Paralegal (Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104)
POET, LLC - Sioux Falls, SD

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SUMMARY Who We Are For more than two decades, POET has defined the art of biorefining. We have grown from a single, humble refinery in Scotland, South Dakota, to one of the world?s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. With products like our Dakota Gold distillers grains, Viola corn oil, and INVIZ zein, we are using that same innovative spirit to develop natural, renewable food sources and alternatives to petrochemicals. We have an integrated business model that combines technology development with expertise in construction, operations, risk management, and marketing, and our engineers and scientists develop technology and processes through rigorous testing and POET?s laboratories and pilot-scale plant.

At POET, we are passionate about reducing our country?s dependence on foreign energy, lifting economies by revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels. We believe that our future looks so much brighter above the ground! At POET Legal, our vision is to become the premier legal department among companies of our size. Our nimble team runs like a business, with a strategy and differentiated value proposition built around an intimate knowledge of our company and the needs of our business team.Our Culture POET may be like no place you?ve ever worked.

If we?re fanatical about our mission, we?re obsessive about our culture. We aspire to live by the Golden Rule?do unto others as you?d have them do unto you. We always strive for excellence, believing that good is the enemy of great. And we embrace change.

Our legal team is passionate about serving our teammates with integrity and a business mindset, and going the extra mile to provide them with an above-and-beyond level of service. Who We SeekAre you meticulously organized and detailed, yet swift in getting things done? Do you continually improve things and get exasperated with mediocrity? Do you thrive on setting bold targets and then beating those goals?

Do you have humility enough to serve your teammates and be delighted when they succeed rather than worrying about whom gets the credit?If you honestly answered an emphatic, ?Yes!? to all of these questions, then we would be excited to hear from you.The OpportunityThe Paralegal reports directly to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and provides primary support to legal and business team members in maintaining the corporate records of POET and its subsidiaries, contract and patent file management, preparation of nondisclosure agreements, and transfers of ownership among investors. It is a highly-valued and key member of our legal team. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCIES To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Bachelor?s degree from a reputable college or university with a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program.

(POET will consider equivalent experience). A minimum of 10+ years paralegal experience in a law firm or in-house setting. Detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and operate in a fast-paced environment. Work well with a team, including providing excellent oral and written communication.

Work in an honest and ethical manner, maintaining an appropriate level of confidentiality. Dependable to complete work in a timely, excellent, and thorough manner. Dependable to report to work at the scheduled time and seldom be absent from work. Champion?s ambition to be ?the best?

and a coach?s desire to teach and succeed. Assertive, self-motivated, and results-oriented. Passion for serving others with excellence. High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.

POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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