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Employment Opportunities

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

Paralegal

TITLE: Paralegal

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

GRADE: E16

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

BRANCH: Directorate

SUPERVISED BY: Assistant General Counsel/Commission Secretary

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Paralegal Associate’s Degree or post-degree Certificate

Experience/Skills

  • 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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

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