State of Wyoming ATTY99-08073-Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

ATTY99-08073-Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne



ATTY99-08073-Assistant Attorney General-Cheyenne


$4,429.00 - $8,214.00 Monthly


Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time


015-Water & Natural Resources Div. - Law Office

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Attorney General's Office seeks an attorney for the Water & Natural Resources Division to represent the State of Wyoming and the Department of Environmental Quality in litigation, enforcement, and day-to-day legal matters. This position will primarily, but not exclusively, represent the Land Quality and Industrial Siting Divisions of the Department of Environmental Quality, as well as the Abandoned Mine Lands Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Represent the State of Wyoming in state and federal court in all matters related to coal and non-coal mine permitting and enforcement.

  • Review draft legislation to advise the Governor and clients; compose formal and informal legal opinions on questions submitted by agency clients; advise agency clients with respect to relevant statutes and administrative procedure; make strategic decisions on cases and manage work flow on cases in consultation with office leadership.

  • Prepare and present contested cases on behalf of the Department of Environmental Quality before the Environmental Quality Council, including permit appeals, appeals of agency orders, as well as referrals to the Attorney General.



To the extent that you are already familiar with environmental law and civil litigation, administrative law, or some of the unique challenges that arise when representing a government agency, we want you to apply.

To the extent that you are not familiar with these areas of law, but you have an interest, we still want you to apply. We will work with you to ensure that you have the knowledge you need to succeed.

**Please ensure that you attach the following documents when submitting your state application:

  • Professional Resume

  • References

  • Law School Transcript

  • Recent writing sample

Please review your application for completeness and accuracy. Only complete and accurate applications will be reviewed for this position.


  • Knowledge of substantive and procedural law of state and federal courts and administrative agencies;

  • Knowledge of technical requirements of law of evidence and procedure;

  • Skill in legal research, including drafting legal memoranda and briefs presenting results and conclusions;

  • Skill in organizing ideas and legal principles in clear and concise oral and written presentations;

  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and analyze for legal impact.



Juris doctorate.

Necessary Special Requirements


  • FLSA: Exempt

  • Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background investigation

  • This position is at-will and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General (W.S. 0-1-608)

Supplemental Information

015-Attorney General – Water & Natural Resources Division - HR Contact 307-777-7893

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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