Counsel (Compliance Enforcement)

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
Washington, DC
May 03, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Counsel (Compliance Enforcement) Position Summary Mid-level regulatory counsel to assist with the Compliance Enforcement department. This position reports to the Senior Counsel and Associate Director of Enforcement or the Senior Counsel and Manager of Enforcement Actions. Duties and Responsibilities . Provide legal assistance and advice to NERC's Compliance Enforcement department; . Work independently and produce near final drafts of pleadings, comments, and testimony for filing in administrative, judicial, and legislative proceedings; . Participate in the preparation of Notices of Penalty and other documents for the Board of Trustees Compliance Committee (BOTCC) and for filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); . Participate in team activities to prepare Notices of Penalty for BOTCC approval and filing with FERC (drafting, reviewing, editing, and proofreading); . Analyze complex Notice of Penalty violations for technical feasibility, appropriateness to the Reliability Standard(s), comprehensiveness of information, and consistency of assessed penalty; . Communicate with Regional Entities to clarify open issues in the Notices of Penalty and be responsible for maintaining relationships with the Regional Entities while providing oversight regarding the Notices of Penalty; . Responsible for considering all internal NERC comments made during the internal review, providing answers, and preparing the documents for BOTCC presentation(s) and further action; . Research legal and regulatory issues related to the monitoring and enforcement of Reliability Standards; . Analyze materials submitted by the Regional Entities during oversight reviews of the NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) implementation; . Draft appropriate reports and filings for the BOTCC and FERC according to applicable regulatory obligations; . Develop training for the Regional Entities on subjects related to the risk-based CMEP; . Ability to assist with and potentially lead settlement negotiations and preparation of settlement agreements; . Familiar with and adhere to Information Technology security policies and procedures; and Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: . JD from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in one or more state bars; . Four to six years of relevant legal experience at a private law firm, corporation, or energy regulatory agency; . Excellent written and analytical skills; . Strong communication and public relations skills; . Strong facilitation, leadership, and negotiation skills; . Strong organizational and management skills; . Good public speaking skills; and . Self-starter. Additional desired attributes include: . Familiarity with NERC processes and rules of procedure, as well as NERC Reliability Standards; . Familiarity with the North American bulk power system planning and operations; . Familiarity with regulatory compliance oversight and enforcement within a recognized industry, government, or government-authorized agency; and . Experience with regulatory proceedings. Other . Background check will be conducted prior to employment. . In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. . Limited travel is necessary. Passport required for North American travel. . This position is classified as exempt. . This position located in Washington, DC. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and salary history in electronic format to [Click Here to Email Your Resume]

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