Job Number: 05547
The Wyoming Attorney General's office seeks an attorney to represent the State of Wyoming in natural resources litigation in the Water & Natural Resources Division. The natural resources cases handled by this position are brought at the direction of the Governor, and the majority of these cases involve litigation either challenging or supporting actions taken by federal agencies on a diverse array of resource, energy, and environmental issues. Relevant statutes include the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, the National Forest Management Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The litigation is primarily in federal courts across the United States, although some cases arise in state courts and before administrative agencies. At times, this attorney will advise the Governor and the members of the Governor's Policy Office directly on matters related to natural resources litigation, legislation, and policy.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
The ability to analyze complicated legal and factual issues and to present complicated issues clearly in written and oral form. This position blends strategic counseling, regulatory and legislative analysis, and litigation into a multifaceted role. The applicant should feel comfortable speaking before courts, writing letters and briefs and advocating Wyoming's interests to federal and state officials and to the general public.
Wyoming constantly seeks to balance ranching, farming, mining and industry with the preservation of some of the most beautiful wilderness and public lands found on earth. This position plays an important role in Wyoming's efforts to manage and protect all of those resources.
All applicants must provide the following as part of the application process:
Recent writing sample
Law school transcript
Please review your application for completeness and accuracy. Only complete and accurate applications will be reviewed for this position.
Those with experience and/or interest in natural resources and environmental law are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge of federal and state natural resource, environmental, and energy laws.
This position is at-will and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General (W.S. 9-1-608)
Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation