NRECA Careers

Executive Assistant Regulatory

Arlington, VA
Government Relations/Regulatory

Job Description

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 America’s 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 person’s overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.


Provide high-level legal and administrative support to ten  professional staff members, including producing/editing correspondence, reports, and other material relating to legal, technical and regulatory issues. Advanced word processing, spreadsheet and database management, Internet navigation, and e-mail/calendar management.

Purpose and Mission
• Arrange travel, hotel accommodations and automobile reservations, and process expense reports.  Coordinate, plan and arrange task force and committee meetings hosted by Energy Policy professional staff at NRECA.
• Format, proofread and coordinate the filing of comments at agencies, ensuring compliance with the official legal process and deadlines - on-time deliveries, required numbers of copies, where to be delivered, date/time-stamped and returned, immediate internal distribution, etc.
• Organize and enter information required by professional staff for compilation of data into spreadsheets or other report forms in support of comments, testimony, special projects or publications.
• Originate and respond to correspondence that is non-technical;  furnish supporting materials for response to letters and inquires on technical, legal and regulatory matters.  Conduct simple research projects as assigned.
• Maintain files of technical, legal and regulatory information and correspondence.
• Answer and screen phone calls.  Answer or refer routine calls not needing legal or technical response.  Provide information and respond to membership requests for information, regulations and legislation with and without supervision, particularly as they pertain to environmental, regulatory and legal matters.
• Maintain publications and manuals with statutory updates, and update manuals related to supervisors' areas of concern: environmental publications and manuals, regulatory manuals, FERC Report updates, etc.  Some of these are in book form, and others are on computer database.
• Serve as department staff resource on computer-related matters - advanced word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheet and database management, Internet, e-mail and calendar management.
• Schedule internal and external meetings.  Manage staff’s calendars and contacts as requested.
• Assist the VP of Regulatory Issues with the tracking of expenses and the preparation of annual budget recommendations.
• Responsible for certain routine tasks related to overall department administrative operations.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing of check requests for expenses incurred by the unit, weekly editing and production of department Calendar and activity summaries, and inventory and ordering of the unit’s office supplies.

Purpose and Mission

• Bachelors or Technical Business school preferred.
• 3 years' experience as administrative assistant working for mid-to-upper level executives.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft suite - WORD, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Access, as well as Internet proficiency.
• Outstanding interpersonal & organization skills.



Requirements and Qualifications