Paralegal I

Job TitleParalegal I
DivisionCompliance
Sections 
Reports ToMimi Han
Requisition #07882

The Harris County Attorney’s Office (HCAO) is seeking a Paralegal to join our Compliance Division which specializes in lawsuits for debt collection and enforcement of laws that protect the interest of Harris County. Under the supervision of the Division Director, the Paralegal will perform delegated and supervised substantive legal work which requires an understanding of legal principles and procedures. The Paralegal in this role is responsible for ensuring the smooth and timely preparation of cases from inception through trial.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • and meet with the public, clients, and defendants, including the ability to resolve issues within attorneys’ parameters.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Key Values:

Candidates must be able to thrive in a culture based on:

            Teamwork

  • Accept constructive criticism and recommendations for improvement from management.
  • Establishes and builds trust by diplomatically but assertively addressing conflicts directly with co-workers.
  • Establishes rapport, seeks guidance, and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues.

            Values

  • Adheres to the professional code of conduct and established norms.
  • Respects the rights and dignity of others, adheres to set rules for professional conduct, and acts with honesty and integrity in dealings with others.
  • Upholds the highest ethical standards in achieving the goals and mission of the office.

Action

  • Acts as a self-starter and able to work independently without supervision and seeks additional duties and responsibilities.
  • Makes effective and efficient use of time in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Organizes and prioritizes multiple projects simultaneously to maintain a high level of productivity and meets deadlines with minimal intervention.

Success

  • Proactively seeks avenues for self-development.
  • Reports to work on time, seldom call in unexpectedly, and maintain a good attendance record.

Service

  • Recognizes public service as a high calling and is dedicated to the mission of our office.
  • Understands that our office serves the people of Harris County.
  • Demonstrate responsiveness both positively and professionally.

Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • An Associate’s Degree or higher in Legal Support Services or a closely similar field, or
  • Paralegal certificate or diploma, or
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a paralegal.

Position Type, Typical Work Schedule, & Working Environment:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, HCAO employees currently work from home, which requires that you have the ability to work from home and reliable internet access. Once restrictions are lifted, we will transition to a hybrid work environment, and you will be provided an office. This job typically operates in a professional office environment, and the person in this role uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners/copiers and phones.

Physical Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role, 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.

Other Duties:

This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Management may, at its discretion, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Preferences:

Preference will be given to applicants who have E-filing experience and are proficient in research through the Secretary of State, HCAD, and Comptroller’s websites.

Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume with references.

Please apply at:  Paralegal – Compliance | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)