Paralegal Supervisor

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
May 14, 2022
May 21, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Office of the County Attorney is seeking a Litigation Paralegal Supervisor to join its fun and fast-paced team. This position leads, trains and supervises the paralegal staff; works closely with attorneys to calendar deadlines, ensures that work product has been reviewed for error and meets deadlines. The ideal candidate should possess:
  • A high level of comfort and experience with technology and legal software programs, including e-filing in federal courts and utilizing case management systems and eDiscovery platforms, as well as an understanding of ESI and eDiscovery procedures;
  • Research experience using Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis, cite-checking, proofreading, and formatting citations in accordance with the Bluebook;
  • The ability to manage large document productions, including identifying privileged material, redacting confidential material, applying Bates numbers, using programs such as Foxit or Adobe, preparing document production logs, using Microsoft Excel, and organizing documents, using case management systems and eDiscovery platforms;
  • Experience in assisting attorneys in federal, state and administrative courts including discovery preparation such as depositions, witness subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, interrogatories, request for production, and requests for admissions, as well as mediation, hearing, and trial preparation;
  • The ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
  • The ability to work efficiently in a team driven environment, to prioritize assignments, and to delegate when necessary; and
  • The ability to manage work flow and work under tight deadlines and other time constraints, while responding to competing and shifting priorities.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Supervises paralegal staff in legal office;
  • Participates in the Office's short- and long-term strategic planning;
  • Analyzes business processes and data and makes recommendations;
  • Interprets County policies and procedures, as well local, state and federal laws, in directing the work of paraprofessional staff;
  • Provides highly specialized, complex paraprofessional litigation and/or non-litigation support;
  • Performs complex legal research;
  • Communicates with the highest degree of proficiency both orally and in writing, and conveys complex material in a clear and concise manner.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws applicable to the legal work of legal office;
  • Extensive knowledge of county policies and procedures;
  • Extensive general knowledge of legal procedures and terminology;
  • Thorough and detailed knowledge of various sources of legal and technical reference material and software legal research and support systems;
  • Advanced knowledge of County legal procedures and requirements related to a variety of areas such as local taxation, workers' compensation, family services, real estate and the County's grievance procedure;
  • Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, monitoring and evaluating performance of paraprofessional staff;
  • Ability to work with the attorneys' Senior Management Team to determine resourcing for paraprofessional functions;
  • Ability to provide training to paraprofessional staff and other staff on advanced legal research skills, legal software and applications;
  • Ability to recognize and understand key legal issues and perform complex legal and factual research and communicate findings under time sensitive deadlines in a clear and concise manner;
  • Ability to interview witnesses and to assist attorneys in preparing witnesses for deposition or trial, exercising judgment in determining the relevance of information to be provided;
  • Ability to compile and analyze complex data and create accurate and complete reports and charts;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, including the public, members of the legal and business community, and department staff;
  • Ability to express oneself effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work at the highest levels under very significant time sensitive deadlines.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associates degree in paralegal or legal assistance studies or closely related field; plus, six years of substantial paraprofessional legal work experience as a paralegal supporting litigation and/or non-litigation.

Not applicable.

  • Five or more years of experience providing litigation support.
  • Strong technical skills, including in the use of Sharefile, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and Foxit.
  • Three or more years of experience providing eDiscovery technical services.
  • Ability to process, load, and troubleshoot native data into eDiscovery platforms.
  • Thorough understanding of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model.
  • Experience in responding to request for information under Virginia Freedom of Information Request.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Must be able to stand in one place for long periods of time using copier. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.