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Legal Assistant

Employer: RI Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Contact: Sharon Ann Dragon
Phone: 14012744400

Email: sdragon@riag.ri.gov

Job Description

LEGAL ASSISTANT
RHODE ISLAND OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CIVIL DIVISION/ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY UNIT
PAY GRADE 8714 ($43,228 – $47,114)
Or commensurate with experience
January 17, 2023 – February 7, 2023

About the Office of the Attorney General: The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Rhode Island through a broad range of duties. Every day, the Office’s attorneys fight to ensure the public safety of the state’s communities, improve the economic security of its citizens, safeguard the state’s spectacular natural resources, and restore the public’s trust in government. Assistant and Special Assistant Attorneys General represent the people of Rhode Island in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts, and the supreme courts of Rhode Island and the United States. Paralegals and administrative staff provide important support to the attorneys and to the Office. The Office is unique among attorneys general offices across the country. Out of fifty states, only two other offices share the same broad criminal mission. The Office’s attorneys prosecute complex and violent crimes but also functionally serve as one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices, prosecuting all felonies throughout the state.

Civil Division: The Civil Division leads affirmative and defensive litigation on behalf of the state, counsels the Attorney General and other government officials, and performs a range of regulatory duties. From identifying and pursuing landmark civil actions against businesses and individuals that have harmed Rhode Islanders to defending state laws, state agencies, state general officers, legislators, and employees, the Division and its attorneys are at the forefront of matters being litigated before trial courts, appellate courts, and the supreme courts of Rhode Island and the United States.

Environment and Energy Unit: The Environment and Energy Unit within the Civil Division develops and leads high-impact, cutting-edge advocacy efforts in the environment and energy sectors, counsels the Attorney General and other government officials on environmental and energy-related issues; performs a range of functions, including litigation, public comment, policy development, and provides oversight with respect to state and federal agencies’ regulatory actions and responsibilities. From identifying and pursuing landmark civil actions against businesses and individuals that have harmed or threaten to harm the health of Rhode Islanders and/or the State’s public trust resources, to defending state laws, the Unit’s attorneys are at the forefront of matters being litigated before trial courts, appellate courts, and the supreme courts of Rhode Island and the United States.

Duties/Responsibilities: The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated person with significant opportunities for advancement. The office is seeking a legal assistant that will be responsible for paralegal/secretarial duties and offer assistance to the Civil Division and its attorneys. Primary responsibilities include preparation of legal documents and correspondence, monitoring regulatory dockets, maintaining multiple calendars and scheduling, entering data for case tracking programs, electronic filing with the Courts, preparing and maintaining case files, assisting with incoming mail and telephone calls and other related duties, as instructed.
Education/Experience/Special Requirements: Experience such as may have been gained through employment in a responsible legal assistant position or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent. Applicants must possess superior clerical and organizational skills, as well as the capacity to function at a high level in a demanding environment. Additionally, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other support staff, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies. Candidates must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

If applying for position by submitting cover letter and resume via mail or email, no need to apply through online system.

How to Apply: Applicants should email or mail (1) a cover letter summarizing why you are interested and describing the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position, (2) resume, and (3) list of three references to:

Aida Crosson
Director of Administration
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
ACrosson@riag.ri.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Attorney General’s Office is stronger, more credible, and more capable when its employees bring diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to their work. The Office encourages all qualified applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, or covered veteran status.

Other Information: Finalists will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation.

Requirements

Salary Levels

$43,228.00 - $47,114.00

Positions Available

There are 1 positions available at this time.

Application Period

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 through Tuesday, February 07, 2023

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