FirstEnergy Corp. State Regulatory Attorney in Akron, Ohio
State Regulatory Attorney
Akron, OH, US, 44308
Job Function: Legal
Employee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID: 42166
FirstEnergy at a Glance
We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.
FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.
About the Opportunity
This is an open position with the FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]
The State Regulatory Attorney works directly with business units, department lawyers and outside counsel on regulatory matters and in proceedings before state regulatory commission(s). This individual handles legal matters and projects to include advising internal clients with respect to relevant statutory and regulatory developments, requirements and issues, and utility commission rates, regulations, orders and utility tariff and litigation and rulemaking proceedings, while involving a meaningful amount of legal writing. The attorney has responsibility for their own case load and has responsibility related to complex regulatory matters.
The position reports to the Supervising Counsel who is responsible for state regulatory matters would have a reporting location within FirstEnergy’s operational footprint.
The Legal department provides exceptional counsel that assures legal compliance and enables FirstEnergy to optimize business outcomes in all legal, regulatory, and commercial contexts. The Legal department is involved in every major activity and initiative involving all entities of FirstEnergy Corp.
Handling legal/regulatory matters before the state utility commission(s) and appellate courts
Working on complex regulatory matters as part of a team with attorneys, business units, and outside counsel
Handling aspects of multiple ongoing cases simultaneously
Drafting and reviewing both legal pleadings and business documents
Representing the Company in mediation and litigation of customer disputes
Providing legal support and strategic and business advice to FirstEnergy business units on state regulatory matters
Assisting, handling, and managing, as applicable, regulatory matters before various state public utility regulatory agencies
Working on litigated matters and administrative rulemaking proceedings
J.D. degree from an accredited university is required.
Minimum 2 years relevant work experience is required. Relevant work experience includes practicing law, legal writing and handling complex legal matters.
Member in good standing of Ohio and/or West Virginia state bar
Solid written and oral communication skills
Able to work with all levels within the organization
Strong work ethic, initiative, and organizational skills
Demonstrated willingness and ability to understand new topical areas
Able to multitask and manage time to adhere to strict deadlines
Prior experience related to state public utility regulation and practice before state regulatory utility commission
Electric utility industry experience helpful
Able to work both independently and as part of a team on complex matters
Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity
At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.
Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.
FirstEnergy Human Resources Team
Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland
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