The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) is a North Carolina public authority responsible for providing electricity, water, and wastewater services to retail and wholesale customers in the City of Fayetteville and surrounding areas. PWC recently completed North Carolina’s first municipal community solar project and is currently developing additional renewable energy projects. PWC is a leader in ensuring that clean drinking water is available to residents of the Cape Fear River Basin. PWC is also firmly committed to promoting economic development in the communities we serve and fostering an employment environment that embraces diversity and inclusiveness. PWC is seeking an attorney to serve as staff counsel to help with these initiatives and PWC’s future endeavors. Each day will bring new and different challenges while offering opportunities to help a community with lofty goals and a “can do” attitude and opportunities to act locally and meaningfully on issues of global and regional importance.
This position is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance to the Commission and staff under the general supervision of the Chief Legal Officer. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting and negotiating contracts, including service agreements, NDAs, supply purchase agreements, licensing agreements, real estate agreements, construction agreements, renewable energy certificate purchase agreements, and interlocal agreements, drafting and reviewing resolutions, and supporting PWC’s procurement and public records functions with legal advice and analysis. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, drafting and reviewing legislation, ordinances, regulations, and rate schedules, preparing and reviewing internal policies, training employees, appearing in court and regulatory proceedings, participating in litigation and dispute settlements, and monitoring regulatory proceedings and legislative developments.
PWC is seeking to hire an attorney with one to five years of relevant experience. Compensation depends on experience and qualifications, and the position offers generous benefits. This position provides significant opportunities for career advancement. This position may allow for remote work for part of each week. Staff Counsel must have a JD degree from an accredited law school and either be a member of the State Bar of North Carolina or be admitted within six (6) months of hire. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: February 26, 2021.
It is the policy of PWC that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, genetics, age, disability or sexual orientation.