Ward and Smith, P.A., a North Carolina law firm, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join its New Bern office. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to function well in a fast-paced environment.
The responsibilities include supporting the Business Practice Section by drafting correspondence and legal documents, conferring with clients, gathering information and keeping abreast of administrative changes, managing several projects at once with minimal supervision, and proactively assisting attorneys and paralegals in ensuring client wishes are fulfilled.
Applicants must have advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, be able to type 65 wpm, possess strong grammar and punctuation skills, and have transcription experience. Applicants should also possess a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum of three years of experience in a professional services environment.
Typical working hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch. Overtime and weekend hours may be scheduled as needed and directed by management.
Ward and Smith, P.A. employs more than 150 paralegals and support staff who work with our attorneys as a team committed to excellence. We offer an atmosphere for personal as well as professional growth through specialized training, educational programs, and promotions from within the Firm, with the ultimate goal of serving our clients with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. If you are ambitious and enjoy working on challenging projects in a fast-paced, exciting environment, we may have opportunities for you.
Ward and Smith, P.A.'s benefit offerings include competitive compensation, full medical coverage, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, and profit sharing. Additionally, voluntary plans are available through payroll deduction for dental, disability, cancer, accident, and long-term care coverage. All employees are encouraged to utilize the Firm's employee assistance and wellness programs.