Senior Attorney: Charlottesville, VA

  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Mar 17, 2017
Full time Environmental & Energy Law Environmental Protection

Job Description

The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a staff attorney with four to seven years of experience and a senior attorney with seven or more years of experience for its Charlottesville, Virginia office.

The positions and qualifications:

SELC’s work is focused in five program areas: energy and healthy air, transportation and land use, clean water, coast and wetlands, and forest protection.  These attorneys will have significant responsibility, commensurate with experience, for work in one or more of these program areas.  Work will include development and pursuit of litigation in state and federal courts, advocacy in state and federal administrative proceedings, and policy analysis and development in various settings at the state and federal levels.

For both positions, we seek attorneys with strong litigation skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of initiative.  The ideal candidates will be skilled and multi-faceted lawyers with excellent academic credentials, litigation experience, a background in environmental law, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a collegial setting, and a strong personal commitment to SELC’s mission.  

For the senior attorney position, we particularly seek candidates with extensive litigation experience.  A background in environmental law is desired but not essential for this position.

SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds.

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Nonprofit- NGO


SELC offers salaries competitive with leading national environmental non-profits, and an excellent benefits package.