nc electric cooperatives
3 yrs required
Raleigh, NC, United States
Feb 28, 2020
The Associate General Counsel is a member of the NCEMC Legal Services Division, reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel. This position involves legal counsel extended to all of the corporate entities that comprise the “Statewide” organizations supporting NC’s Electric Cooperatives. At the time of this posting, the primary such entities are North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (“NCEMC”), the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (“NCAEC”), and Tarheel Electric Membership Association (“TEMA”). The Associate General Counsel may recommend courses of action to the General Counsel; and assist in the representation of NCEMC before regulatory bodies, courts, private entities, and legislative committees and commissions. It is envisioned that among the primary responsibilities of the position will be counsel provided to staff business representatives involved in transactional activity involving renewable, edge-of-grid, microgrid, and related distributed energy resources, including leading negotiations with such counterparties.
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.
4-5 years of progressive work experience with at least 3 years of legal practice. Experience before the NCUC and significant familiarity with renewable energy preferred. Experience guiding/shepherding transactions involving emerging energy resources and technologies highly desired.
Must have an effective working knowledge of the standards of public utility regulation and statutes, particularly as they govern the business of non-traditional generation and its impact on transmission and distribution planning. 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.
Relationships and Contacts:
A. Reports to: General Counsel - Senior Vice President of Legal Services.
B. Directs: No direct reports.
required by the duties of the position; to seek advice, assistance and information as required.
1. Federal and State Judicial Systems and Regulatory and Administrative Agencies: To maintain proper relationships; to represent corporations' interests before various divisions thereof, as appropriate.
2. Professional Organizations: To hold membership in and actively participate in meetings to stay informed and professionally current in areas relative to position.
3. Independent Consultants: To advise and assist; to receive information and assistance to accomplish specific assigned tasks for corporations.
Office environment with occasional travel.
nc electric cooperatives