Administrative Support Specialist III - Legal
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Bizzell is a management and consulting firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate positive change. We deliver award-winning services to a diverse portfolio of clients to help build healthy, secure, and sustainable communities across the globe. Bizzell’s multi-disciplinary team works in health solutions, workforce innovation, managed services, and global programs. Specifically, they offer expertise in program management, research and evaluation, communication and outreach, training and technical assistance, policy analysis, and development. 


At Bizzell, we are passionate about the work that we do and about the people we positively impact. Our vision, mission, and goals truly reflect our desire to make a real difference in this world. We want to work with people that share the same values, and we are hoping this could be you!


Bizzell is seeking a detail orientated Administrative Support Specialist III - Legal to support our client, the Department of Transportation (DOT) in Washington, DC.  The incumbent is responsible for conducting legal, factual research and analysis related duties in support of the DOT team. The ideal candidate possesses in-depth knowledge of Federal civil rights laws and policies and has demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating legal compliance programs, including investigations and compliance reviews. Experience in transportation programs and activities is preferred.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None 


 Duties/Responsibilities: 

· Organizing and facilitating legal compliance programs, including investigations and compliance reviews.

· Perform conventional research, fact-finding, and problem-solving methods, and will analyze factors to make recommendations. 

· Identify relevant judicial decisions, statues, legal articles, codes, and other pertinent material.

· Draft legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements contracts and legal memoranda that appropriately frame salient issues, clearly and concisely present relevant facts and law, and provide recommendations for DOT leadership. 

· Review and edit DOT legal forms and documents for accuracy. 

· Build and maintain database files.

· Review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations.

· Organizing and maintaining documents in a paper or electronic filing system. 

· Attend meetings and take minutes that are clear and error free. 

· Flexible in adapting to deadlines and changing priorities. 

 
Required Skills/Abilities:  

· Accurate typing of at least 60 wpm. 

· Highly proficient in the use of current Microsoft products such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Skype, SharePoint, Findlaw, Westlaw, current web browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer, Edge, Google Chrome, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, automated administrative tracking management systems and other work-related data systems. 

· Highly proficient in grammar, spelling punctuation, preparation proofreading all standard/executive level office correspondence, report, presentations, or legal documents. 

· Conducts research of highly technical and legal nature.

· Excellent tracking and organizational skills. 

· Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to present complex topics to senior officials and external partners and in a clear and concise manner.

· Motivated, innovative, collaborative, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

· Able to produce excellent work product with limited oversight.

· Adept at establishing and maintaining relationships and partnerships within the Federal government, and the communities that DOT serves.

· Communicate effectively with DOT staff and clients, build rapport, and encourage a collaborative environment where information is shared.


 Education and Experience: 

· Five (5) years of experience performing Paralegal or Attorney duties without day-to-day direction. 

· Experience supporting senior level managers. 

· Certificate program in Paralegal Studies and bachelor’s degree. Juris Doctor preferred.


 Physical Requirements:  

· Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 

· Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.  


 This description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position, nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations.


Equal Opportunities: 

Bizzell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.