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Legal Assistant

Company: Puget Sound Energy
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you! With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.PSE's Legal team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Legal Assistant position!Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.Job DescriptionPuget Sound Energy's Legal Department is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Legal Assistant to join our team. The Legal Assistant will provide support, primarily of a legal secretarial, administrative, and invoice processing nature, to the Legal Department. This role will work with others in the Legal Department to create, organize, and maintain a seamless Legal Department document management/filing system (and any associated hard copy files). This position works with personnel in other departments as needed to assist with Legal Department functions, but does not provide or render legal advice.At Puget Sound Energy we are focused on recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse team of individuals who share the Legal department's passion to deliver sophisticated legal services to PSE. We are a dynamic team of high performers who share an enthusiastic commitment to deliver exceptional legal services to our internal clients and support PSE's desire to achieve critical climate goals, including our Beyond Net Zero Carbon climate goals. We offer an inclusive and supportive work environment and the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to Washington's oldest energy company as we work to build tomorrow's clean energy grid.The ideal candidate will be experienced, organized and detail-oriented. They will have the ability to prioritize work assignments and to work efficiently in PSE's office and budget management systems. As this position has the potential to be hybrid (meaning that the chosen applicant would work both in-person and remotely), the ideal candidate will also be a proactive communicator to resolve issues, learn new systems, and to seek out work as appropriate. Because the Legal Assistant is an integral contributor to many PSE teams, the ideal candidate will also be solutions-oriented. Finally, this individual must demonstrate a commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.This position is in office however opportunities to work remotely from time to time are a possibility.Job ResponsibilitiesSupports Office of General CounselPrimary responsibility for record management including maintenance of the department's electronic file management system (OpenText)Complete and track new matters and assignment of outside counselPerforms word processing including proofreadingDraft, proofread and finalize correspondence, audit letters and other legal documentsVerify all attachments, exhibits and enclosures are included in final documents and included with transmittal letters/memos; Assemble documents in .pdf formatProcesses invoices from vendors and outside firms, as well as internal expensesSupports procurement and contracting including through Ariba and SAPPerforms administrative functions including expense reports, time entry, and schedulingAssists with budget preparationPrepares PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheetsProvides scheduling supportAssists with processing bankruptcy notices or claims and service of legal processEmploys working knowledge of systems to help Legal Department continuously improveMaintains files and protects confidentiality of all corporate or other private, personal, or privileged informationMaintains good relationships with Office and General Counsel and other PSE DepartmentsPerforms other administrative duties as assignedMinimum QualificationsSix years' prior experience as legal secretaryExcellent oral and written communication skillsDetail-oriented, especially as to accounting or financial informationProficient with Microsoft Office ProgramsExpert with OpenText document management systemExpert with SAPHigh school graduateDesired QualificationsALS, PLS or CPS certification or a paralegal certificateFamiliarity with basic legal terminologyKnowledge of utility or energy industryExperience working in a corporate settingWorking knowledge of Ariba, OneNote and SAPAdditional InformationFamilies and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or .

Keywords: Puget Sound Energy, Bellevue , Legal Assistant, Legal , Bellevue, Washington

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