Paralegal I

Work Type

Position Number

$42,362.43- $54,013.26

Closing Date
April 1, 2022
Posted March 17, 2022

Agency Name
Burke County DSS

Work County

Job Contact
Burke County HR 828-764-9080

Job Location
700 E Parker Rd
North Carolina
Job Description

Paralegal I       

Salary:  $42,362.43- $54,013.26 Department: Social Services (Legal Services) Position Number: 1862 Closing Date: Open until filled   Description of Work:  This position provides legal services support to the department’s staff attorneys and work responsibilities include, but are not limited to: drafting legal documents such as subpoenas, motions, certificates of service for the subpoenas, legal notices of hearings, continuance orders, etc. and submitting same documents to the appropriate attorney to review and finalize; filing legal documents at the courthouse that have been finalized by department attorneys and services staff; gathering information from various agency staff according to the program areas and related legal information needed; disseminating juvenile court reports to appropriate court officials, including the Guardian Ad Litem staff; utilizing the agency’s document imaging/document management system; updating and maintaining court informational trackers; scheduling meetings and conferences for the staff attorneys and keeping meeting notes; attending court hearings to assist the staff attorneys in such matters as calling witnesses or locating the witnesses in the courthouse, keeping notes pertaining to the court cases being heard and/or drafting court orders, assisting the court in contacting opposing counsel in cases set on to be heard, and assist attorneys in obtaining Judges’ signatures on legal document; and assuming other assigned work duties.   Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Working knowledge of case, statutory, and common law. Working knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence. Ability to perform legal research in accordance with preliminary instructions as to methods or approach, source material available, and policy and precedent of the office. Ability to summarize facts and evidence, and prepare legal instruments. Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and logically in oral and written form. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.   Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school for paralegal training and one year of experience as a paralegal, or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in English, Journalism, or a degree directly related to the area assigned and one year of substantive paralegal experience; or graduation from high school and five years of paralegal experience performing delegated, substantive legal work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
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