Job description Attorney — Endangered Species Program
Portland, Oregon, preferred. San Francisco, California, or another location may be considered.
General position overview:
The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Attorney to advocate for protection of carnivores. The Attorney will work on litigation, administrative and policy advocacy, and media outreach to protect carnivores. The Attorney will be supervised by senior staff in the Endangered Species Program and the program director, and will work closely with conservation and communications staff.
- Litigate cases under state and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act, Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, California Environmental Quality Act and others to help carnivores thrive.
- Engage in administrative advocacy, such as commenting on proposed plans, projects, and rulemakings and the preparation of petitions for rulemaking.
- Engage in analysis of and advocacy regarding pending state and federal legislation.
- Prepare communications, such as press releases, factsheets and white papers.
- Some travel required.
- Three to five years civil litigation experience.
- Experience with environmental statutes, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
- Dynamic and assertive personality.
- Scientific literacy.
- Excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
- An ability to manage a litigation docket and to work well independently and with others as part of an effective team.
- A demonstrated commitment to environmental protection.
How to apply Application process:
To apply, please send a cover letter, a résumé, references and a writing sample via email (no paper) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Learn more about the Center's Endangered Species Program. More....