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DOL #23-553: Section Chief EPC (Trenton)

Company: New Jersey Attorney General's Office
Location: Trenton
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

The New Jersey Attorney General's office is looking for an attorney with supervisory experience to function as a Section Chief for the Administrative Practice Group - Environmental Permitting and Counseling Section in Trenton, NJ. The position will be appointed as a Deputy Attorney General 1 with a salary between $116,045.41 and $162,458.13 per year.


The Attorney General has broad oversight of the state's legal and law enforcement matters. As the head of the Department of Law & Public Safety, the Attorney General supervises a wide range of Divisions, Offices, and Commissions, consisting of over 2,800 sworn law enforcement officers, 600 attorneys, and thousands of other public servants.


The Division of Law (DOL) serves as primary legal counsel for New Jersey state government. Generally speaking, this work takes three forms: by providing legal advice to the state's departments and agencies, by defending the state in civil litigation, and by bringing civil lawsuits against individuals, corporations, and other entities that violate the law and harm New Jersey and its residents. Staffed by nearly 500 attorneys, DOL's responsibilities cover a broad swath of legal issues, including those involving banking, child protection, corrections, education, environmental, finance, health, insurance, taxation, and transportation matters.


The Environmental Permitting and Counseling Section provides general legal counsel and representation to the Department of Environmental Protection and other State agencies and commissions whose responsibilities include protection of the environment. These agencies include the Department of Agriculture, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Pinelands Commission. The types of matters handled include appeals of final agency decisions and regulations, real estate transactions, formal advice, contracts and public bidding, open public records, and trial court and administrative defense of permitting decisions by these agencies. The section also provides legal counsel to its clients with respect to the issuance and denials of permits and the promulgation of regulations. The substantive areas involved include air pollution, water resources, solid waste, parks and forestry, fish and game, land use, shore protection and public access, green acres, and farmland preservation.


Under direction of the Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Director of the Division of Law, or other supervisory officials within the Department of Law & Public Safety will:

Supervise the work of the section, which provides legal counsel and representation to the Department of Environmental Protection and other State agencies and commissions whose responsibilities include protection of the environment;
Oversight of all aspects of transactional matters and counseling and advice assignments;
Supervise the work of the Assistant Section Chiefs and will be responsible for the overall operation and administration of the section, including file reviews;
Participate in the evaluation of all Deputy Attorneys General in the section;
Conducts case file reviews;
Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor.
Admission to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in the State of New Jersey is required.
Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
Candidates should submit a supplemental document, included with your resume, outlining (a) litigation experience in State and Federal court; and/or (b) investigation experience.
All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.


Paid Leave Time
Paid State Holidays
Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Benefits
Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation and Retirement Plans
Telework may be available


If qualified, applicants must complete a Division of Law attorney application for employment, found at indicating interest in vacancy #23-553. All items must be submitted via the DOL online attorney application portal on or before the closing date of October 7, 2023.

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