Intermountain Rural Electric Association is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves more than 160,000 customers in a 5,000 square mile area along Colorado’s Front Range. We offer competitive salaries, an exceptional benefits package, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Join the dedicated employees who have been providing Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938.
Position Summary: Reports to the Chief Legal Officer and provides assistance regarding real estate transactions, claims administration, reviewing and revising contracts, corporate governance, transactions, regulatory matters, human resources/employment matters, and research on legal issues and disputes arising in connection with the business of the Association.
IREA offers an exceptional benefits package.
160 Hours of accrued paid time off per year
A defined benefit pension plan
A 401(k)-retirement plan with Company match
100% employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their eligible dependents
Long-term and short-term disability insurance
Long-term care insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Eight paid holidays per year
Extensive wellness programs
The position requires a license to practice law and admission or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar
Excellent analytical, research, writing, and communication skills are required
Two to four years’ experience in a law firm or corporate law department preferred, with experience with real estate transactions and commercial contracts desirable.
The position requires sound judgment in the application of legal principles to issues arising in the course of the Association’s affairs, the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with management and staff of the Association
The duties and tasks require sedentary work in an office environment and the ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds. The work involves some occasional travel
Internal Number: 2021-02
About INTERMOUNTAIN RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
Intermountain Rural Electric Association’s 5,000-square-mile service territory includes portions of 11 counties to the east, west and south of Denver. With more than 160,000 customers, IREA is the largest electric distribution cooperative in Colorado and one of the largest in the U.S. As a customer-owned cooperative, IREA operates on a nonprofit basis; earnings exceeding expenses are invested in the facilities used to provide electric service and are booked as member equity. Some of this equity is returned to members almost every year, as finances permit, through capital credit refunds. These refunds normally are made in March.
IREA is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Directors represent geographic districts and serve four-year terms. They are elected by the members who receive service in their respective districts. Among its other responsibilities, the board of directors establishes service rates and regulations.
IREA buys wholesale power under long-term agreements with Xcel Energy and the Western Area Power Administration. IREA also purchases all of the output of a 12.83-megawatt photovoltaic array, known as Victory Solar, north of the town of Bennett. IREA ow...ns and receives a share of the generation of power from Comanche Unit 3, a supercritical, pulverized coal plant in Pueblo. That plant is operated by Xcel, but IREA owns 25.3% of the plant and its output.
IREA’s headquarters is located in Sedalia, about 20 miles south of Denver, and has district offices in Strasburg, Conifer and Woodland Park.