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Paralegal Aide I - II

Job ID: 7281
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: May 8, 2024

Description

Job Information

Paralegal Series – JVN 7281
First date of posting: 5/8/2024
Last date of posting:  05/29/2024
Authority: OA / TA
Department: Law
Division/Unit: Workers Compensation
Reports To: Director
Work Location: 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours of Work: 9:00AM – 5:00PM



Compensation

Paralegal Aide I (OA/TA: Min: $46,144 – Max: $54,528

Paralegal Aide II (OA/TA): Min: $52,999 - Max: $64,490

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the selected candidate will perform duties associated with all aspects of the Workers Compensation Unit. Assist attorneys during all stages of litigation. Conduct legal research. Prepare witnesses for hearings. Draft form documents and correspondence. File documents with administrative agencies and/or courts. Investigate claims and evaluate fraud cases. Communicate with employees, physicians, courts attorneys and other professionals.
Education and Experience

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; or
2. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or from a program approved by the American Bar Association can be substituted for 12 months of experience. Undergraduate credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for 12 months of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.
To be acceptable, experience in paralegal (legal assistant) services must have involved the American Legal System. Experience which is primarily legal secretarial or includes only incidental paralegal (legal assistant) services is not acceptable.

Desired Skills

  • Prior experience working in a large, multi-faceted, fast-paced law firm, legal department within an organization or governmental body.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in a firm or agency handling workers compensation a plus.
Other Information
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities. The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.
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