Job Posting: SUWA Seeks Staff Attorney (Salt Lake City office)

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Utah’s largest conservation organization, has an immediate opening in its Salt Lake City office for a staff attorney.

Interested applicants should send the following materials via e-mail to by January 31, 2018: cover letter, resume, 5-10 page writing sample of original work, and 3 references.

The staff attorney is a litigation position that will focus on national monument defense, energy development, Quiet Title Act/R.S. 2477, off-road vehicles, and vegetation management.  The staff attorney works closely with other program staff and is supervised by the legal director.  Job duties will include litigating a diverse existing docket of cases, developing cases and campaigns, media outreach, and engagement with SUWA members and the public.

Qualifications include:

  • 5-10 years experience.
  • Admission to practice law in Utah, or admission to another state bar and the ability to transfer into the Utah bar or sit for the July 2018 Utah bar exam.
  • A demonstrated commitment to wilderness preservation.
  • Excellent time management, analytical and writing skills.
  • A strong work ethic, and the willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary.
  • The ability to supervise and work collaboratively with other attorneys.

SUWA offers a competitive salary—based on experience—and excellent benefits (health, dental, retirement plan, sabbatical).

SUWA’s mission is the preservation of the outstanding wilderness at the heart of the Colorado Plateau, and the management of these lands in their natural state for the benefit of all Americans.  SUWA promotes local and national recognition of the region’s unique character through research and public education; supports both administrative and legislative initiatives to permanently protect the Colorado Plateau wild places within the National Park and National Wilderness Preservation Systems, or by other protective designations where appropriate; builds support for such initiatives on both the local and national level; and provides leadership within the conservation movement through hard-hitting advocacy for wilderness preservation.

SUWA is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. SUWA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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