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Legal Assistant 1

Posted on 13 July 2021 by

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services 
Government, Policy, & International Affairs 
Harrisburg, PA  

Do you pay great attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and meet urgent deadlines? The Department of Human Services' Office of General Counsel is looking for a Legal Assistant to work in a fast-paced professional legal office.


This position provides administrative and clerical support within the Department of Human Services' Office of General Counsel's Harrisburg office. This position also provides telephone coverage of the office's main telephone line and opens, logs and distributes all mail, including contracts. This position also provides administrative support to staff in general, as needed.

The position handles a variety of tasks and pays close attention to detail and deadlines in a professional office environment.

Work Hours and Additional Information:
•Full-time employment.
•Work Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch.


•Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: Three years of responsible clerical, enforcement or investigative work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
•Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
•Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. 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.
•Must be able to perform essential job functions.
•You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at

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

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