Staff Litigation & Policy Attorney

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)is a national, nonprofit service organization assisting federal, state, local and tribal professionals - scientists, attorneys, land managers, rangers and other specialists - dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values.  PEER protects those who protect our environment.

Position Description: Provide legal counseling to public employees, pursue related litigation, including environmental citizen suits, and help orchestrate employee-inspired reform campaigns.

Specific Duties:

Working at the confluence of law, media and politics, PEER seeks a staff counsel to –

  • Respond to employee requests for assistance;
  • Develop and carry out legal and other strategies to remedy employee-identified problems;
  • Conduct legal and policy research and assist in executing designated reform campaigns;
  • Assist the PEER General Counsel in executing our litigation program; and
  • Serve as media spokesperson on related legal and policy matters.

Qualifications: Bar membership, excellent communications skills and relevant experience.

Start Date:  May 2018

To Apply: Send cover letter (including salary expectations), resume, and writing sample by April 22 to: Staff Counsel Search, PEER, 962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or email with the subject line “Staff Counsel Position”.  No calls, please

PEER is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

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