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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

Duquesne Light Company Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Job Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support for multiple attorneys related to federal and state regulatory and labor and employment matters, including the following: provide administrative and paralegal support related to regulatory filings with the PUC and FERC; prepare expense statements and manage corporate credit card expenses; purchase office supplies and reference materials; make travel arrangements; prepare correspondence and certificates of service; coordinated mailings; data entry; schedule meetings; create PowerPoint slide presentations; create, organize and maintain attorneys' files.

Provide paralegal-level support for multiple attorneys related to federal and state regulatory and labor and employment matters, including: research cases electronically; respond to complaints from the Better Business Bureau and Office of Attorney General; assist with discovery searches; assist with organization of discovery; support record retention requirements; recover and sort legal documents; learn and access company computer systems for documents (including WAM, WMIS, DISCUS, CACS, Stormtracker, and FOCUS); file Labor and Industry reports; and assist with regulatory filings.

Experience/ Education:

Roles at this level are often filled by recent university / college graduates with little or no professional experience, but with relevant skills. This level may include individuals joining the organization on a university / college graduate training program or those studying for a professional qualification or accreditation.


Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload; knowledge of Microsoft computer applications.

Physical Requirements: Normal office environment. Ability to travel to attend hearings and meetings.


Responsibilities are generally tactical and basic in nature, however work may vary in type and complexity requiring the incumbent to be flexible to adjust to the given situation. Primary focus is on daily deliverables and outputs, while at the same time developing a knowledge of the broader context in which the work is being performed.

Decision Impact:

Independent discretion or decision making capability is mostly limited. There is normally a general framework of established boundaries to help employees perform their roles and make decisions. Situation that require deviation form this general framework are typically not made alone. The employee may recommend a solution however the recommendations are frequently presented to their manager or more senior level professionals for review and approval prior to the decision being made.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.