Paralegal
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. - Ames, IA

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To support legal department with general corporate, intellectual property, compliance and organizational matters.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Apply systems and word processing skills in the creation, analysis, maintenance and modification of a variety of documents and document libraries

Exercise strong verbal and written communication skills in working with (i) fellow employees, (ii) vendors, (iii) customers, and (iv) regulators in solving problems and resolving documentation and other legal issues

Reviewing and maintaining corporate records and minutes

Assist with maintaining compliance with state business statutes, including management of various state filings around the country, registrations for the authority to conduct business, annual report filings, licensing applications and renewals, and other requirements as necessitated by state statute

Provide support and training to REG employees on an array of legal issues

Work on corporate matters for which confidentiality may be very important

Provide administrative support to attorneys

Actively participate in company-wide initiatives

Conducts research on projects as directed by attorneys.

Perform other duties as requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bring an inquisitive, critical thinking approach and strong work ethic to the position

Ability to identify legal issues, design execution plans and bring projects to closure.

Ability to communicate effectively with others throughout this process to ensure alignment with company objectives and the availability of required resources

Strong oral and written communication/organizational skills

Maintain a calm, professional demeanor especially during demanding situations

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to design, create, implement, track and report on work via project management systems

Encourage, support, and develop employee skills and knowledge through your provision of legal services

Prioritize projects in a manner that addresses the need to meet deadlines

Proficient use of all MS Office products including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

Work independently or as a team as needed to achieve the required results

Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein

Willingness to provide personal contact information to customers on an as needed basis for official business purposes

Will include other duties as assigned

BASIC MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires continuous sitting for long periods of time, high levels of concentration, extensive telephone communications, manual dexterity to input and access information through a computer terminal, occasional math and algebraic calculations, high analytical ability, and visual ability to read computer terminals and detailed reports for extended periods of time. Ability to lift and carry at least 75lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Basic office conditions exist, with occasional exposure to fats and oils, chemicals and biodiesel and seasonal temperature changes.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required : A bachelor’s or paralegal degree

Experience Required : Minimum two to five years paralegal experience, preferably in a general corporate practice. Background in contracts, due diligence and compliance will be helpful.

Skills Required : Strong analysis, synthesis and communication skills required. Decision-making, oral and written communication, organizational, and analytical skills are required with superior attention to detail. Project management and problem solving required.

About this company
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is an operator, marketer and distributor of biodiesel. During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company...