Legal Assistant at the Department of Retirement

About DRS
Here at the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), we are responsible for providing information, tools, expertise, and services that ensure our members receive the retirement benefits they earn while in public service. We administer eight public retirement systems, 15 retirement plans, and the Deferred Compensation Program, and serve over 848,000 current and retired public employees in Washington.

Why Work for DRS?
At DRS, we are one team. Regardless of what our specific duties may be, we are all dedicated to serving our customers. We foster a diverse and inclusive environment where team members are fully engaged and supported in meeting (and exceeding) expectations.

Job Duties
We are seeking a Legal Assistant to support our Hearings Examiners in the Retirement Appeals unit. The Retirement Appeals unit hears and decides appeals of agency decisions which are brought by retirement system members, retirees, employers, and beneficiaries. These hearings follow the requirements of the state Administrative Procedure Act and frequently have attorneys representing both sides of the issue at hand.

As a Legal Assistant, you will draft, format, and mail orders, notices, and correspondence within established timeframes. You will also ensure proper format, citation to depositions and transcripts, accuracy of all quoted material, and complete and/or legally sufficient findings and conclusions. Additionally, you will track case files and perform extensive case management, including updating files and maintaining transcripts, exhibits, and depositions so proceedings can be conducted in an efficient manner. You will summarize judge’s notes to draft agreements and order. Furthermore, you will communicate via telephone and email with parties involved in the appeals process, as well as schedule hearings and pre-hearing conferences.

Desired Qualifications
*At least two years of clerical or secretarial experience in a professional work environment, including one year of experience supporting an attorney, administrative law judge, review judge, or equivalent
*Advanced-level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (version 2016 or newer)

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