Paralegal III - Climate, Coastal & Energy

Recruitment #021524-MAFD03-400400


The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy uses an integrated approach of applied science, education, policy development, and incentives to address Delaware’s climate, energy, and coastal challenges.

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Summary Statement

The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy is seeking a paralegal to provide support to the Division on policy and regulatory issues. This position provides clerical/administrative support; monitors, reviews and conducts research on relevant state and federal code, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance; organizes and maintains documentation in paper or electronic filing systems; writes or summarizes reports; and drafts correspondence and legal documents such as contracts.

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. 

Additional Posting Information

The State of Delaware recognizes the value of telework and flexible working schedules. This position is eligible for Alternative Work Schedules according to the State of Delaware’s Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. More information will be shared at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at

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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.