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Internal Number: 12037
Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.
To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.
This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The review date for application materials is scheduled for January 31st.
Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at [email protected] to discuss the position.
License Compliance Specialist I: The starting salary range for this position is $59,160 - $69,600 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $80,040, annualized.
License Compliance Specialist II: The starting salary range for this position is $68,880 - $86,100 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $103,320, annualized.
License Compliance Specialist Sr.: The starting salary range for this position is $89,040 - $111,300 (based on qualifications). With tenure and strong performance in this role an employee may earn up to a maximum of $133,560, annualized.
Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.
Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.
This position will be filled at one of three levels, depending on candidate qualifications. Levels are License Compliance Specialist I, II or Sr. Full job descriptions for each position will be provided at the time of interview.
JOB PURPOSE: Compliance Specialist I: Provide records coordination, application preparation, and research support for regulatory filings related to licensing; environmental compliance; and cultural resource and water resource programs. Compliance Specialist II: Implement processes and procedures to support compliance filings, documentation, tracking, monitoring, and communication associated with the District’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licenses. Compliance Specialist Sr.: The License Compliance Specialist Sr. is a District in-house FERC compliance licensing expert focused on advanced license compliance activities and serves as a point of contact with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Indicate whether the function is an essential function (EF) or a secondary function (SF) of the position. Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Typically, essential functions account for the largest commitment of time. Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability. In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.
# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
License Compliance Specialist I:
EF 45% Prepare and maintain records for regulatory filings to support the licensing, environmental compliance, cultural resource, and water resource programs. Information management to include organizing and entering information into the compliance tracking system and various electronic sites.
EF 35% Assist more senior License Compliance Specialists with document review, monitoring, tracking and status follow up regarding FERC orders and license documents. Provide timely reminders to staff responsible for pending license compliance tasks.
EF 10% Research and gather license-related information, as requested.
SF 10% Provide meeting coordination, preparations, communication and meeting minutes.
License Compliance Specialist II:
EF 30% Assist with coordination of FERC compliance filings and responses to requests for information. This includes providing support to District staff responsible for compliance with FERC license activities by researching preliminary license information for understanding compliance, and assisting with timely preparation of license materials.
EF 20% Provide technical support associated with interpretation of FERC Orders and license compliance requirements, track and ensure internal understanding for deadlines, provide correspondence and appropriate historical license documents associated with the hydro licenses. This includes, but is not limited to, reports and records from resource agencies, operations, engineering, environmental resources, FERC orders and decisions, license applications (original and subsequent), license orders and comprehensive plans for project areas.
EF 20% Develop and maintain the hydro license compliance database contents and the internal/external public library for storing and maintaining all hydro license project-related information. This includes organizing and posting documents on the appropriate sites and systems.
EF 20% File Amendments and Notices with FERC. This includes assisting the Senior License Compliance Specialist by producing draft amendment applications, incorporating license related citations, formatting and producing final relicensing documents and filing with FERC.
License Compliance Specialist Sr.
EF 35% Coordinate, research, and prepare FERC compliance amendment applications, letters, notifications, and reports for submittal to FERC in accordance with established deadlines. This includes coordinating reviews with appropriate internal resource experts and legal counsel. Identify and assign license compliance actions, communications and tasks to responsible staff.
EF 25% Act as the District's primary point of contact with FERC for all license related filings, orders, and notices. Provide document review, guidance and recommendations for the timely preparation of FERC license and agency submittals.
EF 15% Identify license compliance risks and advise staff on risk mitigation strategies.
SF 10% Perform project management activities including schedule development, organization and execution with moderately complex scope. Lead moderately sized teams and provide direction for internal projects. Stay abreast of District projects and operational processes to provide timely license compliance recommendations and FERC processes.
SF 5% Provide training and work oversight of lower level License Compliance Specialists and other team members.
SF 5% Represent the District and consult with agency representatives, local governments, and outside entities on license requirements, obligations, and related matters. Engage in industry forums and outreach activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Post-Secondary Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A. from a college or university) in an environmental, science, technology, engineering, public administration, business, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
License Compliance Specialist I: No minimum experience requirement. Experience working in a legal, regulatory compliance, or related field preferred. FERC license compliance experience in the hydroelectric industry strongly preferred.
License Compliance Specialist II: Typically requires a minimum of three 3 years of experience working as a License Compliance Specialist or in a legal, regulatory compliance, or related field. FERC license compliance experience in the hydroelectric industry preferred.
License Compliance Specialist Sr.: Typically requires at least 6+ years of professional experience as a License Compliance Specialist or in a legal, regulatory compliance, or related field. Candidates with demonstrated FERC License Compliance experience in the hydroelectric industry strongly preferred.
Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Federal and state laws and regulations related to compliance and licensing matters, with emphasis on regional criteria.
• Utility industry, Hydro license compliance industry (FERC)
• Proficiency with database organization and management, and Microsoft Office applications.
• Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of project management
• Office software application skills.
• Issue and data analysis
• Financial analysis skills
• Problem awareness & identification
• Technical writing skills
• Learn and apply new processes, procedures, and software programs.
• Coordinate compliance activities.
• Organize, file and retain FERC documentation and industry changes.
• Establish clear priorities and deadlines.
• Work in a deadline driven environment.
• Build trusting relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of internal personnel.
• Recognize deficiencies in process and procedures and identify inefficiencies.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Assists higher level Licensing Specialists or managerial staff in license related activities and program coordination; requires acquiring knowledge and understanding of FERC. At higher level, independently implement departmental processes and procedures. Requires vast knowledge of FERC regulations, hydro license compliance management, and related federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Works under close supervision, performs routine assignments and problems of limited scope, uses limited experience and judgment in prioritization of daily work, keeps supervisor informed of problems. At higher levels, works under general to limited supervision. Performs moderately to complex assignments. Make decisions that will affect the project outcome and team. Represent the District's interests when participating in stakeholder engagement groups and meetings.
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment: To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials; PeopleSoft Time Entry/HRIS; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint and General Office Equipment. Intermediate knowledge is required in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and talk, hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level is usually moderate.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements. These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.
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Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)