Assistant Attorney General for the Water & Natural Resources Division-Cheyenne

Wyoming Attorney General's Office

Cheyenne, WY, USA 🇺🇸

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is seeking a qualified attorney who wants to be part of our office and serve as counsel to the Wyoming State Engineer and his staff as part of the Water and Natural Resources Division. The Attorney General’s Office provides attorneys an opportunity to receive great mentorship, develop expertise, excel at and utilize their skills in a dynamic and collegial work environment while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

This position advises the Wyoming State Engineer and his staff on all aspects of Wyoming water law and administration and provides advice on matters such as public records, public meetings, and agency rule-makings in consultation with the section supervisor and division deputy. This position represents the State Engineer during contested case hearings before the Wyoming Board of Control and in state and federal court on matters related to Wyoming water law and administration. This position also provides advice to the Governor, the Governor’s staff, and the Wyoming Legislature on matters related to Wyoming water law. Wyoming is also a party to seven interstate water compacts and subject to three interstate court decrees. This attorney advises the State Engineer on implementing those compacts and decrees and may be called upon to coordinate with neighboring states and the federal government regarding the implementation or to litigate claims arising from those compacts and decrees. Wyoming’s water is one of its most vital resources, and this position plays an important role in managing and protecting that resource.