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Environmental Attorney

Environmental Section - Full-Time; Anchorage
(position 20-ENV-02; open until filled)

Job description

This attorney will represent the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on a variety of transactional, administrative, and litigation matters relating to the agency’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Division of Air Quality, Division of Environmental Health, and Division of Water. The attorney’s caseload would likely include a wide variety of environmental matters including general agency advice to each of the four divisions; work on the cleanup of contaminated sites, response to oil spills, cost recovery, air and water project permitting, permit compliance, and permit enforcement; review and defense of oil spill contingency plans; and handling appeals of agency decisions. The attorney may also assist in the development and review of regulations and legislation related to environmental law and in the agency’s response to requests for public records.

Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and have a strong knowledge of general legal principles and practices. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication, oral advocacy, writing, and time management skills, and must possess good judgment. The ability to handle a high volume of cases in a fast-paced work environment is essential. Two full years of licensed practice and experience in civil litigation or administrative law are preferred.

Attorneys who applied for this position in response to the November 2020 recruitment notice will automatically be considered for this vacancy and need not resubmit an application.

Contact

Individuals who would like additional information about the position may contact Steve Mulder, Supervising Attorney for the Environmental section, at (907) 269-5100; email steve.mulder@alaska.gov.

Application Instructions

Candidates who are interested in applying for any of these positions must submit a resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience and identifies at least three professional employment references. Candidates also must submit a comprehensive professional writing sample. A cover letter should specify the position for which the applicant is applying by using the job number indicated on the recruitment announcement. Applications can be either emailed to civil.recruit@alaska.gov (with the subject line titled “application for current attorney recruitment”) or mailed or hand-delivered to:

Office of the Attorney General
1031 W 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

All interested and qualified applicants will be considered, but not every applicant will be interviewed.

Salary will depend upon the legal background and experience of the selected candidate. The State provides a comprehensive state benefits package to regular, full-time, partially exempt positions. State attorneys are in the partially exempt service and serve at will, at the pleasure of the Attorney General.

The Department of Law is an equal opportunity employer and complies with Title I of the American with Disabilities Act. Applicants who need accommodation to apply may call Kelly West at the department’s Anchorage office (907) 269-5100 or Relay Alaska at 1-800-770-8973.