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Staff Attorney (Program Manager)

NEIWPCC is seeking collaborative, thoughtful and dedicated candidates for a full-time Staff Attorney (Program Manager) position within our established interstate water organization. This position would provide legal expertise on policy matters of significant importance, as well as independent advice and recommendations on a wide range of topics for senior management within the agency. This position requires advanced knowledge and expertise in environmental law and the ability to provide expert and independent legal advice in both oral and written formats.

NEIWPCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees, including health/dental/vision coverage, generous retirement plan contributions, tuition reimbursement and professional development support, as well as eligibility for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.

Incumbent must have a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and be in good standing. At least 5 years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of environmental law, construction law, and/or contracts law. Admission to the New York Bar is a plus. Supervisory, leadership, budget preparation, grant writing, and contract management experience desired.

Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.

This position is based at NEIWPCC’s Lowell, MA headquarters office. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting, but with a need for regional and national travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule for office-based duties. COVID-19 vaccination required.

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To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by November 28, 2022, by email to jobs[at] Please reference #23-Lowell-005 in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, accepting applications until the position is filled.

NEIWPCC is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, physical and mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, age, political or union affiliation, pregnancy or related medical conditions, military service or application for military service, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable law. Physical or mental disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill bona fide job requirements. This policy refers to all personnel practices including employee recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, disciplining, terminating and all other conditions.