Paralegal I/II/III for County of Plumas County Counsel's Office - posted 6/17/19

Paralegal I/II/III for County of Plumas County Counsel's Office - posted 6/17/19

Company Name: 
County of Plumas
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Location
Quincy
CA
Salary Range: 
$2,820.00 - $4,248.00/month
Job Summary: 

PARALEGAL I
DEFINITION 
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of paralegal, legal secretarial, and general clerical duties in support of the County Counsel or District Attorney’s Office; to provide secretarial support to the County Counsel or District Attorney; and to do related work as required. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a specialized paraprofessional class series. An incumbent in the Paralegal I class performs the duties with a lesser degree of independence and discretion than a Paralegal II. It is the entry and first working level for the series.

PARALEGAL II 
DEFINITION 
Under direction, to perform a variety of paralegal, legal secretarial, and general clerical duties in support of the County Counsel's Office; to provide secretarial support to the County Counsel; and to do related work as required. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 
This is a specialized paraprofessional class series. An incumbent in the Paralegal II class performs the duties with a greater degree of independence and discretion and may be assigned program management responsibilities as well as providing legal research for County Departments. The Paralegal I is an entry working level and performs specialized paralegal duties of a more routine nature and under closer supervision.

PARALEGAL III 
DEFINITION 
Under general direction, of a licensed attorney to provide all support work in a legal office, including the highest level of paralegal work, legal secretarial, and general support duties; functions as the office manager, may prepare budget, tracks fiscal expenses and procures office supplies; and to do related work as required. 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 
This is the advanced specialized paraprofessional class series. An incumbent in the Paralegal III class performs paralegal work in a variety of complex, program areas or specialty fields under general direction of an attorney in accordance with ABA Rules of Professional Conduct. This job is distinguished from the Paralegal II due to the independent discretion and judgment of the incumbent. Extensive experience and highly developed skills are required to perform the duties assigned. Projects assigned to this position are highly complex in nature and usually have a larger impact on the county than projects handled by lower level paralegals/legal assistants. 
 

Requirements or Qualifications: 

Paralegal I: Two (2) years of legal secretarial and support experience comparable to a Legal Secretary with Plumas County.

Equivalent to completion of a specialized course of paralegal training.

Paralegal II: One (1) year of experience comparable to a Paralegal I with Plumas County.

Equivalent to completion of a specialized course of paralegal training.

Paralegal III: A minimum of three (3) years of full time journey level paralegal experience in a law or government office setting performing legal research and assisting in drafting pleadings and legal correspondence while working under the direct supervision of an attorney.
OR
A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a Paralegal II in the County of Plumas.

Application Process: 
To be considered for this position, you must submit a Plumas County Employment Application (www.countyofplums.com/jobs).
Selection Criteria: 
Application Due Date: 
June 28 2019
Additional Information: 
Please submit Paralegal Certification.