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State of Massachusetts Paralegal - Public Records in 10 Park Plaza, Massachusetts

About MassDOT

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry, Rail & Transit and Programs &Planning. There are approximately 3,600 employees that work in the department. In addition, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) are subject to oversight by MassDOT.

Position Summary

The Paralegal - Public Records, will provide a range of legal support and administrative duties to attorneys within the Corporate and Regulatory Center of Excellence. The Paralegal will support a number of attorneys who report to Senior Lead Counsels and the Managing Counsel of this Center of Excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide legal and factual research

  • Perform records research and retrieval, including e-discovery and use of e-discovery, redaction, and other technology based tools

  • Investigate, organize, and analyze large quantities of information

  • Cross-check and validate information and prepare documents for production

  • Help prepare legal documents such as correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and responses to public records requests and subpoenas

  • Organize and track case matter files within a legal case management system

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • A self-starter with strong planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task, and deadline–driven environment

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Specialist, Robin Burke, at 857-368-8524.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


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.


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.

All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. If you need an accommodation to complete the application electronically, please contact the Interim ADA Coordinator, Derrick Mann, at 857-368-8541.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Legal Services

Organization: *Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title: Paralegal - Public Records

Location: Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza

Requisition ID: 190008V0