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Attorney III | State Water Resources Control Board |  Sacramento County
Posted 10/15/2020 DEADLINE 10/28/2020

Under the supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel, work as an integral member of a team of attorneys, engineers, scientists, credit analysts, and managers.  Draft and review regulations concerning the Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund and related programs; review petitions seeking Board reversal of staff decisions and preparation of proposed dismissals or Board orders. Participate in hearings; and assist in preparation of State Board orders and resolutions, environmental documents, and responses to comments.  Prepare and present draft orders at State Board workshops and business meetings.  Advise State Water Board members and staff regarding all stages of funding program transactions (e.g., inquiries, applications, due diligence, negotiation, and compliance).  Draft transactional documents and negotiate terms with borrowers’ counsel.  Coordinate with agencies that provide funding to the State Water Board.  Advise State Water Board members and staff on adoption, interpretation, and implementation of funding program guidelines and programmatic documents, and proposed legislation.  Assist the State Water Board’s funding programs with miscellaneous legal issues, including research and Public Records Act requests.  Assist the Attorney General in litigation matters involving the Board’s financial assistance programs, including providing advice and legal research used in preparing briefs and declarations. Participate in State Water Board funding workshops, advisory groups, and stakeholder events in various locations throughout the state.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=219393
Executive Officer, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board | South Lake Tahoe
Posted 10/15/2020DEADLINE 11/02/2020

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Lahontan Water Board) is looking for a dynamic leader to serve in the demanding position of Executive Officer. The Executive Officer is the key guardian of the State’s water resources in a region that spans all or portions of twelve (12) counties from Modoc County in the north, along the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada, to San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties on the south, including Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake. Based in offices in South Lake Tahoe and Victorville, the Lahontan Water Board’s mission is to preserve and enhance water quality in the Lahontan Region for the benefit of present and future generations. In protecting all surface and groundwater in the region, as well as crucial drinking water supplies, the Board regulates nonpoint and point source discharges that may affect the region’s waters, including from municipal, agricultural, military, recreation, industrial, and environmental restoration activities. The Executive Officer advises the Lahontan Water Board on policy and is often tasked with developing creative, sustainable solutions to complex water quality problems. Under the administrative direction of up to 7 board members appointed by the Governor, the Executive Officer supervises a dedicated and diverse staff of approximately 80 engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, administrative support staff, and student interns. With the Board, the Executive Officer sets organizational priorities and shapes the organization’s culture. 

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=217044
Senior Attorney OR Staff Attorney | Environmental Defense Center| Santa Barbara
Posted 09/01/2020

The Senior Attorney is responsible for managing her/his own caseload, helps develop EDC’s legal and program case docket, and supervises other staff, including staff attorneys, program staff, law clerks, and interns. The Staff Attorney works on EDC cases and helps supervise other staff, law clerks, and interns. Both Senior and Staff Attorneys assist with other aspects of nonprofit advocacy including public outreach, education, and fundraising. Candidates should be self-directed and possess excellent analytical, research, writing, and speaking skills. Minimum requirements for candidates include admittance to the California Bar and experience in public interest environmental advocacy and litigation, including California environmental law. Preferred qualifications for the Senior Attorney position include at least seven years’ experience, including serving
as lead counsel in relevant state and federal court litigation.

Benefits include excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; disability insurance; life insurance; generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave allowances; an opportunity to contribute to a Simple IRA retirement account with a match by EDC; and a supportive work setting. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, professional references, and legal writing sample(s) to Linda Krop, Chief Counsel, Environmental Defense Center, at LKrop@EnvironmentalDefenseCenter.org. Application period will be open until filled.

Land Use Associate | Allen Matkins | Los Angeles (Downtown)
Posted 08/21/2020

Allen Matkins is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of experience to work on a full spectrum of land use matters, including project entitlement and litigation. The preferred candidate will have experience with permitting, entitlements, CEQA/NEPA, planning and zoning law, the Subdivision Map Act, and land use litigation, including CEQA litigation. Experience with natural resources, wetlands, endangered species, California Coastal Commission, and historic preservation is helpful but not required. Experience or interest in environmental law, including contaminated site transactions and litigation under CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and state equivalents is also helpful but not required. This position can be located in either Century City or Los Angeles, but will also work periodically with attorneys in our other offices. A high level of academic achievement and major law firm experience are required. Admission to the State Bar of California is required.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://recruiting.allenmatkins.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=dac334d5-45c9-4a01-b833-6a285b0fb079
Environmental Associate | Allen Matkins | San Francisco
Posted 08/21/2020

The San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level associate to join our nationally-recognized Environmental and Natural Resources practice. The ideal candidate will have 3 – 5 years of experience in environmental regulatory and transactional counseling. Environmental or closely-related business litigation experience is helpful. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally-respected law school and relevant prior law firm or government experience. We seek candidates with strong verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to excellence. This is a very collaborative group whose members work across all of our five California offices. We seek to expand with talented lawyers eager to tackle the challenges associated with a top-tier environmental practice. Admission to the State Bar of California is required.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://recruiting.allenmatkins.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=dac334d5-45c9-4a01-b833-6a285b0fb079
Environmental Associate | Allen Matkins |Orange County
Posted 08/21/2020

The Orange County office is seeking a mid-level associate to join our nationally recognized Environmental and Natural Resources practice. The ideal candidate will have 4 – 6 years of experience in environmental regulatory and transactional counseling.  Environmental or closely-related business litigation experience is helpful. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally-respected law school, as well as relevant prior law firm or government experience. We seek candidates with strong verbal and written communications skills and a commitment to excellence. This is a very collaborative group whose members work across all of our five California offices. We seek to expand with talented lawyers who are eager to tackle the challenges associated with a top-tier environmental practice. Admission to the State Bar of California is required.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://recruiting.allenmatkins.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReApplicantEmail.aspx?Tag=7e1e2126-3db1-4660-9750-51909af4a904
Attorney | Bick Law LLP | Newport Beach
Posted 08/21/2020

Established boutique environmental law firm located in Newport Beach seeks an attorney with 4-8 years of experience in environmental law and a desire to continue to develop as an environmental lawyer.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, including CERCLA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA, NRD, CEQA and Proposition 65.   Excellent academic credentials as well as strong research, writing and analytical skills are required. Prior experience at a regional or national law firm or a federal or state environmental agency is preferred. Must be admitted to the California State Bar. 

Our work environment is collaborative, friendly, and fosters growth.  We are a lifestyle firm that offers remote work and a flexible schedule for the right candidate.  Our firm specializes in managing complex, sophisticated environmental regulatory, compliance, enforcement and transactional matters.  Our clients range from global corporations to start-ups. 

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package. Resumes will be held in strict confidence.

Please submit resume for consideration to Carolyn France, Office Administrator, cfrance@bicklawllp.com.    

Attorney III | California Energy Commission | Sacramento
Posted 08/13/2020

Under the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel and the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Attorney will mainly be responsible for providing legal advice on Commission transactions: grants, contracts, and loans for a variety of programs that support research, development, demonstration, and deployment of innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels and vehicles, and other energy-related areas. Duties include reviewing grant and contract competitive solicitations and resulting awards for compliance with state and sometimes federal laws (including the California Environmental Quality Act and Information Practices Act), providing oral and written legal advice on transaction issues, legal research, negotiating and drafting terms and conditions, working with the Attorney General’s Office on civil litigation including enforcing and defending claims of breach, and generally working closely with the Commission’s Contracts, Grants, and Loans Office and the technical staff managing the agreements. 

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=210147
Attorney III | California Energy Commission | Sacramento
Posted 07/29/2020

Under the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel and the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Attorney will be responsible for providing a broad spectrum of legal advice on diverse and complex legal issues in areas such as energy, environmental, public contract, and administrative law. Duties include drafting documents such as orders, decisions, contracts, regulations, and legislation; representing the Commission or technical staff in sensitive and complex proceedings, including power plant licensing cases; and developing legal strategies for the Commission.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=210175
Attorney III | California Energy Commission | Sacramento
Posted 07/29/2020

Under the direct supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel and the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Attorney will mainly be responsible for providing legal advice on Commission transactions: grants, contracts, and loans for a variety of programs that support research, development, demonstration, and deployment of innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels and vehicles, and other energy-related areas.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=210147
Staff Attorney | Orange County CoastKeeper | Costa Mesa
Posted 07/01/2020

Orange County Coastkeeper is seeking a staff attorney to join its team. The attorney selected for this position will focus on litigation and advocacy in our efforts to protect, enhance and restore water resources in Orange County, the Inland Empire, and Coachella Valley. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Senior Staff Attorney.

Responsibilities
 Combination environmental policy and litigation work.
 Draft comment letters on permits, policies, and regulations related to water quality and water supply issues.
 Represent Orange County Coastkeeper and associated programs at administrative agency hearings.
 Assist in litigation from investigation through trial, including drafting pleadings, discovery, motion practice, etc.
 Research and write grants to fund environmental advocacy.
 Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
 General counsel duties for Orange County Coastkeeper and associated programs including Inland Empire Waterkeeper and Coachella Valley Waterkeeper, including review of contracts.
Qualifications
 Applicants must admitted to the California bar.
 Working knowledge of California regulatory agencies.
 Confident in oral advocacy skills a must.
 Grant-writing experience.
 Minimum 1 year litigation experience with additional 2-3 years of policy/advocacy experience preferred.
 Experience with MS4 permits and other NPDES permits preferred.
 Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
 A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Orange County Coastkeeper’s mission.
 Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
 Knowledge of the Clean Water Act is preferred.
 Knowledge of RCRA, SDWA, and tribal natural resources law a bonus.

Applications
If you are interested in and qualified for this position, please send your résumé and a cover letter to Sarah@coastkeeper.org, subject line “YOUR LAST NAME, Staff Attorney.” If your materials indicate a potential match for our requirements, we will contact you. Please, no phone calls or emails to the office regarding this opening. Position open until filled.

Associate Attorney | Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani | Oakland/ Sacramento
Posted 01/31/2020

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, a national law firm has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Associate Attorney in our Oakland and Sacramento, CA offices. Candidates must have 2-14 years of experience with Toxic Tort, Asbestos, Real Estate and Environmental Litigation.  

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.grsm.com/careers/associates/job-opportunities/california/oakland/associate-attorney-toxic-tort

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