Positions in the Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago (EPA Region 5)
EPA Region 5 encompasses the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Learn more about EPA Region 5.
Attorneys in EPA Region 5’s Office of Regional Counsel (ORC), located in Chicago, represent EPA Region 5 in federal administrative, judicial and criminal environmental matters against regulated entities and in defensive cases. Because ORC is organized as a multi-media office, an attorney’s caseload may span the range of statutes EPA enforces and implements and is not limited to one statute, state, or industry. In addition, ORC provides legal advice to the Regional Administrator and other senior managers of Region 5 on all matters relating to their official responsibilities.
How to Apply
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Pay and Benefits
- Generally, during the first year, salary will be at the General Schedule (GS)-11 level. View the most recent GS pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management's Salaries and Wages page.
- Judicial law clerks may be hired at the GS-12 level.
- Promotion potential is up to the GS-14 level.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
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