Boston, Massachusetts

Posted Date

April 17, 2024

Contact Information

Pamela Spang

Assistant Attorney General

Energy & Environment Bureau

Environmental Protection Division

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell is looking for a highly motivated and skilled attorney to join her team as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Energy & Environment Bureau.  EPD represents the Commonwealth in state and federal litigation, including enforcement of environmental laws, defense of state agencies, and challenges to federal agency actions.  EPD’s docket covers a wide range of topics, including addressing climate change; protecting clean air and water; preserving wetlands, tidelands, and public open space; cleaning up contaminated sites; handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste materials; and responding to the needs of residents of communities with environmental justice concerns.

Position Type:  Full-Time/Exempt

Salary:  $78,586 to $117,879, commensurate with JD year and experience.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position and status may be made to:

Carly Pusateri, Managing Administrative Assistant/Paralegal

Environmental Protection Division


The Attorney General ‘s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.


Primary Duties:  The Assistant Attorney General (AAG) will work independently and in teams to perform complex legal work, including investigating and prosecuting civil environmental enforcement cases; serving as lead or co- counsel in litigation in state and federal courts; preparing legal notices, briefs, comment letters, and other associated litigation and regulatory documents; conducting in-depth analysis and preparing legal memoranda; interpreting laws and regulations; reviewing and developing recommendations regarding proposed legislation and regulations; responding to public inquiries; and working closely with the Office’s communications and policy teams on press and public, municipal, and legislative outreach.  The AAG will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day case management, including fact development, litigation, and communications with opposing counsel, state agencies, experts, the public, and partner states and organizations.


Position Requirements:  Applicants must have litigation experience with a preference for environmental protection litigation; ability and desire to oversee multiple complex and challenging matters, simultaneously; strong negotiation, analytical, research, and written and oral communication skills; and the ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve and an interest in supporting a respectful, diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  A proven history of a commitment to public service or public interest work is preferred.  Applicants must be able to effectively represent and advocate for the Commonwealth and the Attorney General before the courts, federal, state, and local agencies and governments, and the public, and to quickly learn previously unfamiliar concepts and material.  Applicants must be a member of the Massachusetts bar with at least three years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Application Process

Application Process:  To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application.  Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal.  Our current hybrid model includes some remote workdays for most positions.