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Employment Opportunities

The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), a federal-interstate water resource management agency, currently has one employment opportunity:


TITLE: Paralegal

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time (37.5 hrs/week) or Part-Time (32 hrs/week)


SALARY RANGE: $49,800 - $74,800

BRANCH: Directorate

SUPERVISED BY: Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary


Under supervision of the Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary, this individual will maintain orderly records of agency deliberations and actions; maintain up-to-date regulatory codes; develop rulemaking schedules and quarterly meeting schedules; prepare agendas for quarterly meetings; draft and file state and federal register notices for public hearings and rulemakings; prepare draft meeting Minutes; assemble and index decision making records; format and amend complex documents and appendices; perform fact-checking and other research; track the appointment of alternate commissioners; maintain a roster of commissioners, alternates and key advisors; and in all activities, engage cooperatively with all branches, members, co-regulators, regulated entities and partners.

General Responsibilities

  • Prepare and file public notices with state and federal registers for public meetings, hearings and draft and final rulemaking actions.
  • Format, finalize and index resolutions, minutes and other permanent records.
  • Identify, file and index decision making records.
  • Assemble, label and index documents in response to records requests in litigation (discovery) context.
  • Prepare draft Minutes of Commission meetings.
  • Perform factual research on-line.
  • Obtain items through interlibrary loan as needed, working with state and university libraries.
  • Serve as custodian of records as necessary.
  • Organize legal research for ready retrieval.
  • Exercise discretion in handling deliberative records and information; maintain confidence by keeping attorney-client information confidential.
  • Read, research, review, verify and rout correspondence, reports and other documents.
  • Draft letters and documents, initiate telecommunications, organize meetings and/or conferences, schedule court reporters, coordinate preparation of courtroom visuals and prepare own expense reports. 
  • Use various types of electronic and/or manual recording and digital information systems.
  • Work cooperatively with all branches internally and with external partners as needed.



Paralegal Associate’s Degree or post-degree Certificate


  • Five plus years of legal/legislative experience.         
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and adhere to schedules.
  • Knowledge of fundamental legal principles and concepts.
  • Understanding or readiness to learn basic administrative law principles, including how to identify and cite to statutes and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly, accurately and concisely in writing.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prepare clear and grammatical correspondence as required in the course of official duties.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain communication with other government agencies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain permanent records and files.
  • Ability to learn how to use various types of electronic and/or digital recording, database and other information systems.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, including ability to create a table of contents, sections, text styles, tables and hyperlinks, as well as to insert graphics.
  • Ability to create and format tables in both Microsoft Word and Excel.


Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Send resume via email to: jobs@drbc.gov

Deadline to Apply: 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2019