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Legal Assistant - Health Care Unit

PAY GRADE 8717 ($46,303 - $51,431)
Or commensurate with experience
September 30, 2022 – October 21, 2022
About the Office: The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Rhode Island through a broad range of duties. Every day, the Office’s attorneys fight to ensure the public safety of the state’s communities, improve the economic security of its citizens, safeguard the state’s spectacular natural resources, and restore the public’s trust in government. Assistant and Special Assistant Attorneys General represent the people of Rhode Island in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts, and the supreme courts of Rhode Island and the United States. The Office is unique among attorneys general offices across the country. Out of fifty states, only two other offices share the same broad criminal mission. The Office’s attorneys prosecute complex and violent crimes but also functionally serve as one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices, prosecuting all felonies throughout the state.
Duties/ResponsibilitiesThe position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated person with significant opportunities for advancement. The office is seeking an administrative assistant who will be responsible for paralegal/secretarial duties within the healthcare and health insurance units and for providing support for attorneys in the Civil Division. Primary responsibilities include preparation of legal documents and correspondence, preparing and updating spreadsheets and binders, entering data for case tracking programs, electronic filing with the Courts, preparing and maintaining case files including court motions and pleadings, assisting with incoming mail and telephone calls, assisting with intake for consumer complaints, and other related duties, as instructed.

QualificationsExperience such as may have been gained through employment in a responsible legal assistant position or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent. Applicants must possess superior clerical and organizational skills, as well as the capacity to function at a high level in a demanding environment. Additionally, applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other support staff, attorneys and law enforcement agencies. Applicants must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook. The preferred applicant will have experience in regulatory filings and/or complex legal matters. The qualified applicant must be able to pass an extensive background check.
A successful applicant will possess:

  • Strong analytical and conceptual and research skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assist with the administration and management of workflow

If applying for position by submitting cover letter and resume via mail or email, no need to     apply through online system.

How to Apply: Applicants should email or mail (1) a cover letter summarizing why you are interested and describing the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position, (2) resume, and (3) list of three references to:
Aida Crosson
Director of Administration
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Attorney General’s Office is stronger, more credible, and more capable when its employees bring diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to their work. The Office encourages all qualified applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, or covered veteran status.
Other Information: Finalists will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation.