Buchanan & Associates is seeking a Full Time Environmental Associate

About Buchanan & Associates: Specialized environmental, land use and government relations services provided by one primary attorney internally with contract engineers and attorneys externally. Well established, active practice of twenty five years. Regulatory and administrative law, legislative, executive and agency relations, some litigation, For profit and non-profit clients with diverse issues. Beacon Hill location.

Duties: Regulatory research and writing on a variety of environmental and land use matters. Client relations ranging from basic office staffing to substantive communication of work product. Fact-checking and research, public records reviews, drafting of legal memoranda and pleadings, both at the administrative agency level and judicial level, comment letters to the legislature, and attorney-client communications. Specialized training to be provided on ongoing basis but a working knowledge of state and federal environmental regulatory programs is preferred. Day to day office management, including monthly attorney billing and bookkeeping.

Personality/Who you should be: Self-motivated with a curiosity about the diverse topics and strong interest in environmental law and public policy. Essential ability to multi-task, work independently and be resourceful. A mature and capable individual with cordial interpersonal skills is required.

Qualifications and requirements: Demonstrated record of service attitude in prior working relations. Ability to interact respectfully and professionally with clients, legislative staff, state agency staff and consultants is essential. Working facility with the usual Microsoft Office suite, QuickBooks, Lexis-Nexis, and general computer comfort are necessary. Solid writing skills and research capabilities are essential.

Compensation: Full time employment, health and dental benefits with some scheduling flexibility possible. Salary competitive with experience; vacation and paid holidays commensurate with duration of employment.

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From offices in Boston, the law firm of Buchanan & Associates represents clients throughout Massachusetts, from Cape Cod to Cape Ann, including Gloucester and Rockport.