Mid-level Paralegal (Boeing Defense Space and Security)

The Boeing CompanyTukwila, WashingtonFull TimeOn Site

Job Description

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The Boeing Company’s Law and Global Compliance organization is seeking a Mid-Level Paralegal to join our team in Tukwila or Seattle, WA. This position will provide paralegal support to Senior Program Attorneys supporting the Boeing Defense Space and Security (BDS) Mobility, Surveillance and Bombers (MS&B) business.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding people skills with the ability to work with a wide range of personalities and practice groups (via telephone, e-mail and in-person contact), will be a team player, have a combination of persistence and the ability to navigate through multiple layers of a complex organization like Boeing. The selected individual will also have the ability to exercise sound judgment, prior experience with a workload that includes a variety of subject matters and a desire to keep learning in an ever-changing environment.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist attorneys with program and site issues:  draft, review, negotiate, and revise documents, including but not limited to contractual provisions, nondisclosure agreements, software and data licenses, letters, memoranda, and other written communications and agreements

  • Maintain and protect confidentiality, privilege, sensitivity, and/or security of all oral and written communications and apply legends and use encryption for that purpose when needed

  • Assist with the analysis and submission of written responses to Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA) requests received by programs under the Boeing MS&B group

  • Assist the Boeing Intellectual Property (BIP) attorney assigned to the MS&B group with IP related matters

  • Perform research of law, cases, and procedures utilizing specialized software (e.g., Lexis Advance, CourtLink, WestLaw, Pacer), the internet, and other applications

  • Analyze the results of research, and drafting legal memoranda assessing for attorney review

  • Administer and maintain Law Department projects, policies, procedures, and practices

  • Provide support to onsite and offsite attorneys

  • Maintain legal (case) management systems: create, maintain, and manage databases; maintain direct contact with legal staff (onsite and offsite)

  • Propose possible solutions and courses of action to responsible attorney(s) as necessary

  • Communicate legal advice given by attorneys and develop and maintain document retention activities

  • Support attorney work product via word processing, preparation of PowerPoint presentations, and project-status reporting (Excel, Passport Legal Matter Management, other applications)

  • Organize, track, and maintain files with attention to sensitive information and time constraints

  • Work independently to resolve problems and confer with attorneys on final solutions or next step processes

  • Lead team or department-oriented tasks, projects, and activities as needed

  • Communicate with military and international customers and counsel

  • Local travel may be required from time to time

This position is hybrid. This means that the selected candidate will be required to perform some work onsite at one of the listed location options.  This is at the hiring team’s discretion and could potentially change in the future. Minimum of 3 days in office.

This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.  “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 1+ years of experience in Government Contracts

  • 3+ years of experience in either a law firm, corporate in-house counsel, or government legal setting

  • 3+ years of experience drafting, reviewing and revising contracts, such as purchase agreements, software licenses, supply agreements, services agreements, non-disclosure agreements or memorandums of understanding

  • 5+ years of experience working with Microsoft Office Applications


Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s or paralegal degree from an accredited university

  • Military experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Cooperative, positive, team-oriented attitude

  • Proficient with SharePoint set-up, WebEx set up and records management systems

  • Experience handling and safeguarding of proprietary and confidential information also preferred with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion


Typical Education & Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through basic education (e.g. High School diploma/GED) and typically 4 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. vocational school/Associate+2 years' related work, Bachelor, etc.).


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.


Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies. 


Shift Work:

This position is for 1st shift.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the pay information shown below is a general guideline only. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $83,300-$112,700

Export Control Requirements: 

U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: 

US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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