Paralegal III

Recruitment #103117-MAFD03-400400

Summary Statement

This position is responsible for handling section legal matters.  Responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of legal documents and case files relating to civil and administrative enforcement actions and confidential business actions.  Legal research and interpretation of environmental statutes, regulations, case law, and background information is often required.  The paralegal also assists in regulation development and adoption process.

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

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Two years experience in preparing and maintaining legal documents and case files.
  2. Two years experience in legal research such as researching statutes, regulations, case law and background information.
  3. Two years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  4. One year experience in drafting legal documents and such as legal briefs or memoranda of law including presenting facts, setting out and analyzing legal issues and applying legal precedents.
  5. One year experience in interviewing using structured or unstructured interview techniques to obtain facts, explore issues and identify courses of action. 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.


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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


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.