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Paralegal Posting of the Week: Work for Petsmart

If you’ve got a passion for pets and are interested in seeking employment with the legal department of a major retailer, Petsmart in Phoenix, Arizona is seeking a Senior Paralegal to work with Senior Legal Counsel on its Human Resources team. The job description indicates that this position will be challenging but offers the right person a variety of interesting job duties.

You may also work directly (and with counsel) to resolve disputes and matters with governmental agencies such as the Department of Labor and similar state agencies, and assist in responding to wage and hour audits initiated by federal or state authorities. Experience gathering data, investigating and working with outside counsel on litigation matters is also important. You will also partner with Human Resource professionals to address and resolve employee relations matters at our retail stores and corporate office. This will require a proven track record of being able to manage multiple requests for assistance and projects, with demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, and a strong understanding the importance of data integrity and confidentiality. This position requires high performance under pressure, and an ability to relay and receive information from lawyers and non-lawyers.

Requirements for this job are:

Degree: Bachelor’s
Experience: 5 years of work experience (corporate preferred); advanced understanding of various employment, discrimination and wage and hour laws
Software: Excel, Microsoft Word
Skills: Ability to conduct legal research; strong verbal and written communication skills;
Other: Ability to read, analyze and interpret, personnel data, company policies and procedures, professional journals, technical procedures, legal documents, governmental regulations and case law.

Interested applicants can apply online at the Petsmart job posting.

In case you are thinking of relocating to Phoenix, I checked out the cuisine for you and barely got past the mouth-watering food pictures in “Phoenix: Best Restaurants and Other Places to Eat”.

2 Responses to Paralegal Posting of the Week: Work for Petsmart

  1. I've seen Petsmart paralegal job postings before, and have been sorely tempted. The Southwest has always appealed to me, and I can't land a job in Michigan to save my life. Guess I need to start taking CLE in some unfamiliar areas, like employment law, to increase my chances in the future.

    The Boyfriend Dog and the Runt Corgi would be welcome to visit. (Oh yeah, their Dog Mom too.)

  2. I'd love to see Phoenix myself, especially after our Southern humid summers…lol. But Michigan's beautiful, too – in the summers. My oldest daughter danced at Blue Lake Fine Arts camp as a rising 10th grader. Picking her up was one of the best road trips of my life – although everywhere we stopped to eat, peeps kept asking my mom to keep talking, that adorable Southern accent, ya know…lol.

Contact Info:

Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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