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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
COLUMBUS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
June 4, 2013
POSITION:
Paralegal
AVAILABLE: Immediately
SALARY:
$29942 – 44,913
POSITION #: 147-16-002
Purpose: Conduct legal research to include reviewing case files’ identifying legal issues and applicable
precedent, examining civil citations, interviewing witnesses; and conducting research. Prepare legal documents
which include but are not limited to, drafting memoranda; Drafting complaints, completing forms and filing with
appropriate offices. Perform general office duties to include answering phones; maintaining files, typing
correspondence; and scheduling meetings. Coordinate activities with attorneys and court officers by providing
notice of activities and meeting to discuss cases. Attend court proceedings and report on outcomes to concerned
parties. Perform work during emergency/disaster situations. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS-Legal research techniques;
Principles and procedures of the court system; Legal terminology; Court documents and
forms; NC General Statutes; Columbus County Code; Case preparation methods. Skill in:
Performing legal research; Using a computer and related software applications; Preparing
legal memoranda; Completing court forms; Interviewing witnesses; Writing correspondence;
Maintaining files; Performing General office duties; Managing multiple projects;
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS- Graduation from an
accredited school for paralegal training and one year of experience as a paralegal, or graduation
from a four-year college or university with a degree in English, Journalism, or a degree directly
related to the area assigned and one year of substantive paralegal experience; or graduation from
high school and five years of paralegal experience performing delegated, substantive legal work,
or an equivalent combination of training and experience..
Minimum Education and Experience for a Trainee Appointment: Graduation from an
accredited school for paralegal training; or graduation from a four-year college or university
with a degree in English, Journalism, or a degree directly related to the area assigned; or
graduation from high school and four years of paralegal experience performing delegated,
substantive legal work
DEGREES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES.
Columbus County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Final applicants subject to pre-employment drug screening and background check.
CLOSE DATE: June 12, 2013 AT 5:00 P.M.
Please Submit Application (PD-107) to:
Employment Security Commission
913 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472