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Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Boston, MA

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Company name

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protecti

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use



Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


USA Boston, MA

Date Last Verified

Nov 17,2017

Posted on

Jan 14,2016

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Counsel II Duties: Establishes the requirements that each individual licensed by the Board must meet; the procedures for issuance and renewal of licenses; the rules of professional conduct; the standards of professional conduct; and the procedures for disciplinary action. Assists the Executive Director, the Board, and Board staff, with complex legal and policy issues that arise in the Board’s oversight of LSPs. Collaborate closely with Board members to support, enhance and strengthen them in their roles. Assist the Executive Director with implementation of the Board's licensing and disciplinary programs. Assist the Board in drafting and revising regulations as needed and ensuring that all legal requirements of the regulation promulgation process are met. Assist in the development of Board policies and procedures regarding the evaluation of license applications; administration of the exam; review of licensees' adherence to professional standards of practice; and enforcement of the Board's licensing requirements. Research, analyze, and make recommendations on legal issues related to administration and management of the Board and its licensees. Serve as legal resource to the Executive Director, the Board, and Board staff, on legal and policy issues that arise in the course of the Board’s exercise of its administrative responsibilities. Investigate disciplinary complaints. Draft legal memoranda and briefs; represent the Board in administrative hearings; and appeals of licensing decisions. Complete special projects and other assigned tasks.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree; Membership in the Massachusetts Bar; 5-7 years of legal experience, preferably in Massachusetts are preferred. Experience with statutory and regulatory framework of analogous agencies in Massachusetts or elsewhere. Knowledge of regulations, practices, policies, and guidance as they relate to assessment and remediation governing disposal sites throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ability to conduct legal research and prepare reports thereon. Ability to draft prosecutorial documents, briefs and memoranda of law. Understanding of strict legal and regulatory requirements of confidentiality and prohibitions against unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential information. Ability to work independently. Strong record of working collaboratively in mission-driven environment with Boards, and/or outside stakeholders and partners. Ability to organize tasks in an efficient manner and to follow-up with strong attention to detail. Effective communication skills, both oral and written. Basic understanding of computer operations and ability to use common software programs including Microsoft Office.

Additional info

Ref. 1600003T

Company info

Michelle Waters-Ekanem
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protecti
1 Winter Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108