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Environmental & Land Use Attorney

Rochester, NY 14625

Posted: 04/26/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Legal Job Number: 7243 Pay Rate: $100k - $150k/year

Job Description

Competitive salary and outstanding benefits offered!
Convenient downtown location with free parking!


A development company located in downtown Rochester seeks an Environmental & Land Use Attorney on a full-time basis. The primary function of this role is to manage multiple projects from site control to Notice to Proceed, while contributing to the various legal aspects of project development.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary contact in regards to project approvals, including meetings, submittals, calls, and follow-ups with various municipalities and government agencies
  • Research and review local, state, and federal laws to ensure compliance
  • Attend municipal board meetings
  • Apply for and obtain necessary permits, plans, Subdivision Approvals, Variances, Rezonings, PILOT Agreements, and other development related agreements
  • Monitor state and federal incentive programs, grants, and credits
  • Maintain positive partnerships with contractors and key stakeholders


This is an office-based position. Some evening travel to municipal board meetings throughout New York State is required.

Amazing benefits package includes health vision, and dental insurance, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) retirement plan, and fully equipped gym and spa on site!

Job Requirements

  • New York State Law License
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 5+ years of environmental and land use legal experience
  • Experience with renewable energy permitting is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High attention to detail and capable of working under pressure
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and follow-up skills


Key Resource Group, LLC considers applicants for all positions without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, veteran status, gender expression and/or identity, or any other class protected by federal, state, or local laws. Key Resource Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Meet Your Recruiter

Diane Prystajko-Martin
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Diane joins KRG with twenty-plus years of diverse experience working in local law firms, design firms as well as local manufacturing companies, and we are thrilled to have her on our Team! Little did she know that her experience prepared her perfectly for her career as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at KRG, as she’s worked in many of the industries we serve. Diane’s keen ability to perfectly match candidates for the industries we place in is second to none. She enjoys meeting and working with new people and thrives when challenged with locating hard-to-find Candidates. Diane is an upbeat, organized, seasoned professional, and she has found her home with KRG, and we absolutely adore her.

Diane graduated from Erie Community College with a degree in Office Management and Information Technology. When she’s not spending time with her husband, family, and friends, you’ll find her walking her bulldog, practicing yoga, and reading. Diane is also the proprietor of an Etsy shop where she sells minerals and crystals.

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