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Paralegal

Company name

Maricopa County Attorneys Office

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Nov 27,2018

Posted on

Oct 09,2018

Location

Phoenix, AZ
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MARICOPA COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Paralegal - Civil Services

An Equal Opportunity Employer
OPENING DATE: 09/25/18

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

DEPARTMENT: County Attorney

JOB TYPE: Classified/Full-Time

LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona

SALARY: $18.39 - $30.75 Hourly


POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Paralegal is responsible, pursuant to ER 5.3, Rule 42, Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, for supporting Division attorneys with case and matter file organization and management, document management, factual research and analysis. This may include some limited legal research.

There are four Practice Groups in the Civil Services Division: Government Advice, Human Relations, Land Use/Transactional and Litigation. A person in this position could be assigned tasks in any one or more of these Groups.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education and/or Experience:
An Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistance or an Associate's degree in any field with a certificate of completion from a Legal Assisting or Paralegal studies program; and two (2) years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant supporting multiple attorneys in a civil practice.

Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:
The incumbent in this position will be responsible for any annual compliance requirements imposed by the State Bar of Arizona and certifying authority.

NOTE: The Maricopa County Attorney's Office requires a thorough background check of all successful candidates and is authorized to test prospective employees for the presence of illegally accessed drugs. Testing is conducted once an offer has been extended and prior to placement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

Legal terminology, principles and procedures.
Arizona, and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Local Rules/Orders.


Skill in:

Interviewing witnesses.
Assimilating information from a variety of sources, analyzing and presenting information in appropriate format.
Researching statutes and case law.


Ability to:

Perform several functions simultaneously in a planned and organized manner, accurately while meeting critical deadlines. .
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys, clients, and staff in a stressful environment.


Working Conditions:
Office setting which may require extended periods of sitting to perform tasks. May be required to drive personal or county owned vehicle to travel to and from various county locations. Ability to move up to 20 pounds floor to waist and pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet.


ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:

Produces well-written initial drafts of pleadings, motions, briefs, affidavits, memos, discovery requests and responses, reports and correspondence, as assigned.
Utilizes computerized research tools.
Assists attorneys with client communications, witness interviews, depositions, civil court rules and proceedings, and trial/hearing preparation, including preparation of witness summaries, organization of exhibits, securing evidence and documentation, deposition abstracts, subpoenas and witness notifications.
Assists attorneys in compiling annotations, indexes and provisions of statutes, cases and administrative decisions.
Files pleadings, motions, etc. with courts and tribunals.
Reviews, organizes, indexes and Bates stamps pertinent documents for disclosure/discovery and for use in courts and tribunals.
Analyzes, organizes, reviews and verifies records and other documents obtained through the discovery process.
Assists in updating and maintaining the database/case management system.
Organizes and maintains documents in paper and/or electronic filing system.
Perform legal and factual research.
Reviews and edits documents for accuracy.
Locates and interviews witnesses.
Attends continuing legal education seminars and in-house training.
Other duties as assigned, including work on probate and civil commitment matters.



SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.


APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://jobs.maricopa.gov

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)
hrfeedback@mail.maricopa.gov Job #190PARACIVIL09252018
PARALEGAL - CIVIL SERVICES
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It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Paralegal - Civil Services Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Prior to hire, background investigations are conducted on candidates for positions. All information contained in your online application MUST be accurate, including but not limited to criminal history, education details, and employment details. Incomplete or inaccurate information contained in your online application may delay the background investigation process, or result in your removal from employment consideration. Your resume is NOT a substitute for the information requested in the online application.
Checkbox By checking this box, I confirm that I have reviewed all information provided in my online application and believe the information to be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
* 2. Please identify your highest level of education COMPLETED. IMPORTANT: LIST ALL EDUCATION IN THE APPLICABLE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION. Please indicate type of diploma/degree, college major/minor, and name of institution. If you did not complete a degree program, include your high school diploma/GED information, as well as the number of college semester/quarter hours completed. NOTE: Failure to provide complete information will likely result in the disqualification of your application.
Checkbox Doctorate
Checkbox Master's degree
Checkbox Bachelor's degree
Checkbox Associate's degree
Checkbox Technical school (non-Associate's degree)
Checkbox High School diploma or GED
Checkbox Less than a High School diploma or GED certificate
* 3. Do you have an Associate's degree or higher in Paralegal Studies or Legal Assistance? If yes, be sure to include this in the education section of the application.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 4. Do you possess a certificate of completion from a Legal Assisting or Paralegal studies program? If yes, be sure to include this in the certification section of the application.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 5. Please identify your years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant supporting multiple attorneys in a civil practice.
Checkbox 2 or more years
Checkbox 1 or more years but less than 2 years
Checkbox Less than 1 year
Checkbox No experience
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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Maricopa County Attorneys Office
301 W. Jefferson,
Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-506-3755

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