Bilingual Office Assistant
Martin Law LLC - Philadelphia

Summary

Assists Legal Team with various duties including medical records, scheduling, scanning, file preparation, and client contact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Logs in medical records to client files including mail, medical records, medical bills, hearing notices, discovery, etc.
  • Schedules depositions, mediations, client appointments, referral lunches, client meetings
  • Medical index and follow up on acquisition of medical records
  • Keeps clients informed by maintaining contact; communicating case progress
  • Maintains case costs by verifying outstanding balance with attorney, clients, and providers.
  • Enhances trial proceedings by organizing evidence, preparing exhibits, scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed.
  • Must be able to read, write, interpret, and speak fluently in both Spanish and English.

Other Responsibilities

  • Responsible to respond to and scan all incoming mail documents
  • Prep files for depositions and mediations
  • Confirm client appointments, depositions, and mediations
  • New client intakes
  • Closing files and strip files
  • Take pictures of clients for file

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Demonstrates attention to detail is organized and can focus on follow up.
  • Research Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Confidentiality
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Speaks clearly and articulately in positive and negative situations
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar;
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments in a timely manner
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Multi- Tasking- Execute or perform more than one task simultaneously

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in worker’s comp and/or law firm a plus

  • Language Skills

Ability to write basic business correspondence and email

  • Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet, Spreadsheet, Word Processing, and Case Management software. Excellent typing skills required. Dictation transcription a plus.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to type necessary
  • Ability to look at computer screen for long periods of time

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19103

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Legal Assistant: 1 year

Required language:

  • Spanish and English

position with the NJ department of law and public safety

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United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - Clerk of court

          

LOCATION:                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:  JS-16 – JS-18         

SALARY:                            $150,611 – $200,526

CLOSING DATE:                October 18, 2017     

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which serves more than 22 million people in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, seeks a dedicated and experienced administrator to be the Clerk of Court.  The Clerk of Court supports the judges of the Court of Appeals by overseeing and leading the Court’s extensive administrative and operational functions.  The Clerk also assists in resolving complex and sensitive issues having a significant impact on the day-to-day functioning of the Court.  The Clerk reports directly to the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and communicates regularly with Circuit Judges and Clerk’s office staff; other court executive units; the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; the Federal Judicial Center; bar associations; and the media.  Travel and public speaking are part of the work of the Clerk.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ main courthouse is in Philadelphia, with satellite Chambers in courthouses in Wilmington, Del.; Newark, N.J.; Trenton, N.J.; Scranton, PA; Erie, PA; and Pittsburgh, PA.  The Circuit has 14 authorized Circuit Judges, 8 Senior Circuit Judges, and approximately 43 Clerk’s office staff.

The Clerk of the Court of Appeals is a statutory position, appointment to which is by the Court. The responsibilities of the position, under the supervision of the Court, include but are not limited to the following:

§  Conduct of the business of the Court, including case management, manual and electronic records maintenance, statistical reporting, special studies, and opinion publication and circulation.

§  Management of a 43-person Clerk’s Office staff, including hiring, supervision, training, and promotion of employees. 

§  Establishment and continuing maintenance of relationships with the district courts of the Circuit and with the practicing bar and governmental agencies having business before the Court.

§  Working with members of the bar and the public to improve the delivery of Court services.

§  As delegated by the Court, under local rules, disposition of motions filed in cases before the Court.

§  Interpretation of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Rules of the Court and explanation of same to counsel, as well as implementation thereof.

§  As requested, consultation with and recommendation to the Court on all matters affecting the orderly and expeditious directing of the Court's business including, but not limited to, consultation regarding federal statutes and regulations and Administrative Office directives, policies and procedures.

§  Participation in the process of planning the annual Court budget and forecasting personnel needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:  To be qualified for appointment as Clerk of Court, a candidate must have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in public service or the private sector that provides the candidate with a thorough understanding of organizational, procedural, and human aspects of managing an organization.  At least 3 of the 10 years must have been in a position that required substantial management responsibility.  The candidate should have demonstrated skill in leading, motivating, and overseeing a diverse workforce and experience with the provision of court services, preferably at the federal level.  The candidate should have a proactive, positive approach to managing change and a creative, innovative approach to planning and problem solving in an institutional setting.  Minimum education is a B.A. or B.S., and a postgraduate degree from an accredited college or university or J.D. from an accredited law school is desirable. The postgraduate degree must be in public, business, or judicial administration and may be substituted for one additional year of the required general experience.  A law degree may be considered as qualifying for two additional years of the required general experience, and the active practice of law in either the public or private sector in a position that had administrative or management responsibilities may substitute for required management experience on a year-for-year basis.

Required Experience:  The candidate must be experienced in managing multiple complex tasks with competing deadlines, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a wide range of persons.  The candidate must be fluent in the use of technology and must be knowledgeable with the operation and maintenance of a court-based electronic case filing system.

 

HOW TO APPLY

1.     To be assured consideration, please submit a cover letter (include vacancy number CO 09/17), resume, narrative statement (see below), and completed application (visit the court’s website at www.ca3.uscourts.gov/appointment-forms-new-hires to download the job application).  Applications may be submitted online to www.ca3.uscourts.gov/vacancy-announcements or by mailing to the following address: Circuit Executive’s Office, 601 Market Street, Room 22409 U.S. Courthouse, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1790, Attn: Michelle Wulff .  Mailed applications should be marked “Confidential”.  All four documents must be submitted by the close of business on October 18, 2017.  Incomplete submissions may not be considered.  Online documents must be in PDF format.  Faxes will not be accepted.

2.     Applicants must also submit the following narrative statement or the application will be rejected:

Describe (1) your abilities and work experiences that exemplify your oral and written skills, and (2) your experience managing multiple priorities and a high volume of work.

The narrative statement should be separate from the resume and cover letter, include a concise description of demonstrated experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities for this position, and be no more than one page in length.

As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a ten-year background investigation, will be subject to subsequent re-investigations every five years, as well as regular performance assessments, and be required to file an annual financial disclosure report.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the court will only communicate with those applicants who will be interviewed.  Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary.  Interviews will likely take place in Philadelphia and will likely begin in October 2017.

 

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

Employment will be provisional and contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the required background investigation.  The successful candidate will also be required to adhere to The Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, which is available upon request.   No private law or ADR practice is permitted concurrent with the position.

Where appropriate and necessary, the court provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Unit at 267-299-4233.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

Interviewing Non-Citizens and Making Offers of Future Employment

Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B).  In most cases, this means that an offer of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as explained below.

Under 8 U.S.C. §1324(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application).

 

BENEFITS

§  An opportunity to serve in a rewarding public service position, providing support to judges and helping ensure equal access to the judicial system.

§  Paid vacation and sick leave; 11 paid holidays per year.  Number of vacation days is determined by years of service and/or experience. 

§  Extensive health, life, dental, vision, and long term care insurance plans.

§  Both a defined benefit pension plan and a matching and tax-deferred 401K plan.

§  Extensive on-line training options.  Travel reimbursement for in-person training and professional conferences available, funds permitting.

§  The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is a smoke-free environment.

 

THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER,

AND ENCOURAGES ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO APPLY


position with stradley ronon stevens & Young, llp

Investment Management Mid Level Associate

 

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP is currently seeking an experienced Associate Attorney to join our prestigious Investment Management and Mutual Funds Group in our Philadelphia, PA office.  Stradley offers associates the opportunity to apply and continually develop their legal skills while being trained and mentored by leaders in the field.

Stradley Ronon's Investment Management practice has earned national recognition for the range and breadth of its representation of investment company clients - with more than 1,000 separatefunds with combined assets under management approaching $2 trillion - including several of the largest investment company complexes in the country.

Our Investment Management/Mutual Funds Practice Group represents retail and institutional investment companies marketing shares through every distribution channel, as well as investment advisers, hedge fund sponsors, managers, administrators and underwriters/distributors. We also serve as independent legal counsel to investment company independent directors/trustees, and as special counsel to other law firms with regard to complex issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (40 Act).

The selected candidate must have the following:

  • 4-6 years of experience as an attorney working within a firm's Investment Management and Mutual Funds Group or with a government agency within the securities field or a related financial field
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise within the field, with an emphasis on the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • License to practice law
  • Excellent writing, communication and analytical skills

All interested candidates please provide a cover letter, resume, law school and/or relevant LLM transcript to legalrecruiting@stradley.com.

Stradley Ronon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



two positions with CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENTS UNIT

REAL ESTATE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

  

Job Title:       Divisional Deputy City Solicitor

                        City of Philadelphia Law Department

                        Real Estate and Economic Development Division

Position:         Attorney in the City of Philadelphia Law Department in the Economic Development and Investments Unit.  Attorney will supervise a group of approximately eight attorneys providing legal counsel to the Department of Public Property, Commerce Department, Department of Parks & Recreation, Free Library, Records Department, Streets Department, Office of Supportive Housing, Art Commission and Planning Commission.  This representation includes advice on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of significant and complex transactional matters involving real estate and economic development. 

The attorney must be or become familiar with the City’s Home Rule Charter and the Philadelphia Code in order to advise clients how to structure, negotiate, and document transactions.  In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the attorney will be responsible for negotiating and drafting deal documents.  Typical transactions include conveyances, leases, license agreements, easements, and concession agreements.  The attorney will draft ordinances as necessary to obtain Philadelphia City Council’s authorization for the transaction. Attorney will report to the Chief Deputy for Economic Development.

The Chief Deputy City Solicitor for the Economic Development and Investments Unit reserves the right to modify and/or add to these duties commensurate with the needs of the unit.

Qualifications:  Minimum of six years relevant legal experience with a minimum of three years real estate law experience.  Must have interest in real estate and economic development issues and be able to work independently. Supervisory experience a plus, but not a requirement

Contact:         Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Brendan O’Rourke, Chief Deputy City Solicitor, at brendan.orourke@phila.gov or contact by phone (215) 683-5291.  The deadline for submissions is September 29, 2017.        

City of Philadelphia residency within 6 months of hire is required.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at:

 

CHILD WELFARE UNIT

 

Job Title:  Divisional Deputy City Solicitor (DDCS)

This position includes supervising multiple attorneys who represent the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Dependency Court Rooms and other forums in Philadelphia Family Court.  The DDCS will be required to train new attorneys and appear with them in Family Court until they are prepared to appear without direct support.  The DDCS will be required to provide direct supervision to assigned attorneys including daily consults regarding challenging issues on their cases and assisting them in the development of legal strategies to support DHS in its work with children and families.  The DDCS will be required to assign cases and create and maintain the monthly Court calendar.

The DDCS may also be required to appear on high profile cases and other matters as deemed necessary by vacancies on the Court teams and/or at the direction of the Chief Deputy of the CWU or the Chair of the Social Services Law Group.

The DDCS may also be responsible for the newly created unit that will handle the Child Abuse Expunction Appeal Hearings before the Pennsylvania Bureau of Hearings and Appeals (BHA) and Solicitor Review of Child Protective Services Reports Dispositions and dependent petition review.  The DDCS will also be responsible for providing oversight and support to attorneys who are preparing files for review (redactions), and supporting attorneys who are on Emergency Duty. 

The DDCS may act as the liaison for Domestic Relations Court, including responsibility for data sharing and vetting of dependency issues in custody matters with families. The DDCS will also act as the clearinghouse for DR Court matters and information for DHS/CUA staff. 

The DDCS will be required to provide consults to the DHS on a daily basis regarding difficult cases and decisions and determining appropriate and available legal remedies.

The DDCS will become part of the CWU’s management team which includes the Chief, other Divisional Deputies and the Chair of the Social Services Law group.   The management team addresses, among other things, systemic issues in child welfare work, operational issues in the CWU, and training and professional development of the CWU staff.

The CWU Senior Management, i.e. the Chief Deputy and the Chair of Social Services Law Group reserve the right to modify and/or add to the duties commensurate with the needs of the CWU.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate would have significant experience in child welfare law, Dependency Court, Child Abuse Expunction Appeals and a strong understanding of DHS policy and structural organization.  The candidate must also have the ability to work collaboratively with the CWU Management Team, DHS leadership and staff and the other child welfare stakeholders to solve the myriad of issues that arise on a daily basis when dealing with abused and neglected children and their families.

Contact:         Interested candidates should send resumes to Jonathan Houlon, Chief Deputy of the Child Welfare Unit, and Vanessa Garrett-Harley, Chair of the Social Services Law Group, by September 21, 2017.

City of Philadelphia residency within 6 months of hire is required.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations


multiple openings with the city of philadelphia

 

  1. NEW Title:  Deputy Director, Division of Planning and Zoning

Department: Department of Planning and Development

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

2.       NEW Title: Deputy Director for Community Schools

Department: Mayor's Office of Education

Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

3.       NEW Title:  Deputy Director of PHLpreK

Department: Mayor's Office of Education

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

4.       NEW Title: Deputy Director for Operations

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: $80,000 - $88,000

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

5.       NEW Title: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - Program Coordinator

Department: Office of Emergency Management

Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

Experience: Professional Level

 

6.       NEW Title: Program Manager—Better Bike Share

Department: Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) - MDO

Salary Range: $58,000-65,000

Experience: Professional Level

 

7.       Title: Senior Attorney – Risk Management

Department: Finance

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

8.       Title: Floodplain Manager

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Mid-senior Level

 

9.       Title: Business Process Specialist

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

10.   Title: Content Analyst

Department: Department of Licenses and Inspections

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Experience: Professional

 

11.   Title: Volunteer Program Manager, Citywide Out-of-School Time Initiative

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000

Experience: Professional Level

 

12.   Title: Violence Prevention Data & Policy Analyst

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Experience Level: Professional Level

 

13.   Title: Coordinator for the Office of Black Male Engagement

Department: Mayor’s Office of Black Male Engagement

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

14.   Title: ADA Coordinator

Department: Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience: Professional Level

 

15.   Innovation and Technology Careers: 19 different opportunities – View here.

Experience: Multiple Levels


Executive Director, Housing Authority

Employment Opportunity:  The Greene County Housing Authority currently has one full-time vacancy for Executive Director, Housing Authority.

Applications will only be accepted between September 11, 2017 and September 22, 2017.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Greene County.  You must be a resident of Fayette, Greene, or Washington County at the time of application.

Job DutiesYou will plan, organize, and coordinate all phases of the Housing Authority program.  You will serve as the advisor to the Board of Commissioners on all management problems, and recommend improvements to methods and procedures.  You will analyze records and reports to determine the effectiveness of overall operations.  You will exercise independent judgement within the framework of establishing policy and existing laws governing housing authorities.

In order to be considered, applicants must be PA residents, must pass the associated Civil Service exam, and must meet the following minimum requirements:  three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in a housing authority or other publicly or privately owned government subsidized housing and a bachelor’s degree; OR four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in subsidized housing or four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience. 

Starting Salary: $60,000/annually, with excellent benefits.  (Salary varies, depending on qualifications and vacancy location.)

Have questions?  Contact Lois Mocniak at (724) 852-2152 or lmocniak@windstream.net.

How to ApplyApply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2000-094 for Executive Director, Housing Authority to submit your application.  Transcript copies are required with your application. Fax copies to (717) 787-8650, or e-mail them to RA-cs-transcripts@pa.gov.  You will be tested after your qualifications are reviewed.  The test will be scheduled as soon as possible after the announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined.

After your eligibility is determined, you will receive notification to schedule yourself for testing.  The test will be held at the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission’s office in Harrisburg as soon as possible after the application closing date.  There will be no rescheduling or retesting under this announcement.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

Location:

102 School Drive
Waynesburg, PA  15370-1858


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LAW DEPARTMENT

COMMERCIAL LAW UNIT

 

Job Title:  DIVISIONAL DEPUTY CITY SOLICITOR

Position:   City of Philadelphia Law Department seeks a licensed Pennsylvania attorney for the position of Divisional Deputy City Solicitor to supervise the Finance and Contracts Division of its Commercial Law Unit.  The Division is currently comprised of 8 attorneys and 5 legal assistants.  The Divisional Deputy is counsel to multiple City agencies regarding contract matters, including the Departments of Human Services and Public Health, Offices of City Treasurer, Director of Finance and Chief Administrative Officer, Procurement Department and the Department of Public Property.  Principal practice areas include bond issues and other municipal finance matters, competitive procurement law (RFPs and bids) and some general corporate law. 

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate would have seven or more years in practice, with substantial experience working directly with clients and managing client relationships. Experience managing lawyers strongly preferred, as is direct experience in the foregoing practice areas, substantial experience handling complex commercial transactions, and strong drafting and negotiating skills. 

Contact:         Please submit all resumes and inquiries to Francois Dutchie, Divisional Deputy City Solicitor for the Commercial Law Unit, at francois.dutchie@phila.gov by September 22, 2017. 

 

City of Philadelphia residency within 6 months of hire is required.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website at: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations


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philadelphia legal assistance is hiring three paralegals

Position: Paralegal in the Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time, Spanish-speaking paralegal to work with Pennsylvania farmworkers.

Background: The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) is a unit of Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA), a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded program. PFP provides legal representation to the migrant and seasonal agricultural worker population throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The vast majority of farmworkers are monolingual Spanish speakers who migrate to Pennsylvania from other parts of the U.S. and Mexico. There are also workers who migrate to Pennsylvania from Haiti, Thailand, Jamaica and other countries.

Responsibilities:

Conduct intake screenings with potential clients, and serve as primary point of contact for clients and the Farmworker Project.  Organize and conduct extensive community education and outreach to migrant farmworkers in labor camps throughout Pennsylvania, as well as to governmental and social service agencies that come in contact with these workers.  Travel and work during evenings, and some weekends, will be required.  Developing written educational materials and presentation topics for outreach will also be part of the Paralegal’s outreach duties.

Perform research and gain substantive knowledge of state and federal protections for farmworkers and other low-wage/immigrant workers, including state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws, anti-discrimination laws, and tax laws.  Conduct client interviews, develop cases draft complaints to government enforcement agencies and assist with litigation in state and/or federal court. 

Qualifications:

1) Fluency in written and spoken Spanish REQUIRED.  2) Excellent research and writing skills.  3) A driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout Pennsylvania (and stay overnight when necessary).  4) Bachelor’s Degree.  5) Previous experience working with farmworkers, immigrants or a low-income client population is an advantage.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Interested persons should send their cover letter and resume to: Hiring Committee, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, 718 Arch Street, Suite 300N, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1535, by email to work@philalegal.org. Position will remain open until filled. PLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Position: Paralegal in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time paralegal to work with low-income taxpayers in Philadelphia.

Background: The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) at Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) is a program funded largely by the IRS to help low income taxpayers avail themselves of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, avoid having to pay taxes that are incorrectly high and/or that they cannot currently afford to pay, and to otherwise resolve disputes with the IRS.

Responsibilities: The paralegal will assist LITC attorney with complex cases while also handling their own caseload.  The paralegal’s duties would include conducting initial client eligibility screenings; researching and referring clients to free tax preparation sites; assisting clients with information gathering, organization of information and financial documents; researching and understanding IRS terminology and regulations of the Internal Revenue Code, Internal Revenue Manual, and IRS publications; advocating on behalf of clients with the IRS;  developing content for the LITC’s webpage - http://philalegal.org/litc - and other educational materials; and other duties as required.

This position is ideal for someone with an interest in how tax policy and the administration of the IRS, one of the largest federal bureaucracies, affect people living in poverty.  The paralegal will learn about issues such as filing statuses, dependency exemptions, earned income and child tax credits, premium tax credits and shared responsibility payments under the Affordable Care Act, cancellations of debt, early retirement withdrawals, and unreported income.  

Qualifications:

1)            Dedication to working with low-income clients;

2)            Patience and persistence in interpersonal communications and case work;

3)            Attention to detail and the ability to read and re-read consecutive pages of fine print;

4)            Excellent writing skills and the ability to present complex concepts in simple, clear language;

5)            Strong organizational and time management skills;

6)            Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is desired but not necessary;

7)            Technological/coding aptitude and creativity is welcome.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Interested persons should send their cover letter and resume to: Hiring Committee, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, 718 Arch Street, Suite 300N, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1535, by fax to 215-981-3860 or by email to work@philalegal.org. Position will remain open until filled. PLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

POSITION: “SAVE YOUR HOME PHILLY” PARALEGAL (TEMPORARY)

Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) seeks to immediately hire a full-time paralegal to work with low-income Philadelphia residents in danger of losing their homes.   This is a temporary position for one year.

Background

PLA provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia. For Philadelphia residents who are low-income, elderly, or disabled, our legal assistance is often crucial to protecting their homes, their children, their safety, and their livelihood.

PLA operates the “Save Your Home Philly” Hotline, a central point of contact for Philadelphia homeowners at risk of losing their homes. The lawyers and paralegals at PLA work in close collaboration with Community Legal Services, Philadelphia VIP, and a network of housing counselors to assist homeowners in navigating the legal system, understanding and safeguarding their rights, and avoiding homelessness. The Hotline is a critical piece of the network of services available in Philadelphia for low-income homeowners to preserve neighborhood and family stability by remaining in their homes.  Hotline paralegals play a direct role in obtaining affordable housing costs for low-income homeowners.

Responsibilities

A successful candidate will have a variety of responsibilities as part of a team of attorneys and paralegals, including:

·       Interviewing and advising clients faced with mortgage and tax problems, both in person and over the phone

·       Evaluating a client’s situation and making appropriate referrals

·       Advocating for clients with mortgage companies and taxing authorities in writing as well as over the phone

·       Researching, understanding and utilizing statues, regulations and city ordinances

·       Coordinating and managing case referrals

·       Tracking policy developments anddisseminating new information to other paralegals on the team

·       Providing litigation support to housing unit attorneys

·       Proposing and supporting loan modification agreements

Qualifications

Working with “Save Your Home Philly” is a hands-on, skill-building experience.  Previous knowledge of consumer and homeownership legal issues is not a requirement for this position. Qualifications include:

·       Strong communication and interviewing skills

·       Commitment to improving the well-being of low-income communities

·       Compassion, understanding, patience, and a talent for working cooperatively with a broad spectrum of people

·       Maturity, self-motivation, and ability to adapt quickly

·       Prior work or volunteer experience at a non-profit serving low-income clients is preferred

Salary and benefits

Salary is commensurate with years of experience and is comparable to other public interest paralegal salaries. Benefits include excellent health care coverage and generous vacation and holiday benefits.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

PLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter via regular mail, email, or fax to:

Hiring Committee

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

718 Arch Street, Suite 300N

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 215-981-3800

Fax: 215-981-3860

work@philalegal.org


FEDERAL COMMUNITY DEFENDER OFFICE
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

TRIAL UNIT

ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER

 

            The Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has a vacancy for at least one Assistant Federal Defender in its Trial Unit.

            The Assistant Federal Defender in the Trial Unit represents indigent defendants in federal cases from inception through appeal and witnesses ingrand jury proceedings.  The Assistant Federal Defender conducts bail hearings, writes and litigates motions to suppress and other pre-trial motions, directs defense investigation, represents defendants at jury trials, sentencings, and violations of supervised release proceedings, and, on occasion, in collateral proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 2255. 

            Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of criminal litigation experience and substantial trial experience.  Federal criminal experience and a demonstrated working knowledge of federal criminal law, including success with jury trials and sentencing guidelines, is preferred but not required.  Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, a commitment to the representation of the indigent, and a reputation for personal and professional integrity.  Candidates must demonstrate strong research and writing abilities.  Candidates must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and cooperatively with clients, colleagues, witnesses, staff, and court and agency personnel.  Fluency in the Spanish language is highly desirable.  Experience using Trial Director and PowerPoint or a willingness to learn such trial technology is required.  An ability and willingness to travel throughout the nine county Eastern District of Pennsylvania area, and occasionally outside of Pennsylvania, is required.

            Applicants must be members in good standing of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and, subsequent to hiring, gain admission to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit.

            Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Barbara McCrowell, Personnel Administrator, via e-mail at EmploymentPAE@fd.org, or by regular mail to Suite 540 West, The Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.  Candidates will be interviewed on an ongoing basis, and the position will remain open, until filled.  Attorneys who applied in the past three months will be automatically considered for this position and need not reapply.  Only those applicants granted an interview will be notified.

            Please note that the candidate selected to fill this position must be on board no later than September 25, 2017.

            Salary will be based upon experience consistent with federal guidelines and regulations.  The filling of this positon is subject to the funding restrictions and approval of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.  The Federal Defender Office is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Executive Director, Housing Authority

 

Employment Opportunity:  The Lancaster City Housing Authority currently has one full-time vacancy for Executive Director, Housing Authority.

 

Applications will only be accepted between August 21, 2017 and September 1, 2017.  When applying, you must indicate a willingness to accept employment in Lancaster County. 

 

Job DutiesYou will assume overall responsibility for the effective and efficient direction of the Authority, including the planning, directing, and coordinating of operational and administrative facets of the housing programs.  You will plan, develop, and present the objectives, policies, operating plans, and budgets of the Authority for approval of the Board of Directors.  You will design guidelines, procedures, organizational structures, programs, and methods to increase effectiveness of managerial policies and practices.  You will define staffing levels and position responsibilities; and make decisions relative to employment, performance, salary, promotion, transfer, or termination of personnel.  You will represent the Authority at the local, regional, and national levels to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship and positive recognition; and to resolve any conflicts with other agencies interacting with the Authority.

In order to be considered, applicants must be PA residents, must pass the associated Civil Service exam, and must meet the following minimum requirements:  three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in a housing authority or other publicly or privately owned government subsidized housing and a bachelor’s degree; OR four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor’s degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training which included three years of professional administrative supervisory experience in subsidized housing or four years of professional administrative experience in residential property management, which included two years of supervisory experience. 

Starting Salary: $87,568/annually, with excellent benefits.  (Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications.)

Have questions?  Contact Robert C. Schellhamer, Executive Director, Lancaster City Housing Authority, at (717) 283-0416 or rcs@lcha.ws.

How to ApplyApply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2000-094 for Executive Director, Housing Authority to submit your application.  Transcript copies are required with your application. Fax copies to (717) 787-8650, or e-mail them to RA-cs-transcripts@pa.gov.  You will be tested after your qualifications are reviewed.  The test will be scheduled as soon as possible after the announcement closes for application and your eligibility has been determined.

After your eligibility is determined, you will receive notification to schedule yourself for testing.  The test will be held at the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission’s office in Harrisburg as soon as possible after the application closing date.  There will be no rescheduling or retesting under this announcement.

Veterans:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

Location:

325 Church Street
Lancaster, PA  17602-4201


positions with the new jersey department of law and public safety

Office of the Attorney General:

·       #17-201: Deputy Attorney General 4 or Deputy Attorney General 3 (Office of Equal Employment Opportunity). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements. Responses must include a cover letter indicating date of new jersey bar admission, resume, and a writing sample. Response packages will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for an interview on the basis of their resume and all supporting documentation submitted. Applicants who do not submit evidence of the stated requirements will not be considered for an interview. Please ensure that you include a daytime phone number and include your name on your writing sample. Packages must be received before the closing date of 08/21/2017.

 

Division of Law:

·       #17-179: Deputy Attorney General 4 (Employment Litigation). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements.  If you possess the required experience and are interested in the position, you must complete an application found on the Division of Law’s website at http://www.nj.gov/oag/law/pdf/dagapp-form-fill.pdf (current Division of Law employees need only send a resume and cover letter). When completed, please send the application, a resume, cover letter indicating vacancy #17-179, Certificate of Good Standing with the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a legal writing sample with your name on it, and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript, together in one package, before the closing date of 11/30/2017.

·       #17-180: Deputy Attorney General 4 (Tort Litigation & Judiciary). This announcement is open to applicants who meet the requirements.  If you possess the required experience and are interested in the position, you must complete an application found on the Division of Law’s website at http://www.nj.gov/oag/law/pdf/dagapp-form-fill.pdf (current Division of Law employees need only send a resume and cover letter). When completed, please send the application, a resume, cover letter indicating vacancy #17-179, Certificate of Good Standing with the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a legal writing sample with your name on it, and an unofficial copy of your law school transcript, together in one package, before the closing date of 11/30/2017.