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Positions in the Office of Regional Counsel in San Francisco (Pacific Southwest Region)

EPA’s Pacific Southwest Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) provides legal advice to the Pacific Southwest regional office, located in San Francisco, California.  The Pacific Southwest region is one of 10 EPA regional offices and covers the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, and over 140 Tribal Nations.  EPA has primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.  ORC attorneys provide legal support to all levels of management on rules, regulations, policies, permits, grants, and oversight of state and tribal environmental programs under these laws.   ORC attorneys, sometimes working with the Department of Justice, represent EPA in federal administrative, judicial, and criminal environmental enforcement matters.  ORC attorneys also represent EPA in court challenges to agency actions (such as standards and permits) and appeals of enforcement cases.

Experienced Attorney Positions

We do not have experienced attorney positions available at this time. Please continue to check this website for updates.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Attorney Position

We seeking applications for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) attorney position in our San Francisco, CA office.  The position is at the GS 12 level and is non-promotable.  We are looking to fill one or more positions.  The application deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018.

Environmental Law Honors Attorney Fellowships

We are seeking applications for our 2018 two-year Environmental Law Honors Attorney Fellowship.  We are looking to hire one or more Fellows, who are expected to commit to the full term and will be working in the San Francisco, CA office.  The application deadline is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Summer Law Clerks and Semester Interns

We do not have summer law clerk or semester intern positions available at this time. Please continue to check this website for updates.

EPA is an equal opportunity employer. Selections for these positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. Veterans are encouraged to apply.