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Legal Staff Paralegal in Salt Lake City, UT

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Company name

Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Salt Lake City, UT

Date Last Verified

Jul 19,2017

Posted on

Jul 02,2017

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Profile

Analyst / Enforcement Duties: Understands the comprehensive Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program; to include the inter-relationship with standards development, reliability performance and assessment. Responsible for assessing facts and circumstances surrounding non-compliance of mandatory Reliability Standards, maintaining, and supporting fair and reasonable reliability compliance recommendations to support settlement discussions and resolution of non-compliance. Conducts analysis, develops justifiable conclusions to support management in the development of position on a variety of activities related to the compliance enforcement of FERC approved Reliability Standards. Promote and foster Bulk Power System reliability through effectively enforcing Reliability Standards. Develop and write formal regulatory documents and assist or facilitate the development of formal proposals for implementing effective enforcement policies. Develop record associated with proposed violations, penalties, sanctions, and reliability recommendations with an emphasis on O & P related activities. Lead and/or assist with analysis pertaining to ERO reliability compliance and enforcement Draft formal dispositions pertaining to the enforcement of reliability standards. Assist with settlement negotiation preparation and associated enforcement proceedings. Collaborate across teams and Departments to facilitate and advance cross-functional projects.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, communication, political science, or paralegal certification or related experience resulting in demonstrated ability to perform the major duties. 5 years of experience in regulatory compliance environment. Understanding of compliance programs and basic auditing. Experience working with regulatory practices, analyzing regulatory issues, and shaping regulatory policy. Excellent writing ability, with demonstrated experience drafting formal reports, pleadings, or filings. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to successfully negotiate challenging issues to an agreeable conclusion. Strong analytical skills including ability to review detailed and complex entity documentation. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. Ability to build effective professional relationships. Ability to present data to various sized groups and answer related questions. Ability to lead a dynamic cross-functional team. Excellent organizational skills with an ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional team while balancing individual projects. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Power Point. Preferred: 5 years working as a regulatory/policy analyst or auditor in a NERC regulatory environment. Knowledge and understanding of NERC Reliability Standards. Knowledge and understanding of the NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program and its associated activities including risk assessments, compliance monitoring, and compliance enforcement. Understanding of ERO and regional compliance programs. Understanding of industry internal compliance programs and internal controls. Understanding of root-cause analysis in a regulated environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
155 North 400 West
Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84103