Staff Attorney - Schuylkill County

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 Staff Attorney - Schuylkill County

Description: MidPenn Legal Services has a full-time staff attorney opening in Northern Schuylkill County. The attorney will work on stabilizing the housing situations (both homeowner and rental) of residents in five boroughs in Northern Schuylkill County that have suffered from the foreclosure crisis, unemployment and declining population. The communities are Ashland, Frackville, Girardville, Mahanoy City and Shenandoah.

The attorney will be responsible for outreach and community education in the targeted area. The attorney, in connection with community partners, will assist area residents in accessing available social service programs such as property tax rebates, utility agreements, home and community based waiver services, weatherization, home modification loans and others. The project goals also include developing new programs such as standards for municipal utilities for low-income and elderly repayment agreements.

Requirements: The ideal applicant will be a self-starter, committed to helping and advocating for low-income individuals and communities. Experience in public benefits, housing and consumer law is useful. This position likely will be located in a satellite office in the target area, with supervision by the Managing Attorney for the Pottsville (Schuylkill County) office. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. One to four years of experience preferred.  

MidPenn is an equal opportunity employer and provides excellent fringe benefits (health, dental, etc.) paid holidays and generous leave. Interested persons should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Rhodia Thomas, Executive Director
MidPenn Legal Services
213-A North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
or
rthomas@midpenn.org

 

February 1, 2018