While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work is generally performed in a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Hiring Salary: $43,576/yr or $44,886/yr with 3+ years of experience. (Note: salary may be adjusted depending on education and experience)
- At least 18 years of age.
- U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card.
- Verifiable work history.
- Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated.
- Drug Free (within the past two years) all other usage will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Accredited high school or GED diploma AND four (4) years of experience in paralegal, legal office, or legal secretarial work. OR completion of the Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) examination from the National Association of Legal Assistants AND three (3) years of experience in paralegal, legal office, or legal secretarial work. OR Associate’s degree (A.A. or A.S.) in Legal Assisting, Legal/Paralegal Studies, or related field AND three (3) years of experience in paralegal, legal office, or legal secretarial work. OR Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Legal Assisting, Legal/Paralegal Studies, or related field AND one (1) year of experience in paralegal, legal office, or legal secretarial work.
- Must have a valid Florida driver’s license.
- Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) Training if assignment includes driving an agency vehicle; use of agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver’s physical exam.
- Must have proficient computer skills to include MS Word, MS Excel, and basic computer applications.
- Must be able to comprehend and communicate fluently in verbal and written English.
- Ability to research and analyze complex issues of law and report findings.
- Ability to investigate, analyze, and summarize factual material.
- Ability to assist counsel with the preparation of various legal documents such as pleadings, motions, and discovery requests.
- Ability to assist counsel at litigation proceedings to include the preparation of charts, graphs, etc.
- Ability to compose letters and other correspondence.
- Ability to share administrative duties as required to promote operational efficiency
- Ability to respond to inquiries; refers to others as appropriate.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.