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Portland OR Full Time Posted by: PacifiCorp Posted: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
General Purpose

NOTE: “This position will report to our affiliate company, MidAmerican Energy”

The paralegal provides professional legal support to BHE's general counsel's office, focusing on supporting corporate legal work including corporate external reporting and compliance activities, merger and acquisition activities, corporate structuring and board resolutions, and internal business reporting. The paralegal will also support BHE attorneys with basic legal research, summarizing legal documents, analyzing data, and drafting of legal and business communications with attorney oversight. The position involves working in a professional environment and occasional contact with governmental agencies, law firms, management and co-workers.

  • Support the corporate secretary by managing and maintaining board, officer, shareholder and corporate subsidiary information, drafting corporate documents and board of director meeting materials, minutes and resolutions, all based on attorney inputs, and assisting with corporate subsidiary and affiliate formation and tracking. Will maintain corporate resolution archives and assist with stock ledgers. Will also provide support regarding the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • P erform legal and business research and communicate findings in written summaries and memoranda; create electronic resource libraries as needed.
  • Collect, review and organize information or documents; create and follow procedures for collection and storage of information; follow procedures for law department or corporate practices; analyze or derive statistical or other mathematical data.
  • Draft and revise legal and business documents in appropriate format and subject to an attorney s final approval.
  • Draft periodic reports and summaries for management; create, maintain and update charts of legal activities and expenses.
  • Provide limited administrative support to BHE legal department (time entry, travel, expense reports, calendar management).
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.


Internal - Officers, management, attorneys, other employees

External - Outside legal counsel, government agencies, others

Performance Expectations (Key Success Factors)

  • Perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships in the department and the company.
  • Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential company information.
  • Prepare reports and meet critical deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Coordinate and organize multiple tasks to meet targeted time frames.
  • Attend work on a regular basis and support the company s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules.
  • Ensure all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understand and comply with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company.

  • Bachelor s degree. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor s degree.)
  • Five or more years working experience in a legal environment, either at a mid- to large law firm, or in-house legal department.
  • Previous experience in the energy industry helpful.
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic legal terms, proficiency in legal, Internet and traditional research tools.
  • Strong organizational skills, particularly working with document control.
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Wdesk.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of company/corporate information.
  • Ability to build relationships with a variety of employees and non-employees.
  • Ability to obtain information despite real or perceived road blocks.


• Persons with a certified legal assistant (CLA), certified paralegal (CP) or advanced paralegal (AP) designation will be given preference.

Additional Information

Req Id: 86431

Company Code: Mid-American Corporation

Primary Location: Portland

Department: Legal

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: 70,400 - 82,800

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Position descriptions are developed as guides for the employees of MidAmerican Energy Company. The management team of MidAmerican Energy Company reserves the right to modify job responsibilities and position requirements to meet corporate business goals and needs.

Portland OR, United States of America
3/26/2020 3:53:24 PM

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