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Category: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: May. 16, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time

Description

SALARY:  $21.00/  hour

DEPARTMENT:  Legal
          
SUPERVISOR:   Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel

WORK SCHEDULE:   
During normal business hours,  Monday -  Friday.   

Temporary position will work 8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.,  Monday -  Friday,  40 hours per week during summer.  The position will end at the end of the summer or end of project.

CO-OP GUIDELINES:
Students who have completed at least one year of law school and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply.  Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program.   

PURPOSE OF POSITION:   

Under the direction of Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel or designee,  performs legal research,  analysis and/or written support for litigation,  administrative proceedings,  contracts,  policy review and development,  and other support duties as assigned by the Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel or designee.    

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.      Conducts legal research and analyzes law sources such as statutes,  recorded judicial decisions,  legal articles,  constitutions,  and legal codes to prepare legal documents.   

2.      Reviews and analyzes contracts,  policies,  and other legal documents for approval by the Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel and/or designee.   

3.      Drafts pleadings,  briefs,  contracts,  and other legal documents.

4.      Summarizes depositions,  interrogatories,  and testimony. 

5.      Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.

6.      Assists in claims investigation and takes statements from claimants. 

7.      Attends depositions,  court or administrative hearings,  and trials with the Senior Legal/Regulatory Counsel and/or designee as necessary.   

8.      Performs other related duties as required or assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and admitted or attending a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is required.     Superior academic credentials preferred.

Licensing/Certification: 
Must have a valid driver’s license (minimum Class F).
  
Knowledge,  Skills and Abilities:

•      Knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology; 
•      Excellent verbal and written communication skills; 
•      Ability to conduct legal research using federal,  state,  and other resources; 
•      Excellent computer skills,  including using Microsoft Office software. 
•      Ability to work independently,  multi-task and control information to ensure confidentiality.

Physical Requirements:

Typically,  sedentary work.   Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication.   Substantial movements of the wrists,  hands,  and/or fingers,  and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required.  Bending and stooping may be required for filing and file retrieval.    

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment;  however,  investigations may be conducted at accident sites or rights-of-way under different weather conditions.
  
Miscellaneous Requirements: 

New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Program upon hire,  and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment.   Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.    
Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.

TESTING:
Testing may be required.

HOW TO APPLY:   
Interested applicants may apply online at cityutilities.net under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.   

NOTE:   
Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.

To assist management in determining a candidate’s qualifications,  knowledge,  and skills please complete all blanks on the application.   An incomplete application may disqualify a candidate for this position.   

 

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