Represent the corporation on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory matters important to the Association including acquisitions, wholesale power rate matters, Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) and related transmission issues, Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) development, administration, and market rules, and enforcement and compliance issues. Provide legal assistance and services and prepare corporate documents for approval by the Senior Vice President/General Counsel or Senior Manager/Assistant General Counsel and execution by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or corporate officers. Provide legal advice to management on complex matters, draft and prepare filings with FERC, manage outside FERC counsel and consultants, and coordinate and collaborate with other attorneys and business clients. Advises the Senior Vice President/General Counsel and Senior Manager/Assistant General Counsel of all legal conditions that may have an effect on Tri?State's interests, or that may have a legal impact on overall corporate activities.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar.
Must be admitted and licensed to practice law in Colorado within one year from date of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to analyze and evaluate legal situations objectively, apply legal concepts and principles, and make recommendations for decisions that may have corporate-wide impact.
Knowledge of and ability to prepare tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other legal documents.
Ability to interpret, analyze and prepare contracts, agreements and other related documents.
General knowledge of government regulations affecting the electric utility industry.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
Understand basic principles of finance, accounting and management.
Able to present innovative original solutions.
Eight (8) years or more of related progressive FERC legal experience.
Strong litigation experience and experience managing litigation and discovery matters.
Experience representing corporations on wide range of regulatory matters.
Experience advising management and executive teams on complex matters.
Experience drafting and preparing filings with FERC, managing outside FERC counsel and consultants, and coordinating and collaborating with other attorneys and business clients.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Electric utility experience preferred.
Experience in FERC Regulatory and Legislative matters.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.