Legal Administrative Assistant

State of Montana

Helena, MT 59626

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an opportunity for a reliable and resourceful Legal Administrative Assistant within the Office of Legal Affairs. Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you! This position provides a variety of legal assistance and administrative support services to approximately 19 attorneys and Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) management team. Duties include assisting with case creation, tracking, court dockets, court preparation and legal files; preparing legal correspondence, pleadings, motions, petitions for commitments, recommitments, and guardianship for state facilities to be reviewed by attorneys; proofreading and formatting documents; entering invoice information into database; and reception duties. *What we can offer you* The State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana. *What you can offer us* * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Acute attention to details, time management, and organizational skills. * Knowledge of legal terminology and legal cite checking. * /Meet minimum qualifications:/ o High School diploma or equivalent and two years job-related college or vocational training. o Four years administrative support experience in legal settings including experience with pleadings, legal terminology, and filing processes with various court systems. o Equivalent combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact* * *How to Apply* Submit the following required documents with your application on the State of Montana Careers website. When submitting the required documents, you must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application for this position. * Resume * Cover letter * 3 Professional References To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply **Job:** **Legal* **Title:** *Legal Administrative Assistant* **Location:** *Helena* **Requisition ID:** *22141732*

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