Careers for Staff

Knox Law seeks to hire paralegals, administrative assistants, and other support staff with excellent technical and professional skills. Applicants go through a rigorous interview process which may include testing and multiple interview sessions. We seek candidates who are organized, motivated, collaborative, and responsible to join our dedicated and hard-working team.

Successful candidates are provided with thorough orientation and training designed specifically for their position. New hires will receive an introductory performance review after three (3) or more months on the job, and annual performance reviews are conducted on an ongoing basis.

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetics, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, or because of an individual’s engaging in legally protected activities.

For more information on support staff positions, please contact:

Tara Mobley
Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
120 W 10th St.
Erie, PA 16501-1461
Phone: (814) 459-2800
Fax: (814) 453-4530


Current Openings


RECEPTIONIST

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is seeking a full-time receptionist. Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, the successful candidate will perform all functions related to receiving and directing calls, clients, vendors, and deliveries. He/She will maintain the appearance of the lobby and conference rooms, and project a positive, professional image to clients, attorneys, and staff.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Ability to read and write at levels normally required through completion of high school or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of on-the-job experience in an office environment, preferably with exposure to the operation of a multi-line telephone switchboard. Secretarial training may also be acceptable.
  • Demonstrated ability to treat clients and co-workers with a high level of courtesy and respect at all times.
  • Ability to work irregular hours and/or more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Tara Mobley (contact information above).

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetics, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, or because of an individual’s engaging in legally protected activities.


ESTATE PLANNING PARALEGAL

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is seeking a full-time estate planning paralegal in our Erie office. The successful candidate will have the general responsibility for all aspects of a client’s estate plan as assigned by an attorney. He/she shall prepare personal financial statements and flow charts of the estate plan, work with clients to change asset titles and beneficiary designations as their estate plan dictates, provide estate work support to other members of the firm, and provide estate tax advice to clients.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, or other related field or IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) Designation
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in estate work, finance or accounting.
  • Computer skills including the use of Windows based programs, specifically intermediate excel (basic formulas).
  • Excellent customer service attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, either by phone or in person.
  • Able to work at least 37 ½ hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Highly organized.
  • Fast learner. Many complex topics to learn.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Tara Mobley (contact information above).

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetics, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, or because of an individual’s engaging in legally protected activities.


ESTATE ADMINISTRATION PARALEGAL

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is seeking a full-time employee to work in our Estate Administration Department. The successful candidate will have the general responsibility for all aspects of the administration of estates and trusts as assigned by an attorney. He/she shall prepare all required probate documents and court filings, inheritance and estate tax returns, assist with preparation of fiduciary income tax returns, asset transfers and claims, advise executors and trustees through all aspects of the estate/trust administration process and provide estate/trust related support to other members of the firm.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in estate or trust administration, finance, accounting, or business (preferably in the state of Pennsylvania)
  • Proven ability to evaluate bank and investment statements, prepare federal and state death tax returns, familiarity with fiduciary income tax and gift tax returns, and familiarity with Orphans’ Court Practices.
  • Computer skills including the use of Windows based programs, including Excel
  • Excellent customer service attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and service partners, either by phone, email or in person
  • Able to work at least 37.5 hours per week to perform all the essential duties of the position
  • Highly organized
  • Fast learner. Many complex topics to learn.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Tara Mobley (contact information above).

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetics, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, or because of an individual’s engaging in legally protected activities.


TEAM ASSIST CLERK

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is seeking a full-time Team Assist Clerk in our Erie office. Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, the successful candidate will perform a variety of duties, including assisting others as needed. They will observe confidentiality in all client and firm matters.

Minimum qualifications include the ability to read and write at a level normally acquired through the completion of high school or equivalent; ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints; interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively communicate and follow instructions; one year of clerical job experience or secretarial training including Microsoft Office experience; ability to lift items weighing up to 35 pounds, and to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high; ability to stand for long periods of time; and ability to work 37.5 hours per week in a law firm environment and provide own transportation to and from work.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and cover letter to Tara Mobley (contact information above).

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetics, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, or because of an individual’s engaging in legally protected activities.