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Region 4 Job Opportunities for Attorney Advisers and Legal Interns

There is a continuous, open application process within the Office of Environmental Accountability (OEA) for the position of Attorney Adviser.  OEA also offers a variety of Legal Internship opportunities. Openings for non-attorney staff, administrative and clerical positions in OEA and their availability are accessible through the USA Jobs web page.

Attorney Advisers

Please note that while OEA maintains an open application process for attorney positions, it is not necessarily the case that OEA is actively recruiting at any given time, or that OEA has available positions at any given time.

Attorneys are responsible for a variety of legal duties associated with implementing federal environmental laws in the 8 southeastern states which comprise EPA Region 4.  The responsibilities include counseling for Regional staff, defending the agency when sued, conducting administrative litigation, developing civil enforcement cases for litigation, working with the U.S. Department of Justice in litigating those cases, and negotiating settlements of such cases.  Attorneys work on matters receiving intense public and congressional attention involving serious threats to public health and the environment and often millions of dollars in cleanup costs to eliminate those threats.  Working in a large organization, attorneys must be skilled at coordinating and cooperating with large numbers of involved parties.  Also, attorneys must be able to resolve disputes and develop a consensus among different interests, including the public, industry, environmental groups, and state and local governments.

To apply for an attorney adviser position, please send (1) a resume, (2) cover letter and (3) writing sample (10 pages or less) by mail or e-mail to:

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Attn: Attorney Hiring Coordinator

Office of Environmental Accountability
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960

or
R4AttorneyResumes@epa.gov

Contact - Attorney Advisers

David Clay
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region 4

Office of Environmental Accountability
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, South West
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960

Phone: (404) 562-9565
Fax:  (404) 562-9487

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Legal Internships

Region 4's legal office offers opportunities for internships during the school year and each summer.  Interns are given substantive assignments by attorneys and are often asked to accompany attorneys on site visits, negotiations and other excursions.  

For Summer 2015 internship applications, interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, to the legal internship contact by March 3, 2015. Contact your law school's placement office for internships during the school year.

Contact - Legal Internships

Kevin Beswick (beswick.kevin@epa.gov)
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Region 4
Office of Environmental Accountability
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960

Phone: (404) 562-9580
Fax:  (404) 562-9486


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