Company: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Job description:

Functional Job Title: Paralegal (Boston Office)
Job Title: Paralegal Specialist
NAGE Unit 6, Job Grade 10
Fair Labor Division/Public Protection Advocacy Bureau

Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell is looking for a highly motivated person to join her team as a Paralegal in the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division. The Fair Labor Division (FLD) investigates and enforces the Massachusetts wage and hour and other laws governing fair labor standards and public construction bidding laws under Chapters 149 and 151 of the Massachusetts General Laws and related regulations.

Primary Duties: Provide day-to-day support for all aspects of the attorneys’ case requirements. The responsibilities for this position may include the following: fact gathering; attending witness meetings and depositions (both in and outside the office), court hearings, and trials; organizing and maintaining files; reviewing documents and exhibits; providing support and assistance to the attorneys in preparation for hearings, depositions, meetings, or trial; communicating with attorneys and witnesses, as well as court clerk’s offices and members of the public; screening and preparing mail; managing calendars, including the scheduling of critical dates, deadlines, and case-related appointments; completing forms; preparing court documents for filing; and maintaining and updating a case management system. Additionally, there will be administrative and clerical duties, including some typing and filing and other duties that may be assigned, as needed. Candidate may, under the supervision of an Assistant Attorney General, be responsible for responding to requests for private right of action, personnel records, waivers, public records, as well as sending advisory letters to members of the public.

Position Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience in legal research or legal assistant work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:
1. An Associate’s or higher degree may be substituted for the required experience.
2. Paralegal certificate may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with prior civil litigation experience are preferred for this position. Strong writing, organizational, and communication skills are required. The successful applicant will be a motivated worker who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should have the ability to adjust to changing situations and priorities. We seek an individual who possesses strong computer skills and who demonstrates an attention to detail. Knowledge of Word and Excel are required, and a candidate with a working knowledge of Westlaw is preferred.

We seek an individual committed to working in the public interest who can build rapport with people from different ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a connection to the people and communities we serve, including historically marginalized communities, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment. The ideal candidate will be able to exercise discretion in handling confidential information, exercise sound judgment, and recognize problems in daily work activities. They will be able to follow oral and written instructions, communicate effectively, and gather information through observing and questioning individuals and by examining records and documents. Applicants should possess an ability to work successfully independently, as well as part of a team, and to perform the required work under deadlines.

Please Note: COVID-19 vaccines are required of all AGO employees. Absent an approved medical or religious accommodation or pregnancy exemption, all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment with the AGO. Additionally, new hires are required to receive their first booster shot prior to the start of their employment, or within 30 days of eligibility, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation or pregnancy exemption. Our hybrid model includes some telework days for most positions.

Position Type: Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Salary: $2,176.12 to $3,101.98/bi-weekly. Salary is determined by procedures outlined in applicable collective bargaining agreements and personnel procedures. Starting salary is determined at the corresponding step on the applicable salary chart (Unit 6 NAGE, National Association of Government Employees, Grade 10) for total years of relevant experience, minus the Minimum Entrance Requirements outlined in the Position Requirements section above.

Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. Our hybrid model includes some telework days for most positions.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.

Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Lori Swanson, Administrative Assistant
Fair Labor Division
617-963-2126

The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job type: Full Time

Fully remote: Yes

Salary range: $2,176.12 to $3,101.98/bi-weekly

Location: Boston, MA

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