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Attorney 1 (Benefits & Litigation)

  • ... Dauphin County, PA, Pennsylvania, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 98661 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 17, 2024       Expires on: May 01, 2024

Attorney 1 (Benefits & Litigation)   

JOB TITLE:

Attorney 1 (Benefits & Litigation)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Dauphin County, PA Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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The State Employees Retirement System (SERS)seeks applicants interested in public service for an entry-level Attorney position on our Administrative Litigation and Benefits Administration team.
In this position, you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of legal tasks including representing the agency in administrative appeals and drafting and reviewing critical documents.


Apply today to become part of our collaborative legal team.

This position performs tasks including, but not limited to: providing legal counsel for the administration of the retirement code; representing the agency in administrative appeals; drafting adjudications; writing legal advisory memoranda; reviewing powers of attorney and domestic relations orders; advising on open records under the Right-to-Know Law; drafting state legislation and regulations affecting benefits; formulating responses to federal and state legislation and regulations affecting pension benefit matters, and representing SERS in employment law matters.

SERS is an independent legal office; we are not part of the Commonwealths Office of General Counsel or the Office of Attorney General.


Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the
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ABOUT SERS:
Established in 1923, SERS is one of the nations oldest retirement plans for public employees and manages the pension benefits of nearly 240,000 employees and retirees for 98 public sector employers.
In 2023, SERS paid about $3.
9 billion in benefits and managed $36.
4 billion in assets.
A wealth of information is available at
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SERS.
pa.
gov
.


Our mission is to prepare our members and participants to achieve financial security in retirement.
We achieve this through focusing on our mission, acting ethically and with integrity, empowering our members, embracing innovation, fostering life work balance, modeling an inclusive and respectful workplace, valuing and developing team members, collaborating, and finding joy in our work.


SERS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified individuals to our team.
We are committed to an inclusive and respectful work environment that fosters personal and professional growth, embraces the contributions of all team members, and values diversity in people, ideas, and experiences to achieve our highest potential.


SERS is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Situated along the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is an affordable city in which to live and is located just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.
C.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 37.
    5-hour work week.
  • A work schedule beginning and ending between 7:30 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, inclusive, with a half-hour or one-hour meal period will be considered, dependent on operational requirements.
    The requested schedule may not start later than 8:30 AM or end prior to 4:00 PM.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home part-time (hybrid telework schedule) up to 3 days a week depending on operational needs and progress in learning assigned tasks.
    In order to telework, your alternate work location must be in Pennsylvania, and you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.
    Otherwise, you must work on-site at the work location specified in this job posting.
  • Financial Disclosure: The individual appointed to this position will be required to disclose financial information consistent with provisions of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act and the Governors Code of Conduct.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.
    Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
  • This position is located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    SERS will not pay for relocation, housing, or travel expenses.
    All applicants must be willing to work in and commute to the Harrisburg, PA location when on-site work is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law and certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; or
  • Completion of all preparatory steps and application to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Post Employment Requirement:

  • Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must possess knowledge of the job.
  • You must possess good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • You must possess motivational and initiative skills.
  • You must possess good communication and relationship skills.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Your application must include a cover letter, resume,and Law school transcript.
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.
    Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.
All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 17, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

98661 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710994079-b9788b3b6e4daaf4bbfa73fb7be9657c

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Dauphin County, PA

Job Origin:

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The State Employees Retirement System (SERS)seeks applicants interested in public service for an entry-level Attorney position on our Administrative Litigation and Benefits Administration team. In this position, you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of legal tasks including representing the agency in administrative appeals and drafting and reviewing critical documents.

Apply today to become part of our collaborative legal team.

This position performs tasks including, but not limited to: providing legal counsel for the administration of the retirement code; representing the agency in administrative appeals; drafting adjudications; writing legal advisory memoranda; reviewing powers of attorney and domestic relations orders; advising on open records under the Right-to-Know Law; drafting state legislation and regulations affecting benefits; formulating responses to federal and state legislation and regulations affecting pension benefit matters, and representing SERS in employment law matters.

SERS is an independent legal office; we are not part of the Commonwealths Office of General Counsel or the Office of Attorney General.


Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the
position description.



ABOUT SERS:
Established in 1923, SERS is one of the nations oldest retirement plans for public employees and manages the pension benefits of nearly 240,000 employees and retirees for 98 public sector employers. In 2023, SERS paid about $3.9 billion in benefits and managed $36.4 billion in assets. A wealth of information is available at
www.SERS.pa.gov.

Our mission is to prepare our members and participants to achieve financial security in retirement. We achieve this through focusing on our mission, acting ethically and with integrity, empowering our members, embracing innovation, fostering life work balance, modeling an inclusive and respectful workplace, valuing and developing team members, collaborating, and finding joy in our work.

SERS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified individuals to our team. We are committed to an inclusive and respectful work environment that fosters personal and professional growth, embraces the contributions of all team members, and values diversity in people, ideas, and experiences to achieve our highest potential.

SERS is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Situated along the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is an affordable city in which to live and is located just a few hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 37.5-hour work week.
  • A work schedule beginning and ending between 7:30 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, inclusive, with a half-hour or one-hour meal period will be considered, dependent on operational requirements. The requested schedule may not start later than 8:30 AM or end prior to 4:00 PM.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home part-time (hybrid telework schedule) up to 3 days a week depending on operational needs and progress in learning assigned tasks. In order to telework, your alternate work location must be in Pennsylvania, and you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. Otherwise, you must work on-site at the work location specified in this job posting.
  • Financial Disclosure: The individual appointed to this position will be required to disclose financial information consistent with provisions of the Public Official and Employee Ethics Act and the Governors Code of Conduct.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
  • This position is located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. SERS will not pay for relocation, housing, or travel expenses. All applicants must be willing to work in and commute to the Harrisburg, PA location when on-site work is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law and certificate of admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; or
  • Completion of all preparatory steps and application to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Post Employment Requirement:

  • Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.

Additional Requirements:

  • You must possess knowledge of the job.
  • You must possess good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • You must possess motivational and initiative skills.
  • You must possess good communication and relationship skills.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Your application must include a cover letter, resume,and Law school transcript.
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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