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Providence Senior Paralegal *Hybrid* in Portland, Oregon


Senior Paralegal - Hybrid. Primarily remote but may be asked to work onsite as needed

This position will provide professional legal support to the Department of Legal Affairs ("DLA") attorneys generally and/or in a specific practice area or across practice areas. This position will be responsible for the coordination, provision, and completion of various legal support tasks as outlined below or requested by a supervising attorney in support of Providence St. Joseph Health's various operations within its operating footprint.

This position will manage legal matters, in partnership with attorneys, and exercise independent judgment in determining and recommending courses of action based on matter type, carrying out those actions, and bringing matters to closure. This position may also support attorneys/other DLA staff throughout DLA's offices and will interact frequently with internal and external clients, outside counsel, third party vendors and business associates.

This position is responsible for writing position statements. Please note that a writing sample will be required of all applicants.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Providence Strategic And Management Services and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Draft responses to discrimination complaints (Title VII, ADA, ADEA and state laws), unfair labor practice complaints and demand letters of varying complexity, including the formation of legal analysis and selection of supporting exhibits for attorney review. Proofs attorney work-product for clarity, grammar, narrative flow. Update responses to reflect final attorney edits, finalize and prepare and redact exhibits as needed, and file responses with requesting agency or party.

  • Provide support for labor arbitrations including, managing exhibits, drafting witness and general outlines, working to identify and locate relevant information or witnesses, and assisting in drafting the post hearing brief.

  • Assist with management of investigations into employee claims, demands, charges or complaints before administrative agencies (EEOC, State EEOC equivalents, NLRB, etc) or via demand letters from private attorneys. Facilitates clarification of investigatory direction or needs at the direction of lead attorney.

  • Coordinates the Legal Hold life cycle from implementation to release and facilitates e-Discovery in partnership with Information Services.

  • Draft mediation briefs and prepare exhibits.

  • Coordinates responses to opposing parties.

  • Docket, monitor and ensure all case deadlines are met. Facilitate or directly negotiate extension as needed.

  • Enter timely status updates in department’s matter management system (Legal Tracker), ensure the matter record is complete and accurate, and ensure all documents are filed to the appropriate matter using the department’s document management system (iManage).

  • In partnership with lead attorney, works directly with outside counsel on matter management.

  • Reviews personnel and pay files for production to ensure proper redactions have been implemented per department protocol.

  • Review pleadings, supporting declarations and other documents as needed.

  • Drafts various employment related settlement agreements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program or Certificate from a paralegal program at, or a degree from, an accredited secondary institution which requires at least 24 semester units in law-related courses

  • 5 years Paralegal experience in a relevant practice area with an in-house legal team, or equivalent experience in a law practice setting

  • 5 years Demonstrated experience performing substantive legal work for multiple attorneys in a relevant practice area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies / Law / Legal Studies

  • Notary Public upon hire

  • 2 years exposure to the health care industry working with large integrated health systems

Salary Range by location:

NorCal (Napa, Sonoma)

Min: $45.10, Max: $72.81

Southern California, NorCal (Humboldt)

Alaska (Kodiak, Seward, Valdez)

Min: $40.20, Max: $64.89

WA Puget Sound

Oregon (Portland)

Alaska (Anchorage)

Min: $38.56, Max: $62.26

Oregon (Hood River, Medford, Seaside)

Min: $35.95, Max: $58.04

Eastern Washington (Richland, Spokane, Walla Walla)

Min: $34.31, Max: $55.40


Min: $31.05, Max: $50.12


Min: $29.41, Max: $47.48

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 214031
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Legal
Job Function: Legal/Compliance/Risk
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Technical/Skilled Support
Department: 4007 SS LEGAL 1
Address: OR Portland 4400 NE Halsey St
Work Location: Providence Office Park Portland Bldg 1-Portland
Pay Range: $38.56 - $62.26
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.