Senior Paralegal

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Department: 
Erie County DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Location: 
25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Posting Dates: 
October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Salary: 
$36,731 - $46,411 Annually
Description: 

 

ERIE COUNTY DISTRICT'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

Senior Paralegal 

 

Location: 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

Shift: Full time temporary, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Starting Annual Salary: $36,731 (for new county employees) $36,731-$46,411 (for current county employees ) 

CSEA Job Group VII

*Please note that this position is a competitive civil service title and requires a future civil service examination. Selection for permanent appointment(s) will be made from reachable candidate(s) on the eligible list according to the NYS Civil Service Rule of Three.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
 Supervises and trains paralegal and clerical staff;
 Monitors status of files;
 Assists with preparation of rough drafts of briefs and various legal documents as assigned and prepares digests of selected decisions and opinions;
 Incorporates legal references and includes an analysis of precedents involved in relation to the case or matter under discussion;
 Searches legal reference files and other sources for information and data required by the attorney in conducting interviews and answering correspondence;
 Assembles exhibits, affidavits, legal documents, etc., for the use of attorneys in the preparation for trial of cases, and collects any additional information which is needed;
 Prepares drafts of motions and responses to motions, takes complaints, determines status of cases and responds to inquiries;
 Maintains specialized knowledge of regulations, procedures and laws pertaining to Buffalo City Court, Family Court, County Court and Superior Court;
 Provides required information i.e. in-state and out of State Certificates of Conviction/Incarceration, program narratives, etc. necessary for court proceedings;
 Maintains contact with all arresting agencies locally, state-wide and on the federal level;
 Prepares standardized forms concerning Extradition, Prisoner Return Orders and Writs of Habeas Corpus and presents legal documents in court;
 Reviews parole notifications and informs victims of offenders incarceration status, past and present;
 Provides information to victims and families regarding convicted criminals and present prosecution;
 Prepares and follows up on summonses.

PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of Federal, State and local reporting systems; working knowledge of administrative law practice including, but not limited to the administrative appeals process and the interplay between the rulings and regulations of an administrative agency, Federal and State statutes and case law; ability to gather information and draft legal documents; ability to articulate clearly and logically in writing and orally; ability to work well with others; ability to maintain strict code of confidentiality; possesses initiative, tact and good judgment. Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or university with an Associate’s degree in Paralegal studies and 18 months of experience as a Paralegal; or:
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and completion of a course in Paralegal studies which resulted in a certificate from a regionally accredited or New York State registered institution, and 18 months of experience as a Paralegal; or:
C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree including 30 credit hours in Paralegal studies and 18 months of experience as a Paralegal; or:
D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of above (A), (B), and (C).

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirement.

If interested and meet the above qualifications, please forward resume to:
Kathleen Callan, Chief of Administration
Erie County District Attorney, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202

This notice will be posted for the period October 11, 2019 through and including October 21, 2019.

Frequently Requested Information

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202