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Trade Attorney (environment)

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Date Last Verified

May 19, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 01, 2021

Posted on

Mar 24, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 102663 to 170800 Annually

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Min 1 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

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Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Trade Attorney (Environment)
The candidate will be responsible for: Serves as an attorney in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Represents the United States in arbitral panels in international fora, in particular panels formed under the USMCA. Provides expert legal analysis and advice on trade and environment issues, in particular with respect to the USMCA environment chapter and supporting the work of the USMCA Interagency Environment Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement. Develops and coordinates USTR’s legal position on potential disputes with USMCA parties related to environment issues. Briefs USTR’s congressional committees of jurisdiction and other Members and committees of Congress on USTR’s legal work. Works closely with an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) in formulating U.S. trade monitoring and enforcement policies and priorities, specifically related to trade and environment. Conducts research of laws, legal opinions, policies, or regulations on specific trade and environment areas or broad trade and environment issues, including related to the U.S. environmental statutes outlined in Sec. 815 of the Act. Must have knowledge of general U.S. law. Knowledge of U.S. and international environmental and trade laws and policies, Executive Orders, court decisions, and regulations affecting the work of the USTR desirable, including U.S. laws and regulations listed in Sec. 815 of the Act. Knowledge of the environmental legal framework of Canada or Mexico desirable. Should have expertise and experience in international trade and environmental rules and mechanisms, such as Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) and those related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (for example, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)). Must have knowledge of the various sources of legal reference material concerning U.S. trade and environmental agreements, regulations, decisions, and policies. Knowledge of legal research methods required. Litigation and advocacy writing experience essential. Spanish language capabilities desirable.

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Hiring Coordinator
Executive Office of the President Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508

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