Legal Assistant 1

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Posted Feb 07
Full Time
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a highly motivated Legal Assistant 1 for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Chief Counsel for a large legal office within the Department of State. You will provide highly confidential clerical and office support within the division to ensure its operations are conducted efficiently and effectively. If you are detail oriented and enjoy a fast-paced work environment, apply today!


The Legal Assistant 1 performs a full range of legal assistant services within established office procedures for division attorneys while ensuring the confidentiality of information in all matters pertaining to the Legal Office and the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. The position is also required to create, maintain, and review division case files requiring a working knowledge of current procedures and case progression. You will also assist attorneys by retrieving case information, filings, and preparing case files for hearings and during appellate proceedings. This involves navigating through cloud-based case management systems to enter, access, and retrieve data. The Legal Assistant 1 also provides hearing or trial support by assembling and preparing exhibits.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and adapt in a rewarding and rapidly changing environment by keeping current on all division and Legal Office rules and procedures. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in your career, this is the job for you!

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time after 6 months of employment. 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:

  • Three years of responsible clerical, enforcement or investigative work; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • 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 may 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.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
    • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
    • Your results will be provided via email.