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Paralegal- Department of Housing and Community Development

  • ... City of Baltimore, MD
  • ... Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • ...

    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 67074 per year
  • Posted on: Apr 24, 2024       Expires on: Jun 08, 2024

Paralegal- Department of Housing and Community Development   

JOB TITLE:

Paralegal- Department of Housing and Community Development

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Baltimore Maryland United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

OPENING DATE: 4/23/2024
CLOSING DATE: 5/18/2024 12:00 Midnight
SALARY: $55,188.00 - $67,074.00 USD Annually
EDUCATION ACCREDITATION: Applicants education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Education credentials obtained out of the US must be evaluated for US equivalency. Evaluation agencies information may be obtained at www.naces.org.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified candidates will be considered for vacancies as they arise, for a period of at least six months. The decision of the Director of Human Resources with respect to acceptable minimum qualifications is final.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: Eligible candidates under final consideration for appointment to this position identified as positions of trust will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a Fingerprint check.
PROBATION: All persons, including current City employees, selected from this position will be on probation for 6 months.
JOB DESCRIPTION
A Paralegal performs a variety of legal duties related to assisting Attorneys in various aspects of legal work including researching, interpreting and applying laws, investigating facts and preparing complex legal documents for filing in court. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
Incumbents receive moderate supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work a conventional workweek that may include evenings and weekends. Work is performed mainly in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. Work requires minimal physical exertion.
SELECTION PROCESS
All candidates indicating the minimum qualifications on their application will be placed on the eligible list without further examination. The license, training, and experience of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness and quantity. It is essential, therefore, that they give complete and accurate information on their application. Qualified candidates will not be listed in rank order.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:
EDUCATION: Have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from an accredited college or university.

AND

EXPERIENCE: Have three years of experience in performing paralegal work.
OR
EQUIVALENCIES: Graduation from High School and five years of experience in performing paralegal work as a Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of legal principles, procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of legal research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal prosecution process.
  • Knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques.
  • Skill in conducting legal research.
  • Skill in examining official documents and extracting pertinent information.
  • Skill in drafting a wide variety of complex legal memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Skill in communicating with the public, community groups, attorneys, officials and service agencies.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective liaisons with attorneys, law enforcement officials, judicial system employees, victims and witnesses.
  • Ability to use good judgement and tact in resolving human relations conflicts.
  • Skill in developing evidence to support litigation activities.
  • Ability to ascertain, evaluate, communicate and address community concerns.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups in order promote and explain agency policies, practices and procedures
  • Ability to summarize prior and current criminal charges and convictions.
  • Ability to comprehend legal concepts and Federal, State and City laws.
  • Ability to utilize specialized legal software applications and related computer systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidential records and prepare detailed legal reports.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities.
EXAMINATION PROCESS
Applicants must provide sufficient information on their application to show that they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful applicants will be placed on the employment certified eligible list for at least 6 months.
The examination will consist of a rating of their education, training, and experience as presented on their application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. They may be required to complete supplemental questions to further examine specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the position. Therefore, it is important that they provide complete and accurate information on their application.
NOTE: Those eligible candidates who are under final consideration for appointment to some positions in this class will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Maya McEachern HR Specialist II via email at
Maya.mceachern@baltimorecity.gov
.
Financial Disclosure:
This position is required to complete a Financial Disclosure pursuant to Sections 7-7, 7-8, and 7-9 of the City Ethics Law.
BALTIMORE CITY AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 24, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

67074 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714888746-72814d613515c4f559bdee4e417eca45

LOCATION:

Maryland United States

CITY:

Baltimore

Job Origin:

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OPENING DATE: 4/23/2024
CLOSING DATE: 5/18/2024 12:00 Midnight
SALARY: $55,188.00 - $67,074.00 USD Annually
EDUCATION ACCREDITATION: Applicants education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Education credentials obtained out of the US must be evaluated for US equivalency. Evaluation agencies information may be obtained at www.naces.org.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified candidates will be considered for vacancies as they arise, for a period of at least six months. The decision of the Director of Human Resources with respect to acceptable minimum qualifications is final.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: Eligible candidates under final consideration for appointment to this position identified as positions of trust will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a Fingerprint check.
PROBATION: All persons, including current City employees, selected from this position will be on probation for 6 months.
JOB DESCRIPTION
A Paralegal performs a variety of legal duties related to assisting Attorneys in various aspects of legal work including researching, interpreting and applying laws, investigating facts and preparing complex legal documents for filing in court. The work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities.
Incumbents receive moderate supervision from a technical superior. Employees in this class work a conventional workweek that may include evenings and weekends. Work is performed mainly in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. Work requires minimal physical exertion.
SELECTION PROCESS
All candidates indicating the minimum qualifications on their application will be placed on the eligible list without further examination. The license, training, and experience of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness and quantity. It is essential, therefore, that they give complete and accurate information on their application. Qualified candidates will not be listed in rank order.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:
EDUCATION: Have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from an accredited college or university.

AND

EXPERIENCE: Have three years of experience in performing paralegal work.
OR
EQUIVALENCIES: Graduation from High School and five years of experience in performing paralegal work as a Legal Assistant or Legal Secretary.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of legal principles, procedures and terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methods of legal research and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal prosecution process.
  • Knowledge of interviewing methods and techniques.
  • Skill in conducting legal research.
  • Skill in examining official documents and extracting pertinent information.
  • Skill in drafting a wide variety of complex legal memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Skill in communicating with the public, community groups, attorneys, officials and service agencies.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective liaisons with attorneys, law enforcement officials, judicial system employees, victims and witnesses.
  • Ability to use good judgement and tact in resolving human relations conflicts.
  • Skill in developing evidence to support litigation activities.
  • Ability to ascertain, evaluate, communicate and address community concerns.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups in order promote and explain agency policies, practices and procedures
  • Ability to summarize prior and current criminal charges and convictions.
  • Ability to comprehend legal concepts and Federal, State and City laws.
  • Ability to utilize specialized legal software applications and related computer systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidential records and prepare detailed legal reports.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities.
EXAMINATION PROCESS
Applicants must provide sufficient information on their application to show that they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Successful applicants will be placed on the employment certified eligible list for at least 6 months.
The examination will consist of a rating of their education, training, and experience as presented on their application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. They may be required to complete supplemental questions to further examine specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the position. Therefore, it is important that they provide complete and accurate information on their application.
NOTE: Those eligible candidates who are under final consideration for appointment to some positions in this class will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Maya McEachern HR Specialist II via email at
Maya.mceachern@baltimorecity.gov
.
Financial Disclosure:
This position is required to complete a Financial Disclosure pursuant to Sections 7-7, 7-8, and 7-9 of the City Ethics Law.
BALTIMORE CITY AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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