Job Title: Senior Attorney

We are hiring a senior attorney (ideally 8+ years experience) to work on complex Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act oil and gas-related legal issues both on the federal level and as part of our team working on state-level, facility-specific, and community-based issues in western Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. Applicants must demonstrate strong writing, legal research, and negotiation skills, and should also possess pollution data research skills (or be willing to become proficient in working with various publicly-available pollution databases). This position involves filing federal deadline suits, unreasonable delay suits, developing and litigating citizen suits and state and federal permit appeals, some grant writing (proposals and reports), as well as interest in working with our Pittsburgh-based grass roots organizer and various coalitions. The selected senior attorney can expect to meet occasionally with community members, as well as local, state, and federal officials.

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.

Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color often bear disproportionate health burdens from environmental pollution. The Environmental Integrity Project seeks to serve environmental justice communities by engaging directly with residents, making air and water pollution data more accessible, and reducing pollution through environmental permit reviews and advocacy work.

Interested persons should send their resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references to the attention of Mary Greene, EIP Deputy Director, at hr@environmentalintegrity.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants must live in or agree to move to the DC area or the areas in or around Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, PA.


Job Title: Environmental Scientist / Environmental Engineer

The Environmental Integrity Project seeks a full-time Staff Scientist or Staff Engineer with a commitment to environmental and social justice, and the ability to work with diverse stakeholders. The desired candidate will function in multiple roles. As part of the Center for Applied Environmental Science (CAES), the Staff Scientist/Engineer would evaluate requests from community groups across the country seeking technical assistance; provide technical, scientific, and/or engineering analysis; serve as a liaison with community groups and individuals; and facilitate communication between organizations seeking support and the technical consultants that CAES ultimately funds. The successful candidate would also contribute to the Environmental Integrity Project more broadly by providing analytical and technical assistance on EIP’s research and legal initiatives. For example, the Staff Scientist/Engineer may be asked to evaluate the degree of environmental harm associated with a source of pollution, identify gaps in the administrative record for a proposed environmental policy, or review an agency’s determination regarding available pollution control technologies for a permit applicant.

The successful candidate will be data-driven with multi-disciplinary experience.  The Staff Scientist /Engineer will provide analysis and expertise on matters involving Environmental Health and Safety Management, Environmental and Public Health Policy, Environmental Statistics, Information Management Systems, State and Federal regulations and policies, Remediation, Sustainability, Risk Management, Risk Communication, Disaster Management, Technical Writing, Grant Writing, and Data Management.

This position is based in our Austin, Texas, office. The Staff Scientist/Engineer will report to the Environmental Integrity Project’s executive management team and the CAES director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (Masters level or above)
  • Candidates with an undergraduate level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) plus significant relevant working experience may be considered.   
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively influence and communicate across all levels of management
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment
  • Comfort working within ambiguous problem areas, with diverse stakeholders, and collaborating effectively

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to aruss@environmentalintegrity.org


Job Title: Executive Assistant, Austin, TX, office

The Environmental Integrity Project is hiring for an Executive Assistant with strong office management experience to join our Austin, Texas team.  This role includes: 

  • Executive support for the Texas director
  • Office management
  • Administrative and project support to the Texas legal team

Key Responsibilities

  • Acting as the main point of contact with our headquarters (Washington, DC office) on all administrative matters;
  • Making sure that office equipment, hardware, and software are working;
  • Helping to schedule and organize meetings;
  • Helping to keep our Texas team connected to our co-workers, clients, funders, and our diverse stakeholders;
  • Maintaining calendars and tracking deadlines;
  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of legal documents, and grant (fundraising) reports; ;

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as an executive assistant or office manager;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Obsessive attention to detail;
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive or confidential information with discretion, adapt to competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism under tight deadlines;
  • Experience organizing meetings; maintaining files and records; assisting with human resources and other administrative functions; and providing general office operations support;
  • Strong work ethic, keen attention to detail, and highly organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment;
  • Tech-savvy; advanced Microsoft Office skills, and experience with document management systems.

This position is for full-time employment. Benefits include health insurance, 401K eligibility, a competitive nonprofit salary, a generous vacation and sick leave policy, and a friendly, supportive work environment. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (name, title, phone number) to: ilevin@environmentalintegrity.org


2021 SPRING, SUMMER & FALL LAW CLERK ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Law Clerk

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is seeking law clerks for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 to advance environmental protections at the federal, state, and local levels under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other federal and state environmental laws. The clerks’ duties will include legal research related to environmental, administrative, and information-collecting statutes and regulations, review of pollution permits and data, and production of legal memoranda, public comments, litigation documents, and issue-focused reports.  Candidates with a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection are preferred. 

EIP is a nonprofit organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. The organization has three objectives:  (1) to provide objective analyses of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public’s 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 protection of environmental laws.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled law students or recent law school graduates are eligible to apply. Candidates preferably should have completed at least one year of law school and have a strong interest in environmental advocacy. The ideal candidate will have a background or coursework in environmental/administrative law and a demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and/or non-profit advocacy. Previous experience with the Clean Air Act and/or the Clean Water Act, developing or litigating cases, commenting on or challenging permits or rules, policy analysis, media outreach, and/or coalition building would also be helpful. Candidates should be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work well with others, and must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills.

Compensation / Hours: Academic credit or hourly wage. Full-time (Summer 2021); Full- or part-time (Spring 2021/Fall 2021).

To Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and three references.

Please address your cover letter/email to Sunny Lee, put your last name and “[Spring/Summer/Fall] 2021 Law Clerk Application” in the subject line of the email, and submit your application materials to hr@environmentalintegrity.org.