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Legal Assistant

Tuscaloosa - Alabama (AL), 35487

The University of Alabama

$54 an hour

Job Description:

Job no: 510394
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Advising/Peer Support

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 54 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 11.64 Midpoint - $ 15.48

Department/Organization: 218142 – AL Disability Advocacy Prog (ADAP)

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, maintains a substantial and diverse work load, with a high degree of accuracy. Assists attorneys and advocates in specialized workgroups with day-to-day operations of the ADAP program. Oversees general office, administrative and secretarial duties with some variety and complexity.

Additional Department Summary: ADAP is the statewide protection and advocacy system for the state of Alabama. ADAP works to achieve fairness and justice for Alabamians with disabilities. We provide legally-based advocacy services; investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against persons with disabilities; participate in legislative and regulatory advocacy work; and conduct education and outreach about disability rights

Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible office experience or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience in which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Requires basic knowledge in the usage of personal computers and standard application software (such as, word processing, spreadsheet, and database management). Knowledge in internet research. Incumbent must be able to perform multiple task, have the ability to analyze and prioritize issues. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work independently. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of standard office equipment a must. Ability to understand social service delivery systems which will impact individuals with disabilities. Exceptional writing and editing skills. Ability to establish and sustain good working relationships with outside agencies and contacts. Ability to decipher legal and medical documents. Good organizational skills. Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Equivalencies: High school diploma or equivalent and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible office experience; OR an Associates degree in secretarial science, office administration, legal assistant, paralegal or a related field of study and two (2) years of progressively responsible office experience; OR a Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of progressively responsible office experience.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be eligible to become a Notary Public. Upon hire, the successful applicant will immediately submit to a background investigation conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (Declaration for Federal Employment, OMB No. 3206-0182). Continued employment is contingent on passing this background investigation. Requires occasional in-state travel (4-6 times per year). Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Requires basic knowledge in the usage of personal computers and standard application software (such as, word processing, spreadsheet, and database management). Knowledge in internet research. Incumbent must be able to perform multiple task, have the ability to analyze and prioritize issues. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work independently. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of standard office equipment a must. Ability to understand social service delivery systems which will impact individuals with disabilities. Exceptional writing and editing skills. Ability to establish and sustain good working relationships with outside agencies and contacts. Ability to decipher legal and medical documents. Good organizational skills. Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications: Spanish speaking. Experience with Concur and related UA purchasing/procurement practices.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"Poster

Advertised: 10 Dec 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 13 Dec 2019 Central Standard Time

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