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Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency, currently has one employment opportunity:

  • Associate Counsel - deadline to apply: 4 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2020
Associate Counsel

TITLE: Associate Counsel


GRADE: E20 - E21

SALARY RANGE: $63,800 -$101,900

BRANCH: Directorate

SUPERVISED BY: Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary


Job Description

Under general supervision of the Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary, this individual would perform the following tasks:

  • Perform legal and other research;
  • Draft memos, meeting minutes, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, proposed rules, hearing notices, correspondence and other documents;
  • Develop rulemaking schedules;
  • Assemble and maintain decision-making records and other permanent Commission records;
  • Manage and help prepare responses to records requests, and in the context of litigation, discovery requests; and
  • Handle administrative tasks related to these assignments as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Draft or provide legal review of memos, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, hearing notices, correspondence and other documents;
  • Perform legal research concerning existing and proposed rules, guidance documents and adjudications;
  • Perform other types of research, including practices of other agencies;
  • Manage and provide guidance on document productions in litigation an non-litigation contexts;
  • Locate and coordinate with expert and fact witnesses;
  • Synopsize transcripts of proceedings and other documents;
  • Refine and maintain records management systems in administrative and litigation contexts;
  • Serve as custodian of files where necessary;
  • Attend proceedings before courts and agencies to assist legal and other staff;
  • Liaise with other government agencies;
  • Instruct and guide support personnel as needed; and
  • Support Commission Secretary in all duties related to the business of the Commission.




  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (J.D.) from an accredited college. Admittance to the Bar, preferably but not necessarily in New Jersey.


  • Minimum Two (2) years of legal/legislative experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to communicate ideas in written form in a clear, concise, accurate and diplomatic manner;
  • Knowledge of fundamental administrative law principles and concepts, including but not limited to, state and federal administrative procedure acts, principles of interpretation of rules and statutes and public records disclosure laws;
  • Commitment to high standards of ethics and public service;
  • Highly developed organizational skills;
  • Ability to track and meet deadlines and to juggle multiple assignments;
  • Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment involving law, science, public policy and other disciplines;
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply state and federal statutes and regulations;
  • Ability to initiate and maintain communication with officials in other government agencies; and
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn information systems used by the agency and our counterparts.


Instructions for Applicants:

Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Send resume via email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2020