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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 peer@peer.org 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.

PEER has a variety of exciting externship, internship, and fellowship opportunities.

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