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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is a state agency of approximately 1,400 employees responsible for the administration of Georgia's state park system, Georgia's historic preservation and wildlife protection programs, and the enforcement of Georgia's environmental, game and fish, and coastal resource laws. DNR is administered by the Commissioner of Natural Resources.

Students will work with the DNR's Legal Executive Assistant. The Legal Executive Assistant provides legal assistance to the Commissioner and his staff on all aspects of DNR's activities. Responsibilities include legal counseling on personnel issues, preparation of legislation, contract drafting and review, interaction with DNR's land acquisition unit, and coordination between DNR and the Georgia Attorney General's Office on litigation matters, which include administrative hearings to review permitting and enforcement actions by the Commissioner under Georgia's various environmental statutes or by the Shore Assistance or Coastal Marshlands Protection Committees of DNR, whenever those actions are challenged by an aggrieved party.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites:

  • Administrative Law
  • Legislative Drafting

Preferences: Students with a demonstrated interest in environmental or governmental affairs.

NO ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS