External Job Opportunity

TitleEnvironmental Counsel
Position Number35984
CompanyCentral Plateau Cleanup Comp
City/StateRichland, WA
Location825 Jadwin

Job Duties/Scope Of Work
Work Safe, Make a Difference, and Be a Part of History with the CPCCo Team!

At Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo), located in Richland, Washington, we are working to provide a sustainable future for the historic Hanford area through the protection of the Columbia River and the remediation of the Central Plateau. To achieve our mission, we need exceptionally talented, innovative, and driven people to help us reduce risks on the Hanford Site by removing some of the most hazardous waste streams and facilities in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. If you would like to work with a highly skilled workforce to achieve unique and challenging goals that critically impact our environment and community, this is your chance to be a part of our legacy!

The Environmental Counsel provides a variety of legal services to CPCCo management and staff. Such services include performing research, drafting legal opinions, providing legal advice and counsel, directing the activities of outside counsel in litigation and other matters, participating in trial work both individually and as support to outside counsel, and carrying out the legal processes necessary to affect the rights, privileges, and obligations of the company. Additional responsibilities include preparing and reviewing legal and technical documents, and representing the company in negotiations, general company corporate matters, and litigation.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

* Reviewing and advising management and environmental staff on applicable state and federal environmental statutes and regulations, as well as Hanford sitewide environmental obligations and requirements.

* Providing guidance on environmental interactions with state and federal regulators pertaining to permitting and compliance issues arising under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, and regulations promulgated pursuant to those statutes, as well as State of Washington counterpart statutes and regulations.

* Advising and supporting the company's Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) organization.

* Providing support to the U.S. Department of Energy on environmental legal issues as requested and interacting/coordinating with attorneys in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Chief Counsel as well as DOE management and staff, as needed.

* Counseling CPCCo management as to legislation, court decisions, industry issues, evolving legal theories, regulations, judicial and quasi-judicial rulings, and corporate policy and procedures.

* Drafting original documents and conducting negotiations involving complex and high value transactions.

* Analyzing complex legal issues and legal theories as they relate to the company's business.

* Researching legal references and preparing opinions where there may be little applicable statutory, regulatory, or case material.

* Coordinating responses to discovery requests and pursuing alternate methods of resolving disputes.

* Drafting correspondence and assuring communication/ timely responses to and from outside attorneys, company staff, and insurance carriers.

Basic Qualifications
* Juris Doctor (JD) from accredited school.

* Three (3) years of related experience

* An active membership and "Good Standing" status in at least one Bar Association of any state in the United States.

* If not currently a member, the candidate must be admitted to the Washington bar or obtain a "limited license" to practice as in-house counsel pursuant to Washington Admission and Practice Rule 8(f) within six months of the employment start date.

* US Citizen

Desired Qualifications
* Previous employment by, or professional interactions with, state/federal environmental regulators.

* Professional experience with DOE or the Department of Defense.

* A working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR).

* Legal experience in other non-environmental substantive areas of law such as labor law, government contracts law, business law, procurement law, and human resources.

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes
U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes
Clearance RequiredNo
Job ClassificationExempt
Shift Work RequiredNo


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