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Paralegal

Blue Origin
$41,000- $58,000
Posted May 22
Full Time
Merritt Island, Florida

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

As part of a passionate and accomplished team of professionals in the Legal and Compliance Department, you will provide multi-disciplinary paralegal support to the Department and the business on a variety of matters, such as commercial transactions, litigation or employment disputes, intellectual property, legal operations, enterprise risk management, and regulatory requirements.

Your day-to-day work is likely to include researching substantive legal questions, leading complex projects, providing intellectual property support and reviewing regulatory and commercial transaction documents. You will use your existing experience and background to address current needs of our business, and help the Department address emerging needs by developing new expertise. This role will be based in Kent, Washington or Merritt Island, Florida.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research using common electronic research tools, as well as monitor key federal, state and local statutes.
  • Assist with review and redlining of commercial transaction and regulatory documents, as well as coordinating and preparing documents for execution or closing.
  • Assist with tasks related to litigation and employment disputes, such as investigations, preparing legal holds, document and deposition discovery, interviewing, responding to demand letters, subpoena requests, and pre-dispute communications.
  • Support intellectual property and regulatory and compliance activities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or Associate’s degree in legal services and support
  • Paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited program
  • A minimum of 5 years of paralegal experience with a corporation, law firm, or federal government body
  • Experience with Legal Tracker, iManage, Atlas, or similar legal operations systems
  • Proficiency with Lexis or Westlaw to perform research assignments
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft communication applications (Teams and Sharepoint) and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook) for the creation and editing of complex documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail
  • Ability to learn new skills and substantive legal areas to support multiple roles within the Department
  • Prior experience coordinating complex projects involving multiple areas (such as litigation or dispute discovery or investigations)
  • Be able to work efficiently and communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) to provide advice directly to clients at every level, including senior leadership
  • Ability to react calmly and with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround, make decisions independently, and take effective action without complete information
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

Desired

  • Prior experience with litigation
  • Familiarity with continuous improvement methodologies, such as Six Sigma or Lean
  • Familiarity with export control regulations, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations
  • Familiarity with U.S. government contracting, including Federal Acquisition Regulations, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, and agency-specific regulations

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $41.76-$58.69

Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $41.76-$58.69

Other Site Ranges May Differ

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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