Assistant General Counsel I
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of Americas electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years:
- Top Workplace by the Washington Post
- 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine
- 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian
- CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance
- 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP
- Best Place to Work Award Recipient - Lincoln, NE
- Gold Well Workplace - Wellness Councils of America
- State of NE Governor's Wellness Award - Grower Level
At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields. They are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting, constantly evolving, and requires new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each persons overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance. EEO/AA- M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status/Genetic Data
Assistant General Counsel I-P4
Provide legal and policy advice to NRECA voting members; Provide legal advice to NRECA and NRECA owned and affiliated entities; Monitor, participate in, and educate NRECA and NRECA voting members regarding legal proceedings impacting, or potentially impacting, NRECA voting members; Work independently with minimal guidance; Act as a resource for NRECA employees and members.
Purpose and Mission
1. Independently, with minimal guidance, research, analyze, and advise NRECA and NRECA voting members regarding complex legal and policy issues impacting, or potentially impacting, NRECA voting member operations, including state electric cooperative act, corporate governance, intellectual property, tort, easement, electronic commerce, privacy, and other legal issues;
2. Be a subject matter expert on one or more complex legal issues impacting NRECA and NRECA voting members, and continue to maintain and expand that expertise; as new complex legal issues arise for which there is no internal expertise, independently develop subject matter expertise regarding the issues and act as a resource for NRECA employees and members;
3. Independently, with minimal guidance, monitor, participate in, and educate NRECA and NRECA voting members regarding legal proceedings impacting, or potentially impacting, NRECA voting member operations, primarily through NRECAs Legal Reporting Service, Legal Seminars, and conferences, and the Electric Cooperative Bar Association Discussion List;
4. Independently, with minimal guidance, research, analyze, and advise NRECA and NRECA owned and affiliated entities regarding legal issues impacting, or potentially impacting, their operations, including contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, tort, litigation, and other legal issues;
5. Support other Office of General Counsel attorneys in providing legal advice and services to NRECA, NRECA voting members, and NRECA owned and affiliated entities;
6. Engage and manage outside legal counsel where specific legal expertise is needed to advise on legal and policy issues impacting, or potentially impacting, NRECA or NRECA voting members, and independently act as a resource for NRECA employees and members regarding the issues.
7. Responsible for the proper security and disposal of any confidential information that he or she may possess in the course of performing this positions job duties, in accordance with NRECAs Personnel & Administrative Policy and HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies & Procedures Manuals.
Requirements and Qualifications
Juris Doctorate Required
2-4 years of experience with electric cooperative or similar legal issues.
Strong legal research, analytical, and writing skills.
Strong communication and public speaking skills.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Strong interpersonal skills for working with board of directors and senior management. Strong organizational and project management skills.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect managements assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.