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Counsel II Duties: The candidate will actively support the Department on matters involving all Bureaus, as assigned or as otherwise appropriate, with the principal emphasis on enforcement and permitting matters concerning the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup in the Southeast Regional Office, by furnishing professional legal advice, consistent with incumbent’s training and experience, both oral and written, on a range of matters including to, developing enforcement cases and strategies, drafting, reviewing and negotiating enforcement documents, attending the RERC and CSC meetings, participating in enforcement conferences, responding to public records requests and subpoenas, and drafting, interpreting and implementing laws, regulations, policies and guidance documents. Will coordinate and consult with Boston attorneys regarding statutory, regulatory, and policy matters that arise in the context of a regional matter, as appropriate. Provide professional legal advice, consistent with incumbent’s training and experience, regarding the development, drafting, review and implementation of policies, guidelines and regulation, as assigned. Provide mentoring and/or supervision to other attorneys (on a case-specific basis), legal interns or paralegals. Represent the Department in adjudicatory proceedings, potentially involving matters within any Bureau within the Department, and assist the Office of Attorney General in defending the Department’s actions and in the prosecution of cases. Provide accurate, consistent and timely advice, devise litigation strategy, prepare the Department’s experts for testifying when a case goes to hearing, and negotiate settlements. Provide accurate, consistent and timely advice, within applicable timelines, exercise best professional judgment in prioritizing cases and matters consistent with Department management requirements, and recognize and implement the relative priority and importance of cases and matters. Remain updated on policy, regulatory and legal developments in practice areas through, at a minimum, participation in OGC’s legal practice groups, consultation with other attorneys and other non-attorneys within DEP, review of relevant professional literature, and participation in training opportunities the Department may provide. Assist with developing and conducting training for program staff on matters related to administrative law, enforcement, evidence, and other functions of the agency. Share with colleagues information obtained in conferences and training sessions. Recognize those issues which require supervisory and/or senior management involvement, and to raise those issues in a timely manner. Respond appropriately to questions and requests for information from the public, local governments, and other state agencies. Serve as Special Assistant Attorney General, as assigned, and consistent with incumbent’s training and experience. Perform other legal work on matters within the jurisdiction of the Department as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have JD degree and admission to the Massachusetts Bar and 3+ years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.
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