Paralegal / Legal and Claims Administrator

Paralegal / Legal and Claims Administrator Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Paralegal / Legal and Claims Administrator

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

07/21/2022

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

Job Description:

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. 

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by learning and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Pay
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package with Tax-Advantaged HSA and FSA offerings
  • Employer-Paid Short and Long Term Disability Programs
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Fully Paid Parental Leave
  • Voluntary Products including: Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident Insurance
  • Corporate Wellness Program with Wellness Time Off and Rewards

The Weitz Company is seeking a Paralegal / Legal and Claims Administrator to be located out of our Des Moines, IA Corporate office. 

The Paralegal / Legal and Claims Administrator is responsible for performing a wide variety of clerical, administrative and paralegal duties in order to provide assistance and support to the Legal staff.

What You'll Do:

  • Maintain standard form contracts and coordinate with each business unit
  • Process and code legal bills accurately and efficiently
  • Maintain compliance of state contractor licenses, including applications and renewals
  • Assist qualified individuals on licenses with any required continuing education or examination paperwork requirements
  • Prepare and complete state corporate filings
  • Manage Company licensing, renewals and contract updates
  • Provide administrative support for Legal staff
  • Adhere to all company policies, standards, and procedures
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

What We're Looking For:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

  • Education: A Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Degree is required. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered. Emphasis in corporate formation and licensing, insurance and construction is preferred.
  • Experience: Previous administrative experience is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with the legal system is preferred, but not required. 
  • Skills: Independent judgment, organizational skills, and the flexibility to coordinate multiple projects with frequent interruptions are necessary skills for this role. Candidate must also have attention to detail, tact and discretion with sensitive and confidential information, adaptability, prioritization, and internal and external communication skills.  
  • Technology: Candidate should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and have experience with or ability to learn specific software. Training will be provided on company standards.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. 

The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of the Company. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable. Click the following link to view our Privacy Notice: https://weitz.box.com/s/jrhmq0gmlct94no0wour2yiaywduu7dw

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