Jobs and Internships



Job type: Attorney

Location: Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Schedule: Full-time or Part-time

Practice areas: Environmental / Energy / Land use

Application deadline: Post will be closed when filled



The Council is seeking a full-time or part-time attorney. The selected attorney will be expected to work on regulatory affairs, policy, and possibly litigation as needed. Should the position be filled by a part-time attorney, the candidate must demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the qualifications listed below.


  • Work closely with the Council’s outreach team to review a wide array of factual scenarios and develop advocacy or litigation strategies.
  • Draft comments for submission to regulatory agencies in response to policy and permit proposals.
  • Draft legal filings for new and existing litigation if necessary.
  • Develop and implement policy positions and strategies.
  • Provide legal advice to Council staff.
  • Partner with the outreach team to help develop educational materials.


  • Substantive legal knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas of lawis preferred: Clean Air Act, land use and zoning law, administrative law, energy law, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
  • Experience with the following agencies and forums is preferred: Pennsylvania courts,federal courts, Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The ability to learn new areas of law and understand complex environmental issues quickly.
  • Comfort and facility with working in a team composed of lawyers and nonlawyers.
  • Admission to the Pennsylvania bar is preferred.
  • A strong commitment to public interest environmental law practice.


Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application instructions: Please download the full job description before applying.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Joseph Otis Minott, Esq. Executive Director and Chief Counsel, at joe_minott@cleanair(dot)org. (Please include “Attorney Application” in the email subject line, and all attachments should be formatted as "Lastname_Firstname_FileName")

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately.


The Council is an equal opportunity employer and has a strongly held belief in the importance of having a diverse workforce.


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