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Legal Assistant III (Legal/Litigation Secretary) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Legal Assistant III (Legal/Litigation Secretary) is responsible for performing a broad range of legal secretarial duties, including those pertaining to litigation and providing support to one or more attorneys.

This is a high level legal assistant position requiring the ability to work independently, perform a broad range of legal duties in support of attorneys and paralegals, and is recognized as a technical specialist. Ability to make independent decisions regarding work priorities which include interpreting data, planning of the work, refining methodologies and techniques, problem solving as well as providing recommendations. Provides guidance and performs basic research techniques and methods to adapt to changing requirements, practices and procedures within the legal environment. This position requires initiative, problem solving skills, use of sound judgment within area of responsibility, and routine handling of sensitive and privileged information. The work product or service may affect activities or the operation of other organizations.

Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays off

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

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Education and Experience: Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of relevant experience in a legal setting. Completion of a legal secretarial program that required a minimum of one year of study may be substituted for one year of experience; or two years in an MWD Legal Assistant II classification.

Relevant experience includes but is not limited to: experience working with litigation documents, e-court filings, deposition vendors, court reporters, court clerks, mediators, etc.

Job-Related Selection Criteria:
40% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of substantive law and legal procedure, legal forms and research tools, general office and legal technology)
35% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
10% Problem Solving
05% Teamwork Skills
05% Oral Communication Skills
05% Written Communication Skills
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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