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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.

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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.

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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.

 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.
 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.

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.

Attorney | Public Utilities Commission | San Francisco County
Posted 04/02/2020

An Attorney III independently performs the more complex and sensitive legal work for the Commission. Typical tasks may include: assignment to appellate court proceedings to defend Commission decisions which may be under appeal, appearing in oral arguments, litigation before the Commission and federal regulatory agencies in cases involving a high degree of importance and complexity. Attorneys at this level independently conduct or direct administrative litigation and appear before state and federal courts and federal regulatory agencies; and advise Commissioners and staff on difficult issues involving the application of statutes and case law to the Commission’s activities.

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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.  

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Power Group Attorney| City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power | Los Angeles
Posted 01/13/2020

The Power Group Section in the Department of Water & Power Division has an immediate opening for a power group attorney.

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