PARALEGAL (Lewisville, TX)

  • Texas New Mexico Power
  • Lewisville, TX
  • Mar 21, 2019
Professional Services

Job Description


Texas New Mexico Power



Job ID: 6086387
Date: 03/19/2019
Location: TNP, Lewisville, TX
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

POSTING DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2019.

DEPARTMENT

Department: Law Department

PREFERENCES

Scope includes: litigation, claims, bankruptcies, condemnations, real estate transactions (easements, sales, releases, easement abandonment, easement encroachment, etc.).

Texas regulatory matters (rate cases, rate case expenses proceedings, Transmission Cost Recovery Factor filing, Transmission Cost of Service filings, CCN proceedings for new lines, amendments to certified territory, standard interconnection agreement filings, etc.)

Further, this position is responsible for completing certain external reporting as well as internal reporting for Texas legal .

Additionally, the position supports the sole in-house attorney on a variety of routine contractual matters for TNMP (line attachment agreements, interconnection agreements, distributed generation agreements, franchise agreements, vendor agreements, etc.)

JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY:

Will perform a variety of duties to assist attorneys with (1) commercial and transactional matters, including researching and drafting documents, reviewing draft documents for accuracy and assisting with closings of transactions, and (2) litigation matters, including discovery responses, researching and drafting legal memoranda and pleadings, and assisting with filings with courts and administrative bodies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists attorneys in research, drafting, and revision of contracts and related transaction documentation, including reviewing drafts of all documents for consistent use of defined terms and accuracy of cross-references

Assists with closings of transactions including, circulating closing documents to all parties, preparing, obtaining, and organizing required closing certificates and legal documents for pre-closing, attending closing and coordinating document handling, and upon closing, organizing closing documents for transcript and coordinating transmission to appropriate parties

Assists with contracts and transactions, including confidentiality/nondisclosure agreements, rights-of-way with private parties, governmental and tribal entities, purchase and sale agreements, leases, professional and construction services agreements

Coordinates document production and response to interrogatories on a company wide basis and review and outline depositions, indexes, and summarizes documents

Conducts fact and legal research and investigations, locate cases, dispositions, opinions, reports, and information related to the matter at hand

Assists and coordinate with outside counsel in preparation of cases for trial or regulatory hearings by drafting and preparing: pre-trial orders, instructions to the jury, requests Voir Dire of jurors, jury investigations, witnesses and exhibit lists, pre-hearing motions, subpoena witnesses, summarize depositions, transcript pleading boards, attorney trial notebooks, expert witness notebooks, discovery, background materials, document indexes and lists

Drafts complaints and answers, pleadings, discovery, discovery responses, routing notices, affidavits, motions and petitions

COMPETENCIES:

Familiarity with commercial and transactional matters

Thorough knowledge and understanding of public utility regulations and rules of procedure for state and federal courts

Specialized knowledge of legal and regulatory processes

Excellent command of the English language to include grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, legal writing and research skills

Ability to use computer tools applicable to word processing, litigation support, document search and retrieval

Must be experienced and proficient at legal research, and the use of research tools available in the department

Ability to interface with and direct co-workers

Ability to perform all essential duties of the position within time constraints and interruptions

Ability to handle multiple tasks, set own priorities, and delegate when appropriate

Ability to maintain confidentiality

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED with five to seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university will be given preference

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Knowledge of Westlaw and database, spreadsheet, and word processing software

Ability to use computer and software packages applicable to litigation support, document search, and retrieval

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time. Manual dexterity required, the ability to use hands and arms for filing, and the ability to talk and listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment

SALARY RANGE

Salary Grade: G08
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$49,387 - $65,438 - $81,489

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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