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Attorney III | Department of Toxic Substances Control
Posted 1/14/2021

This position is being posted until filled. Applications will be reviewed every Friday.

This position may be located at the Sacramento Headquarters Office, Sacramento Regional Office, Berkeley Regional Office, Chatsworth Regional Office, or Cypress Regional Office.

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) provides legal support to the Department of Toxic Substances Control (Department).  Under the general direction of an Assistant Chief Counsel, the Attorney Ill is responsible for providing legal advice to all Department programs regarding various legal issues involving or affecting the Department.

Administrative/Civil Law

Provides legal support on matters related to administrative, civil, and criminal law, including enforcement actions. Reviews inspection reports, penalty assessments, and other legal documents. Drafts administrative orders and civil complaints. Researches legal issues and provides written and oral advice to the Director, Deputy Directors, and Department staff on the interpretation and implementation of the statutes and regulations. Reviews documents for legal consistency with federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements. Represents the Department in administrative proceedings. Assists in drafting inspection warrants and information requests. Assists in criminal investigations. Conducts or participates in settlement negotiations and drafts case settlement documents.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=231058
Assistant Counsel I/II | Bay Area Air Quality Management District | San Francisco
Posted 1/14/2021

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency. The District’s statutory mandate is to regulate stationary sources of air emissions. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities and conducts various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.

The District’s jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others – southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.

The District is recruiting for the position of Assistant Counsel I/II in the Legal Office. This is a full-time, exempt, management position. There is one (1) vacancy.

Assistant Counsel I is the entry level in this specialized attorney series. It is designed to allow an experienced civil attorney to gain specific environmental law experience. This class is alternately staffed with Assistant Counsel II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualification of the higher level class.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/baaqmd/jobs/2924030/assistant-counsel-i-ii?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Advisory Council | Bay Area Air Quality Management District | San Francisco
Posted 1/14/2021

 The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) is a regional government agency, committed to achieving clean air to protect the public’s health and the environment. The Air District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities and various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.

The Air District’s jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others – southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.

The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise and consult with the Board of Directors and the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) on issues related to air pollution emissions control and the environment. This may include studying and making recommendations on specific matters referred to the Advisory Council from the Board of Directors or the APCO, including the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of matters being addressed by the Air District. The Council also may identify areas of interest for exploration and study.  The Advisory Council consists of seven members who are experienced in the fields of air pollution, climate change, or the health impacts of air pollution.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/baaqmd/jobs/2804708/advisory-council?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Assistant Chief Counsel | Department of Conservation | Sacramento County
Posted 1/14/2021

Under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the Assistant Chief Counsel assists in supervising the staff in the Legal Office, performs administrative duties, and serves as a member of the Legal Office’s senior management team.  

Please note: This position requires a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Applications submitted without an SOQ or an SOQ that does not answer the item will be considered not interested in this position and will be eliminated from the selection process. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ. Please see the Required Application Package Documents section for more information. 

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=229591
Attorney | Center for Biological Diversity | Oakland
Posted 11/16/2020

The Climate Law Institute wages innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect people, wildlife and ecosystems from climate change and the fossil fuel industry. We work at every level, from international climate negotiations to federal litigation to local ballot measures, to eliminate greenhouse gas pollution and speed a just transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. For this position, we will consider applicants at both the staff attorney and senior attorney levels. The position is based in our Los Angeles or Oakland, California, offices, with other locations considered on a case-by-case basis.

The attorney will work on state and federal litigation, administrative and policy advocacy, research, and grassroots and media outreach designed to protect our climate. This position will work closely with other team members, including legal, science, organizing and communications staff.

For more information on this job posting, visit:

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3261090&Ad=70960
Associate Attorney | Sacramento Law Firm of Soluri Meserve | Sacramento
Posted 10/23/2020

The Sacramento law firm of Soluri Meserve is seeking an associate attorney to join our environmental, land use and water law practice.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of law practice experience and be familiar with CEQA and other environmental issues, as well as state and local agency administrative processes.  Solid academic credentials with some environmental coursework, and excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required. Prior experience at a law firm or a federal or state environmental agency is preferred. Must be admitted to the California State Bar.

Benefits include medical and dental insurance; PTO; retirement account with a match by the firm; and a flexible and supportive work setting. 

To apply interested applicants should submit the following to Wona Rosier-Arauz at Wona@semlawyers.com:

•          Resume

•          A cover letter that explains: (1) Why you are drawn to this position; and (2) Aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with the firm’s clients and colleagues.

•          Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (ideally not jointly written with or edited by other people).

•          List of three professional references.

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.    

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