San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento or Fresno, California

Posted Date

June 7, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

The California Department of Justice is hiring an attorney to join the Environment Section’s Bureau of Environmental Justice. This position may be filled in Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, Los Angeles, or San Diego.

The California Attorney General’s Bureau of Environmental Justice is seeking a qualified attorney with an interest in high impact, cutting edge, and creative legal work that reduces pollution and improves public health in the most vulnerable communities across California. Our team is committed to public service, and we offer a supportive and collegial work environment

The Environment Section’s Bureau of Environmental Justice handles a broad range of significant environmental matters on behalf of the Attorney General and the State of California that raise equity and environmental justice concerns. For information about past actions taken by the Bureau of Environmental Justice, please see

Bureau of Environmental Justice team members work to proactively enforce a broad variety of state and federal environmental laws, such as the Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act), the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Hazardous Waste Control Law, and the Unfair Competition Law. They also initiate and pursue government investigations under the Government Code, including issuing and enforcing investigative subpoenas, and litigate common law claims, such as public nuisance. This position is focused on environmental justice in the application and enforcement of these and other state and federal environmental laws.

This position allows telework. Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksite with minimal notification if an urgent need arises. California residency is required.

Salary Ranges (Monthly)

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


Must be an active member of the California State Bar.

Application Process

Please submit an application on CalCareers (link below) by 6/26/2024 at 11:59pm Pacific.

Your application package must include:

  • State employment application form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample: Court filings, motions or appellate briefs are preferred.