Senior Attorney- Endangered Species

  • Center for Biodiversity
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Oct 03, 2020
Full time Advocacy and Policy Biology - Ecology Environmental & Energy Law Environmental Planning - NEPA Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONAt the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive!  DESCRIPTION

The Center for Biological Diversity, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of imperiled plants, animals and wild places, seeks an experienced attorney to advocate for the conservation of endangered species utilizing administrative and legal tools.

General position overview: The position will involve using applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Administrative Procedures Act and others, to protect endangered species from the many threats they face. This will require a dynamic, dedicated individual with a background in law, advocacy and biology.

Main duties:

  • Expand the Center's work to protect endangered species
  • Identify and carry out opportunities to protect endangered species from habitat destruction, pollution, exploitation and other threats through litigation and other advocacy
  • Mentor new program attorneys
  • Develop detailed knowledge of the status of endangered species across the country
  • Build relationships with key scientists
  • Utilize litigation and media campaigns to highlight the threats to imperiled wildlife
  • Advocate for comprehensive protection of endangered species as a response to litigation and other pressure

Benefits Package:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan;
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability;
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match;
  • Generous time-off policies;
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

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Salary Range: $75,000 to $100,000 dependent on experience.