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 Associate Counsel - West Trenton, New Jersey, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Legal
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: M5rNhADIuGt4uAun3ntnb3KxRTXJmR / Latpro-3762163 
Date posted: Nov-15-2020
State, Zip: New Jersey, 08628


POSITION TITLE: Associate Counsel

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time Probationary

SALARY RANGE: $63,800 -$101,900


BRANCH: Directorate

SUPERVISED BY: Assistant General Counsel / Commission Secretary

DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Assistant General Counsel/ Commission Secretary, this individual would perform legal and other research; draft memos, meeting minutes, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, proposed rules, hearing notices, correspondence, and other documents; develop rulemaking schedules; assemble and maintain decision-making records and other permanent Commission records; manage and help prepare responses to records requests, and in the context of litigation, discovery requests; and handle administrative tasks related to these assignments as needed.

General Responsibilities:

  • Draft or provide legal review of memos, settlement agreements, contracts, resolutions, affidavits, hearing notices, correspondence, and other documents.
  • Perform legal research concerning existing and proposed rules, guidance documents and adjudications.
  • Perform other types of research, including practices of other agencies.
  • Manage and provide guidance on document productions in litigation and non-litigation contexts.
  • Locate and coordinate with expert and fact witnesses.
  • Synopsize transcripts of proceedings and other documents.
  • Refine and maintain records management systems in administrative and litigation contexts.
  • Serve as custodian of files where necessary.
  • Attend proceedings before courts and agencies to assist legal and other staff.
  • Liaise with other government agencies.
  • Instruct and guide support personnel as needed.
  • Support Commission Secretary in all duties related to the business of the Commission.


EDUCATION: Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (J.D.) from an accredited college. Admittance to the Bar, preferably but not necessarily in New Jersey.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum Two (2) years of legal/legislative experience


  • Ability to communicate ideas in written form in a clear, concise, accurate and diplomatic manner
  • Knowledge of fundamental administrative law principles and concepts, including but not limited to state and federal administrative procedure acts, principles of interpretation of rules and statutes, and public records disclosure laws
  • Commitment to high standards of ethics and public service
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to track and meet deadlines and to juggle multiple assignments
  • Interest in working in a multi-disciplinary environment involving law, science, public policy and other disciplines
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply state and federal statutes and regulations
  • Ability to initiate and maintain communication with officials in other government agencies
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn information systems used by the agency and our counterparts

Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

Deadline for filing applications: 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 21, 2020

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