Fairfax, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
May 27, 2023
Jun 10, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as a paralegal providing paraprofessional legal support to the General District Court and the Diversion First Initiative, through legal research, legal case file review, drafting legal documents, application of legal policy and code, and management of interns to support the General District Court Judges. Works u nder the general supervision of the General District Court Clerk of Court, Director of General District Court - Court Services Director and the Chief Judge or designated Judge.

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 associate’s degree in paralegal or legal assistance studies or closely related field; Plus one year of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Good working knowledge of the legal process.
  • Two or more years of direct experience working in a law practice or court setting.
  • Two or more years of experience preparing legal documents and performing legal research.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills (verbal, written, and presentation).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office computer software, especially Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Paralegal certification.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, there is sitting and standing, frequent walking, and occasional bending and twisting. Visual acuity is needed for viewing court documents and computer monitor as well as dexterity and ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

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.