Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 7:19 AM
Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.
Job Location:Fort Worth
Other Potential Locations:Fort Worth, TX
Anticipated Start Date:09/25/2017
Number of Positions:1.0
Salary Range:59,900 : 73,000
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position primarily provides legal support on environmental matters. Under the direction of in:house attorneys, this role will assist with various compliance, permitting, remediation and litigation tasks. The position will require direct interaction and consultation with all BNSF business units and departments, coordinating with multiple attorneys, and serving as liaison with outside counsel and discovery vendors.
:Research, identify, organize, maintain and summarize documents for the purpose of responding to governmental inquiries (e.g. 104(e) requests, NOVs) and/or any associated litigation matters.
:Provide litigation support including: case management, general research, document management and discovery assistance.
:Assist with management of Hold Orders.
:Provide first level environmental review, analysis, edits and/or comments on various sourcing contracts and real estate documents.
:Provide first level review of environmental audit reports.
:Review and identify lease files for the purpose of prioritizing environmental claims and establishing a process for closure at "non:active" sites. Under direction of supervising attorney and working together with lease manager, pursue cost recovery where appropriate. Develop tracking tools, template letters, a database, etc. for this purpose.
:Perform legal/general research and analysis.
:Provide administrative support on outside counsel budgets and budget tracking.
This position functions as part of a high:performing, cohesive environmental legal team and performs any tasks delegated and supervised by an attorney. Extended hours may be required on occasion.
Bachelor's Degree is preferred, but we will also consider candidates with a Paralegal Certificate from an American Bar Association approved institution or certification as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal from the National Association of Legal Assistants.
Qualified candidates must have at least three years of experience as an environmental specialist/paralegal. Experience in a law firm or corporate setting providing advanced paralegal support to attorneys handling complex matters, including experience managing e:discovery issues is preferred.
This position requires a candidate who is detail oriented, organized, self:motivated, an excellent communicator and works extremely well in a team environment. The successful candidate will be a person that acts with a high level of accountability, takes initiative to identify and recommend solutions, takes ownership for the success of the team, and acts with a high degree of professionalism and ethics.
The successful candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, an advanced understanding of and the ability to use the Microsoft Office suite, and enthusiasm about quickly learning how to utilize new computer applications. Knowledge of Lexis/Nexis research system and other online research tools, and experience with CounselLink or other similar e:billing systems is preferred.
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to
:Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
:Retirement Pension Plan
:Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
:Tuition Reimbursement Program
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS
: Criminal history
: Last 7 years of driving history
: Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
: Social Securit
• Location: Fort Worth
• Post ID: 64138453 fortworth