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Vice President Legal Affairs And Deputy General Counsel

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ClevelcrossingHughesville, MO
$150 - $200
  • Hughesville, MO, United States
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  • Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has an immediate opening for a Vice President, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel in our External Affairs department.
  • The primary functions of this position will be to ensure and assist in protecting the legal rights of the Cooperative and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law.
  • On matters assigned by the General Counsel, provide hands-on counsel to the President & CEO, Board of Directors, Board committees, all levels of executive staff and management.
  • This position will conduct research, provide legal advice and assistance to in-house clients, and represent the Cooperative on federal and state regulatory law, utility rates, PJM, environmental sustainability matters and programs affecting Southern Maryland and the Cooperative, and other legal matters.
  • In coordination with the General Counsel and, when appropriate, the President & CEO, this position will develop and pursue the implementation of regulatory policies and strategies for the Cooperative.
  • As a key member of the executive staff, the successful candidate will have significant involvement in the strategic planning process of the Cooperative.
  • The person in this position will perform assignments under the general supervision of the General Counsel.
  • Interested candidates should apply via SMECO’s website at
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
  • This position requires a four-year college degree and a Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Must (1) be admitted to and a member in good standing in the Bar of Maryland, or (2) have passed the bar examination of another state, is a member in good standing of the Bar of that state on the date of hire, and passes the Bar of Maryland within 18 months of the date of hire.
  • Candidate must have five or more years of increasing responsibility in the practice of law, with emphasis helpful on regulatory, contract, general corporate, and environmental matters.
  • Previous progressive experience in an electric utility or similar business or an agency regulating utilities is highly desired.
  • Location/Region: Hughesville, MO (65334)

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