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Paralegal II #2406-167400-01

Date Opened
Friday, June 28, 2024 1:30 PM
Close Date
Sunday, July 28, 2024 11:59 PM
Attorney's Office
  • $54,390.36 - $71,387.35/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time



The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

The Office of the City Attorney is the largest municipal legal office in North Carolina.  It is dedicated to serving the citizens of Charlotte by protecting and defending the legal interests of the city.  The office provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, and other City officials on a broad range of issues and engages in litigation in support or defense of the city.  Our vision is to be a model public service law firm known for its talent, diversity, and service.  We offer exciting opportunities to join a dynamic staff operating in an open, progressive, and balanced environment.  Our legal team is tasked with providing high-quality legal services to our clients in a timely, responsive, and ethical manner.


The City of Charlotte owns and operates Charlotte Douglas International Airport, managed by the City’s Aviation Department. This position is part of a team of attorneys within the City Attorney’s Office that is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the Aviation Department.  

The Paralegal II for Aviation is physically located at the Airport and reports to the Assistant City Attorney Supervisor assigned to the Aviation Department

Employees perform a variety of complex paralegal and paraprofessional work including performing research and reference services; and to provide responsible staff assistance to the Aviation Legal Team. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Provide responsible legal support to all attorneys in the City Attorney’s Office on various legal issues.
Perform duties as assigned including independent legal research and document development. 
Receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
Draft legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings.
Manage indemnification and claims management process. 
Research and locate within the City and at the Courthouse various legal documents for departmental use including judgments, civil action files, resolutions, and ordinances. 
Compose, prepare, and distribute a variety of correspondence, documents, and reports for attorneys, staff, and the general public, including assisting with responding to public records requests. 
General litigation experience.
Assist in the preparation of documents and exhibits needed for trial or other court proceedings.
Conduct client interviews and maintain general contact with the client.
Conduct investigations, statistical and documentary research.
Summarize depositions, interrogatories, and testimony.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of the program area or legal specialty to which the employee will have responsibilities. 
Considerable knowledge of case, statutory, and common law.
Considerable knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures and the rules of evidence.
Ability to perform legal research in accordance with preliminary instructions as to methods of approach, source material available, and policy and precedent of the office.
Ability to summarize facts and evidence and prepare legal instruments.
Ability to communicate clearly and logically in oral and written form.
Ability to utilize technology in research and writing assignments. 
Ability to create spreadsheets to capture and analyze data.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with persons contacted in the course of work. 
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, OneDrive, and PowerPoint; proficient with Adobe Acrobat, online/cloud-based file-sharing protocols or portals.
Motivated and self-directed with ability to manage several tasks at one time and meet multiple deadlines when needed. 
Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Interact on a professional level with elected officials, clients, attorneys, and other city staff.
Possess excellent communication and organizational skills, initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in the performance of duties

Preferred Qualification

Prior experience working in a law firm setting

Minimum Qualifications

High School Graduate and ten years relevant experience OR two year College Degree and six years relevant experience


Paralegal Certification Or five additional years of relevant work experience

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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