Administrative Assistant – Legal, Litigation Division

Job ID: J124756
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jun 11, 2018

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Description

GENERAL PURPOSE:  

The Administrative Assistant- Legal, Litigation Division supports litigation attorneys and performs legal secretarial and general office duties as assigned and ensures timely and accurate completion of assignments to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their manager in meeting operational objectives. including proficiency in basic court filings  Responsibilities include typing, word processing, proofreading, proficiency in basic court filings, compiling and maintain data for claims management reports, handling phone calls, maintaining and organizing files, copying, reviewing and distributing mail, greeting visitors, ordering supplies, scheduling calendars, and making travel arrangements.  In addition, this position organizes/expedites workflow and is responsible for providing secretarial support as required to support the communication or presentation needs of the principal when not delegated elsewhere and edits documents for grammar and punctuation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Communicate effectively.  This position displays effective communication skills while performing the following functions:

  • Interacting and responding, both written and verbally, with internal and external entities on behalf of assigned management.

2. Provides secretarial services to Director and assigned staff

  • Performs typing, word processing transcribing and proofreading activities concerning correspondence, memoranda, schedules, reports, presentation materials and statistical information; maintains a communication flow by receiving and distributing correspondence via mail services or on-line communication networks; schedules reservations, meeting arrangements, conference rooms and audio/visual equipment as needed; receive visitors and telephone calls in a courteous and efficient manner, directs inquires to the appropriate staff based on an overall knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains hardcopy and on-line correspondence and administrative files.

3. Compiles various information and perform minor calculations as required for departmental reports

4. Maintains other administrative records

5. Provides telephone coverage and screens telephone calls, letters, and/or visitors, answering routine questions        

6. Organizes and prepares complex documents requiring the integration of multiple office technology and software applications

7. Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience

Minimum

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 4 or more years secretarial or administrative experience

Preferred

  • The incumbent must possess excellent typing, word processing and proofreading skills as well as a working knowledge of PC word processing, spreadsheet and graphic applications, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • 3 years prior experience as legal secretary in litigation area
  • Prior experience with electronic filing system with County Prothonotary  
  • The incumbent must also possess the utmost integrity in the discreet handling of confidential information.

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Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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