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Paralegal Specialist

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Agency Overview: *The Department of Revenue's Division of Local Services is responsible for ensuring fairness and equity in local property taxation, overseeing local accounting and treasury management, interpreting state laws that affect local governance, distributing monthly local aid to cities, towns and school districts, and maintaining a comprehensive municipal finance data warehouse. *Vision: Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused, and transparent. Division of Local Services: *TheDivision of Local Services assists Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns in sound and efficient fiscal management. Our vision is to conduct our operations in a manner that inspires public confidence in government by administering and enforcing tax, child support and municipal finance laws in ways that are innovative, customer-focused and transparent. The Division of Local Services helps cities and towns achieve sound and efficient fiscal management through technical assistance, training and oversight. We are responsible for ensuring the fairness and equity of local property taxation, the accuracy and quality of local accounting and treasury management, interpreting state laws that affect local finances and governance, distributing local aid and maintaining a comprehensive databank on local finances. Municipal Finance Law Bureau: The Bureau of Municipal Finance Law provides legal and policy advice to DLS/DOR managers and staff, and other DOR Divisions, on the municipal tax and finance laws within the regulatory purview of DLS. Its attorneys draft and review legislation, draft advisories, opinions, guidelines and other public written statements that interpret municipal tax and finance laws and explain DLS policy and practice to local officials, participate in training programs for local officials and perform certain statutory duties of DOR regarding municipal tax administration. *Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): The paralegal specialist will be tasked with researching and analyzing law sources; preparing legal documents; analyzing proposed legislation; responding to inquiries concerning formal interpretation of agency laws, rules, and regulations, and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to provide legal assistance to state attorneys. * Research and analyze law sources such as statutes, judicial decisions and opinions. * Prepare administrative proceedings by collecting and organizing case related documentation and drafting responses for review and approval by legal counsel. * Prepare reports. * Respond to inquiries from local officials and internal and state staff. * Maintain case tracking systems. * Prepare and send correspondence, and schedule appointments. /As part of the Future of Work initiative, the agency is adopting a hybrid work model. Hybrid work is a mix of in-office work and telework. The position will work remotely some days and in-person on other days/./ / /An external candidate recommended for a position with the Department of Revenue will be subject to a background check that includes checks for: state and federal tax compliance; child support compliance; education verification; Massachusetts CORI checks; criminal background checks in state(s) of current and previous residence/employment; validation of eligibility to work in the United States; and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks./ First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience in legal research or legal assistant work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's or higher degree with a major in paralegal studies may be substituted for the required experience. II. Completion of one year of study at a recognized, degree-granting law school may be substituted for the required experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required. Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595:*As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: *Legal Services Organization: *Department of Revenue Title: Paralegal Specialist Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-200 Arlington Street Requisition ID: 23000071

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