From: Wisconsin Municipalities(State)
Start Date22 Sep, 2022 (2 months ago)
Due Date16 Oct, 2022 (1 month ago)
Opportunity TypeBid Notification
Customer / AgencyLeague Of Wisconsin Municipalities
Location131 W Wilson Street,Suite 505, Madison, WI 53703
Legal Assistant/ParalegalCity of Neenah, WIThe City of Neenah is seeking a full time Legal Assistant/Paralegal to assist the City Attorney and join the Department of Legal and Administrative Services.The Legal Assistant supports the City Attorney in legal procedures, preparation of legal documents, and other functions assigned. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal has frequent contact with citizens, employees, and public officials. They must utilize professional knowledge and communication skills to answer inquiries or direct them to the appropriate person. Work requires the independent exercise of judgment in accordance with established policies and the requirements of law, subject to general review and supervision. Sound judgment, based in a broad knowledge of areas of typical municipal law practice and general functions of the City of Neenah, is necessary.Responsibilities: Provides legal clerical support and obtains and documents information regarding legal matters. Prepares various documents for City Attorney approval / signature.Drafts and files real estate documents, basic civil pleadings, bankruptcy claims, probate claims, and small claims court documents in coordination with supervising attorney. Arranges for proper legal service.Assists with review and administration of claims against the City.Prepares pleadings, briefs, letters, memos, and other legal documents in final form, working from computer-generated drafts of the City Attorney.Assists department heads, Mayor and Common Council members with legal inquiries, as directed by City Attorney.Conducts basic legal research and advises the City Attorney on results.Schedules appointments, events, and meetings, and manages calendar for the City Attorney.See the Job Descriptionfor further detail Required Qualifications:Associate’s Degree, or equivalent relevant experience.Minimum of 3 years of experience in an administrative and/or legal support role.Excellent organizational, customer service, and problem-solving abilities.Self-starting and ability to do process-directed, not merely task-based work.Demonstrated ability to edit, review, and produce independent written work product.Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Word and other Microsoft Office and legal/general office software.Ability to obtain Notary Public Commission.Preferred Qualifications:Previous legal experience, and/or knowledge of municipal law.Schedule:37.5 hours per week. Occasional evening meetings, as requested.Compensation and Benefits:The salary range for the position is $45,202 to $54,792. Starting salaries above $54,792 require Common Council approval. Paid vacation, sick, and holiday pay as well as automatic enrollment in Wisconsin State Retirement (WRS).Excellent and affordable health, dental, and vision insurance with access to a free employee health and wellness clinic. Employer sponsored Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and option to participate in a flexible spending accountHow to Apply:To be considered for this position, please apply via our online application.Applications must include both a cover letter and resume to be considered. Position will remain open until filled, so candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible.The City of Neenah is committed to providing everyone with fair and equal treatment. If you share this same desire, are seeking a meaningful career in public service, and want the opportunity to make a difference in your community, we invite you to consider a career with us. We are committed to the principles of equity and inclusion and actively seek and encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.The City of Neenah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.