision of Senior and Staff Attorneys
  • Work with ED to assist in the hiring of CRPE legal staff
  • Assist in HR compliance
  • Assist in Conflict Resolution process
  • Co-ordinate implementation of personnel policies and procedures for attorneys
  • Support Development Director by contributing to grant applications and reports, newsletters, website updates, and action alerts and by cultivating individual donors.

Link: https://crpe-ej.org/about/jobsinternships  

Staff Attorney | Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
Posted 10/31/2023

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to clients from disadvantaged rural communities. The Staff Attorney will identify, develop, and implement advocacy strategies related to land use, built environment, public financing, local government, access to basic infrastructure, transportation, and community development that is equitable across the region in an effort to improve in an effort to improve conditions of rural communities in the San Joaquin Valley and throughout the State. The position will also engage in community education and advocacy campaigns throughout the San Joaquin Valley to support the development of advocacy strategies.

Link: https://leadershipcounsel.org/job/staff-attorney/   

Litigation Associate | Venable LLP
Posted 10/31/2023

Venable LLP
Our team is actively looking for mid-level litigation associates in the San Francisco office – in practice, our litigation associates often assist with environmental cases if they are interested. Please reach out if you or anyone you know would like to find out more – I’d be happy to chat about my experiences at Venable.

Senior or Staff Attorney | Environmental Defense Center
Posted 10/31/2023

Environmental Defense Center
Public interest environmental law firm servicing the South Central Coast is hiring an attorney to work on state and federal administrative advocacy and litigation.

Link: https://www.environmentaldefensecenter.org/join-our-team/   

Staff Attorney – Temporary | Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Posted 10/31/2023

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Entry-level attorney position for approximately one year to assist with all aspects of the Air District’s legal work.

Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/baaqmd?   

Attorney V | Dept. Water Resources
Posted 10/31/2023

Dept. Water Resources- check out CalHR website for attorney position
Water law

Climate Attorney | California Air Resources Board
Posted 10/31/2023
Enforcement Attorney/Attorney III | California Air Resources Board
Posted 10/31/2023
Summer Law Clerk (student position) | California Air Resources Board
Posted 10/31/2023
Attorney III at CalRecycle | CalRecycle
Posted 10/31/2023

CalRecycle
Under the general direction of the Assistant Chief Counsel for the Division of Recycling, the Attorney III will prepare cases and advise and represent the Department in administration actions, including hearings, application reviews, and settlement negotiations. The Attorney III will act as liaison between the Department and the Attorney General’s Office for civil and criminal proceedings. The Attorney III will be responsible for researching and analyzing state and federal case law, statutes, regulations and procedures associated with the Department’s programs, especially the Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act and its regulations. The Attorney III will be expected to write briefs, Accusations, memoranda and correspondence on complex and difficult legal matters. The Attorney III will be expected to handle requests under the California Public Records Act

Telework eligible

Link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=394703  

Associate Attorney | DeLano Law Firm
Posted 10/31/2023

DeLano Law Firm
Opportunity for a new or young attorney to work in a small law firm in North San Diego County. Work includes advocacy on behalf of non-profit and community organizations, before administrative agencies and in court. Our work involves environmental and land use matters, including CEQA, planning laws, Section 17200, initiatives, property law matters, and several other areas.

Link: www.delanoanddelano.com   

Clean Air, Climate Justice and Transport Associate (policy role ) | Better World Group Advisors
Posted 10/31/2023

Better World Group Advisors
Clean Air, Climate Justice and Transport Associate

Better World Group is seeking a full-time associate. This position is national in scope and and can be based anywhere within the U.S.
The associate will join a dynamic team across the firm’s practice areas: Clean Air, Climate Justice and Transport practice area. We aim to change systems by transforming culture to bring benefits, resources, and economic opportunities, to communities of color, especially communities that continue to face climate and environmental injustice. In California and nationally, the transportation sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and harmful air pollutants, disproportionally impacting low-income communities and communities of color. When air quality is poor, heatwaves and other extreme weather events can make the air we breathe even more hazardous. Clean air can reduce the exacerbating effects of air pollution on extreme weather events, helping communities adapt more effectively to climate change.

Our firm works with state-wide and national partners to transition transport across all sectors towards a zero-emission, electric future. To mitigate climate change and improve air quality, we aim to bring clean air to those suffering from decades of environmental injustice by leading state policy campaigns in order to accelerator clean air, climate justice and transport policies.

Link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d8eabb07726ea72f382aa14/t/651c96a769778b7fbc283588/1696372392102/2023+-+BWG+Clean+Air%2C+CJ%2C+Transport+Associate+JD.pdf 

Sr. Environmental SI/REM Engineer | Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Posted 10/31/2023

Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Terracon’s Northern California office locations are seeking a Senior Environmental SI/REM Engineer to join our Team! Our offices have a diverse client base in both public and private sectors, working with commercial, industrial, government, property development, and institutional market entities. *This position can be filled out of the following Terracon office locations: Concord or Sacramento.

Link: https://careers.terracon.com/job/concord/senior-environmental-si-rem-engineer/37184/55547914752   

Manager Regional Services – Site Investigation and Remediation REM Practice | Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Posted 10/31/2023

Terracon Consultants, Inc.
Are you an exceptional Senior Environmental Site Investigation/Remediation (SI/REM) Professional looking for an opportunity to grow and expand your career and lead the growth and expansion of our Northern California Region SI/REM Team? Do you want to work for a well-established, nationwide company with an excellent reputation for taking care of its employee-owners while providing excellent professional growth potential? If you answered Yes, Come, “Explore with us” and start your journey as a Manager of Regional Environmental Services at Terracon!

Terracon’s East Bay office, located in Concord, CA, is seeking a Manager of Regional Environmental Services to join our Team! Our East Bay and three other regional offices have a diverse client base in both public and private sectors, working with commercial, industrial, government, property development, and institutional market entities. Clients within these sectors include municipalities, state agencies, national and local retailers, commercial real property developers and managers, financial institutions, law firms, architect/engineer and construction clients, telecom, energy providers—including renewable energy and transmission. *This position can be filled out of the following Terracon office locations: Concord or Sacramento.

Link: https://careers.terracon.com/job/concord/manager-regional-services-site-investigation-and-remediation-rem-practice/37184/54389747936   

Climate Attorney | California Air Resources Board
Posted 10/31/2023

California Air Resources Board
This is a separate position from our other Climate Attorney posting. Application deadline Nov 15.

Link: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=400211 

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