Job Details

Legal Assistant

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 06/28/2019

Deadline to apply: Continuous
Pay: $24.58 - $33.44 hourly

POSITION SUMMARY:
Are you an energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and customer service oriented para-professional with a commitment to public service? If you are a highly-motivated, creative problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills that thrives in a fast paced environment and looks forward to the daily challenge of supporting a dynamic and talented team of attorneys and public entity clients, this job may be what you are looking for. The person in this position helps bring Metro's mission to life in tangible ways on a daily basis, and plays a key role in facilitating the smooth, effective, integrated interaction between the lawyers of the Office of Metro Attorney and all Metro departments.

As a Metro Legal Assistant, you must: skillfully and proactively build and maintain positive and productive professional relationships with lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and clients; be adaptable and capable of flexing your work style to suit your attorney's needs; be comfortable performing projects independently, frequently with minimal attorney supervision; demonstrate the ability to successfully discern and navigate competing interests and requests; and be comfortable performing a broad spectrum of duties, error free, on any given day – from basic legal and legislative research, to deep editing and proofing of attorney work product, to routine administrative tasks.

Metro is dedicated to a better future for greater Portland. With a portfolio of clients that span land use and transportation, waste management and recycling, arts venues, the Oregon Convention Center, regional parks and natural areas and the Oregon Zoo, the Metro Attorney's Office supports the generation of economic and cultural opportunity, protects nature and wildlife, and helps create a great place people want to call home.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a legal office or any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. Candidates with a college degree are preferred and government experience is a plus.

To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Application instructions
Please submit 1) electronic application, 2) answers to the supplemental questions, 3) resume and 4) cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Complete details: www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs