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Position open until filled
Minimum starting pay for this position is $128,320 annually or commensurate with experience
PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636
Hybrid work options available    
Position Summary:
This position is responsible for providing legal advice to the Associate General Counsel, the General Counsel, employees and the management team. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Draft and review legal documents, policies and negotiate contracts
  • Develop and manage the internal legal strategy and planning for power supply contracts, power distribution, operations, tariffs, relationships, regulations and agreements
  • Manage and direct real estate matters, easements and physical facilities arrangements
  • Assist the General Counsel with researching and responding to legal and governance issues
  • Manage and direct legal matters involving facilities, financing, bond and debt obligations
  • Manage and direct litigation support in assigned cases, including discovery responses, witness preparation, strategy, mediation, negotiation and resolution
  • Manage and direct regulatory filings with PHCT, NERC, and other agencies
  • Research and resolve legal issues for management and Cooperative departments
  • Provide advice to the Board of Directors and the management team on legal risks, mitigation options and actions 
  • Attend and participate in Cooperative and Board of Directors meetings
  • Monitor and maintain awareness of industry legal issues and update the management team
  • Ensure compliance with legal standards
  • Research and respond to legal inquiries, subpoenas and other requests
  • Prepare and present status of Legal Department programs to management and the Board of Directors
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with ethics, policies and initiatives 
  • Coordinate and monitor activities with outside counsel
  • Supervise the work of office, administrative or customer service employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines and proper procedures, correcting errors or problems
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving
      escalated complaints or disputes
  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction
      with management
  • Teach and instruct employees in job duties and company policies
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
  • Develop and review operating procedures
  • Establish work priorities and activities
  • Establish metrics and prepare monthly reports
  • Coordinate activities with other departments
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information
  • Stay abreast of changes in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:   
May provide technical direction to others
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations that affect the utility industry
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas (or able to obtain Texas License within one year from date of hire)
  • Three – five years of experience practicing law preferred
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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