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Legal Careers at EPA

Our attorneys work on cutting-edge legal issues, are given extraordinary responsibility early in their careers, and even at an early stage in their careers, are recognized as legal experts.

EPA attorneys work in these EPA offices:

Note that most but not all jobs are posted on Unlike almost all other EPA jobs, there is no requirement for attorney jobs announcements to be published on While most offices that hire attorneys use, some offices might prefer to receive application materials on a rolling basis, and may contact you if/when a position becomes available.

To maximize your chances of finding out about all EPA legal job opportunities,

In their own words. A panel of Environmental Protection Agency career attorneys shared what it is like to work at the EPA as well as how to pursue a Federal attorney job. These leading panelists represented a broad cross-section of EPA legal careers, including attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Their practices cover counseling, litigation, and enforcement, as well as both environmental and general Federal agency law. The below webinar welcomed all, with a special emphasis towards students interested in working for the EPA or another Federal agency and attorneys interested in a lateral move. Our panelists explored these careers and potential opportunities.

More Information about Specific Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

Note that you can also view information on internships and fellowships for law students and recent law school grads on a different page.

  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
    • Announcements for attorney jobs are posted on
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges
    • Announcements for attorney jobs are posted on
  • Environmental Appeals Board
    • Announcements for attorney jobs are posted on
  • Office of Inspector General 
    • Announcements for attorney jobs are posted on

More Information about Specific Opportunities in Our Regional Offices around the Nation