Under general supervision of an Assistant Attorney General Supervisor, this position provides a variety of legal services, through counsel and representation, to the Legislature, Governor, state agencies, and District Attorneys. The Public Protection Unit is comprised of an Environmental Protection section and a Consumer Protection and Antitrust section.
The Environmental Protection Section enforces state environmental laws by prosecuting violations referred to the Attorney General by environmental regulatory agencies or requested by district attorneys. Most environmental violations are referred by the Department of Natural Resources. This practice section enforces the laws relating to air pollution, solid and hazardous waste, water pollution, wastewater, water regulation and zoning, water supply, hazardous substance spills, underground storage tanks, Superfund, public nuisance, natural resource protection, radioactive waste, land use, and public trust in navigable waters.
This section also defends the state and state agencies in environmental or natural resource related lawsuits, and litigation on environmental matters related to Indian law. The unit also represents the state’s interests in federal environmental cases upon authorization from the governor.
Based on current funding, this project position is expected to end December 31, 2024. As a project employee, you will continue to receive all rights and privileges afforded to original probationary employees by state law, with the exception of tenure, transfer, reinstatement and layoff benefits.
This position may be eligible to work remotely up to 40% as part of a hybrid schedule, following an initial training period. Travel to the headquarters is not eligible for travel reimbursement. High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work.
The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas at the time of hire or anytime during employment. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.
A background check, including fingerprints, will be completed on applicants prior to selection.
Candidate must be a member in good standing with the Wisconsin State Bar upon appointment.
Please address the following in your resume and/or letter of qualifications.
Minimally qualified applicants must have education, training and/or experience in the following:
- Conducting legal research
- Analyzing facts and evidence
- Preparing and drafting legal documents, such as pleadings, motions, briefs, or memorandums
Apply online! To apply, visit wisc.jobs, search for the Job ID (12239) or Job Title (Assistant Attorney General – Public Protection Unit, Environmental Section), click on “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Once logged in, click “Apply for Job” and follow the steps outlined in the application process. You will be required to submit a letter of qualifications and resume.