Compliance and Enforcement Counsel

  • 3M
  • United States
  • Feb 10, 2021
Full time Air Quality Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description:

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As Compliance and Enforcement Counsel, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Advising U.S. facilities on compliance with the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and state programs authorized by, or analogous to, these federal statutes and advising non-U.S. facilities on compliance with host country environmental laws;

  • Representing 3M globally in governmental investigations or enforcement actions relating to compliance with environmental laws;

  • Supporting environmental response, remediation and mitigation actions;

  • Helping to build and maintain a world class environmental compliance program by providing expert advice and adhering to the highest ethical standards; and

  • Active involvement in development and deployment throughout the 3M structure of effective communication, training and compliance programs that meet 3Ms high standards.

Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited law school and member of a United States bar in good standing

  • Six (6) years of law firm, government, military and/or in-house environmental compliance enforcement, counseling, and/or litigation experience

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Fifteen (15) years in environmental compliance enforcement, counseling, and/or litigation with experience in one or more of the following the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),  Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and state programs authorized by, or analogous to, these federal statutes;

  • Engineering or technical degree;

  • Experience working in or with industry, particularly manufacturing;

  • Experience with environmental compliance programs;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong academic background;

  • Demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment;

  • Excellent writing ability.

  • Litigation experience; and

  • Judicial clerkships.

Travel: May include up to 15% domestic/international

Location: Maplewood, MN and may consider remote U.S. work location

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers. 

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