Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) is now accepting applications for the position of Staff Attorney reporting directly to the General Counsel. FEC is a progressive and rapidly growing distribution system located east of Dallas, TX, serving approximately 90,000 meters over a 12-county area.
As a Staff Attorney, you will:
Negotiate, draft, and review all contracts and legal documents for the Cooperative
Manage and direct real estate matters, such as easements and property acquisition
Ensure compliance with legal standards
Support risk management in areas such as insurance coverage
Work with outside counsel on a wide range of issues
Stay updated regarding current local, state, and national court rulings, statutes, regulations, current activities, and issues affecting the utility industry
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school
Licensed to practice law and an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas
3-5 years of related experience or practical application of skills within the legal field
Team-focused, member-driven, self-motivated, and self-sufficient
Excellent verbal and written communicator with strong interpersonal skills
FEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a generous leave policy, work/life balance, employer paid pension plan, 401k, and more – all in a friendly, professional work environment. This is an opportunity for you to work for an employer where you will be more than a number and your work will matter. Our organization follows a hybrid work structure where employees work from the office or remotely, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks or personal work preferences.
If you are interested in learning more about this in-house counsel opportunity, please send cover letter, resume, salary expectation and writing sample to the link provided. Thank you for your interest.
Farmers Electric Cooperative is not just an electric utility—it's an electric cooperative. Our member-owners have a voice in the policies and practices of our business. Unlike some electric companies, Farmers EC is a non-profit organization that is locally owned and operated. Our employees are our neighbors and yours, working to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Formed in 1937 to bring electricity to the rural areas of Northeast Texas, today we serve more than 68,000 homes and businesses in the fast-growing region spanning Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, Fannin, Van Zandt, and Wood counties in Texas. We continually strive to be recognized as an exceptional cooperative by our members, employees, and communities, and to exceed expectations for quality and services. With careful management of resources, dedicated employees, and strategic planning, we've managed to keep our electricity prices low and our service reliability high.