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Senior FERC Attorney

Company name

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 17, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 31, 2020

Posted on

Oct 13, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required

Location

Westminster, CO, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Senior FERC Attorney
RESPONSIBILITIES: Examine, interpret, and advise on FERC laws, rulings, regulations, orders, standards, and requirements Counsel and advise internal stakeholders on legal regulatory matters related to FERC and State regulatory bodies. Work collaboratively with internal and external counsel, consultants, and business unit staff on project assignments to help identify and mitigate legal risk. Represent company before state and federal agencies. Prepare tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other legal documents. Identify regulatory or external customer/stakeholder issues, particularly with respect to FERC, and proactively develop positions in order to work with teams (including cross functional teams) to achieve desired results. Provide legal assistance and services to the various functional areas of Tri-State in regulatory matters pertaining to Tri-State’s general business and utility activities. Provide leadership, strategic advice, business counseling, and expertise, particularly with respect to FERC, for internal legal resources and business partners to assist in addressing and solving legal, regulatory, and compliance issues. Review, analyze, and investigate legal implications with respect to business decisions and events. Negotiate, draft and perform legal review or preparation of contracts, agreements, financial and other miscellaneous legal documents ensuring such documents contain legal provisions for the protection of Tri-State’s interests. Advise Senior Vice President/General Counsel and Senior Manager/Assistant General Counsel of all legal and/or federal regulatory conditions that may have an effect on Tri-State’s interests, or that may have a legal impact on overall corporate activities. Ensure outside reporting requirements are met and records are prepared and maintained in compliance with FERC government regulations. Represent Tri-State in FERC and other regulatory proceedings and at various meetings of utility organizations, of committees and of joint participation projects. Provide corporate legal/regulatory support to Tri-State’s subsidiary and associated organizations as needed. Identify areas of legal risk for Tri-State and suggest improvements. Prepare reports and related materials, as required. Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar. Must be admitted and licensed to practice law in Colorado within 1 year from date of employment. 8+ years of related progressive FERC legal experience. Strong litigation experience and experience managing litigation and discovery matters. Experience representing corporations on wide range of regulatory matters. Experience advising management and executive teams on complex matters. Experience drafting and preparing filings with FERC, managing outside FERC counsel and consultants, and coordinating and collaborating with other attorneys and business clients. DESIRED: Electric utility experience preferred. Experience in FERC Regulatory and Legislative matters. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to analyze and evaluate legal situations objectively, apply legal concepts and principles, and make recommendations for decisions that may have corporate-wide impact. Knowledge of and ability to prepare tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other legal documents. Ability to interpret, analyze and prepare contracts, agreements and other related documents. General knowledge of government regulations affecting the electric utility industry. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality. Self-motivation. Understand basic principles of finance, accounting and management. Able to present innovative original solutions. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance. Demonstrate behavior consistent with culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.

Additional info

Ref. IRC31059

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc.
1100 West 116th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80234

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