Job Overview


The Environment and Natural Resources Division is a great place to work. ENRD has continued to rank among the top 15 federal sub-components for the past 5 years, and ranked #1 for 3 years in a row. Our office is conveniently located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro. A wide variety of shopping venues, the Verizon Center, museums, the National Mall, restaurants, and coffee shops are all within walking distance. We also offer access to an onsite fitness center.

This position is located in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), Natural Resources Section (NRS), in Washington, DC. NRS handles a number of diverse issues ranging from litigation to protect our nation's resources and public lands against claims by private property owners for alleged "takings" and by Native Americans for alleged trust breaches. By virtue of our responsibility for all litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act, we defend the decision-making processes of almost every federal agency. Recent examples include litigation over agency decisions related to the gulf oil spill, renewable energy projects, and snowmobile use in national parks. Our attorneys practice in both Federal and State courts. NRS is the second largest section in the Division with approximately 80 attorneys who are assigned to one of five litigating teams. To learn more about ENRD, visit us at 


Provide assistance to Division attorneys by performing and coordinating a wide range of administrative and legal support tasks associated with ENRD litigation that include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Determine and maintain the status of court cases, close-out case files or systems of legal records, annotate indices and status records, compile workload and status reports, and locate and abstract data from files and records.
  • Retrieve and assemble exhibits, affidavits, legal documents, briefing books, and other materials in preparation of cases for trials or other projects.
  • Prepare court filings and tables of authorities, tables of contents, and indices.
  • Establish, coordinate, and maintain litigation case files which include pleadings, discovery documents, and correspondence.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests for information on cases from judges, court administrators, and the general public.
  • Research pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents and locate legal documents including discovery information by searching interrogatories, depositions, government documents, and requests for production of documents.
  • Review legal documents to ensure that case citations are in proper Blue Book format.
  • Retrieve cases and other documents from the law library or from electronic systems (e.g., Lexis, Westlaw, and other computer databases).

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current ENRD employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility.

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