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Environmental Attorney (Mid or Sr. Level) - Salt Lake City, UT - #109073

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Provides legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations, and representation on corporate policies and issues in compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal statutes, regulations, and other legal authority. Represents the company in judicial and regulatory forums. Provides legal advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, legal opinions, and corporate policies. Reviews and recommends application of corporate policies to protect the company's interests and objectives. Prepares and reviews legal documents. Oversees, selects, and directs outside legal counsel as appropriate.


•    Provide legal assessments, interpretations, recommendations, and representation on a wide range of legal issues involving federal, state, county, and municipal statutes, regulations and other legal authority, as well as corporate policies.
•    Represent the company in judicial, regulatory or administrative proceedings in federal, state and local forums. 
•    Draft and revise all forms of legal documents including contracts, pleadings, briefs, comments on state and federal rulemaking, data requests, data request responses, testimony, regulatory documents, reports, and presentations.
•    Provide counsel and legal advice on the interpretation of statutes, regulations, legal opinions, and corporate policies.
•    Keep abreast of legal environmental developments on the state and federal level that may impact the company.
•    Develop and present recommendations to senior management within the organizational unit and the company regarding courses of action to ensure compliance with applicable legal authority, prepare for future legal developments and minimize legal risks.
•    Oversee, select, and direct outside legal counsel and manage outside counsel budgets. 
•    Recommend application of corporate policies and legal controls to protect the company’s interests and objectives.
•    Deliver high quality work product on a timely basis to the company’s business units. 


Requirements of the Mid-Level position include:

  • 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 three years related experience in a law firm, government or corporate legal department. 
  • 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.

In addition, the Sr. Level position requires:

  • A minimum of five years related experience in a law firm, government or corporate legal department. 


  • A combination of law firm and corporate experience strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in energy law is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal statutes such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and other environmental laws preferred.
  • Experience working with state or federal environmental agencies is a plus.

Additional Information

Req Id: 109073
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY     
Department: Rocky Mountain Power
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $126,700 - $171,600  

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20.00% of salary.  

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.
At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

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

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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