SEPTA

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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 Job Information 
  Job Title: #0032 Special Counsel- Commerce & Regulatory Compliance
  Category: Professional/Management
  Career Center: External
  City/Town: Philadelphia
  Location: Administration Group
  Type of Assignment: Permanent
  Position Type: Full Time
  Start Date: 2/11/2019
  End Date: 2/14/2019


 Job Description 
   
 

SEPTA is seeking to fill a position for Special Counsel- Commerce & Regulatory Compliance. This position is based in our Center City Headquarters.

The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school in the United States and at least eight (8) years of experience as a full-time practicing attorney, which includes legal experience pertaining to transactional, commercial, corporate law, compliance and/or regulatory matters. Work in areas such as transportation, railroad, real estate, environmental, construction, procurement, insurance or any combinations thereof, is preferred.


The salary range is between 100K and 126K.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

Responsible for Commerce and Regulatory Compliance matters within the Corporate department of the Office of the General Counsel. Substantive legal work performed by the Department will involve handling of matters in areas such as real estate, capital project support, land use, railroad contracts, environmental regulation and compliance, insurance/risk assessment, procurement support, and oversight of corporate litigation by outside counsel.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manages Commerce and Regulatory Compliance matters via negotiating and drafting agreements regarding real estate transactions, railroad and other transportation agency relationships, environmental activities, and capital project support.

2. Performs legal work necessary to support the safety department in understanding and complying with current environmental law and in performing corrective or compliance activities as necessary; and to represent SEPTA in responding to regulatory agencies’ actions or communications.

3. Provides legal advice and guidance to SEPTA management and risk management department on risk assessment efforts, insurance or other risk management tools and their applicability, and controlling risk exposure under the day-to-day operations and activities of SEPTA.

4. Provides Commerce and Regulatory Compliance legal advice and opinions for SEPTA management on issues falling into the areas for which the position is responsible or has expertise.

5. Supervises the daily work of subordinate attorneys in the Commerce and Regulatory Compliance matters.

6. Supervises outside counsel on cases as assigned by the General Counsel. Makes recommendations to the General Counsel as to which cases should be handled by outside counsel.

7. Perform other assignments as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school in the United States and at least eight (8) years of experience as a full-time practicing attorney required, which includes legal experience pertaining to transactional, commercial, corporate law, compliance and/or regulatory matters required. Work in areas such as transportation, railroad, real estate, environmental, construction, procurement, insurance or any combinations thereof, is preferred.

• Admission to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania required.

• Must possess a high degree of competence, professionalism, good judgment and leadership skills.

• Proven supervisory/leadership experience preferred.

• Experience using personal computers and Microsoft Office application software is required.



SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.