Article Title: Legal Secretary

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking an energetic person to fill a part-time (24 hrs/wk; benefits eligible) Legal Secretary position at its Penquis Law Project in Bangor.  The Law Project is a small, public interest family law practice serving low- to moderate- income individuals who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.  The chosen candidate will perform traditional secretarial duties such as filing, faxing, copying, scheduling, preparing documents, maintaining files; as well as answering the phone, conducting intakes with prospective clients, returning calls to other law offices, clients and prospective clients, and maintaining a database.  The position requires a high level of confidentiality in accordance with legal standards. Opportunities may exist for additional hours supporting other programs within the Family Enrichment Services Department. 

The successful candidate will have an associate‚Äôs degree in legal secretarial science or paralegal studies, two years of related work experience with at least one year of experience working as a legal secretary, excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent computer skills, and will display professional conduct and appearance.  The successful candidate must also be a notary public or meet the standards to become one.  Training on the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault will be required. Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions.  Entry level pay for this position is $12.00/hr. 

An application form and job description may be obtained from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520, or from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Lincoln or Rockland, or applicant may apply online at  Applications will be accepted until Friday July 12th. 

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities.  Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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