State of Massachusetts Paralegal in 101 Federal Street, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking to hire a paralegal. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsels and the attorneys in the legal department, this position is responsible for the day to day management of routine legal matters. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities:

• Legal Research as requested by legal department staff, hearing officers or commissioners.

• Act as the clerk of the commission to manage filings requesting hearings before the commission and managing the cases that come before the commission or commission hearing officers.

• Track public records requests; review public records requests and gather responsive documents for attorney review; respond to public records requests, manage electronic files of responses to public records requests.

• Maintain litigation files and support attorneys in responding to Attorney General requests for information in litigation matters.

• Maintain/create tracking systems and other information management processes for legal matters.

• Draft minutes of commission public meetings and other meetings of commission committees and/or advisory groups.

• Manage the regulation promulgation process-track status of regulations in process; schedule and staff regulation hearings; provide regulation materials for inclusion in the commission packet; draft Local Government Advisory Committee letters, small business impact statements and amended small business impact statements; draft motions for commission approval of regulations; file proposed and final regulations with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

• Draft correspondence as needed.

• Establish, organize and maintain administrative and legal hard copy and electronic department files.

• Perform routine administrative and clerical duties as needed, most especially organizing projects and related documents electronically.

• Support commission staff in organizing and staffing public meetings.

• Contribute actively to a work environment that embraces diversity

• Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, integrity, cooperation, and mutual regard

• Earn the trust, respect, and confidence of co-workers and customers, in good times and bad, through honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism

• Conduct ethics training and such other trainings as required by the legal department

• Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and for meeting expectations

• Seek opportunities to resolve problems, achieve goals, or otherwise advance the Commission’s missio

Associates Degree, Paralegal Certificate or equivalent experience. Bachelor level preferred.

• Minimum 5 years paralegal experience in a law firm, corporation or government agency.

• Must be familiar with public records and open meeting laws.

• Proficiency with computers and the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

• Outstanding organizational and record keeping skills.

• Attention to detail, ability to work independently and adept at managing and completing several simultaneous projects in a very fast-paced team oriented environment.

• Ability to track, organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints and with limited resources.

• Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and may be required to perform administrative duties for other departments on an as-needed basis.

• Must possess good judgment in making decisions and be creative in solving problems.

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; must be able to interact with people at all levels in the agency, with the entities regulated by the agency, with outside counsel and with members of the public.

• Client focused approach to work.

• Must be willing to work in an open office environment – no office or cubicle.

• Will require strong references and a writing sample.

• Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, integrity, cooperation, and mutual regard

• Earn the trust, respect, and confidence of co-workers through honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism

• Contribute actively to a work environment that embraces diversity

• Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and for meeting expectations

• Seek opportunities to resolve problems, achieve goals, or otherwise advance the Commission’s mission

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will be required to pass an extensive background check that includes a full credit check, CORI, drug screen, and finger printing.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is responsible for the implementation of the expanded gaming law (Chapter 194 of the Acts of 2011). Under the law, the Commission is tasked with establishing a regulatory framework for the solicitation, licensing, taxation, and oversight of a maximum of three casino licenses and one slots parlor license in Massachusetts. The Commission is also responsible for the regulation of horse racing in Massachusetts.

It is the policy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: *Legal Services

Organization: *Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Title: Paralegal

Location: Massachusetts-101 Federal Street - Boston

Requisition ID: 1700051Z