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Senior Legal Counsel - Environmental, Health & Safety

Phoenix, Arizona
Job Type
23 Sep 2022
_Position is a hybrid role and near one of our WM locations in California, Houston or Phoenix. There is some flexibility with regard to WM office locations within the these areas.

_ As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status I. Job Summary* The._Senior Legal Counsel - Environmental, Health and Safety_* provides specialized proactive and strategic legal services related to the Company and its business in environmental, health, safety and other regulatory matters. Responsible for providing counsel and legal support on environmental matters including assistance, interpretative guidance, and managing enforcement cases and environmental litigation.

Areas of practice will include CERCLA (Superfund), solid waste regulations including RCRA, air regulations, and water matters with a focus on both federal and state programs. This position will also entail analysis of federal and state regulatory developments, permitting of landfills, special projects coordination, contracts negotiation, legal research, advising clients and providing preventive law counseling. Interaction with agencies and outside counsel will be required.

Scope of role includes, but is not limited to, California II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This position interfaces with numerous departments and functions within the Company and must be able to work effectively, providing a high-level of service to our business partners.

Provides legal and business advice/strategies regarding environmental, health, safety and other regulatory matters. Provides legal advice on environmental and safety enforcement matters. Manages the litigation risks of the Company within assigned cases and when called upon for specialized knowledge and expertise on cases assigned to others.

Maintains both a detailed and a broad level of industry and Company knowledge as it pertains to current legal activities and potential issues. Advises management on recent changes in environmental, health and safety laws and regulations that affect the Company, and executes the implementation of improvements for the Company based on this knowledge. Obtains and manages the services of outside legal consultants/attorneys as required to complement available internal legal resources, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Other minor duties as needed III. Supervisory Responsibilities* This job has no current supervisory duties IV. Qualifications* The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. A.

Education and Experience Education: Juris Doctorate (accredited). Experience: 6 years of relevant work experience (in addition to education). Preferred Experience: Seven or more years of previous Environmental, Health and Safety experience; experience with federal or state regulatory affairs. B.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements Required: State Bar Licensure, preferably in California C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required Substantial litigation experience Substantial environmental law experience Familiarity and a high-level of expertise in matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, CAA and CWA, and state analog regulations, particularly in California (eg CEQA). Familiarity in matters involving OSHA and DOT is preferred V.

Work Environment* Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Normal setting for this job is: office setting.

May require up to 15% travel Benefits* At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply." Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.
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  • Job Reference: 719128170-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: wm
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent