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Paralegal, Corporate Secretary Support


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Legal
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  19415

FirstEnergy at a Glance

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FES]




  • Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant experience and ABA paralegal certification required
  • Knowledge & Experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and willingness to learn new technologies and systems as needed
  • Well organized and efficient; able to prioritize, multi-task and meet multiple deadlines promptly and under minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with the any of the following areas: contract law, regulatory compliance, licensing, corporate governance
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and evaluating contracts preferred, but not required
  • Experience in power generation or related field is preferred, but not required
  • Support General Counsel in Board Meetings, including organizing logistics, drafting meeting materials, preparing resolutions, organizing materials and agendas. Record and disseminate meeting minutes according to established procedures
  • Maintain and update Board member bios and contact information and other administrative information as required
  • Manage the onboarding of new Board members by advising on the role of the Board and informing on existing governance practices
  • Provide support to the attorneys and play a lead role in managing key processes and documents
  • Perform legal research on applicable laws, regulations, codes and publications as required 
  • Assist with reviewing, drafting, revising, and editing contracts with internal staff and external third parties
  • Manage, create, update and distribute legal document templates
  • Support creation of internal playbooks, processes and checklists
  • Assist with corporate filings and legal document management
  • As needed, conduct meetings with stakeholders to communicate the progress of ongoing legal matters with all parties involved
  • Perform other job duties as assigned

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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