State of Massachusetts Counsel II in Boston, Massachusetts

Pursuant to G.L. c. 21A,§§16 and 19-19J, the Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (“Board”) establishes the requirements that each individual licensed by the Board must meet; the procedures for issuance and renewal of licenses; the rules of professional conduct; the standards of professional conduct; and the procedures for disciplinary action. The General Counsel assists the Executive Director, the Board, and Board staff, with complex legal and policy issues that arise in the Board’s oversight of LSPs.

Major Duties:

  • Collaborate closely with Board members to support, enhance and strengthen them in their roles.

  • Assist the Executive Director with implementation of the Board's licensing and disciplinary programs.

  • Assist the Board in drafting and revising regulations as needed and ensuring that all legal requirements of the regulation promulgation process are met.

  • Assist in the development of Board policies and procedures regarding the evaluation of license applications; administration of the exam; review of licensees' adherence to professional standards of practice; and enforcement of the Board's licensing requirements.

  • Research, analyze, and make recommendations on legal issues related to administration and management of the Board and its licensees.

  • Serve as legal resource to the Executive Director, the Board, and Board staff, on legal and policy issues that arise in the course of the Board’s exercise of its administrative responsibilities.

  • Investigate disciplinary complaints.

  • Draft legal memoranda and briefs; represent the Board in administrative hearings; and appeals of licensing decisions.

  • Complete special projects and other assigned tasks.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience with statutory and regulatory framework of analogous agencies in Massachusetts or elsewhere.

  • Knowledge of regulations, practices, policies, and guidance as they relate to assessment and remediation governing disposal sites throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Ability to conduct legal research and prepare reports thereon.

  • Ability to draft prosecutorial documents, briefs and memoranda of law.

  • Understanding of strict legal and regulatory requirements of confidentiality and prohibitions against unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential information.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Strong record of working collaboratively in mission-driven environment with Boards, and/or outside stakeholders and partners.

  • Ability to organize tasks in an efficient manner and to follow-up with strong attention to detail.

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Basic understanding of computer operations and ability to use common software programs including Microsoft Office.

Preferred Experience:

  • Juris Doctor Degree.

  • Membership in the Massachusetts Bar.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of legal experience, preferably in Massachusetts.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License at a Class level specific to assignment.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Legal Services

Organization: *Department of Environmental Protection

Title: Counsel II

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street

Requisition ID: 1600003T