Attorney III

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $8,856
Maximum: $11,361
Details: $8,856- $11,361 monthly salary



Application Deadline



1001 I Street
23 rd floor
United States


The Executive Office of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) plans, organizes, and directs the activities of staff to further the Board's mission to protect and preserve California’s air quality while considering the effects on the State's economy. The Legal Office is part of the Executive Office. Its mission is to provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to the Board and staff in order to improve air quality, to protect public health and the environment, and to ensure that all legal obligations are met in carrying out these efforts. The Legal Office provides legal support on a variety of complex topics related to the control of air pollution (criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases), including, but not limited to: adoption, interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of State and federal environmental laws and regulations, litigation in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office, personnel matters, contracts, conflicts of interest, and proposed legislation. The Legal Office maintains the primary responsibility for assisting CARB staff in the development of regulations and the documentation necessary to support their adoption. The Legal Office also provides legal assistance to California's 35 Air Pollution Control and Air Quality Management Districts.

Under the supervision of an Assistant Chief Counsel, and under the general direction of the Chief Counsel, the attorney in this position is responsible for independently providing written and oral legal advice to CARB's executives, management, and staff on complex legal issues. The position will focus on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues under CARB’s Certified Regulations Program, and on developing, implementing, and enforcing regulations, including regulations related to climate change programs. These assignments may include legal support for the climate change program, direct air emissions control requirements, stationary source permitting, and related programs.

The attorney in this position will work closely with CARB staff, and as needed officials from other federal and State government agencies, on all phases of the development and implementation of complex and technical regulations and programs implementing the state’s climate change and air quality programs. This includes developing and drafting regulations and overseeing rulemaking material preparation to ensure regulations can withstand any subsequent legal challenges in both federal and State courts. Key functions of this position include: legal advice on requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act and Administrative Procedure Act; review of staff reports, letters, guidance and other documents for potential legal issues; coordinating with federal and State agencies on issues relating to interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions and program implementation; and legal assistance to support Board actions. This position will provide CARB staff and the Chief Counsel with written and oral advice, draft and review legal correspondence, and perform a variety of related legal tasks.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement:

Apply here by 10/5/18:


State health benefits are administered through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Level of Language Proficiency

English Proficiency

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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Applications will be accepted until October 18, 2018.