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Counsel, Environmental

SpaceX

SpaceX

Legal
hawthorne, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

COUNSEL, ENVIRONMENTAL

SpaceX’s growing manifest and infrastructure has created an opportunity to add the Counsel, Environmental position to the Legal team. This person will be the primary responsible attorney for providing legal counsel and strategic guidance on matters related to U.S. federal and state environmental laws.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide expert advice and guidance on U.S. federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Advise on requirements under California, Texas, and Florida environmental laws
  • Develop legal strategies for federal and state environmental review processes
  • Draft and conduct legal review of NEPA documents and various permits
  • Research and draft environmental litigation and administrative proceeding motions, orders, briefs, and declarations
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationship with internal stakeholders and federal and state officials involved in SpaceX’s environmental review processes
  • Identify and clearly explain to internal stakeholders the legal risks, options, and ramifications under environmental laws and regulations
  • Help the business mitigate legal risks

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Active licensed attorney
  • 5+ years of experience working with U.S. federal environmental laws

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of U.S. federal environmental laws
  • Familiarity with environmental laws in California, Texas, and/or Florida
  • Experience with litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Experience working with U.S. federal agencies, such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and build strong relationships with other business groups and/or clients

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to travel 4 to 6 times a year to the different SpaceX offices for a week at a time

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Pay range:

Counsel: $190,000.00 - $230,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.