Job Announcement Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Job Title:  Citizen Access Paralegal
Department: Supreme Court Law Library
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Salary & Benefits: $4,236 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/state-court-administration/human-resources/career-opportunities/benefits.  The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Status: Full Time/Regular
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Recruitment: External

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter.  Work hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Qualifications/Requirements:
Requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in paralegal, legal assistant studies, or pre-law, and two years of paralegal or legal assistant experience that includes experience with court rules and procedures, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to the courts.
or
Associate’s degree with a major in paralegal, legal assistant studies, or pre-law, and four years of paralegal or legal assistant experience that includes experience with court rules and procedures, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to the courts
Application Procedures:
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ndcourts.  Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214.  Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
Summary of Work:
1.  Responds to inquiries from self-represented litigants and provides information and explanations about court processes, court rules, documents and forms.  Provides information about other resources that may provide further assistance. 
2.  Assists in developing forms, brochures, manuals and online content.
3.  Reviews, analyzes and interprets applicable laws and rules.
4.  Assists in developing and delivering presentations for community groups, court personnel and the general public about court processes and the Citizen Access Program or arranges for others to deliver training as needed.
5.  Assists in planning and organizing activities involving faculty, location, costs, and training, including negotiating contracts with speakers and vendors.
6.  Responds to inquiries about the Citizen Access program.
7.  In the absence of other library staff, answers telephone calls and greets library patrons.
8.  Performs other duties of a comparable level or type.
Knowledge Requirements:
1.  Considerable knowledge of court rules and procedures, legal documents, laws and legal factors pertaining to the court.
2.  Extensive knowledge of legal terminology.
3.  Knowledge of the basic principles of adult education and curriculum development.
Skill Requirements:
1.  Ability to communicate at all levels both orally and in writing.
2.  Ability to relate professionally with judges, court administrators, staff, representatives of other agencies, attorneys, and the public.
3.  Ability to proficiently use related software programs.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.