The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, in Washington DC is seeking applications for its 2-year Ethics Fellowship Program position. This fellowship is open to highly qualified applicants with outstanding academic records who are graduating law school in 2016, who have completed a judicial clerkship, or who have prior law experience within 2 to 3 years of graduation from an ABA accredited law school.

U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. OGC attorneys provide counsel to EPA policy makers on legal issues associated with implementing these environmental laws, as well as the laws governing the day-to-day operations of a federal agency. Approximately 170 attorneys work in OGC. Our principal office is located at EPA’s headquarters complex in downtown Washington, DC. OGC is comprised ten offices: Immediate Office (including the Ethics Staff, and the FOIA Expert Assistance Team (FEAT)), Resource Management Office, Air and Radiation Law Office, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office, Solid Waste and Emergency Response Law Office, Water Law Office, Cross-Cutting Issues Law Office, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Office, General Law Office, and Civil Rights and Finance Law Office.

OGC Ethics Fellowship Program

This is a highly competitive two-year fellowship to start in June 2016. The key objective is to provide ethics fellows with the opportunity to advise Agency employees on issues pertaining to federal government ethics, financial disclosure, and the Hatch Act, and to provide OGC with highly motivated, talented, and diverse attorneys who are interested in federal ethics issues. The effectiveness of EPA’s overall ethics program depends upon the recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse talent. We recognize the need for varied backgrounds and skills and offer an inclusive environment that relies on those diverse perspectives to ensure that we effectively serve the American people. Therefore, we want to make sure we are recruiting the best, the brightest and most diverse, and ensure EPA is a place for people who are talented, smart, and passionate about helping this Agency protect the environment ethically.

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