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Join the Team of Lawyers Working to Protect Florida's Environment

beach with white sand and cloudy blue skyAre you interested in using your law degree to protect the environment? If so, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is an unmatched place to work.

Attorneys in DEP’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) work on Florida’s environmental priorities, such as restoring America’s Everglades; improving air quality; restoring and protecting the water quality in Florida’s springs, lakes, rivers and coastal waters; conserving environmentally sensitive lands; and providing citizens and visitors with unmatched recreational adventures. Florida’s environmental programs--and the laws affecting them – are often in the national forefront, affording exceptional opportunities to work on issues setting national precedents.

Attorneys, in the General Counsel’s office, receive a monthly salary and merit pay increases based upon performance. Additionally, attorneys in OGC who are members of the state's Select Exempt Service System receive generous benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits.
  • Supplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Hospitalization insurance.
  • Paid sick leave, vacation and holidays.

Throughout your career as an OGC attorney there are opportunities to advance and to vary your assigned areas of responsibility.

DEP is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship. DEP is one of the more diverse agencies in state government, protecting Florida’s air, water and land. Attorneys in OGC have the opportunity to work on all of Florida’s environmental priorities.


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Last updated: September 11, 2013

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