Paralegal I, Office of Disciplinary Counsel

This Position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #091622-j65451-20100

Summary Statement

This is paraprofessional legal work involving administrative and judicial proceedings within the Office of Disciplinary Counsel of the Delaware Supreme Court. The incumbent will report to Disciplinary Counsel and is responsible for reviewing and researching legal issues; documenting and preparing legal correspondence; preparing court forms, orders, opinions, and other documents. Work priorities are self-determined to ensure that case deadlines are met.

Career Ladder

An employee will become eligible for consideration to move to the next level of the career ladder - Paralegal II - after one year within this classification, once her or she meets the minimum qualifications and performance requirements for higher level and possesses the ability to perform at that level. 

Preferred Qualification

A Paralegal certificate is preferred but not required.

Essential Functions

  • Establishes and maintains case files. 
  • Reviews legal/court documents for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Complies 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

  1. Six months experience in preparing and maintaining legal documents and case files. 
  2. Advanced skills using Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel). 
  3. Six months experience in data collection which includes collecting, compiling, and maintaining data from multiple sources such as files, records, databases, customers, staff or others. 
  4. Six months experience in analyzing and evaluating data. 
  5. Knowledge of legal terminology. 
  6. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, in written and oral communications. 

Conditions of Hire

  • A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. 
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of hire. 

Benefits

  • Full time employees are eligible for FREE parking!!!
  • To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

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 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. 


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