Job Title: Staff Attorney

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is accepting applications for a Staff Attorney to join our team working to hold industrial polluters accountable for compliance with environmental laws. Working with EIP’s team of lawyers and analysts, the Staff Attorney will work to reduce climate, air and water pollution from industrial polluters through litigation and federal and state administrative permitting and rulemaking processes. EIP takes legal action to clean up big polluters; publishes incisive, data-driven reports that push federal and state governments to tighten regulations and better protect public health; and works with frontline communities to obtain the protections of our environmental laws. We work on the following issues: Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries; Coal Industry; Chesapeake Bay; Environmental Justice; and EPA Watch. EIP works across the United States, but we have a special focus on the Mid-Atlantic region and Texas.    

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and execute legal strategies to reduce pollution.  
  • Perform a range of litigation and legal tasks, including drafting comments, motions, briefs, and other documents to support administrative advocacy and litigation efforts.    
  • Work with internal and external experts to develop the factual, technical, and scientific basis to support EIP’s advocacy efforts.  
  • Represent EIP and other organizations in federal and state litigation and administrative proceedings.  
  • Manage client relationships and work effectively within coalitions.   
  • Draft grant proposals and reports.   

Qualifications 

  • A law degree and active bar membership in good standing.  
  • Five to ten years of experience practicing law and experience in environmental law and policy. 
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing, facilitator, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.  
  • Passion for protecting public health and the environment.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners. 
  • Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to working with members of communities directly impacted by pollution.  
  • Strong work ethic, robust problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.  

About EIP 

EIP is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that empowers communities and protects public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy. Comprised of attorneys, analysts, investigators, and community organizers, EIP has three goals: 

1.   To illustrate through objective facts and figures how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and harms public health; 

2.   To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; and 

3.   To help local communities obtain the protections of environmental laws. 

The Environmental Integrity Project acts as a watchdog because we have to. State and federal agencies charged with protecting the environment often are squeezed by limited resources and political interference from well-funded lobbyists hired by the industries they are required to regulate. We help level the playing field by giving communities the legal and technical resources they need to claim their rights under environmental laws.  For more information, visit www.environmentalintegrity.org

Salary and Benefits 

EIP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary for this position will reflect experience and qualifications.   

EIP is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and strives to create an inclusive workplace culture. As an equal opportunity employer, EIP is committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.  

To Apply 

Interested persons should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and law school transcript to hr@environmentalintegrity.org. Please include “Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.