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Sr Attorney (Environmental) - SLC, UT - #52395

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Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US, 84116

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, 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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, 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.
  • 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 and minimize legal risks.
  • Oversee, select, and direct outside legal counsel.
  • 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

  • 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 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.

Preferences

  • Experience with Environmental compliance and litigation
  • Knowledge of EPA rules, NEPA water discharge permits, water rights and water supply contracts.
  • Knowledge of coal combustion residuals permits and compliance
  • Prior experience in energy law is a plus.
  • A combination of law firm and corporate experience strongly preferred.

Additional Information

Req. ID:  52395

Company Code:  PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Salt Lake City

Department: Pacificorp

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 133,800.00 - 163,200.00

 

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.


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