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Workforce Development, Department of

Paralegal - Deadline Extended
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-02486


Classification Title: / JAC:Job Working Title:
PARALEGAL 19-02486

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Pay starts between $17.96 and $29.62 per hour with excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule and range 07-04. A 12-month probationary period will be required. The rate of pay will be set based on the State Compensation Plan.

Erika Ryerson, Senior Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-3321,

Bargaining Unit:

Area of Competition:

Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 8/28/19. The previous deadline date was 9/10/19.

Assessment Information:
15001 - 072 PARALEGAL
Preview Assessment

We are hiring a Paralegal to support multiple attorneys and managers in the Unemployment Insurance Division Bureau of Legal Affairs. If you would like to be involved in a number of projects of different levels of complexity, and play an integral role in drafting administrative rules, apply today!

This position is located in downtown Madison near a variety of food, music, recreation and shopping venues. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) offers an interesting place to work with an excellent benefits package, including over six weeks paid time off, low-cost health insurance, a well-funded pension, student loan forgiveness, a great employee assistance program, and many opportunities to develop and grow your skills. Find out why we love to Work Wisconsin!
Applicants who applied between 8/28/19-9/10/19 are still under consideration and do not need to re-apply.

Position Summary:
The Paralegal provides a full range of professional assistance and support to the management and staff attorneys of the Unemployment Insurance Division, Bureau of Legal Affairs in the application of statutes and administrative code provisions related to the unemployment insurance program. This position will report to the Senior Attorney and work directly with BOLA management, attorneys and regulatory specialists.

For more information, please see the Position Description.

Special Notes: A criminal background check and other checks may be required prior to appointment. For positions with access to sensitive federal tax information, FBI fingerprinting may also be required.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e. a US citizen or national or a lawful permanent resident) at the time of appointment. DWD does not sponsor visas and is not an eligible OPT employer for those with F1 visas. This is not a contract position. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

This position is required to travel on occasion to attend hearings, court proceedings, and other assignments.

Minimally-qualified applicants will have experience:
Working as a paralegal, law clerk, or attorney, performing tasks that include drafting, editing, and proofreading legal documents (such as contracts, stipulations, complaints, and motions), and conducting legal research

Using electronic legal research platforms such as Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, Loislaw, Fastcase, Bloomberg Law, or similar

Handling multiple priorities in a busy work environment

Collaborating with others to accomplish a goal or project

Excellent communication skills

Well-qualified applicants will have experience:
Working with legal cases that went to trial

Drafting or analyzing legislation, preferably in Wisconsin

Developing or guiding administrative rules through promulgation

Working with Unemployment Insurance laws, rules, regulations, or policies

Utilizing correct legal citation
Pay starts between $17.96 and $29.62 per hour with excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule and range 07-04. A 12-month probationary period will be required. The rate of pay will be set based on the State Compensation Plan.