Chicago, IL – Attorney – Advisor – EPA Region 5 RECENT GRADS

AkronLawJobs No. 9449 Overview: The Office of Regional Counsel is seeking applicants with excellent analytical and writing abilities, a strong commitment to public service, effective “people” skills, and an ability to take on significant responsibility. This position 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. Region 5 offers new attorneys significant responsibility, the opportunity to handle a varied 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.

Qualifications: JD and a member in good standing of the bar OR  2018 JD graduate with bar membership pending. Recent graduate with excellent written and oral communication skills, a strong interest in public service and the mission of the EPA. Strong preference for the applicant to be able to start in the fall of 2018. Must be a U.S. citizen. If you qualify for veterans preference and want the Agency to consider that preference, you must provide your DD214 (copy 4), your VA letter, or Standard Form 15 (disabled veteran).

Pay and Benefits: During the first year, salary will be at the GS-11 level (currently starting at $67,638 per year). Judicial clerks may be hired at the GS-12 grade (currently starting at $81,071). Promotion potential is up to the GS-14 level (currently starting at $113,920). Relocation expenses are not authorized. Federal employment benefits are among the most comprehensive programs available anywhere. Additional information on benefits is available on EPA’s website, at

How to Apply: E-mail to Subject line “EPA Region 5 Attorney-Advisor”.

A resume, including significant accomplishments, work experience, class rank or G.P.A., contact telephone numbers, and e-mail address. An unofficial transcript of law school grades (we will request an official version if you are selected). A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position. The name, address and telephone numbers of 3 references. A short writing sample not to exceed ten pages. Proof of active bar membership and license to practice law in any State, U.S. Territory, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (or a statement that you are a 2018 J.D. graduate with bar membership pending). Veterans Preference supporting documents, if applicable. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in Chicago (at the candidate’s expense), or video conference interviews may be conducted when appropriate. An offer will be made shortly thereafter.

Deadline:  July 24, 2018