The Wyoming Attorney General's Office seeks an attorney for the Water & Natural Resources Division to represent the State of Wyoming and the Department of Environmental Quality in litigation, enforcement, and day-to-day legal matters. This position will primarily, but not exclusively, represent the Solid and Hazardous Waste Division of the Department of Environmental Quality.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Represent the State of Wyoming in state and federal court with primary responsibility for the Department's interpretation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and enforcement of related state laws.
Review draft legislation to advise the Governor and clients; compose formal and informal legal opinions on questions submitted by agency clients; advise agency clients with respect to relevant statutes and administrative procedure; make strategic decisions on cases and manage work flow on cases in consultation with office leadership.
Prepare and present contested cases on behalf of the Department of Environmental Quality before the Environmental Quality Council, including permit appeals, appeals of agency orders, as well as referrals to the Attorney General.
Perform other duties as assigned.
To the extent that you are already familiar with environmental law and civil litigation, administrative law, or some of the unique challenges that arise when representing a government agency, we want you to apply. To the extent that you are not familiar with these areas of law, but you have an interest, we still want you to apply. We will work with you to ensure that you have the knowledge that you need to succeed.
**All applicants must provide the following as attachments as part of the application process:
Professional resume - include references
Recent writing sample
Law school transcript
Please review your application for completeness and accuracy. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Knowledge of substantive and procedural law of state and federal courts and administrative agencies;
Knowledge of technical requirements of law of evidence and procedure;
Skill in legal research, including drafting legal memoranda and briefs presenting results and conclusions;
Skill in organizing ideas and legal principles in clear and concise oral and written presentations; and
Ability to manage large amounts of information and analyze for legal impact.
Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation
This position is at-will and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General (W.S. 9-1-608).
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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.