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Paralegal - Environmental at Harris County

Harris County

Full-Time

Senior Level

Houston, TX, USA

Not defined

10 Sep → 10 Oct

Expired

Job Description

Summary of the job: A paralegal working in the Environmental Practice Group will be asked to learn a variety of skills and possess the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

The Environmental Practice Group values action oriented team players who exhibit the highest of ethical standards and enthusiastically improve their professional skills while providing public service to Harris County. Our clients include Harris County Pollution Control Services Department, Harris County Engineering, and the Harris County Fire Marshal.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net
 
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
 
General Information

Typical Workday:

  • Monday through Friday with occasional weekends and holidays as necessary.
Physical Demands
  • Sedentary work-Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.
 
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prioritizing work requests from attorneys.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date files and calendar deadlines
  • Assisting attorneys in drafting and proofing letters, pleadings, orders, motions, affidavits, and other documents.
  • Supporting attorneys in drafting discovery, including responses, and create and maintain privilege logs.
  • Filing in District Court E-filing system and State Administrative filing systems.
  • Proof reading documents.
  • Searching Westlaw for cases and statutes.
  • Attending and Assisting at Hearings, Depositions, Meetings and Trial.
  • Preparing Exhibits, Table of Contents, and Table of Authorities for hearings, trials and appeals.
  • Assisting attorneys with case development and organization.
  • Assisting with scheduling meetings, reports, calendaring and other duties when necessary.
  • Willing to train on any technology programs used by the group.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ paralegal experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Nitro software

  • Ability to use Windows 10 and Office 2016 and Office 365

  • Ability to file electronically in the Mandated E-filing District Courts

  • Ability to acquire research through the Secretary of State, HCAD, and environmental databases

  • Ability to manage high volume caseload

  • Ability to communicate with the public and defendants

  • Organization and time management skills to resolve issues within attorneys' parameters

How To Apply

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