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  • 07/07/2021 1:46 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    Full Job Description and Contact Links:

    https://www.smartrecruiters.com/CityofPhiladelphia/743999756691156-deputy-city-solicitor-environmental-division

    Company Description

    A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact. 

    As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

    What We Offer:

      Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 

      Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 

      Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.

      Opportunities in Tech - Don’t wait for the future, shape it.

      Benefits - We care about your well being.

    Agency Description

    The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development.  The Environmental Division of the Regulatory Law Unit represents the City  in matters relating to the City’s delegation to enforce federal, state, and local air pollution laws, Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, and the City’s own responsibility to comply with state and federal environmental laws, regulations, permits and policies.

    Job Description

    The Regulatory Law Unit’s Environmental Division is currently seeking a licensed Pennsylvania attorney to fill a Deputy Assistant City Solicitor position (minimum 5 years of legal experience).  The position potentially has responsibilities including almost all areas of federal, state, and City environmental law.  There is a particular emphasis on Clean Air enforcement, Brownfields, and Superfund work.   Clean Air enforcement includes general representation and counseling to the Phila. Dept. of Public Health’s Air Management Services Division (AMS).  This includes enforcement of the City’s Air Management Code, the PA Air Pollution Control Act, and certain portions of the federal Clean Air Act.  This may involve filing complaints in the Court of Common Pleas and defending administrative appeals of AMS enforcement and/or permitting actions before the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review.  The attorney’s work includes counseling, compliance, legal drafting, and, on occasion, defense work, involving a wide range of state and federal environmental laws.  Counseling and defense work can include almost all areas of federal and state environmental law in the representation of various City Departments.  This includes Superfund (CERCLA), RCRA, HSCA, NJ Spill Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Streams, Storage Tank Acts, Brownfields, and NEPA among others.  Responsibilities also include being able to independently negotiate and draft settlement agreements and amendments to the City’s Air Management Code and Regulations.  Strong organizational, research and drafting skills are absolutely required, as well as an ability to independently manage, with appropriate supervision, a large number of complex assignments, and communicate and work closely with a diverse group of City clients.  Any experience in Energy Law, Sustainability, and PA PUC work would be significant attributes for any candidate, but are not necessarily required.

    The attorney will work directly with AMS’s senior management on a variety of key initiatives including: drafting and negotiating settlement agreements; providing legal advice on environmental law matters to AMS, various City operating departments, and on occasion the Office of Sustainability, the Managing Director’s Office, and City Council; and counseling in regard to environmental issues affecting municipal real estate transactions, redevelopment and infrastructure issues.  The attorney will work with minimal supervision.   

    Essential Functions

    • Advising and representing AMS in compliance and enforcement matters.
    • Advising AMS regarding air emission permits and licenses.
    • Advising various agencies and departments on Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment matters.
    • Advising AMS and various other agencies and departments on Environmental Justice issues.
    • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating small contracts, grant agreements, access agreements, and certain permits.
    • Advising on and handling compliance matters under a wide range of local, state, and federal environmental laws regulating municipal functions such as underground tanks and waste disposal.
    • Track and advise on relevant environmental laws and regulations that affect AMS and various City operating departments.
    • Supporting the Law Department’s other Units on matters that involve environmental law issues.
    • Assisting with training and mentoring of junior attorneys.
    • Assisting other City Departments on transactional matters as requested.

    Qualifications

    • The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of legal experience in environmental law. Legal experience should include most of those described above.   
    • PUC-related experience would be greatly valued but is not required.
    • Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

    Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental laws, regulations, and administrative procedures.
    • Familiarity with City of Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, Code and local government structure and process.
    • Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate with clients at various levels with different subject matter expertise as well as external parties. 
    • Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
    • Strong legal analytical skills.
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and display of cultural competency.    

    Additional Information

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, reference list, and a writing sample with your application.

    Any questions related to this position should be directed to Scott Schwarz, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, Regulatory Law Unit (scott.schwarz@phila.gov).


  • 07/07/2021 1:44 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    Visit the full job Description and contact links:

    https://www.smartrecruiters.com/CityofPhiladelphia/743999756689815-deputy-city-solicitor-water-division

    Company Description

    A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact. 

    As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

    What We Offer:

      Impact - The work you do here matters to millions. 

      Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? 

      Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.

      Opportunities in Tech - Don’t wait for the future, shape it.

      Benefits - We care about your well being.

    Agency Description

    The Law Department's civil practice includes unique issues involving public interest. Our lawyers help chart the course for the City in business, health, safety, commerce, civil rights, taxation, and community development.  The Water Division of the Regulatory Law Unit represents the City and the Water Department in matters relating to the City’s water, stormwater and wastewater systems. Attorneys are expected to manage a diverse set of matters to support the Water Department’s operations and business. Attorneys in the Water Division also represent the Streets Department and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability on certain matters as needed.

    Job Description

    The Regulatory Law Unit’s Water Division is currently seeking a licensed Pennsylvania Attorney to fill a Deputy City Solicitor position.  The attorney will work on a variety of matters including: drafting and negotiating agreements; providing legal advice on regulatory compliance and enforcement matters involving city, state and federal environmental laws and the Public Utility Code; handling real estate transactions including utility easements and private development and infrastructure issues involving the Water Department; providing support on administrative appeals; supporting the Water Department on utility rate proceeding; and supporting efforts to continue and expand public outreach between rate cases to key stakeholder groups.   

    Essential Functions

    In addition to the Position Summary, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Advising and representing the Water Department in matters to support its water, wastewater and stormwater utility operations.
    • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating various contracts including professional service agreements, grant agreements, easement/license agreements, stormwater management agreements and state/federal cost-sharing agreements.
    • Researching and advising on environmental law matters including:
      • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and consent orders under the Clean Water Act with PA DEP and US EPA.
      • Compliance matters under local, state and federal environmental laws regulating drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, air, hazardous/solid waste, etc.
      • Supporting the Industrial Waste Unit on enforcement matters under the Pretreatment Regulations and industrial wastewater permitting issues.
      • All relevant and emerging environmental regulations that affect the Water Department operations, such as the Lead & Copper rule, PFAS-related regulations, etc.
    • Providing support on a large caseload of administrative appeals before the Tax Review Board and Board of Licenses and Inspection Review.
    • Handling administrative and civil actions to enforce Water Department regulations against property owners, developers, plumbers, and customers and for violations arising under the Philadelphia Code.
    • Supporting the Water Department on rate proceedings before the Philadelphia Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Rate Board, including preparation of testimony, responding to discovery requests, advising on Pennsylvania law and industry standards regarding rate making, and supporting any appeals litigation. 
    • Attending regular stakeholder meetings and providing advice in support of efforts to continue and expand public outreach to key stakeholder groups representing a diverse set of customers.      
    • Supporting the Law Department’s Litigation group on litigation matters that involve the Water Department operations.
    • Representing other City Departments on transactional matters as requested.

    Qualifications

    • The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of legal experience.  Legal experience should include some or most of those described under Essential Functions.
    • Candidates must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

    Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of local, state and federal environmental laws, regulations, and administrative procedures relevant to the utility.
    • Familiarity with City of Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, Code and local government structure and process.
    • Ability to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions
    • Familiarity with utility (preferably water/wastewater utility) operations and business.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with clients at various levels with different subject matter expertise as well as external parties, including customers. 
    • Strong contract drafting and negotiating skills; strong legal analytical skills.
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competency.  

    Additional Information

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, reference list, and a writing sample with your application.

    Any questions related to this position should be directed to Scott Schwarz, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, (scott.schwarz@phila.gov).


  • 04/23/2021 3:29 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    Lotus Environmental Consulting, LLC

    Wayne, PA or Camp Hill, PA

    www.lotusenvironmental.com

    Lotus Environmental Consulting is seeking an experienced Biologist/Environmental Scientist to lead threatened and endangered species surveys associated the federally listed threatened bog turtle (Clemmys [Glytemys] muhlenbergii). Responsibilities will include technical activities related to evaluation of the species, including Phase 1 Habitat Evaluations and Phase 2 Presence/Probable Absence Surveys. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/ Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Qualified Bog Turtle Surveyor (QBTS) certification is required.

    Duties may also include (but are not limited to):

    • Conducting field work (in all types of weather and terrain conditions) overnight travel may be required
    • Preparation of technical documents
    • Development of project specific avoidance and minimization measures
    • On-site monitoring during construction activities
    • Lead field crews and direct subconsultants in the completion of surveys
    • Support proposal development including budgets, schedules and Scope of Work

    Skills or Abilities include:

    • Qualified Bog Turtle Surveyor (QBTS) certification

    Please send resumes to careers@lotusenvironmental.com

    Check out the job on our website: https://www.lotusenvironmental.com/2021-qbts-job-posting


  • 04/23/2021 3:23 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    Liberty Environmental, Inc.

    https://www.libertyenviro.com/contact-us/employment/

    Berwyn, Reading or Lancaster

    Liberty Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm, has an immediate opening for an environmental scientist with 4-8 years of experience in environmental site assessments and site investigations. This position can be based out of any one of our Pennsylvania offices, which are located in Reading, Lancaster and Berwyn.

    If you have:

    • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated success in working with a team
    • Excellent and effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills
    • Experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently with minimal supervision
    • Experience managing schedule, scope, and budget of projects, including staff and subcontractors
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (primarily Word, Excel, and One Note) at an advanced level

    And meet these position requirements:

    • 4-8+ years of environmental consulting experience in environmental due diligence, Phase I environmental site assessments and Phase II site investigations
    • Meet the qualifications of an Environmental Professional (EP)
    • Related Environmental, Science, or Engineering Degree
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations
    • OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER
    • Valid Driver’s License

    We can’t wait to hear from you!

    Ideal candidates will also have additional experience and/or certifications to conduct:

    • Property Condition Assessments
    • Hazardous Building Materials Surveys
    • Lead-Based Paint Assessments
    • Asbestos-Containing Materials Assessments In Pennsylvania

  • 04/13/2021 7:52 AM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    The Vertex Companies, Inc.

    VERTEX is seeking a Service Area Leader for Environmental Due Diligence and Remediation services in the Pennsylvania and Delaware Region, based out of our Chester, Pennsylvania office.

    The position will be a seller-doer in charge of managing a talented team of individuals performing due diligence investigations (ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments), subsurface investigations, and environmental remediation projects throughout the region. This individual will be responsible for Business Development and Account Management, Operations and Staff Management, and Senior Project Management.

    For more information:

    Karen Biscoe, Manager of Talent Acquisition, The Vertex Companies, Inc. kbiscoe@vertexeng.com

    https://careers-vertexeng.icims.com/jobs/1598/regional-service-area-leader---due-diligence-remediation/job




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