The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Northwest Region (Region 10), Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) is seeking applications from attorneys for the position of Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel (RCEC). The position is located in EPA’s Seattle, Washington, office and will be filled at the GS-13 to GS-14 grade level, depending upon qualifications and experience. ORC employs approximately 35 attorneys in the Seattle office, whose work spans environmental law issues in the geographic region of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, including over 270 Native Tribal governments.
The individual selected will be one of two attorneys responsible for all legal aspects of the federal criminal enforcement program within Region 10, including researching and resolving legal and factual questions that arise during criminal investigations and prosecutions involving the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and various other environmental statutes, as well as other criminal offenses under the U.S. Criminal Code.
The selected individual will work directly with agents from EPA’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to develop cases and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to draft complex legal memoranda, prepare discovery, indictments, plea agreements, search warrants, motions, trial briefs and other criminal litigation documents. The individual may be appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and in that capacity may assist with grand juries, case negotiations, hearings, and trials for various environmental criminal cases on behalf of EPA.
All applications should be submitted by email to: R10_ORC_Hiring@epa.gov by February 5, 2020.
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