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North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Associate General Counsel in Raleigh, North Carolina

Associate General Counsel

Academic and Trade Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and J.D. or LLB from a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Member in good standing of North Carolina State Bar.

Experience:

Minimum of 4-5 years of progressive legal practice. Experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and significant familiarity with PJM, wholesale power purchase contracts, formula rates, and PURPA is preferred. Experience with the acquisition of renewable energy projects is highly desired.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the General Counsel in providing legal support to the Boards, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and staff.

  • Primary counsel to NCEMC’s power supply representatives involved in all FERC related activity – must integrate legal considerations into transactional functions, advise and assist outside counsel, and assist division personnel in carrying out such functions consistent with applicable law and regulation.

  • Responsible for advising appropriate NCEMC management and staff of FERC jurisdictional related proceedings that may impact NCEMC, its affiliate organizations, its members or future business operations.

  • Liaison with outside legal counsel and consultants to ensure that actions on behalf of NCEMC are consistent with its policies and to ensure compliance with regulatory filing, operation, and reporting requirements.

  • Be prepared to deliver, support or participate in presentations before state and federal administrative, regulatory and judicial bodies.

  • Performs such other duties as may be directed by the General Counsel.

    Job Knowledge:

    Must have an effective working knowledge of the standards of public utility regulation and statutes, particularly as they relate to FERC rules, regulations, and tariffs, as well as RTO/ISO procedures and operations. Must have a working knowledge of the legal standards and resolution mechanisms related to the business of cooperative and investor-owned power supply organizations, including contract, antitrust, corporation, securities and tax law. Must have a working knowledge of the nature of, and legal requirements related to, operative legal documents such as contracts, corporate articles of incorporation and bylaws, rate filings, civil actions in courts and arbitrations and so forth.

    Abilities and Skills:

    Must be able to do legal research in all pertinent fields of law. Must be able to write and communicate, internally, and externally clearly and succinctly, including the preparation of memoranda, contracts, and other legal documents. Must be able to analyze legal problems and recommend courses of action.

    Working Conditions:

    Office environment with occasional travel.

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