Legal Assistant

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
The Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is seeking an individual who is self-motivated, detail oriented, and has strong communication skills to join their team as a Legal Assistant. This position requires taking incoming calls and assisting internal and external customers with appeals procedures, as well as investigating facts, preparing legal documents, and processing appeals.


Principal Duties
The legal assistant in this position will perform the following:Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, and contracts.
Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
Meet with clients and other professionals to discuss details of case.

Ideal Applicant
The ideal applicant is someone who has the:
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

This position may be filled as a career mobility.

Why You Should Join Our Team
Besides working with an agency that is dedicated to helping the citizens of Utah, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. We also provide generous paid time off and flexible work schedules for a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of benefits we offer.

The Agency
The mission of Workforce Services is we strengthen Utah’s communities by connecting the
workforce to new opportunities and providing services to individuals and families in need. Today, more than 2,200 Workforce Services employees assist individuals in preparing for and finding jobs, meeting workforce needs of Utah businesses, administering temporary assistance, and providing economic data and analysis. Through a collaborative approach, the department has served millions of Utahns and has become a leader on several statewide initiatives. These include intergenerational poverty, homelessness, affordable housing, supporting refugees, helping rural communities, serving veterans and individuals with disabilities, and getting Utahns trained and back to work. To learn more about Workforce Services, click here.


Supplemental Information
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.

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