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Paralegal Supervisor - WA State Insurance Commissioner - Olympia,WA

12/02/2021 8:42 AM | Anonymous

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SALARY: $4,855.00 - $6,368.00 Monthly

$58,260.00 - $76,416.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE: 11/28/21

CLOSING DATE: 12/12/21 11:59 PM DESCRIPTION:All staff employed by the OIC must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels. Proof of vaccination will be verified on your first day of employment by a member of the Human Resources Department.

OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill a permanent full-time Paralegal Supervisor (Paralegal 3) position. This position is assigned to the Legal Affairs Division, located in our Tumwater office.

As the Paralegal Supervisor, you will have delegated responsibility for administrative supervision over the division’s paralegals and legal assistant. You will provide well-organized, quality, timely, and substantive paralegal assistance, ranging from simple to complex legal matters, to a team of Insurance Enforcement Specialists in addition to the direct supervision of the other paralegals and legal assistance.

If you're interested in a dynamic career that protects consumers' interests and promotes a healthy business environment in this state, please apply and become part of our dynamic team.

AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry.

With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.

Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it. You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers.

We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.

To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website
at 
http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here.

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC

As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:

An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
Program for 
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable)
Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
The fulfillment of public service.
Excellent work-life balance.
Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities.
Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. Free Thurston County Transit public transportation, or King County ORCA Transit pass for public transportation.

DUTIES:

Reporting to the Attorney Manager for the Legal Affairs Division, this position supervises a team of paralegals and a legal assistant. Performing complex paralegal duties requiring a high degree of legal knowledge, the duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Assists the Attorney Manager in providing daily coordination and direction of paralegal and legal assistance services for the division.
Determines and balances work/case assignments among staff.
Addresses personnel or work performance issues for assigned staff.

Conducts performance evaluations for assigned staff and develops expectations and performance goals.
With the guidance of the Attorney Manager, interviews and selects paralegal applicants for employment within the division.
Serves as a resource to staff for questions or assists with issues arise.
Develops training and provides coaching and mentoring to assigned staff, as needed. Independently drafts enforcement orders and correspondence ranging from simple to complex legal matters, such as, revocations, probationary licenses, consent/cease and desist orders.
Analyzes case facts for the purpose of identifying outstanding issues, strategy, and other violations.
Researches legal topics, utilizing case law databases when necessary, and independently interprets results.
Prepares and organizes documents for prehearing conferences, internal agency meetings, hearings, or as requested by the Insurance Enforcement Specialists and/or Attorney Manager.
Monitors deadlines and formal compliance plans and ensures actions are taken by necessary parties in a timely manner.
Participates in business process transformation projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Qualifications for this position include:

Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal program; OR
Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program. OR
Five years' experience as a paralegal; OR
Two years as a Paralegal 2.

After qualifying by one of the methods above, the incumbent must have:
Basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); 
AND Ability to input and/or type 40 words per minute.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications for this position include:

One (1) to three (3) years’ experience in a state regulatory enforcement environment. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with public records requests.
Familiarity with the Washington regulatory process.

Familiarity with the Washington legislative process. Familiarity with the insurance industry.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large green "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.

Please provide three (3) professional references on your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

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The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "see resume" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

General suggestions for creating a good application:

Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position. Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.
Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address 
how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.

Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the experience. Detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.

Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained experience or skills. Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Wage/salary depends on qualifications or state rules of compensation (if currently a state employee).

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact KatieB@oic.wa.gov

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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