The Office of Regional Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 (Dallas, Texas), is pleased to announce its Honors Attorney Fellowship. This fellowship is for up to a two-year term, and the fellow is expected to commit to the full term. We anticipate the Fellowship will begin in the Sumer of 2015 and we may hire up to two fellows.
The EPA Honors Attorney Fellowship is designed for a recent law school graduate who is a licensed attorney with excellent academic credentials and a strong interest in a career in environmental law or the public sector. It provides an opportunity for entry-level attorneys to practice law in a leading governmental environmental organization, and to receive extensive training in and exposure to environmental law and policy work in the public sector. The Region offers new attorneys significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a complex caseload that includes enforcement and counseling work, and extensive training and mentoring from dedicated colleagues with recognized expertise. The Region offers a diverse and supportive work environment.
Recent law school graduates (e.g., 2013, 2014 or 2015) who are licensed attorneys with active bar memberships (any State, U.S. territory, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia) or attorneys who are completing a judicial clerkship and have passed the bar within 2 years are eligible to apply. Recent law school graduates who have not passed the bar may be considered but employment will be contingent on passing the bar. In addition, the candidate’s suitability for employment must be confirmed by a background investigation.
The salary will be at the GS-11 level (currently starting at $61,901). Full benefits are also provided. Relocation expenses are not authorized. This position is in the Excepted Service (and not in Competitive Service) and does not confer competitive status.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, minorities, attorneys with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply. If you qualify for veterans preference and want the Agency to consider that preference as a positive factor in reviewing your application, you must include in your application appropriate documentation such as DD214(copy 4), your VA letter, or Standard Form-15 (disabled veteran).
To apply, submit a cover letter explaining your interest in environmental law, your resume, transcript of law school grades, proof of graduation, 3 references (name, email address and relationship) and proof of active bar membership to Regina Edwards-Washington, Program Analyst, U.S. EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave. (6RC-D), Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75202-2733. Fax 214-665-2182.