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Legal Assistant 1


$36,245.00 - $54,083.00 Annually


Allegheny County, PA

Job Type

Non-Civil Service Permanent Full-time


Department of Transportation

Job Number



5/26/2022 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code


Position Number




Bargaining Unit


Pay Group


Bureau/Division Code



Department of Transportation, Western Region-Office of Chief Counsel

Worksite Address

301 5th Avenue, Suite 210


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Zip Code


Contact Name

Kelly Phillips

Contact Phone


Contact Email


  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions


If you want to experience the reward of helping your fellow Pennsylvanians, this is the job for you! The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking a Legal Assistant 1 to perform legal administrative work to assist attorneys in the performance of varied legal assignments. If you are interested, apply with us today!


As a Legal Assistant 1, you will support the regional attorneys of the Pittsburgh Office of Chief Counsel by extracting pertinent information from and for files to prepare and/or assist with confidential correspondence, memos, letters, agreements, briefs, pleadings, findings of fact, and other legal documents for the signature of attorneys within the Regional Office. You'll proofread materials for errors and to ensure they are grammatically correct and in proper legal form as well as m aintain case tracking and other legal information using electronic database.

This position also requires you to prepare settlement memoranda involving critically importation information, i.e., date of condemnation, preapproval amount, date of estimated just compensation payment, etc. all of which have to be cross-checked with file to make sure information is accurate for payment. Another component of this role is to prepare and draft a variety of legal documents for filing with the appropriate court (Board of Viewers, Common Pleas, Commonwealth, Supreme and Superior and/or other state and federal tribunals).

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in theposition description (http://www.occup.state.pa.us/OrgChart/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=*****) .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.

  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.

  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up two to three days a week in the office. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Pittsburgh.

  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Three years of responsible clerical, enforcement or investigative work;or

  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills, including active listening, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.

  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Donotsubmit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Compensation & Financial Planning

We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance

We know there’s more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture

We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks

Sometimes, it is the little “extras” that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.


How many years of full-time responsible clerical, enforcement, or investigative work do you possess?

  • 3 years or more

  • 2 but less than 3 years

  • 1 but less than 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

  • None


    If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below.]


    How much college coursework have you completed?

If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.

If your education was acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.

  • 90 credits or more

  • 60 but less than 90 credits

  • 30 but less than 60 credits

  • Less than 30 credits

  • None


    Preferred Requirement: What types of legal documents have you drafted? (Check all that apply)

  • Briefs

  • Letters

  • Pleadings

  • Legal Memoranda

  • Other

  • None

    Required Question


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120



Job ID: 516699985645547794



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