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Paralegal

Maricopa County
$22,000- $35,000
Posted Apr 30
Full Time
Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Date

04/29/24

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Pay Range

$22.00 - $35.00 hourly

Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification. The position is eligible for overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in the designated workweek.

Job Type

Unclassified

Department

County Attorney

About The Position

As a Paralegal within the Government Advice and Elected Officials Practice Group of the Civil Services Division, your primary focus involves assisting and working with attorneys assigned to the dozens of County clients/departments providing legal advice and representation on issues ranging from statutory authority, procurement, open meeting law, and public records law, among many other legal issues. There are also opportunities to assist other Division attorneys, as assigned.

About The Civil Services Division

The Civil Services Division of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office serves as a law firm that provides legal representation and advice to the Maricopa County government, including its elected officials, departments, and employees. Our work involves defending legal actions, lawsuits, and claims brought against County entities, including Section 1983, tort, election, and tax litigation. We also provide legal advice to County officials on a variety of public law topics. Additionally, we process public records requests for the Maricopa County Attorney. Our division has four practice groups: Litigation; Government Advice & Elected Officials; Human Resources, Behavioral Health, & Probate Group; and Appeals, Election Law, Public Records, & Tax. With this opening, the Civil Services Division is looking to add one Paralegal to its Government Advice and Elected Officials Practice Group.

About The Office Of The County Attorney (MCAO)

We believe in integrity. We believe in justice for all. We are proud to deliver high-quality prosecution, comprehensive victim services, crime prevention programs, and more to the residents of Maricopa County. If you would like to utilize your talents and skills to stand up for Maricopa County, apply today, and join our team!

Proud to Offer

  • Perform work with a greater purpose
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Growth and stability since 1871
  • Opportunities for growth and development within Maricopa County
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Low-cost, high-value healthcare for you and your qualifying dependents
  • Enrollment in Arizona State Retirement System
  • Paid vacation, sick, and parental (birth/adoption) leaves
  • Maricopa County participates in the Arizona State Retirement System. This defined retirement benefit requires a 12.29% monthly contribution rate and includes a 100% employer match on Day 1
  • Extensive wellness program with $60 monthly medical premium discounts
  • Employee discounts for goods and services
  • Learn more at Work With Us | Maricopa County, AZ

We Require

  • An associate degree in paralegal studies or legal assistance
  • Two years of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, or related work

OR

  • Associates in an unrelated field + Certificate in Paralegal Studies – 2 years of experience needed
  • Bachelor’s or higher in paralegal studies, legal assistance, or legal studies – no experience needed
  • Bachelor’s or higher in an unrelated field + an Associate or Certification in paralegal studies – no experience needed

Job Contributions

  • Produce well-written initial drafts of pleadings, motions, briefs, affidavits, memos, discovery requests, and responses, reports, and correspondence, as assigned
  • Utilize computerized research tools
  • Assist 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
  • Assist attorneys in compiling annotations, indexes, and provisions of statutes, cases, and administrative decisions
  • File pleadings, motions, etc., with courts and tribunals as needed
  • Review, organize, index, and Bates stamps pertinent documents for disclosure/discovery and for use in courts and tribunals
  • Analyze, organize, review, and verify records and other documents obtained through the discovery process
  • Assist in updating and maintaining the database/case management system
  • Organize and maintain documents in paper and/or electronic filing system
  • Perform legal and factual research
  • Review and edit documents for accuracy

Working Conditions

  • Office setting in high volume, fast-paced environment with frequent stressful situations
  • May require long periods of sitting while completing paperwork, standing and moving about while performing duties
  • Ability to travel to and from various county locations for court appearances, meetings, and training, using personal or county-owned vehicles
  • Ability to move up to 20 pounds floor to waist and pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds a distance of up to 100 feet
  • Upon completion of a successful 6-month period after hire, employees are eligible to telework up to 16 hours per week with supervisor approval. The ability to telework is dependent upon the employee’s position and business need

Selection Procedure

  • Only the most qualified candidates will be considered
  • Consideration will only be given to candidates who submit online applications
  • Candidates will be contacted primarily through email and their Workday online application profile
  • Must pass a pre-employment background and/or fingerprint investigation as required by statute or policy, including drug and alcohol testing requirements for positions designated as safety-sensitive

Maricopa County is an equal opportunity employer.

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