Paralegal II

Recruitment #051520-MAFD12-380400

Summary Statement

This is the second level of paralegal work.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Establishes and maintains case files.
     
  • Reviews legal/court documents for completeness and accuracy.
     
  • Compiles and evaluates facts to complete program, legal, and/or court documents.
     
  • Provides administrative reports and recommendations for new/revised operating policies/procedures.
     
  • Reviews state and federal codes, laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance of legal actions/processes.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Paralegal II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. One year experience in preparing and maintaining legal documents and case files.
  2. One year experience in legal research such as researching statutes, regulations, case law and background information.
  3. One year experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
  4. One year experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of interviewing using structured or unstructured interview techniques to obtain facts, explore issues and identify courses of action.    

Additional Posting Information

Candidates must successfully complete all phases of a thirteen-week Probation and Parole Officer basic training course.  This course is administered by the Department of Correction at the Employee Development Center.  Coursework includes physical, classwork, and hands-on training.  Instruction is provided in the areas of offender supervision, defensive tactics, legal issues, weapons, report writing, and emergency medical training.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.