American Water Regulatory Paralegal / Database Librarian in Camden, New Jersey

American Water is consolidating employees based at multiple sites in southern New Jersey into one Corporate Headquarters location in Camden, New Jersey for a greater sense of community, efficiency and collaboration. More than 600 people from each of the four existing buildings will move in a phased approach beginning in early October and continuing through November. Positions posted in Voorhees, Mount Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ will ultimately be based in Camden, NJ.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Short Description

American Water is looking for a Regulatory Paralegal to join their dynamic team in Camden, NJ! This exciting role will serve in supporting a team of attorneys with varied responsibilites and continuous challenges. Some of the words that would best describe our team, and the ideal person joining us, would be Passionate, Positive, and Proactive. We offer an inclusive, diverse culture, with a supportive environment and are now home in a stunning new building on the Camden Waterfront. We offer a tremendous benefits package and continuous development and career growth. Apply today for immediate consideration!

Primary Role

The Regulatory Paralegal/Database Librarian will support the Corporate Regulatory team (Regulatory Counsel and Regulatory Services) on regulatory matters, including assisting with regulatory reporting, database management and corporate secretarial functions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain a SharePoint database to house and manage regulatory proceedings for each state, including administration of security and access rights, customization of site, creation and maintenance of templates (e.g., libraries, document sets, workflow, etc.), management of metadata and overall site management and upkeep to ensure consistency across state regulatory sites.

  • Train and work with regulatory counsel, functional groups such as regulatory services, state subsidiary and divisional rate leads and other stakeholders throughout the business to ensure efficient and effective use of SharePoint for managing regulatory proceedings.

  • Assist in coordinating data request information in rate cases, management audits, and other regulatory proceedings (e.g., financings, acquisitions, etc.) to ensure integrity of information, consistency, and timeliness of responses regarding national issues.

  • Develop and maintain other databases such as document management and matter management systems.

  • Work with regulatory counsel, regulatory services, state rate leaders and state legal counsel to develop and update regulatory reports.

  • Assist with the development and delivery of training to the business regarding regulatory issues.

  • Assist in the evaluation of processes for purposes of developing process improvements, including the development of supportive technology and applications, as appropriate.

  • Provide other support to regulatory counsel and regulatory services, as requested from time to time.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Strong research and writing skills

  • Knowledge and “power user” skill set for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2016

  • Professional understanding and knowledge of various metadata formats

  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices and emerging issues in metadata, digitization and automation

  • Proficiency in all Microsoft office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to consistently meet deadlines with high-quality work product in a fast-paced environment

  • Superior organizational/planning skills

  • Proactive with strong initiative and superior attention to detail

  • Ability to interact effectively with all areas and levels of the organization

  • Flexible, has a sense of humor, and a team player who works well in a collegial environment

Competencies

Functional / Technical Skills

Learning on the Fly

Organizational Agility

Problem Solving

Time Management

Experience / Education

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in database development, organization and management or regulatory matters.

  • Bachelor’s degree. Paralegal certification is a plus.

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