Responsible for conducting legal and factual research on a wide range of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and related federal regulatory matters important to the Association. Providing legal assistance and services including monitoring FERC regulatory developments across the electric utility industry, drafting and submitting FERC regulatory filings, providing administrative support during FERC regulatory proceedings, and assisting with the tracking and management of FERC regulatory compliance efforts.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Political Science, Engineering, or other areas related to essential functions and responsibilities, or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Exercises professional judgment, integrity, respect, and professionalism.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to plan, prioritize work and coordinate the work.
Experience using document management systems.
Ability to prepare information for contracts, agreements and other related documents.
Knowledge of legal terminology and research software.
General knowledge of regulatory regulations affecting the electric utility industry.
Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
Self-motivated and self-starter.
Understand basic principles of finance, accounting and management.
Must be efficient and organized, and demonstrate an ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail, in an efficient, and timely manner.
Seven (7) years of related legal experience (FERC experience preferred).
Willingness to travel as required (must possess a valid driver’s license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Experience as a law clerk or paralegal with a Paralegal Certificate in a law firm, corporate legal department or governmental agency.
Experience in FERC regulatory and legislative matters.
Experience with the FERC e-Filing and eTariff.
Proficient with LexisNexis and/or Westlaw legal research tools, including specific regulatory research tools such as FERC eLibrary and state utility commission websites
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.