Worksite Address Hybrid Remote, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contact Name Janelle Sostar
Contact Phone 717.346.9903
Contact Email OORjobs@pa.gov
Are you a newly-barred attorney seeking interesting and meaningful work that impacts citizens’ ability to hold governments accountable? Desiring to work in a positive, team-oriented environment with opportunities for advancement? The Office of Open Records (OOR) seeks a licensed attorney to serve as a Law Clerk and assist the OOR’s Appeals Officers with drafting final determinations for Right-to-Know Law appeals.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
This position entails entry-level professional legal work that involves providing assistance throughout the process of adjudicating a Right-to-Know appeal. This includes conducting legal research and consulting with parties before the OOR on legal and technical matters that may arise during the appeal process. Additionally, the role involves responding to public inquiries regarding the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act. The attorney will be responsible for researching, analyzing, and summarizing legal opinions, including those resulting from appeals of OOR Final Determinations and related matters.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:
- Full-time employment.
- Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 4 days a week and report to the headquarters worksite in Harrisburg for 1 to 2 days a week. 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 headquarters office.
- Salary: $64,959.00 - $69,438
- Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance, optional life insurance and disability coverage, and retirement benefits.
- Position may also be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
- You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited school of law and certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; or
- Completion of all preparatory steps and application to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Post Employment Requirement:
- Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.
- You must be able to perform essential job functions.
How to Apply:
- Your application must include a resume.
- You must attach a cover letter and resume to your application for review by the hiring manager. However, 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.
- Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
- Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.