Alabama

PARALEGAL I (MOBILE COUNTY PROBATE COURT)

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This is paralegal work involving a wide variety of complex legal duties in reviewing pleas, researching points of law, investigating facts and preparing drafts of legal documents.
NOTICE: Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile). You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
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EXAMINATION: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.
Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a standard senior high school, or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, completion of a Legal Assistant Program or Paralegal Studies Program from a recognized college or university and a minimum of one year's paralegal experience; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORK: Thorough knowledge of the rules of civil and appellate procedures; good knowledge of legal research reference sources; good knowledge of legal research methods and procedures; good knowledge of court procedures and rules; good knowledge of general laws; ability to draft a variety of legal documents; ability to interpret, explain and apply a body of law, regulations and procedures; ability to evaluate pertinent facts and evidence; ability to apply investigative, analytical and problem solving methods; ability to communicate orally and in writing using legal terminology; ability to effectively utilize computer equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, other employees and the general public.

Description: EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.) Assists judges, attorneys and others in researching points of law; reviews pleadings and drafts and prepares court orders; pulls case citations asserted in briefs; reviews and organizes complex case files; prepares and files documents in appellate proceedings; drafts and prepares routine legal correspondence and memos; subpoenas witnesses, medical, human resource and personnel records; performs legal research on particular issues and cases; researches cases, law, statutes and other legal authorities; interviews witnesses and takes statements; prepares affidavits; organizes source material; summarizes depositions and written testimony; proofreads and verifies citations and statutory references against original sources; maintains law books and performs administrative functions; schedules special projects as needed; serves as liaison between the public, attorneys, department heads and other employees; performs related work as required.

Important Information: DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for assisting judges, attorneys, and others in researching cases, investigating facts and drafting and preparing court orders and legal correspondence. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Assistant City Attorney, Paralegal II or other superior. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees as assigned.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

NOTICE:

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile). You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
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All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
An email address is required for all applications. For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at www.personnelboard.org. The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider. Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind. Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application. Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED
Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application. See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting.
If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.

Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting.
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application. Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered. Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution. See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at www.personnelboard.org for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts. OPEN TO: All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position. Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS: Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply. Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment. Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: The completed application should be returned as soon as possible. In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed. Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting. VETERANS PREFERENCE: For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at www.personnelboard.org. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work. The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board. Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview. In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled. Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. A 'Practice Test Seminar' is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices. Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. NOTICE: The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.
LIANA W. BARNETT, DIRECTOR

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