Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We ...View Company Profile
Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country and around the world. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
The Toxic Exposure and Health Program plays a vital role in Earthjustice’s mission to defend the right of all people to a healthy environment. This Program’s work focuses on addressing the many ways that people are exposed to and harmed by toxic chemicals, with a special focus on federal regulatory programs like the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Program’s work also intersects with broader efforts to promote healthy communities by addressing issues related to clean air, clean water, pesticides, drinking water, and waste, as well as related issues at the intersection of other areas of programmatic work (like climate and energy and biodiversity).
The Scientist will help develop and execute innovative strategies designed to identify and reduce exposures to toxic chemicals (like lead, PFAS, petrochemicals and pesticides). These include, for example, strategies to: develop the factual basis for obtaining stronger regulation of toxic substances in consumer products and the environment; ensure scientifically rigorous assessments of hazard, exposure, and risk under environmental and public health laws (like TSCA, FIFRA, and the CAA); support the elimination of toxic chemicals and additives in food, food packaging, and consumer products; identify hazards and exposures from petrochemical production and use; and pioneer development of leading-edge laws and policies that can serve as models for states and the federal government. The Scientist will help advance these policies through litigation and policy advocacy at the federal and state levels.
This position would be based in New York, NY or Washington, DC, and would involve a hybrid work schedule.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits that are comprehensive and competitive. We also offer a congenial, flexible, hybrid work environment and a casual dress code. As a 501(c)(3) organization, Earthjustice is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
Salary depends on experience and location.
Salary range in New York, NY: $108,700 - $120,800
Salary range in Washington, D.C: $103,300 - $114,800
Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite:
Applications should be submitted by October 10, 2023. Professional references will be collected for finalist candidates later in the process.
Please reach out to email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.