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Waste Program Attorney

Date: Sep 12, 2019

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Requisition No: 76224 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: Waste Program Attorney

Position Number: 37911009 

Salary:  42,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/27/2019 

This is a full-time attorney position with the State of Florida. The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is hiring a program attorney for its waste management section. The attorney would be assigned to advise one or a combination of program areas in the Division of Waste Management such as, solid waste, RCRA, CERCLA, dry cleaning, petroleum restoration, storage tanks, emergency response, or and brownfields. The attorney would advise the Department’s Division of Waste Management and District offices on a variety of issues associated with the program area(s), including, but not limited to, assessment and remediation of contamination around the State, reviews of institutional controls (including declaration of restrictive covenants and associated title work) to eliminate or minimize exposure to and spread of contaminants, and adoption of new or revisions to existing Department waste rules. The attorney would need to effectively communicate with local governments and the Department’s federal partners, including, but not limited to the Environmental Protection Agency.


The successful applicant will have solid academic credentials, strong writing skills, excellent communication and critical thinking skills, an ability to work independently, a positive attitude, and membership of the Florida Bar. Applicants with environmental experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in real property law, particularly with recording instruments, subordination, MARTA, and covenants for HOAs and restrictions are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply, complete an online application through the State of Florida website. Please attach a cover letter highlighting any relevant legal experience, along with your resume, references and writing sample. Please include anything else you feel would assist the hiring committee.


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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee