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 see listings below or 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

TEAM ASSISTANT

Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. is seeking a full-time employee to work in our Central Services Department as a Team Assistant. The successful candidate will perform a variety of secretarial duties under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures. He/She will maintain positive contact with clients, attorneys, and staff and maintain confidentiality of client matters.

Qualifications include:

  • 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 ability to retrieve and replace objects from shelves of up to 8 feet high.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work 37½ hours per week in a law firm environment and provide own transportation to and from work.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in maintaining various databases by adding and linking information, tracking files, and ensuring accuracy of the data.
  • Assist in maintaining the library by shelving books, accurately updating print publications, and removing outdated material.
  • Assist in keeping an accurate inventory of office supplies, and stocking supplies in conference rooms, coffee areas, and copy rooms.
  • Fill in when Central Services is short-handed by opening, sorting, and dating incoming mail; preparing outgoing mail, including utilization of a postage meter; retrieving closed files and other stored material from the closed file room; making local street run deliveries; and delivering documents to the courthouse for filing with various offices.
  • Fill in at the reception desk by answering and transferring phone calls; greeting clients and other guests who enter the building; maintaining order to the lobby and nearby conference rooms; overseeing the conference room schedules; and ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of incoming and outgoing packages.
  • Assist others with various tasks when needed, including general filing and organization projects; operating copiers, fax machines, binding equipment, and shredder; and participating in preparing large mailings.
  • Participate in training programs to learn and incorporate new computer skills and operational methods to meet prevailing Knox Best Practices required for the position.
  • Perform all other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by attorneys or the Chief Operating Officer.

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
  • One (1) to 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, and familiarity with personal and fiduciary income tax and federal gift tax returns
  • Computer skills including the use of Windows based programs, including Excel
  • Excellent customer service attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and other service providers, either by phone, email or in person
  • Able to work at least 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required. Capacity to learn and understand new concepts and apply them correctly.

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.


TAX AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATOR

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
  • One (1) to 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, and familiarity with personal and fiduciary income tax and federal gift tax returns
  • Computer skills including the use of Windows based programs, including Excel
  • Excellent customer service attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and other service providers, either by phone, email or in person
  • Able to work at least 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required. Capacity to learn and understand new concepts and apply them correctly.

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 / TRUST TAX SPECIALIST

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
  • One (1) to 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, and familiarity with personal and fiduciary income tax and federal gift tax returns
  • Computer skills including the use of Windows based programs, including Excel
  • Excellent customer service attitude and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and other service providers, either by phone, email or in person
  • Able to work at least 37.5 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required. Capacity to learn and understand new concepts and apply them correctly.

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.