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Senior Regulatory Attorney- Portland, Oregon #38441

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Date: Feb 14, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Provides legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations, and representation on corporate policies and issues in compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal statutes and other legal authority.  Represents the company in formal regulatory hearings and/or board/regulatory meetings before the California, Oregon and Washington public utility commissions.  Provides counsel and legal assistance in the interpretation of statutes, legal opinions, and obligations.  Reviews and recommends application of company and department policies to protect the company's interests and objectives.  Prepares and reviews legal documents.  Oversees, selects, and directs outside legal counsel as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Represent the company on state regulatory matters in California, Oregon and Washington before the state public utility commissions, including integrated resource planning proceedings, request for proposals proceedings, renewable portfolio standard proceedings, tariff filings, complaint proceedings, rulemakings and other regulatory applications and filings.
  • Experience in ratemaking proceedings.
  • Provide legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations, and representation on state regulatory issues, as well as corporate policies and issues in compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal statutes and other legal authority.
  • Analyze pertinent legal and regulatory information.
  • Develop and present recommendations to senior management within the organizational unit and the company regarding courses of action.
  • Represent the company on all aspects of litigation related to regulatory matters.
  • Oversee, select, and direct outside legal counsel, as needed.
  • Recommend application of company and department policies to protect the company's interests and objectives.
  • Prepare all forms of legal documents including pleadings, data requests, data request responses, testimony, regulatory documents, reports, and presentations.
  • Provide legal support for policy and strategy, including northwest regional energy issues.
  • Deliver high quality work product on a timely basis to the company's business units.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school as well as the successful completion of the Bar exam in one or more states in which the Company conducts business, or capable of becoming licensed in such states.
  • A minimum of five years legal experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to assess implications of proposed actions/arguments and respond appropriately in private and public forums.
  • Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and application of federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. 
  • Project management and leadership skills, including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver commitments.

Preferences

  • A combination of law firm and corporate or agency experience.
  • Energy industry experience and general understanding of utilities.
  • Member of the Oregon State Bar preferred.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 133,800-163,200

 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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