PenFed Credit Union
Administrative Assistant, Legal
At a glance
Location: US-VA-McLean Map
Posted: 02/28/2021
Closing: 03/27/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
PenFed Credit Union
Job description

Are you looking to take your career from good to great? As an employee of PenFed, every day is an opportunity to thrive, and be part of a team working to ensure our organization is providing world class service to our members, employees, and our communities. We exist to help our members realize their full potential, educate and encourage their dreams, and make every effort to follow our mission and help our members “do better.” Joining PenFed is more than being an employee; it’s about being a part of the PenFed family.


PenFed is hiring a Administrative Assistant, Legal at our McLean, Virginia location. The primary purpose of this job is to provide assistance to personnel in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) by preparing legal documents, performing research and providing administrative support.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Complete all administrative duties necessary to ensure OGC efficiency with limited direction including, but not limited to, follow-through of assigned confidential projects, routing problem resolution, research and information gathering and preparation for General
  • Counsel, credit union executives and Board members and tracking of budget compliance, generating reports as requested. 
  • Administer various actions and activities associated with credit union and subsidiaries litigation including, but not limited to, drafting court pleadings; administering bankruptcy cases and garnishment actions; preparing either directly or in consultation with OGC personnel summonses and subpoenas; interacting with outside counsel, government/court officials and insurance company personnel to obtain information and process actions. 
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for OGC personnel. 
  • Receive, log and distribute mail, taking action on routine matters, composing correspondence as necessary. 
  • Prepare and maintain various reports, files and tracking systems, ensuring the timely update and processing of information and developing enhancements to systems as needed. 
  • Oversee miscellaneous section activities including acting as notary and ensuring maintenance of area.
  • Provide administrative/clerical support for OGC personnel including, but not limited to, preparation of correspondence, word processing, filing documentation; budget administration and invoice processing.
  • Preparation of correspondence, documents and/or presentations, spreadsheets, and text slides; responsible for formatting consistency and accuracy on time-sensitive, high-profile documents. 
  • Interact with different specialists to assist with administration of levies or bankruptcy cases, garnishments and other attachments.
  • Perform simple legal research as directed using appropriate sources including Westlaw and other automated legal databases. 


Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field is required.
  • Formal secretarial/clerical training is preferred.  Experience with word processing and other automated office systems, including automated legal databases required. High level of proficiency with PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, and other programs required. 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will not supervise employees


Licenses and Certifications

There are no additional certifications required.


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.

*Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.*





Special Message Regarding COVID 19

PenFed is continuing to hire and train exceptional individuals to help us serve our 2 million members both here and around the world.  In light of the current situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have modified our hiring, onboarding, training, and deployment protocols in order to comply with current local and state guidance around social distancing.

About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 2 million members and over $26 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.


We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.


PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 240-224-4256.

Administrative Assistant, Legal