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Paralegal 2

Company: Spokane County
Location: Spokane
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

Paralegal 2 Salary $37,879.92 - $51,113.52 Annually Location Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WA Job Type Regular Department Prosecuting Attorney Job Number 19-00220 Closing Continuous - Description - Benefits - Questions Job Summary This Paralegal Professional position is responsible for creating and drafting various legal documents for the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, or Counsel for Defense and assisting Attorneys in pretrial preparation, trials, public hearings, meetings, or arbitrations. TOTAL COMPENSATION: $48,486.29 - $65,425.30 annually. Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, median retirement fund contributions, and current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates (including medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and leave). The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices. Examples of Duties Researches case law and assists with trial brief to support case. Reviews pre-trial motions and requests for discovery from defense attorneys, prepares responses, tracks responses. Prepares instructions for submittal to the court. Edits and proofreads briefs and legal memos. Files agreed orders after completed. Assists in drafting legal documents under supervision of an attorney. Operates word processing and data base systems as required. Converses with police, corrections officers, agencies, witnesses, victims as directed to obtain pertinent facts. Interprets legal documents and explains legal procedures to victims, witnesses, and others. Assists attorneys with tasks as necessary for trial. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Requirements TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: AA degree in Paralegal Studies or possession of a Certificate showing completion of paralegal studies from an accredited college and 2 years experience in a position, such as a paralegal, with a criminal justice agency or law firm requiring legal research and related job duties.; Experience in a position with a criminal justice agency or law firm requiring legal research and related job duties, may be substituted, year for year, for education. LICENSE: Valid driver's license Selection Factors Knowledge of: - the overall operations of, and purposes served by Department. - mechanics and terminology of criminal and/or civil litigation, including pleading and discovery tools. Ability to: - communicate ideas skillfully, both in writing and orally. - read, analyze, and comprehend technical legal materials. - operate word processing equipment, legal research computers and/or communication equipment. - perform work with a minimum of supervision. - locate and utilize new sources of information and assistance. - function in a calm, efficient and courteous manner under frequent interruptions, requests and emergencies. - exercise careful judgment, diplomacy and tact. Skilled in use of personal computer and software related to job duties. SPOKANE COUNTY Employee Benefits Summary The following is a brief list of benefits available to Spokane County regular employees. Complete information is available from Human Resources Department. This information is subject to change. PAID TIME OFF Spokane County Observed Holidays Up to 10 (ten) paid holidays are observed by Spokane County. PTO Non-represented and a select group of represented employees receive a bank of hours that combine both vacation and sick leave into a paid time off bank. There is no waiting period to use this time and it starts out at almost 2 days per month accrual. Vacation For employees with less than five (5) years of continuous service, the accrual rate is 1 day of vacation each month for a total of 12 days per year. After six (6) months, employees are eligible to take accumulated vacation time. (Please note the vacation time accumulation may vary depending on contract language). Sick Leave Sick leave is earned at 1 day per month and can be taken as the days are accumulated. Other Leaves Spokane County provides several other paid leaves such as: bereavement leave, jury duty and military duty leave. INSURANCE BENEFITS Medical Insurance Two plans are currently available: Premera Blue Cross (PPO) and Kaiser Permanente (HMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. Premiums are deducted each pay period (pay periods: 15th and last day of the month). 2019 Rates: Premera Employee Only: $17.18 per pay period Employee & Spouse: $67.55 per pay period Employee & Family: $94.70 per pay period Employee & Child(ren): $61.52 per pay period Kaiser: Employee: $16.23 per pay period Employee & Spouse: $63.50 per pay period Employee & Family: $88.58 per pay period Employee & Child(ren): $58.09 per pay period Dental Insurance Two plans are currently available: Delta Dental of Washington (PPO) and Willamette Dental (DMO). Spokane County pays 95% of the premium for full-time employees and 90% of the premiums for spouses and dependents. 2019 Rates: Delta Dental Willamette Dental Employee: $2.71 per pay Employee: $2.99 per pay Family: $5.42 per pay Family: $5.98 per pay Group Life Insurance The County provides a $25,000 group life insurance policy to employees that are non-represented, elected officials, 1553, 1553S, 280, 1135, 17, PWG, SPA, 492J, 492N, DSA, Road Supervisor Guild, RIC and OLC. The County provides a $10,000 benefit for those represented by 492, 690 and 1553PA. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County. Long Term Disability Coverage Provides an income protection benefit in the event of a long-term illness or injury at rate of 60% of income up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Spokane County pays the full premium for this plan. RETIREMENT Retirement Plan (401a) Spokane County employees are automatically included in the Washington State Retirement System. Both the employer and the employee contribute to the plan. This retirement plan provides a guaranteed lifetime monthly benefit once vested and eligible for retirement. Additional Retirement Plan Option (457b) Employees may supplement their retirement income and save money on taxes by participating in this optional County program. Roth (after-tax) option is also available through this retirement plan. VOLUNTARY BENEFITS AFLAC Supplemental insurance is optional and is provided by AFLAC to help pay for benefits not covered by major medical insurance. The employee pays 100% of the premium. Travel Assistance Provides additional travel protections anytime you travel more than 100 miles from home. Includes pre-trip information, emergency ticket replacement, and emergency evacuation coverage. This benefit is paid in full by Spokane County. Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) Spokane County sponsors a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account to allow out-of-pocket Medical & Daycare Expenses to be paid with Tax Free Dollars. Premiums are automatically set up pre-tax under the FSA. Voluntary Term Life Insurance Voluntary Term Life Insurance is additional optional life insurance provided through The Standard Insurance. New employees are guaranteed up to $50,000 for self and $20,000 for a spouse with no medical underwriting needed. WORK/LIFE PROGRAMS Employee Assistance Program Employees and their family members are eligible to receive free counseling. There are also benefits relating to financial and legal concerns. Reduced Cost Bus Pass Program Spokane County participates in a program with STA which discounts bus passes to $5 a month. Wellness Programs There are opportunities for nearby exercise programs at reduced cost and education programs around wellness themes including financial well-being, nutrition and stress reduction. Discounts There are local and national discounts available to Spokane County employees. 01 PARALEGAL 2: Do you have an AA degree in Paralegal Studies or possess a Certificate showing completion of paralegal studies from an accredited college AND 2 years experience in a position, such as a paralegal, with a criminal justice agency or law firm requiring legal research and related job duties? (Experience in a position with a criminal justice agency or law firm requiring legal research and related job duties, may be substituted, year for year, for the education requirement.) - Yes - No 02 What type(s) of data entry do you have experience with? - Data - Numbers - Combination - None of the above 03 What type(s) of software do you use on a regular basis? - MS Outlook - MS Word - MS Excel - PowerPoint - PeopleSoft - Windows 10 - Windows 8 or 8.1 - MS Office 365 - Access - Other - None of the above 04 Can you use a 10-key calculator by touch? - Yes - No 05 Do you have experience with dictating equipment? - Yes - No 06 Do you have experience with multi-line phones? - Yes - No 07 What is the number of incoming lines you were responsible for on a multi-line phone system? 08 Do you have experience with a computer scanner? - Yes - No 09 Please list other types of office equipment you have used. 10 What type(s) of filing do you have experience with? - Alphabetical - Numerical - Alphanumeric - Other - None of the above 11 What type(s) of bookkeeping do you have experience with? - Accounts Payable - Accounts Receivable - Payroll - Other - None of the above 12 What type(s) of terminology are you familiar with? - Accounting - Construction - Legal - Real Estate - Other - None of the above 13 Do you have experience with cashiering? - Yes - No 14 Please list the type and size of office you have experience in, and the dates of employment in those positions. 15 Please list any research/archival skills that you possess. 16 Please describe your customer service skills. 17 Please list any other related skills you possess, including relevant courses/training you have completed. 18 What is your keyboarding WPM? Is this estimated or tested? If it is tested, what was the date of the test? 19 What is your data entry DPM? 20 Describe your experience working with confidential and/or sensitive information. 21 Please check the box that applies to your current Union status (if you are not a current Spokane County employee, please select 'I am not a Union member'). - I am in the open position's department and my position is covered by the 1553 collective bargaining agreement - I am in another department and my position is covered by the 1553 collective bargaining agreement - I am in a position covered by the Master Contract collective bargaining agreement (not 1553) - I am in a position covered by another collective bargaining agreement (not 1553 or Master Contract) - None of the above apply Required Question Agency Spokane County Address 824 N Adams Spokane, Washington, 99260 Phone ************ Website ***************************************

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