Legal Analyst, OGC

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posted Nov 13
Full Time
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania



** The Department of State Legal Office is seeking an organized, detailed, and energetic legal professional to join their staff. This position performs substantive legal research and analysis on federal and state laws and regulations; legislative history; agency programs; and judicial, legislative, transactional, and administrative processes. If you are ready to continue your legal career in public service, apply today!


** As a Legal Analyst, your work will involve analyzing and summarizing legislative and regulatory legal research; determining the impact of statutory changes to current agency policies and operations; synthesizing, summarizing, and presenting case-specific legal research data and investigative data; drafting, reviewing, and analyzing agreements; preparing procurement solicitations and related documents; and writing legal memoranda or briefs.

Additional details regarding the duties of this position may be found in the position description.

**Work Schedule and Additional Information:


  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: Upon completion of a satisfactory 6-month probationary review, the candidate may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. 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 the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • 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:


  • A Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school; or
  • Three years of professional experience in legal research and analysis, and a bachelor’s degree; or
  • Five years of legal research and analysis experience including three years at the professional level, and an associate’s degree; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years of professional experience in legal research and analysis.

**Additional Requirements:


  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

**How to Apply:


  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and 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 will eliminate you from consideration for this position.



  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S.
    1. 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).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

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 candidates are encouraged to apply.