This position is located in the Property Control Section of the Department of Justice. It is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act. The primary purpose of this position is to employ a non-attorney legal professional (paralegal) to provide legal and administrative support to the five attorneys in the section by relieving them of routine matters and, while working under their guidance, to assist them in conduction complex tasks. Specifically, the paralegal will review real property transaction documents for accuracy, organize and manage case files, track deadlines for litigation/appeals, maintain an effective tickler system for the section, assist in trial preparation, participate as a team member at trials and hearings, participate in all aspects of appellate filing, research legal issues, and maintain the section’s law library. This position functions as a team member providing a variety of support to attorneys in the section. This support and assistance will allow the attorneys to allocate additional time to perform their more difficult and critical tasks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Working knowledge of case, statutory, and common law. Working knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
General knowledge of the program area or legal specialty to which the employee will be assigned.
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 and logically in oral and written form.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work.
The employee must be familiar with computerized and manual research techniques. Additionally, prior broad experience in law office real estate matters is essential.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school for paralegal training and two years of experience as a paralegal or graduation from a four-year college/university with a degree in English, journalism, or a degree directly related to the area assigned and two years of substantive paralegal experience; or graduation from high school and six years of paralegal experience performing delegated, substantive legal work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ jobs, we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/ ) for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for qualifying credit. Other attachments will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.
The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect skills, knowledge and abilities.
Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.
NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Management Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - 17 months ago