The University of Pittsburgh's Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to the University of Pittsburgh. The OGC attorneys are responsible for preparation and review of University contracts and agreements, representing the University in legal proceedings and providing legal advice to the University.
The University of Pittsburgh's Office of General Counsel is seeking a highly skilled Legal Secretary to support the University attorneys. This position encompasses all aspects of general secretarial work in a legal office setting. A qualified candidate must be proficient using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Access, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Excellent organizational, interpersonal, computer, typing, proofreading, filing, and telephone skills are required as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The Incumbent will work both independently and as a member of a team.
In order to be successful in this role, the Legal Secretary must have strong and courteous communication skills to interface with outside counsel, courts, agencies, and the entire spectrum of the University and the broader community. This role must adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Education Required: High School Diploma or GED
Overall Related Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Additional Education And/or Experience Essential To the Position: Prefer a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in legal office-related experience.
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