Legal Secretary : Maryland

Amalgamated Transit Union

Amalgamated Transit Union

Legal Secretary

Based in Silver Spring, MD

The Amalgamated Transit Union has an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary, Grade 7 position. The ATU is the largest union representing transit employees in the United States and Canada. We are looking for a legal secretary to work alongside the department’s six attorneys and other staff in a fast-moving and collegial environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process correspondence for attorneys, including proofreading for content, style, grammar and spelling, revising documents, and putting letters and filings into final form.
  • Organize and maintain databases and files.
  • Assist in the management of the ATU’s program tracking and processing federal subsidies to transit systems involving a large docket of pending applications to ensure that the appropriate employee protective provisions are in place.
  • Perform fact research involving transit systems and our affiliated local unions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues effectively.
  • Ability to make routine processing decisions.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize large projects.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Computer word-processing and other data skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint software applications.

The legal secretary will work at the ATU’s headquarters office at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. There is a 2 day per week telework option after a 90 day probationary period.

The starting hourly rate is $35.105. You will be compensated at the rate of one and one-half times your regular hourly rate of pay for hours worked over 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per week, subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law. After successfully completing a 90-day probationary period and after six (6) months of employment, you will be granted an increase.

The ATU provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no employee premiums; short term disability coverage; a defined-benefit pension plan with no employee contributions; a 401(k) savings plan; and paid vacation and sick leave.

Application Requirements:

  • Résumé
  • Cover Letter
  • References
  • College Transcripts
  • 2 Recent Writing Samples (up to 5 pages)

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or expect to receive one by start date. Applicants with legal secretary certificates, legal secretary experience and labor union experience are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send applications to Janet Salzman, at:, or to the Amalgamated Transit Union, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903. No telephone calls please.

ATU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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