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The Department of Energy Internship | Remote | POSTED 11/29/2022

The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Diversity Program aims to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting undergraduate and graduate students from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in federal research programs, including women and individuals from nationally underrepresented groups.

We are looking for candidates with backgrounds in areas including carbon capture and storage (CCS), optimization, GIScience, business, environmental justice, or other areas aligned with Carbon Solutions LLC. The internships will be focused on supporting development of our π˜šπ˜Šπ˜–β‚‚π˜›α΄Ύα΄Ώα΄Ό software. 

Find out more about Carbon Solutions LLC from our company overview slide deck and our CCS software side deck.

To apply for an internship please send an email to jobs@carbonsolutionsllc.com that includes the following.:
• Your resume or CV.
• A short paragraph of how you might work with π˜šπ˜Šπ˜–β‚‚π˜›α΄Ύα΄Ώα΄Ό or other capabilities at Carbon Solutions LLC.
• A sentence or two about how you would support the DOE SBIR Diversity Program goal of improving the diversity of the research workforce.

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Mitchell Chadwick LLP | Roseville, CA | POSTED 11/16/2022 

Mitchell Chadwick LLP is a boutique natural resources and land-use law firm and California’s foremost legal advisor to mining, energy, development, and mitigation banking companies doing business in the state. Our core area of practice is providing project permitting, compliance,  transactional, and litigation solutions for some of the world’s largest companies.

The firm is seeking associates from entry level to 5 years of land-use and environmental experience to join its office in Roseville, California. The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, ability to handle complex matters, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem solving, and possess a strong work ethic. Experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA litigation, the National  Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), and state and federal regulatory environmental agencies a plus. Candidate must be a member of the California Bar.

Mitchell Chadwick LLP offers competitive pay and benefits comparable to the largest firms in the Sacramento area, and professional development for all our attorneys. Unlike many law firms, we did not lay off associates or cut attorney pay in the COVID-19 era. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial is fine), and a writing sample to cgandolfi@mitchellchadwick.com.

Wyoming Energy Authority | Cheyenne, WY | POSTED 11/14/2022  

The Wyoming Energy Authority advances Wyoming’s energy strategy by driving data, technology, and infrastructure investments. Focusing on an all-of-the-above energy mix, the WEA’s strategy includes products from our legacy industries, along with the newer players of renewable energy and emerging opportunities in hydrogen, advanced nuclear, geothermal, and rare earth elements.

The State Energy Program Manager will manage the planning, budgeting, outreach, communication, grantee support, and project administration for the State Energy Program, funded by the Department of Energy. This position will be vital in coordinating efforts between state agencies, local governments, associations and non-profit organizations to increase participation in energy grant programs and energy development resources. This position will be the point of contact between the State Energy Office and Wyoming communities. The manager will also be expected to develop and initiate additional energy initiatives and work with local communities to develop and implement programs that meet identified opportunities and needs. In addition, this position will assist with administration, outreach, and communication efforts for the Wyoming Energy Strategy and WEA’s varied stakeholders and provide event planning and support. The ideal candidate would have an interest in the energy industry and embrace opportunities to grow WEA’s programs and initiatives for the benefit of Wyoming.

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Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office | Albuquerque, NM | POSTED 10/27/2022

The Department of the Interior Solicitor’s Office is seeking an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico to assist the Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service with implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Specific duties will include:

  • Providing legal research, analysis, advice, representation, and other legal services, including drafting legal opinions, to the Fish and Wildlife Service and officials of the Dept of the Interior (DOI) on issues that arise with respect to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Primary responsibilities will involve the consultation and permitting requirements of the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. You will also assist with review of National Environmental Policy Act documents.
  • Providing on-the-spot legal guidance in the resolution of complex contracting and procurement, federal appropriations, administrative, and program issues.
  • Advising, analyzing, and assisting FWS and DOI on matters related to consultation and cooperation with tribal and State governments.
  • Handling administrative litigation in the DOI Office of Hearings and Appeals and assisting the Dept of Justice (DOJ) with judicial litigation (e.g., conducting research, analysis, and interpretation of legal theory, laws, regulations, judicial and administrative court decisions and other legal documents in the preparation and presentation of assigned litigation, hearings, appeals and negotiations). This position may require drafting of litigation reports, motions and briefs, responding to discovery, reviewing administrative records, collecting evidence, developing legal theories and other associated responsibilities.
  • Advising, analyzing, and assisting FWS and DOI on rulemakings, enforcement actions, policy initiatives, guidance documents, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters or other agency decisions. This will require providing oral and written advice, including legal memoranda.
  • Cooperating with officials and staff of FWS and DOI in their headquarters, regional and state offices; officials and staff of other bureaus of DOI; other attorneys within the Office of the Solicitor, attorneys in DOJ, including attorneys in the offices of the U.S. Attorneys; officials and to in other Federal agencies; and State, local or tribal officials. There may also be interactions with attorneys and others representing non-governmental interests.

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Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office | Washington DC, Bloomington MN, Albuquerque NM | POSTED 10/21/2022

The Department of the Interior Solicitor’s Office is seeking four attorneys to assist the Department’s Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance and Bureau of Land Management on the Federal Orphan Well Program, as funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These positions will be managed out of Washington DC (Division of Mineral Resources and Division of General Law), Bloomington MN, and Albuquerque NM. The primary objective of this project is to remediate orphan wells on Federal Lands. Specific duties will include:

  • Providing legal research, analysis, advice, representation, and other legal services, including drafting legal opinions, to the OEPC, the BLM, and other bureaus and officials of the Depart of the Interior (DOI) on issues that arise with respect to the Federal, State, or Tribal Orphan Well Programs and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
  • Advising, analyzing, and assisting OEPC and BLM on rulemakings, enforcement actions, policy initiatives, guidance documents, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) matters or other agency decisions. This will require providing oral and written advice, including legal memoranda.
  • Cooperating with officials and staff of OEPC and BLM in their headquarters, regional and state offices; officials and staff of other bureaus of DOI; other attorneys within the Office of the Solicitor, attorneys in DOJ, including attorneys in the offices of the U.S. Attorneys; officials in other Federal agencies; and State, local or tribal officials. There may also be interactions with attorneys and others representing non-governmental interests.
  • Require development of detailed familiarity with such laws as the: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL); Administrative Procedure Act; Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and various Federal laws and regulations related to bankruptcies, appropriations, and federal financial assistance, including contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants. In addition, you may also be cross-trained and provide backup legal services for the DOI's other client agencies, in areas including natural resource damage claims, the Endangered Species Act, mineral leasing, and other public lands issues.
  • Handling administrative litigation in the DOI Office of Hearings and Appeals and assisting the DOJ with judicial litigation (e.g., conducting research, analysis, and interpretation of legal theory, laws, regulations, judicial and administrative court decisions and other legal documents in the preparation and presentation of assigned litigation, hearings, appeals and negotiations). This position may require drafting of litigation reports, motions and briefs, responding to discovery, reviewing administrative records, collecting evidence, developing legal theories and other associated responsibilities.

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 Land Operations Manager, Fervo Energy | Western U.S. | POSTED 10/07/2022

The Land Operations Manager will be responsible for leading and implementing the permitting strategy for Fervo Energy’s geothermal development projects throughout the Western US. In addition, this position will be responsible for permitting management duties including leading environmental permitting (e.g., compliance reporting related to CWA, ESA, HPA, and NEPA) as well as access, site preparation, well field, and construction permitting across all phases of the project development cycle, including exploration, development drilling, access road construction, transmission construction, and power facilities construction. 

This position will oversee permit drafting, permit applications, and regulatory compliance related to geothermal well drilling, water well drilling, underground injection control, air quality impacts, electric transmission lines, and other environmental and permitting requirements for Fervo’s projects. This position will also support key land asset management activities, including mineral lease acquisition, right of way acquisition, water right acquisition, and title due diligence. 

The successful candidate will have   experience developing energy projects in the Western US on federal, state, and private lands, preferably with exposure to both subsurface exploration and production as well as power projects. Strong communication and project management skills are required, as this position will be expected to present permitting and leasing initiatives to Fervo leadership. The Land Operations Manager will report directly to the Director of Land.  

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