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Title:  Paralegal Technician II

Application Deadline Date:  12/29/2019
Req ID:  3641
Department:  Financial Regulation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.77
Overview

The Department of Financial Regulation’s 9-member legal division seeks an enthusiastic, diligent, organized professional to assist the division in its work. The legal division assists the Commissioner and the rest of the Department with internal matters, and as legal counsel in administrative proceedings and contested matters, including some litigation. Duties will include assisting attorneys with research, document drafting and assembly, scheduling, document- and case-management, and other duties as assigned. The paralegal will also play a central role in the department’s handling of health-care external appeals.

 

Excellent computer skills and strong research, writing, and time-management skills are highly desirable. The paralegal will report directly to the General Counsel.

 

Specific duties include:

•    Formatting Pleadings and other legal documents in Word for the attorneys.
•    Proofreading legal documents, letters, etc.; 
•    Calendaring attorney meetings and calls; 
•    Setting up Skype meetings and conference calls, reserving conference rooms; 
•    Assisting with External Appeal cases;
•    Reviewing, organizing, scanning and maintaining table of bankruptcy notices, class action notifications, and security breach notices;
•    Maintaining Contracts spreadsheet and communicating with personnel regarding status of contracts;
•    Preparing certified mailings, UPS shipments, assisting with distribution of mail. 
•    Performing duties of the Docket Clerk, which include: 1) Drafting or helping the attorney finalize a draft of a Notice of Hearing or other legal document; 2) Setting up and calendaring the hearing in Outlook; 3) Mailing and emailing the pleading to all parties; 4)Arranging and facilitating Skype telephone conference meetings if appropriate; 5) Recording hearings with recording device or through Skype; 6) Saving those recordings to a Recordings file; 7) Opening, maintaining, updating, and closing docket files for administrative actions; 8) tracking deadlines for filings and required notice periods for hearings; 9) Other duties as necessary.

Who May Apply

This position, Paralegal Technician II (Job Requisition #3641), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please email Gavin.Boyles@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in office, field and courtroom settings. Travel may be required for which private means of transportation must be available. Some evening hours or overtime may be required. Must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and deal tactfully with the public in emotionally charged circumstances.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited program in paralegal studies. An earned JD or 12 months at a Paralegal Technician I level is considered qualifying.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier