Staff Litigation & Policy Attorney

PEER is a unique, dynamic and fast-paced organization whose employees and supporters are passionate about addressing some of the most challenging environmental and public health issues of our time. PEER’s mission is to support current and former public employees who seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and scientific integrity within their agencies. We do this by defending whistleblowers, shining the light on improper or illegal government actions, working to improve laws and regulations, and supporting the work of other organizations.  

Since the organization’s founding in 1992, thousands of scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers, attorneys, and other professionals have relied on PEER to help make the government accountable to the public, and to protect employees who protect the environment. 

Position Description: Provide legal counseling to public employees, pursue related litigation, including environmental citizen suits, and help orchestrate environmental, public lands and public health 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 environmental, public lands and public health campaigns;
  • Assist PEER’s General Counsel in executing our litigation program; and
  • Serve as media spokesperson on related legal and policy matters.

Qualifications:  Bar membership, excellent communications and writing skills, two to five years of relevant experience.

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Salary Range:  $70,000 to $85,000 with generous leave package, flex-time and benefits. Full-time remote work possible.


To Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Staff Counsel Search, PEER, 962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or email Attorneysearch@peer.org with the subject line “Staff Counsel Position.”  No calls, please.

PEER is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.