The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Staff Attorney to join our team of attorneys, scientists, campaigners who are working to protect America's public lands and imperiled species in Arizona and New Mexico. The Staff Attorney will work closely with our Southwest team and other Center program staff. Multiple locations will be considered including Tucson, Phoenix, Santa Fe and Albuquerque and Prescott.
General position overview: The position will focus on achieving our goals of protecting and restoring rivers and riparian habitat in Arizona and New Mexico.
The position will involve using applicable laws, including the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy and Management Act, National Forest Management Act, Administrative Procedures Act, as well as New Mexico and Arizona environmental statutes to protect rivers, streams, riparian habitat and imperiled species from potential threats from livestock grazing, off road vehicles, water diversions, mining and other harmful proposals.
This position will support ecologically-based restoration projects that will benefit riparian and aquatic wildlife and ensure that Forest Service and BLM management plans prioritize riparian restoration. The position requires an individual with experience in public lands law and litigation.
Application process: Please apply on our website by submitting a cover letter, a resume, references and a writing sample as a single document. 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, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Essential qualities, qualifications and skills desired:
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