Employment Opportunities:

In Search of Della Street

Familiar with Perry Mason? This small, dynamic office in Old Town Alexandria seeking Perry’s trusted associate who understood, anticipated, and implemented multiple actions for the people with whom she worked.

Candidates should email ofmk@potomac-law.com with the subject line “I’m your Della” and attach cover letter and resume.

Primary Responsibilities

(1) Provide human resource coordination, management, and support.

  • Determine the need for and onboard/offboard team member and/or contract support.
  • Manage benefits.

(2) Coordinate, perform, and improve office management.

  • Scheduling management for all team members.
  • Project management, implementation, and logistical support and oversight.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and improve office recordkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Provide facility, office space, hardware, and software resource management.

(3) Provide financial management and coordination.

  • Planning and budgeting.
  • Contractual relationships, controlling schedules related to renewal, cancelation, or continuation of contracted services.
  • Oversee accounting processes in conformance with generally accepted practices.
  • Prepare, analyze, and present financial data.
  • Interface with external financial service providers.
  • Ensure timely filing of local, state, and federal business and tax reports.
  • Support accounts payable, receivable, and financial recordkeeping activities.

(4) Assist with data entry and database management to ensure timely and accurate updates to member information.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Degree from accredited university or equivalent knowledge and training.
  • Ten years administrative management experience in a small office.

Critical Skills & Expertise

  • Attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and accounting practices.
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Clear and concise written and oral communications.

Internship Program

Candidates should send an email to ofmk@potomac-law.com with the subject line “Internship application” and attach cover letter, resume, and short writing sample.

OFM&K consistently seeks law and graduate student for its unpaid internship program, which allows interns to gain first-hand knowledge of and experience in general business and office policies, procedures and software while working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Interns receive a behind-the-scenes view of public policy and the impact it has on critical transportation sectors of the economy. Interns will monitor international, national and local legislative and regulatory developments, draft content for client publications, conduct research on issues impacting transportation-centric companies and undertake other practical policy and legal assignments.

Internship assignments and tasks will vary depending on the intern’s academic needs, background, skills and interests, but may include:

  • Conducting research and developing materials to support the firm’s lobbying activities;
  • Drafting articles and editorials;
  • Developing regulatory compliance publications and presentations; and
  • Conducting legal research and preparing documents related to the firm’s regulatory counsel services.

The ideal candidate will be a law or graduate student or recent graduate; capable of working independently and in a small team, interested in how businesses are impacted by government policy, both individually and on an industry basis and have strong computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.).

Successful candidates must work well in a team setting, demonstrate independence and initiative in achieving specific tasks and overall objectives while seeking opportunities to broaden skills and knowledge. The candidate must also consistently exhibit attention-to-detail and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.