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Legal Assistant

Company: New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
Location: Newark
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Do you have experience providing legal or legislative research?

Would you like to make a difference preventing and eliminating discrimination in NJ?

Then the NJ Division on Civil Rights is looking for you!

Title: Legal Specialist

Location: TBD - Newark, Trenton, Cherry Hill or Atlantic City

Salary: $70,000.00 to $110,000.00

No. of Vacancies: One (1)

For more information, please visit: https://www.njoag.gov/careers/all-job-postings/

We strongly encourage applicants to submit their cover letter, with desired location preference, and resume for #22-339 at: LPS.HumanResources@njoag.gov

ABOUT THE DIVISION: The Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is charged with enforcing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) and preventing and eliminating discrimination and bias-based harassment in New Jersey.

DUTIES: The Legal Specialist will work under the direction of the Deputy Director of DCR to:

Reviews evidence obtained during the investigation to determine whether there is or is not probable cause to find that a violation of the LAD or FLA occurred and draft a well-written legal analysis; based on an in-depth, comprehensive review of the submissions of the parties.

Drafts a well-written legal analysis addressing the merits of motions; based on an in-depth and comprehensive review of the hearing record and the recommended decision of the Administrative Law Judge.

Drafts a well-written final order to be issued by the Director; conduct related legal research to ensure that all of DCR's determinations and findings are legally sound and based on consideration of relevant evidence.

Works with enforcement staff to determine what legally relevant evidence is needed throughout the investigation; evaluate the merits of complaints and defenses based the submissions of the parties, including the complaint, answer and position statement; and perform other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited law school with Juris Doctor (J.D.) or a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) degree; or,

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree and three (3) years of experience involving legal or legislative research, drafting of rules, regulations, amendments, and/or the interpretation of statutes.

Appointees will be required to possess a drivers license valid in New Jersey.

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Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate commitment to, knowledge of, and experience in state or federal civil rights' laws; a strong commitment to a New Jersey free of discrimination and bias-based harassment; excellent legal research and writing skills; ability to analyze complex legal problems and recommend and implement effective solutions. Preference will also be given to applicants who possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Additional important notes:

Location preference required for consideration.

Statewide travel required for work responsibilities

Appointees will be required to be compliant with all Executive Orders (EO), mandates, policies, and directives related to Covid-19, including testing and vaccinations, and including but not limited to EO 252 (Murphy), EO 283 (Murphy) and/or EO 290 (Murphy).

All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

Benefits offered upon full-time employment:

20 Vacation Days

12 Sick Days

3 Administrative Leave Days

13 State Holidays

Vision Care Reimbursement

Health and Dental Benefits

Prescription Drug Plan

Retirement Plans

Life Insurance

Deferred Compensation Plan

Paid Leave for Annual Military Training

HOW TO APPLY: If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #22-339 with desired location preference and a current resume on or before the closing date of August 12, 2022 to: LPS.HumanResources@njoag.gov

https://www.njoag.gov/careers/all-job-postings/

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree.

Appointees will be required to possess a drivers license valid in New Jersey.

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a deep knowledge of anti-bias pedagogy, effective anti-bias facilitation skills, legal knowledge of the Law Against Discrimination and a commitment to a New Jersey free of discrimination. The applicant should have strong writing skills and experience with public speaking. Other preferred skills and qualities include organization, teamwork and collaboration, strong oral and written communication, positive attitude, strong work ethic, self-management, ability to problem-solve, and a willingness to learn and adapt.

Additional important notes:

Location preference required for consideration

Statewide travel required for work responsibilities - applicants must possess a valid driver's license

Appointees will be required to be compliant with all Executive Orders (EO), mandates, policies, and directives related to Covid-19, including testing and vaccinations, and including but not limited to EO 252 (Murphy), EO 283 (Murphy) and/or EO 290 (Murphy).

All offers of employment are conditional subject to the applicant agreeing to and then passing a background check that may include fingerprinting.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

Benefits offered upon full-time employment:

20 Vacation Days

12 Sick Days

3 Administrative Leave Days

Vision Care Reimbursement

Health and Dental Benefits

Prescription Drug Plan

Retirement Plans

Life Insurance

Deferred Compensation Plan

Paid Leave for Annual Military Training

HOW TO APPLY: If qualified, please send a cover letter indicating interest in job vacancy announcement #22-328 with desired location preference and a current resume on or before the closing date of July 15, 2022 to: LPS.HumanResources@njoag.gov

https://www.njoag.gov/careers/all-job-postings/

Keywords: New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, Newark , Legal Assistant, Legal , Newark, New Jersey

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