The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking a Limited Duration FERC Compliance Specialist to coordinate activities that assist in Hydro License compliance and Natural Resource Plan implementation, in particular on EWEB's McKenzie River projects. The FERC License Specialist will also:
Establish and maintain compliance procedures, processes and identify necessary resources while independently coordinating agency and utility tasks.
Coordinate activities concerning compliance filings, procedures, regular reporting, and audits. Develops, populate and maintain databases necessary to track compliance activities.
Establish and maintain compliance procedures and processes.
Develop project work plans, identify necessary resources, coordinate agency and contractor efforts, and effectively resolve technical or public issues relating to projects or program area in addition to developing, populating and maintaining databases necessary to track compliance activities.
Coordinate and prepare necessary license and permit needs of construction and operational activities; audits ongoing compliance activities; and attends regulatory and resource agency inspections.
Manage license modification and amendment process, as assigned.
Confer and coordinate the development and implementation of natural resource management plans related to aquatics, wildlife, botanical, and cultural/recreational resources, as assigned.
Coordinate license work group meetings, minutes, filings and other activities, as assigned.
Limited Duration assignments are for a minimum of six months and can last up to three years. Limited Duration employees receive full EWEB benefits. This Limited Duration position is anticipated to last at least two years.
*This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time without prior notice in order to proceed in the selection processes. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. The first application review will begin on July 6, 2020.
The starting salary for this position is between $70,101.69 – 87,627.22 annually, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position.
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
WORKING AT EWEB:
Why this Job
EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!
Equal Employment Opportunity
EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.
Tobacco, Smoke, and Vapor - Free Campus Policy
EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco while participating in EWEB functions, on EWEB property, or while performing right-of-way tasks.
Minimum Training and Experience Required:
Minimum Experience: Three years directly related experience in public auditing, paralegal, or regulatory compliance.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Physical or Biological Science, Engineering, Public Policy and Administration or related field.
Desirable education, experience, training and certifications: Experience with FERC Licensing.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying.
About Eugene Water & Electric Board
Founded in 1911, we are Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.
As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.