State of Alaska Paralegal I (PCN:08-2114) in Juneau, Alaska
Location: Juneau, AK Job Type: Full Time Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing Closing: 8/28/2017 5:00 PM Alaska Job Description: This recruitment is open to all applicants The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing is recruiting for a Paralegal I to join our team. Would you enjoy drafting regulations for boards and commissions? Are you interested in learning about the steps in the regulation process? Would you enjoy drafting letters, memos, correspondence and legal documents? If yes, please consider applying for this position! This Paralegal I position works with the Regulations Specialist and Paralegal II on regulations and other legal matters for the Division. Duties of this position include but are not limited to: Providing support to licensees in person, by telephone and in written correspondence; Tracking communication to and from the Division, whether in person, by telephone or in written correspondence; Assisting in compiling documents and notes for use in legal documents and hearings; Drafting regulations; Archiving process; Submits proposed regulations in accordance with the Alaska Administrative Procedure Act; Updating statutes and regulations; Producing error-free publications that explicitly mirror Alaska Administrative Code regulations and statutes; Coordinating the preparation, publication and distribution of regulations; Maintaining and updating project information on the Division's website; Providing excellent attention to detail; Demonstrating strong organizational skills; Ability to take on multiple projects and assignments; and Assisting Division staff with projects when needed. Our successful candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Please provide specific details about your experience and/or education with each bulleted item listed below in your cover letter. Applicants are not required to have experience in every area. Experience using diplomacy when interacting with staff, the public, and non-state businesses; Experience in filing documents so they may be found quickly and consistently; Skill in drafting correspondence and other legal documents; Knowledge of Alaska state statutes and regulations; research methods; sources of appropriate information; administrative and legal procedure; and legal grammar; Ability to learn, interpret and apply statutes, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to licensing programs procedures; Ability to select, assemble, summarize and compile substantive information in legal statute and regulations; reason logically and accurately and draw valid conclusions; deal effectively with persons of varied occupational groups and backgrounds; speak and write clearly and effectively; learn agency policies, objectives and programs; Skill in interpretive technical, writing, editing, and preparing publications and other materials for printing and internet publication; Ability to organize time and materials efficiently; Experience in taking direction from multiple people and managing multiple tasks simultaneously; Experience in caring for confidential information; Ability to write professionally, including the use of proper grammar, spelling and punctuation; and Ability to travel as necessary.