General Counsel – Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA)

Southern California Public Power Authority

Client: Southern California Public Power Authority
(Glendora, California)
Position: General Counsel
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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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. Top 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 ideally 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. Legal generalists with broad, high-level public sector experience with a keen desire to enter this specialty field may also be considered. 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 up to $236,721 and placement within the range will be based on qualifications and experience. SCPPA offers a competitive benefits program including CalPERS Retirement. Moving allowance may also be offered.