Amalgamated Transit Union

Amalgamated Transit Union



Based in Silver Spring, MD


The Amalgamated Transit Union has an opening for a Paralegal to begin immediately. The ATU is the largest union representing transit workers in the United States and Canada. The ATU currently has one paralegal, and seeks to add a second paralegal to work alongside the department's six attorneys, in a fast-moving and collegial environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The paralegal will perform legal and policy research concerning labor law, employment matters, and transportation issues.
  • The paralegal will be responsible for the management of a significant portion of the ATU's program tracking federal subsidies to transit systems, and will review and respond to transit systems’ grant applications for federal funds to ensure compliance with labor protections.
  • The paralegal will draft correspondence, memoranda and reports, and proofread for content, style, grammar and spelling.
  • The paralegal will do fact research.
  • The paralegal will organize and analyze documents and information, and build and maintain databases and files.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues effectively.
  • Ability to make routine processing decisions.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize large projects.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Computer word-processing skills and other data skills.

The paralegal will work out of the ATU’s headquarters office at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Starting salary will be between $60,000 and $70,000 depending on experience. ATU provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance with no employee premiums; 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
  • Two References
  • College Transcripts
  • Two Recent Writing Samples (up to 5 pages each)

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree or expect to receive one by start date. Applicants with paralegal and/or research experience are encouraged to apply.

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

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