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Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Enforcement - Springfield

Title: Assistant Attorney General

Division: Environmental Enforcement

Bureau: Environmental - Springfield

The Environmental Bureau is charged with enforcement of Illinois environmental statutes and regulations, as they pertain to activities and facilities within or that affect the State of Illinois. The Illinois Attorney General plays a critical role in the enforcement of civil environmental laws. The Bureau handles 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. Cases are handled before administrative agencies as well as courts of law.


An Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Law Bureau builds cases against violators of environmental statutes and regulations. Assistant Attorneys General investigate alleged violations, draft pleadings, draft and respond to motions, manage 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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