Earthjustice is now accepting applications for up to three Staff Attorneys to join our growing team of lawyers who work to advance clean energy across the country and accelerate a shift from dirty fossil fuels. The position will focus on litigation and legal advocacy before regulatory bodies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state public utility commissions, and in the courts, in support of a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. The work will include combatting the rush to gas-fired generation that threatens progress toward a clean energy future. Two of the staff attorney roles will focus on advocacy before FERC and regional transmission organizations/independent system operators (RTO/ISOs) and one of the positions will focus on advocacy before public utility commissions.
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
Earthjustice has a longstanding track record of success with our litigation and advocacy to reduce dependence on dirty fossil fuels and increase reliance on clean energy resources. We see an unparalleled opportunity to hasten a shift away from fossil fuels; achieve major, enduring reductions in carbon pollution; and secure a cleaner, smarter, more equitable electric grid. The Staff Attorney positions will be part of our increased effort to advocate for policies and regulatory decisions that support a swift transition to a modern, sustainable energy system and, in particular, deter unneeded investment in gas generation that could lock in reliance on fossil fuels for decades to come. In this role, the Staff Attorneys will work to secure and defend rule reforms that eliminate market barriers to clean energy, to challenge ill-conceived rules that subsidize fossil fuel-fired generation and/or threaten to shut clean energy out of the markets, and to steer public utility spending away from new and existing fossil fuel generation and towards clean energy resources.
The positions will be housed in either our Clean Energy Program (click hereto learn more), or our Coal Program (click here to learn more). The Staff Attorneys will work closely with both the Clean Energy and the Coal Programs.
There is a strong preference that the positions be based in our Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; or Chicago, IL offices.
Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Earthjustice is now accepting applications for up to three Staff Attorneys to join our growing team of lawyers who work to advance clean energy across the country and accelerate a shift from dirty fossil fuels. The position will focus on…
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity…
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