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Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Enforcement - Chicago

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Environmental Enforcement

Bureau: Environmental - Chicago

The Illinois Attorney General plays a critical role in the enforcement of civil environmental laws. The Attorney General's primary role in environmental enforcement is handling enforcement actions referred to the Office by a number of state agencies, including the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and others. The Bureau also engages in outreach to community members to learn of potential violations of environmental laws that are endangering the health and well-being of families and communities. The Bureau works to stop pollution and ensure that polluters, not taxpayers, pay the cost of cleanup.


An Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Bureau builds and prosecutes cases against environmental polluters. Assistant Attorneys General investigate complaints, work with other state agencies, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, manage mediations and settlements and represent the interests of the People of the State of Illinois in court.


Candidates must be licensed in the State of Illinois at the time of application. An ideal candidate will have a strong interest and experience in investigation, litigation and public policy. Those with a background in environmental law or environmental science preferred. Experienced attorneys encouraged to apply.

Salary: Salaries start at $76,008

To ensure full consideration, please send resume and cover letter to:

Thor Y. Inouye
Director of Attorney Recruiting, Professional Development, and Diversity
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 West Randolph, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-3695
(312) 814-5218 (fax)


An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Illinois Attorney General's Office is an equal opportunity employer. The Office considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability.

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