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Chenega Corporation Paralegal I in Chicago, Illinois



Company Job Title: Paralegal I

Chenega Job Title: Paralegal/Legal Assistant I

Clearance: Background Check

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date: 03/19/2020

Approved Date: 08-21-2019


The Paralegal I shall provide legal support to the Security Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Credit Ratings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Following established guidelines, gathers, prepares, and summarizes relevant materials for use by attorneys and/or other office professionals in preparation of memoranda and other legal documents.

  • Review documents, cross-check information.

  • Enter data into computerized systems, update databases and spreadsheets.

  • Obtain documents from paper and electronic files.

  • Assist with responding to information sharing requests.

  • Identify and communicate project timelines

  • Perform document review and research and summarize findings.

  • Draft and edit internal and external documents and/or correspondence.

  • Assist with document productions.

  • Maintain, organize and file office records and documents.

  • Performs initial compilation of documents for FOIA or production requests, subject to review by superiors and staff.

  • Assist in preparation of internal reports.

  • Assist in processing notices, orders and action memos.

  • Maintain, organize and file office records and documents.

  • Assist with research and one-off projects (power point presentations, collection of data, etc.).

  • Perform complex data-base searches related to filings ( e.g. , Name Relationship Search Index) and other legal data-base searches ( e.g. , basic Westlaw and/or LEXIS).

  • Maintain chronological/searchable databases of office precedent ( i.e. , comment letters, minutes of meetings and office policy “significant outcomes” memoranda).

  • Prepare and maintain database monitoring and tracking status ( e.g. , track and/or organize materials using agency automated database/systems, such as word processing software, spreadsheets, computer graphics, presentation software, or database applications)

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Two-year degree or four-year degree in a related labor category field from an accredited college, university, school or educational institution that has been accredited by accrediting bodies or organizations recognized by the US Department of Education.

  • Up to two (2) years of relevant experience performing technical duties in the commensurate labor categories for corporations or non-profit organizations may be substituted for the education requirements.

  • Paralegal certification required.

  • Ability to provide favorable credit history

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must be able to work effectively in an extremely pressured environment.

  • Must have and use excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Experience in litigation support during trial, including courtroom

  • Experience in interviewing witnesses

  • Must be able to work effectively in an extremely pressured environment.

  • Must have and use excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft 2010 or newer programs.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Organization: Chenega Healthcare Services
Strategic Business Unit: Environmental Healthcare and Facilities
Security Requirements: Public Trust/NACI
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Victoria Sparks
Req ID: 2000000770