Position/Fellowship: NRDC, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Fellowship (Deadline: Sept. 13, 2016, NY, Chicago or Washington, DC)

https://careers-nrdc.icims.com/jobs/3362/frederik-a.o.-schwarz-and-midwest-litigation-team-fellowships/job?mobile=false&width=970&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

This position appears to be for recent graduates.

Frederick A.O. Schwarz Fellowship

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Job ID 
2016-3362
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
US-IL-Chicago
US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 
8/8/2016
Group 
Litigation

More information about this job:

Overview:

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a nonprofit environmental organization that has worked to protect the environment and public health since 1970. NRDC advances its mission through litigation, lobbying, research, and education on a broad range of issues, including combating climate change; promoting public health and environmental justice; curbing air and water pollution; and preserving wildlife and wild places.

 

Position Descriptions:

 

This fellowship is a two‐year placement with NRDC’s in‐house Litigation Team, a group of approximately twenty lawyers and litigation assistants who work out of and collaborate across several NRDC offices.
The fellowship begins in September 2017. The Schwarz fellow will be based in Washington, DC, New York, or Chicago. (The Litigation Team also has a branch in NRDC’s San Francisco office, but we do not expect to place a fellow in San Francisco.)
The fellow will work in collaboration with other members of the Litigation Team, and under the supervision of senior attorneys, to develop and pursue litigation on behalf of NRDC and its strategic partners. This litigation will span a range of substantive issues, because the Team’s docket is broad and dynamic. It presently includes cases to abate the safe drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan; to protect marine mammals from harmful ocean noise; to uphold federal carbon pollution standards for fossil‐fueled power plants; and to inform consumers about and limit the presence of dangerous chemicals in food and water.

Qualifications:

What We Look For:

 

The fellowship is designed for recent law school graduates. In assessing candidates, we look for exceptional legal writing and analytical skills; strong oral communication skills; enthusiasm for teamwork; openness to working with people from different backgrounds; a demonstrated commitment to public service or social justice work; and a record of academic or professional accomplishment. We favor candidates who have significant hands‐on litigation experience (for example, clinical or judicial clerkship experience). We also consider opportunities to enhance the diversity of NRDC’s staff.

 

Successful candidates must either already be admitted to the bar of the jurisdiction in which they wish to work, or willing to complete the requirements for admission to that bar (including by taking a bar exam, if necessary).

 

To Apply:

 

By September 13, 2016, and as early as possible (we may review applications on a rolling basis), please go to www.nrdc.org/careers, search for the Frederick A.O. Schwarz fellowship position, create a profile, and upload:

  1. A resume;
  2. A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine);
  3. A legal writing sample that reflects your own work, with minimal editing by others;
  4. A list of three references that includes their phone numbers and email addresses and notes your relationship to each reference (professional references preferred);
  5. A cover letter that includes a ranked list of the offices (the options are Chicago, Washington, DC, and New York) in which you’re willing to be placed and notes how you found out about the opening. Please also feel free to note anything you’d like us to be aware of that isn’t reflected in other parts of your application.

 

Hiring Timeline and Terms:

 

We plan to conduct interviews in September and October 2016 and extend offers in early November 2016.

 

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and comparable to other public‐interest fellowships for recent law graduates. NRDC offers excellent benefits and a collegial working environment and is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusivity.

 

Internship: Environmental Defense Fund, Climate and Energy Program, 2L Legal Intern (U.S. Climate Legal & Regulatory Advocacy, Summer 2017) (Deadline: rolling, Boulder, CO)

https://www.edf.org/jobs/2l-legal-intern

2L Legal Intern

2L Legal Intern, U.S. Climate Legal & Regulatory Advocacy (Summer 2017)
Climate and Energy Program
Boulder, CO

Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on EDF Voices,Twitter and Facebook.

Are you interested in exploring a career at an internationally-recognized environmental organization? By joining EDF as an Intern, you too can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life. EDF’s Internship Program welcomes intellectually hungry leaders to join us, advance our work, and cultivate the skills and relationships needed for a successful career working for the environment. Alumni of our Internship Program have gone on to important leadership positions, most notably our own President, Fred Krupp. Could you be the next Fred Krupp?

EDF offers internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of programs and departments throughout the organization. The ultimate goal of our internship and fellowship program is to provide high-quality experiences (including relevant projects and opportunities for networking) that form the foundation for any individual who is serious about pursuing an environmental career.

Overall Function
Environmental Defense Fund’s Rocky Mountain Office seeks highly qualified and deeply motivated law students to work on projects related to climate change, air quality, and energy.

Previous interns have researched and written legal and policy documents for federal court litigation, administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings, and various policy venues.  For example, research activities have supported: U.S. Supreme Court litigation over global warming and power plant emissions; D.C. Circuit litigation over greenhouse gas regulation under the Clean Air Act, major new health-based air quality standards, and rules to reduce industrial air pollution; advocacy to reduce global warming pollution; major national and regional policy initiatives on air quality and climate change; international agreements and guidelines regarding trans-boundary pollution control programs in the U.S./Mexico border region; and protection of air quality and ecological systems in national parks.

Qualifications
We seek students interested in working on cutting edge regional, national, and international climate and air quality issues. Exceptional candidates who will have completed their second year of law school will be considered.

Location
Boulder, CO

Term
10 weeks during Summer 2017

Hours
Full-time (35 hours/week)

Compensation
This is a paid internship, either in whole or in part by EDF, with compensation competitive with leading non-governmental organizations. Students who do not receive external funding will be paid by EDF. Students who receive only partial external funding will receive supplemental funding from EDF.

Students are also encouraged to seek academic credit through their college/university and EDF will ensure that any and all paperwork needed to secure academic credit is completed.

Application Materials
To be considered for one of the rewarding internships with the Environmental Defense Fund’s US Climate legal and regulatory team, please apply by submitting your résumé, references, law school transcripts, writing sample, and a cover letter. In your letter please describe your interests in environmental law and policy work, relevant completed course work, whether or not you are able to work for class credit, and if so, how much, and note any work-study or grant money you will be able to provide. Summer stipends, competitive with other leading non-profit organizations, are available for candidates who receive no external funding or only partial external funding. Environmental Defense Fund will also give strong consideration to summer academic externships.

Applications are considered immediately and on a rolling basis.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.

Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply

Position: NOAA, General Counsel Office, Attorney-Advisor (Northwest Section) (Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016, Seattle, WA)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448391400/

Attorney-Advisor, Northwest Section

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Agency Contact Information

  • 1 vacancy – Seattle, WA
Work Schedule is Excepted Service/Full-time – Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016(7 day(s) ago)

Closes Tuesday 9/6/2016(7 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $75,925.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-0905-12/15

  • Promotion Potential

    15

  • Supervisory Status

    No

  • Who May Apply

    All qualified United States Citizens

    Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.The directions for applying to this announcement can be found in the “How to Apply” section.

    Please send your application material only to the email address: GCNorthwest.vacancy@noaa.gov.

  • Control Number

    448391400

  • Job Announcement Number

    SO-OGC-2016-0007

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys at headquarters in the Washington, DC area and six regional sections. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species, preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites. For more information see www.noaa.gov.

A strong applicant for this position would have experience with regulations, permits, and policies relating to the management and conservation of marine resources, especially sustainable fisheries management, and would be comfortable participating in internal, external, and public meetings. The work also involves active participation, in concert with U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, in defending NOAA in litigation, especially cases brought under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and other similar laws, as well as laws generally applicable to federal agencies such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedure Act, and Freedom of Information Act. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to identify and resolve complex legal issues. Applicants also must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team with clients, other attorneys and support staff.

An extraordinary opportunity is now available with the NOAA Office of the General Counsel’s Northwest Section, Seattle, Washington. The Northwest Section provides legal advice to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries.) NOAA Fisheries is one of the agency’s largest program offices and it works to ensure productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems. With regard to fisheries, NOAA Fisheries works in partnership with Regional Fishery Management Councils, using the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as the guide, to assess and predict the status of fish stocks, set catch limits, ensure compliance with fisheries regulations, and reduce bycatch.

Duties

As an attorney-advisor, you will work closely with experienced biologists and fishery managers in, among other things, developing and reviewing regulations, permits, and policies relating to the management and conservation of marine resources, especially sustainable fisheries management. This position requires interaction with other NOAA General Counsel Office attorneys, scientists, policy makers and technical staff, the regional Fishery Management Council, Department of Commerce officials, other Federal and state agency officials, members of the regulated community, and representatives of public interest organizations. It also involves active participation, in concert with U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, in defending NOAA cases brought under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, ESA, MMPA, and other similar laws. The work involves complex and challenging issues on important matters. The incumbent for this position reports to the Section Chief, Northwest Section of NOAA’s Office of General Counsel.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require overnight domestic or foreign travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Position is in the excepted service
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Applicant must complete a one-year trial period.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Qualifications

NOAA seeks attorneys with knowledge of or experience working with Federal environmental statutes and conservation laws, as well as laws and regulations governing Federal agencies, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act, Freedom of Information Act or other generally applicable federal laws.

Knowledge of or experience working with the Magnuson-Stevens Act in particular as well as the ESA, MMPA, and the Federal Power Act will be favorably considered. Demonstrated interest in issues related to natural resources or the environment, especially fisheries management, will also be favorably considered.

Significant academic achievement in law school (such as graduation in top third of the class, graduation with honors, judicial clerking experience, or participation in moot court or laws review) or experience practicing environmental law will be favorably considered. Experience in civil litigation and experience working with Federal, State, Tribal, and Territorial governments on resource conservation programs and issues will also receive favorable consideration.

Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, and be an active member of a state bar or the bar of the District of Columbia.

Applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Please do not apply to this position through USAJobs. All documents must be sent to GCNorthwest.vacancy@noaa.gov.

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Department Of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact

Octavia Saine
Phone: 202-482-4080

Address

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of the General Counsel, 14th & Constitution
Suite 78032
Washington
DC
US

Fax: 202-482-4893

Position: USDA, Office of General Counsel, Attorney Advisor (Natural Resources and Environment Division) (Deadline: Sept. 26, 2016, Washington, DC)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448476300/

The position appears to be open to new attorneys.

Attorney Advisor

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Agency Contact Information

  • 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time – Permanent

Opened Monday 8/29/2016(1 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 9/26/2016(27 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-0905-11/11

  • Promotion Potential

    14

  • Supervisory Status

    No

  • Who May Apply

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

  • Control Number

    448476300

  • Job Announcement Number

    AG-OGC-2016-0203

Job Overview

Summary

This position is located in the Natural Resources and Environment Division (NRED) of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Department of Agriculture. NRED provides legal counsel, advice and services to the Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service with regard to natural resource and environmental law. The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional legal services to these agencies with regard to mineral and mining law, special use permit administration, and water law.

USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.  Our vision is to expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation’s natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is an independent legal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel provide legal advice and services to the Secretary of Agriculture and all other officials and agencies of the Department with respect to all USDA programs and activities.  The primary purpose of the position is to provide professional legal services to major components of USDA and its agencies within the geographic area of the assigned office.

Pay Scale:
This position will start at the GS-11 level however, the full performance level is a GS-14.  Listed below are the salary ranges for each grade level.

GS-11:  $64,650 – $84,044
GS-12:  $77,490 – $100,736
GS-13:  $92,145- $119,794
GS-14:  $108,887 – $141,555

Please Note: Applicants must have 52 weeks of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level (or its equivalent) in order to move to the next higher grade level.

Duties

Conducting legal research and advising agency officials and OGC attorneys on complex legal questions, preparing pleadings, motions, briefs and other related documents, determining the nature of action along with the legal issues involved and the most effective course of action and the most advantageous legal strategies.

Advising USDA agency officials and other OGC attorneys on complex legal questions or factual issues and recommending final action on many matters regarding litigation.

Serving as a liaison between the U.S. Attorney’s Offices or Department of Justice and USDA agencies and officials.

Conducting extensive research to ensure any advice is based on a sound understanding of relevant facts and law, anticipating significant foreseeable consequences of advice and recommended actions to ensure that decisions made and actions taken are practical, effective, legally sound and supportable.

Reviewing certain agency reports, documents, and policy statements for legal sufficiency; conducting all legal research related to the above matters; and acting as a legal advisor to the administrative officials of the Department.

Negotiating with highly skilled and knowledgeable opposing counsel while acting within the parameters of delegated authority consistent with statutory authority and agency policy and objectives.

Planning, organizing, and conducting independent activities required in furnishing the legal services assigned.

Performing legal services in areas pertaining to the application of the complex United States mineral laws to various categories of National Forest System lands, the assessment of rights created by mining claims, mineral leases, and mineral sales contracts, the regulation of operations on mining claims, the authorization of mineral leasing and regulation of off-lease access and facilities, the withdrawal of land from the United States mineral laws, the authorization and regulation of oil and gas pipelines, the issuance and administration of discretionary permits authorizing other uses of National Forest System lands, and general administrative law.

Developing expertise in the minerals, special use permit administration, and water law practice areas and providing training to clients as needed.

Drafting of legal opinions, memoranda and regulations related to federal mineral laws and related topics.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel depends on the needs of the office.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Cover Letter, Resume and Law School Transcripts are mandatory documents.
  • Proof of Bar Membership (if admitted) is also a mandatory document.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in legal research, and have excellent writing and communication skills, and a strong academic record.

USDA handles a wide array of legal issues impacting all facets of the practice of law with the federal government and programs operated by USDA.  Examples include work on commercial matters such as financing and securing loans touching on commercial lending, bankruptcy and foreclosure issues; personnel issues involving claims of discrimination; agriculture matters involving programs operated by USDA; and contract claims involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

EDUCATION

Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) at time of entry on duty.

Bar Membership: Applicant must currently be either a  member, (either active or inactive), in good standing of the bar or be a candidate for admission to the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Selectee must have an active bar license at time of entry on duty.

MORE INFORMATION

•  If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS “E-VERIFY” system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
•  To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate’s Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory.  This position requires a favorable credit check as part of the background investigation.
•  Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
•  May be subject to satisfactory completion of one-year probationary or trial period.
•  Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Department Of Agriculture

Office of the General Counsel

Contact

Angela Ervin
Phone: 202-239-4528

TDD: (800) 877-8339

Address

Office of the General Counsel
1400 Independence Ave., SW RM 2039
Washington, D.C.

United States

Fax: 202-720-5013

Position: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attorney-Advisor (General) (Deadline: Sept. 26, 2016, Fort Worth, TX)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444555300/

This appears to be a position for an experienced lawyer, but has among its primary responsibilities environmental law.

Attorney-Adviser (General)

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Agency Contact Information

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Worth, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 8/26/2016(4 day(s) ago)

Closes Monday 9/26/2016(27 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $105,623.00 to $137,313.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-0905-14/14

  • Promotion Potential

    14

  • Supervisory Status

    No

Job Overview

Summary

Looking for a great place to work?  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or “The Corps”) is one of the best in America!  In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

About the Position:
In this position you will serve as an Attorney-Adviser (General) for the Fort Worth District. You will perform duties that may include any or all areas of legal practice in the Office of Counsel.

Who May Apply:

All US Citizens

Duties

Serves as an attorney-adviser for the Fort Worth District.  In connection  with this, performs duties that may include any or all areas of legal practice in the Office of Counsel, including but not limited  to:  environmental law, regulatory law, USACE civil works program,  fiscal law, civil litigation, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act, preventive law; and other duties as assigned. Primary areas of practice for the position will be environmental law and civil works.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Moving expenses are authorized will be offered if eligible
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Financial Disclosure is Required
  • Security Investigation may be required
  • Provide Bar Member Good Standing Certificate
  • Provide 3 letters of reference from members of the bar
  • Provide Transcripts showing degree conferred

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

Applicants must have 2 or more years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience. (NOTE: EXPERIENCE MUST BE DOCUMENTED IN YOUR RESUME).

Your application package will be evaluated to ensure your experience, knowledge, skills, training and/or education meet the qualification requirements stated in this vacancy announcement. Quality of experience relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant’s background and recency of experience, education clearly reflect you possess the following required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of this position. The following KSA’s must be addressed in your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating or affect your overall rating.

1. Knowledge, skills and ability regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to compliance with Federal laws and regulations relating to environmental law, and regulatory programs.

2. Knowledge, skills and ability in the law as it applies to providing legal advice on compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to the civil works programs.

3. Knowledge, skills and ability in the following areas of federal law and practice:  contract formations, administration and award, reviewing and interpreting contract provisions, federal acquisition regulations, analyzing contract claims, AE professional responsibility determinations, fiscal law, application of the Buy American Act and researching contract law.

4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

5. Ability to function effectively as a counselor and advisor to senior management officials and project delivery teams within the District and to work with federal, state and local governmental entities, as well as private parties.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:

Applicants for attorney positions must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation.

Applicants must be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, territory, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

 

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

 

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Department of the Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Contact

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (000)000-0000

Address

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
ATTN PECH SWR V
Fort Worth
TX

Position: NOAA, Attorney Advisor (General), Office of General Counsel Pacific Island Section (Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016, Honolulu, HI)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448388300/

 

Attorney Advisor (General), Office of General Counsel Pacific Islands Section

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Agency Contact Information

  • 1 vacancy – Honolulu, HI
Work Schedule is Excepted Service/Full-time – Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016(7 day(s) ago)

Closes Tuesday 9/6/2016(7 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $72,540.00 to $155,876.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-0905-12/15

  • Promotion Potential

    15

  • Supervisory Status

    No

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys in the Washington, DC area and in six regional sections. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species; preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites. For more information see www.noaa.gov.

An extraordinary opportunity is now available with the NOAA Office of the General Counsel’s Pacific Islands Section, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Pacific Islands Section provides legal advice to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries.) NOAA Fisheries is one of the agency’s largest program offices and is responsible for implementing Federal laws to manage and conserve marine resources. NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region works with the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) in developing proposals for conserving and managing marine resources and protected marine species in the waters surrounding Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. NOAA Fisheries also works with the WPFMC, the Department of Interior, Department of Defense, the State of Hawaii, and the Pacific Island Territories, in the development of management plans and regulations for the region’s four Marine National Monuments. NOAA Fisheries also provides support to the U.S. Department of State in negotiations involving the South Pacific Tuna Treaty, as well as formulating the U.S. conservation positions at international bodies such as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. The attorney selected for this position would joining the NOAA GC Office, Pacific Islands Section and would provide legal analysis and advice to the Pacific Islands region, WPFMC, and the Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center, in the development of a wide array of regulations, fishery management plans, policies, and programs. The attorney also would work closely with the U.S. Department of Justice in conducting research and developing litigation strategies in cases filed against NOAA Fisheries in federal court. For more information on the Pacific Islands Region, see:http://www.fpir.noaa.gov

Duties

The attorney selected for this position will have significant responsibilities advising NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region in its work to conserve and manage living marine resources. Principal duties include: providing legal analysis and written and oral legal advice to NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC, and the WPFMC regarding requirements and responsibilities for managing fisheries, protecting marine species and habitats, and safeguarding the environment under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act, National Historic Preservation Act, South Pacific Tuna Act, and other statutes pertaining to domestic and international fisheries and environmental issues.

The position involves working closely with experienced managers, scientists, and program analysts in, among other things, developing and reviewing regulations, permits, and policies. The position requires interaction with other NOAA GC attorneys, policy makers and technical staff, the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Coast Guard, other Federal, State and U.S. Territorial agencies, members of the regulated community, and public interest organizations. It also involves active participation, in concert with U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, in conducting research and analysis for the development of litigation positions and strategies to defend NOAA Fisheries in cases brought under the above-referenced statutes. The work involves complex and challenging issues on important matters. The position reports to the Chief, Pacific Islands Section, of NOAA’s Office of General Counsel.

Please do not apply to this position through USAJobs. All documentation must be sent to:PacificIslands.vacancy@noaa.govfor further consideration.

NOTE: Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for Honolulu, HI is 12.05% and is not federally taxed. The COLA is not reflected in the locality salary shown in this vacancy announcement. COLAs are exempt from Federal income taxes; post differentials are not.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require overnight domestic or foreign travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Position is in the excepted service
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Applicant must complete a one-year trial period.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Qualifications

NOAA seeks attorneys with knowledge of or experience working with federal environmental statutes and conservation laws, as well as laws and regulations governing Federal agencies, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to identify and resolve complex legal issues. Applicants also must demonstrate the ability to manage large projects independently, assimilate large amounts of materials quickly, balance a large and diverse workload, and work effectively in a team with other attorneys and support staff.

Significant academic achievement in law school (such as graduation in top third of class, graduation with honors, judicial clerking experience, or participation in moot court or law review) or experience practicing environmental law will be favorably considered. Experience in civil litigation and experience working with Federal, State, and/or Territorial governments on resource conservation programs and issues will also receive favorable consideration.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, and be an active member of a state bar or the bar of the District of Columbia.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For more information about the qualifications requirements for this: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-position/standards/0900/general-attorney-series-0905/

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Department Of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact

Octavia Saine
Phone: 202-482-4080

Address

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of the General Counsel, 14th & Constitution
Suite 78032
Washington
DC
US

Fax: 202-482-4893

Position: NOAA, Attorney Advisor (General), Natural Resources Section (Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016, Saint Petersburg, FL)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448392200/

The third similar position at NOAA General Counsel Office, this one in Saint Petersburg, FL.

 

Attorney Advisor (General), Natural Resources Section

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Agency Contact Information

  • 1 vacancy – Saint Petersburg, FL
Work Schedule is Excepted Service/Full-time – Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/23/2016(7 day(s) ago)

Closes Tuesday 9/6/2016(7 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $71,012.00 to $152,593.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-0905-12/15

  • Promotion Potential

    15

  • Supervisory Status

    No

Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The NOAA Office of the General Counsel employs approximately 110 attorneys in the Washington, DC area and in six regional sections. The Office provides legal advice to the NOAA Administrator and NOAA program offices on a wide variety of legal issues including U.S. and international fisheries, marine mammals, endangered and threatened marine species; preservation of coastal areas, marine sanctuaries, and licensing of commercial satellites. NOAA is a premier environmental agency located within the Department of Commerce and employs over 12,000 people nationwide. The agency’s mission is to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources and to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment to meet the Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs. For more information see www.noaa.gov.

An extraordinary opportunity is now available to be a part of a team of attorneys with the NOAA Office of the General Counsel’s Natural Resources Section in St. Petersburg, FL. The Natural Resources Section provides legal guidance concerning NOAA’s natural resource trustee responsibilities to the Office of Response and Restoration (part of the National Ocean Service) and the Restoration Center (part of the National Marine Fisheries Service). NOAA is a natural resource trustee pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act (CERCLA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA). As a natural resource trustee, NOAA is responsible for assessing injuries to NOAA trust resources caused by the release of hazardous substances, the discharge of oil and/or physical impacts (e.g., vessel groundings in national marine sanctuaries) and seeking compensation from parties responsible for those injuries to natural resources. This area of work is significant to NOAA’s mission of conserving and managing coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation’s environmental needs.

The attorney will be based in St. Petersburg, FL. The NOAA General Counsel’s Office, Natural Resources Section has 16 attorneys and three support staff, located in Gloucester, MA; Silver Spring, MD; St. Petersburg, FL; Seattle, WA; and Long Beach, CA. For more information, see www.gc.noaa.gov.

Duties

Duties include representing NOAA in matters relating to its natural resource trustee responsibilities under CERCLA, OPA, and the NMSA and their implementing regulations and developing damage claims under those authorities. The position involves working with a team of NOAA scientists, natural resource economists and restoration experts to assess the extent of injuries to NOAA trust resources caused by the release of hazardous substances, the discharge of oil and/or physical impacts (within natural marine sanctuaries) and determine the types and amount of restoration necessary to address those injuries. The workload of the attorney may include cases on both coasts of the country, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill case. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, assisting in the development of injury assessment work and the planning and implementation of restoration projects including review of documents for OPA, CERCLA, NMSA and NEPA compliance; representing NOAA as a legal advisor at trustee meetings; and assisting with assessment study and restoration project specific legal issues such as chain of custody, document preservation requirements, memoranda of understanding, cost documentation, access agreements, easements, etc. The NOAA attorney would work closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, other federal and state natural resource trustees, NGOs, state and industry representatives. The NOAA attorney must take into account U.S. and NOAA policies during the development of the damage claim and the implementation of natural resource restoration. Frequently, overnight travel is required. For more information see www.darrp.noaa.gov.

Please do not apply to this position through USAJobs. All documentation must be sent toGCNaturalResoures.vacancy@noaa.gov for further consideration.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require overnight domestic or foreign travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
  • Position is in the excepted service
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Applicant must complete a one-year trial period.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Qualifications

NOAA seeks attorneys with knowledge of or experience working with federal environmental statutes and conservation laws, as well as laws and regulations governing Federal agencies, including the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to identify and resolve complex legal issues. Applicants also must demonstrate the ability to manage large projects independently, assimilate large amounts of materials quickly, balance a large and diverse workload, and work effectively in a team with other attorneys and support staff.

Significant academic achievement in law school (such as graduation in top third of class, graduation with honors, judicial clerking experience, or participation in moot court or law review) or experience practicing environmental law will be favorably considered. Experience in civil litigation and experience working with Federal, State, and/or Territorial governments on resource conservation programs and issues will also receive favorable consideration.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, and be an active member of a state bar or the bar of the District of Columbia.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For more information about the qualifications requirements for this: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-position/standards/0900/general-attorney-series-0905/

Security Clearance

Public Trust – Background Investigation

Department Of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact

Octavia Saine
Phone: 202-482-4080

Address

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of the General Counsel, 14th & Constitution
Suite 78032
Washington
DC
US

Fax: 202-482-4893