Senior Paralegal

7 days left

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
Jul 18, 2018
Closes
Aug 22, 2018
Hours
Full Time

Fairfax County Public Schools

Senior Paralegal

Division Counsel, Office of Superintendent

Fairfax, Virginia

Description

Provides technical, legal, analytical, and operational support to the division counsel and staff; exercising autonomy and independent judgement, handles complex assignments, including those related to discovery and case management; serves as the point of contact for schools, Division offices, and outside counsel for routine legal and case management inquiries; relieves division counsel and assistant division counsel of routine legally-related tasks; serves as system administrator for case management software systems.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to bachelor's degree. Paralegal coursework preferred. Four (4) years of progressively more responsible experience as a paralegal. Paralegal coursework preferred. Knowledge of federal and state court rules and e-discovery requirements. Knowledge of legal databases and other legal resources. Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Proficiency in the use of appropriate technology, including litigation support software and case management software. Ability to prioritize and to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels in the Division and with outside law firms. Investigative and interviewing skills. Proficiency in business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Knowledge of legal issues and statutes affecting education. and knowledge of school division functions and its operating procedures preferred.

Interested candidates should apply online:

http://careers.fcps.edu/gateway.htm?&tg=supp&req=10585BR

Equal Opportunity Employer