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Staff Attorney | California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) | Sacramento, CA
CCKA seeks an experienced Staff Attorney to lead our new Clean Water Enforcement program. The Staff Attorney will provide in-house counsel for CCKA Waterkeepers to conduct Clean Water Act enforcement. The Staff Attorney will identify and develop enforcement cases within the Waterkeepers’ regions, and act as in-house counsel or co-counsel from investigation through settlement or litigation. The Staff Attorney will report to the Executive Director and will work remotely or in CCKA’s Sacramento office.
Attorney III – Financial Assistance | State Water Resources Control Board | Sacramento, CA
The State Water Resources Control Board’s Office of Chief Counsel has an opening for an Attorney III in the Financial Assistance branch. The position location is 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The State Water Board administers drinking water, groundwater, storm water, environmental restoration, water recycling, wastewater, beach monitoring, and other financial assistance programs to assist with critical water quality infrastructure and implementation projects throughout the state. Under the supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney III will work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
Attorney III – Water Rights and Drinking Water | State Water Resources Control Board | Sacramento, CA
The State Water Resources Control Board exercises the regulatory and adjudicatory functions of the State of California for water rights, water quality and drinking water. The water quality program is administered together with the nine regional water quality control boards.As part of its drinking water functions, the State Water Resources Control Board adopts drinking water standards, administers a permit system for public water systems, and implements requirements for affordable safe drinking water, including appointment of administrators or requiring consolidations for water systems that consistently fail to provide affordable, safe drinking water. The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal counsel to board members and the board’s Division of Drinking Water. The practice is varied and interesting. It includes participation in complex administrative proceedings and general representation of the board, and assisting in civil litigation involving the board’s actions. The job opening presents an opportunity to gain entry to the exciting and dynamic field of law. Under the general supervision of an assistant chief counsel, board attorneys work independently in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
Land Use Attorney – County Counsel | County of Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, CA
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking an experienced land use attorney. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated expertise handling legal issues related to California Planning and Zoning law, CEQA, the Subdivision Map Act, and the Coastal Act. Experience working with local land use ordinances and programs (e.g., affordable housing restrictions, vacation rentals, etc.) is also beneficial. This attorney will represent the Planning Department, the Planning Commission, Santa Cruz County LAFCO, and other clients principally associated with land use. The majority of work is oriented towards advice and counsel, but the attorney will occasionally be called upon to defend the County in litigation on land use decisions. Previous experience representing boards or commissions in public meetings, and familiarity and comfort with the Brown Act, is desired. Strong oral and written communication skills are important for this position.
* Please note: the official title of the position is Attorney IV – County Counsel.
Power Group Attorney | Department of Water and Power | Los Angeles, CA
OPENING: The Power Group Section in the Department of Water & Power Division has an immediate opening for a power group attorney.
DIVISION INFORMATION: The Water & Power Division acts as counsel to the Department of Water & Power (DWP), its officers and employees and the Board of Water & Power Commissioners.
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Water Policy Advisor | Liberty Hill Foundation| Los Angeles, CA
Lead the implementation of the Water and Urban Ecosystem chapters in Mayor Garcetti’s 2019 Sustainable City pLAn: L.A.’s Green New Deal. Support the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to ensure continued progress on existing ambitious water conservation and local water reliability goals as set forth in Executive Directive #5 and the 2015 Sustainable City pLAn. Oversee the Mayor’s Water Cabinet, chaired by the CSO and Deputy Mayor for City Services, to facilitate coordination between City agencies to reduce water consumption and meet local water goals. Serve as co-chair of the Tree Committee and ensure coordinated policy approaches between local water and ecosystem services and resiliency provided by trees, green infrastructure, open space, biodiversity. Engage internal and external stakeholders to identify partnerships and address challenges related to water, green infrastructure, and biodiversity. Provide technical and grantsmanship support, including funding from Prop 1, Measure W, California Climate Investments, and other possible sources, to meet MS4 requirements, ensure Angelenos continue to conserve water in all weather, and increase local water. Coordinate a bold public education campaign with City agencies and other stakeholders to reduce water use, and promote public awareness around the need for increasing local water supply and reducing imported water and increasing drinking water access.
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Associate Attorney | Sohagi Law Group | Los Angeles, CA
Prominent Los Angeles firm, representing public agency clients, specializing in land use and environmental law including CEQA, NEPA, air quality and climate change, planning and zoning, and related issues is currently seeking:
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY: Highly-motivated associate with 2-5 years of relevant legal experience. Additional experience in land use and environmental planning or related degree desired. Candidate should have strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, exceptional attention to detail, and familiarity with local governmental land use/zoning processes. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience with a variety of land use issues, including general plans, specific plans, use permits, and development agreements, as well as a good working knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Relevant litigation experience, as well as experience with other municipal and environmental laws, a major plus. Congenial working environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Please email your resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls please. No recruiters.
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