Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) is offering a rare opportunity for a top legal professional to join this unique organization as General Counsel. This position supports SCPPA’s Board of Directors, its member agencies, and the Executive Director by offering unparalleled legal support in a collaborative and member-driven organization. This at-will position reports to and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors with additional reporting responsibility to the Executive Director. The General Counsel oversees all legal activities of the organization and as such is the top legal advisor for matters related to the association and its membership as well as the supporting organization of SCPPA. This position works closely with outside counsel on a variety of matters related to a full range of key areas, including complex contracts, defaults, bankruptcies, capital and refinancing opportunities, and performance and construction related claims. Candidates will also be expected to have an understanding of the role of various regulatory agencies in the electric industry (e.g. FERC, NERC, CEC, CPUC, and CARB). A working knowledge and understanding of NEPA and CEQA) will be an added plus for top candidates.
This position requires a Juris Doctorate and 7 years of experience practicing law, with 2 years of experience representing local public agencies that own and operate an electric utility, or 2 years of experience representing private sector firms in the negotiation of agreements for electric generation and transmission resources. Additionally, active membership in the State Bar of California, in good standing, at time of application is required. Out-of-State candidates who have previously practiced law in California with an inactive license must be able to re-instate at time of employment date.
The annual salary range for the General Counsel position is $172,796 to $233,338 and will be based on qualifications and experience. SCPPA offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS Retirement.