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Senior Attorney - Endangered Species

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Sectors CSR & Sustainability
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Center for Biological Diversity
Contact Name Human Resources Dept.
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Directory Entry : At 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.
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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

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

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.

Application: Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3-5 references with your application. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, diversity both in the workplace and the world. We believe there is not only an intrinsic link between protecting the diversity of the Earth's cultures, languages, plants and animals, but between that work and having a staff diverse in gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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