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Senior Paralegal

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34154
Date Posted: May 26, 2022
Salary: $29.18 to $43.65 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Performs contract administration support; legal research; law department database design, management and maintenance; provides corporate paralegal support, including corporate records management and maintenance; and may provide litigation support, including assistance of outside counsel in discovery matters.

SALARY RANGE:   $29.18 - $43.65 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Deputy General Counsel

LOCATION: Our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Support the preparation, drafting, review and negotiation of contracts and agreements, regulatory filings, working closely with internal business managers, internal lawyers and outside lawyers to determine need for and scope of potential contracts and regulatory filings.
  • Assist counsel in the use and development of company templates or form agreements, including standard service contracts for routine services; review counterparty proposed changes to standard forms and advise supervising attorney on deviations.
  • Perform legal research as requested by attorneys.
  • Assist in due diligence activities relating to business transactions.
  • Design/develop and maintain structure for company documents, files, forms, etc., including legal files.
  • May provide litigation support, involving such activities as developing and maintaining files and reports; routing complaints to appropriate insurers/outside counsel; drafting/coordinating responses to interrogatories, requests for admission/search/produce documents, fact investigations and discovery responses, interviews, document reviews/gathering/ productions/indexing.
  • Work with internal lawyers, other legal staff and business leaders to support delivery of other legal services, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of (10) ten years of corporate or law office paralegal experience required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (corporate or private legal practice), required.
  • Paralegal Certificate required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Legal research and analysis capabilities.
  • Advanced office administration practices and concepts.
  • Automation applications and computer databases.
  • Written business communication and report writing techniques.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, with all levels of the organization; clients, witnesses, internal and external legal counsel, customers; vendors and contractors; and local, state, regional and federal agencies.
  • Obtain, compile, organize and analyze complex transaction documentation.
  • Coordinate a variety of tasks and assignments simultaneously.
  • Maintain confidential information.
  • Use independent and discretionary judgment.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle. 

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 29.18 to 43.65
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Senior Paralegal

Rapid City, SD, United States