The Natural Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, DOJ
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
6 openings available.
Internal Number: ENRD-23-015-EXC
The Natural Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking to hire six experienced litigators for its Washington, DC office. NRS handles litigation arising under more than 80 natural resource, environmental, and cultural resource statutes, various treaties and international agreements, interstate compacts, and congressional referrals. The announcement closes on January 26, 2023. For more information, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/job/trial-attorney-635.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and be a U.S. citizen or national. Applicants should have a strong interest in federal litigation and/or trial work and an exceptional academic background. Judicial clerkship experience and familiarity with defensive civil litigation is highly desirable and knowledge of Fifth Amendment takings, natural resource law, or Indian law is a plus. Applicants must demonstrate superior research, analytical, and writing abilities.
Specific grade level requirements:
GS-14: At least 4 years of post-J.D. litigation experience.
GS-15: At least 5 years of post-J.D. litigation experience.
You must complete a background investigation, including pre-employment drug testing.
About The Natural Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, DOJ
ENRD, Natural Resources Section (NRS). The docket of the Natural Resource Section (NRS) is a kaleidoscope of diverse and challenging resource issues ranging from litigation to protect such national treasures as Florida’s Everglades and the remnant old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest, to protecting the federal interest in the country’s vital water resources, to defense of the public fisc against claims by private property owners for alleged “takings” and by Native Americans for alleged trust breaches. And by virtue of our responsibility for all litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, we defend the decision-making processes of virtually every federal agency.