Senior Paralegal

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90001

Posted 4 months ago

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT COMMISSION REBULLETIN INFORMATION This announcement is a rebulletin to update the Minimum Requirements, Special Requirements, Examination Content, Application and Filing Information, and the Supplemental Questionnaire, and to remove the Special Information section.
Persons who have already applied within the last twelve (12) months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing.
FIRST DAY OF FILING Filing opens on October 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
(PST) and closes until the needs of the Department are met.
Filing may close without notice.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill a vacancy in the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors, Civilian Oversight Commission . DEFINITION: Performs the more difficult paralegal duties or acts as team leader over a small staff performing support functions for a County law office.
Positions allocable to this class are found in the Alternate Public Defender, County Counsel, District Attorney, and Public Defender and are characterized by (1) assignments involving the more difficult and complex paralegal duties requiring a higher degree of initiative, skill and specialized legal knowledge or (2) supervision of no more than two Paralegals.
All positions allocable to this class may report to an attorney or Supervising Paralegals, but in either case, substantial legal work shall be specifically delegated by, and performed under the direction, supervision and technical review of, an attorney.
Skills required include the ability to act with a large degree of independence in support of complex criminal or civil cases involving major felonies or substantial fiscal impact with some positions requiring knowledge of very specialized department policies and procedures in special case prosecution, and a working knowledge of state, federal or international law pertaining to unique or unusual legal issues.
Incumbents must develop and maintain effective working relationships with attorneys and other professionals involved in case handling, and may require skill requisite to provide lead supervision to a small group of Paralegals or clerical support staff.
Essential Job Functions Gathers factual information and performs legal research that is not available through routine sources and requires deviation from established procedures.
Has responsibility for highly specialized and complex assignments requiring a high level of independence including the organization of documents used in the prosecution or defense of major crimes, as needed.
Supervises and participates in the work of less experienced Paralegals or clerical staff providing specialized support to a County law office, as needed.
Be responsible for the more difficult and complex legal support functions serving as immediate assistant to a senior or supervising attorney, as needed.
One year ofexperience at the level of Paralegal* performing a wide variety of paralegal duties under the direction of an attorney.
Special Requirements Information: Experience at the level of Paralegal performs a wide variety of paralegal duties under the direction of an attorney.
LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting.
Considerable walking may be involved.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Continuing Education Every two years, all paralegals shall be required to certify completion of four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics and four hours of mandatory continuing legal education in either general law or in a specialized area of laws.
All continuinglegal education courses shall meet the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 6070.
Certification of these continuing education requirements shall be made with the paralegal's supervising attorney.
The paralegal shall be responsible for keeping a record of the paralegal's certification.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT This examination will consist of THREE (3) parts:
PART I: A multiple choicetest weighted 45% assessing deductive reasoning, conscientiousness, composure, professional potential, drive for success, and customer focus.
Onlyapplicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will be invited to participate in Part II of the examination process.
PART II: A writing assessment weighted 20% measuring English structure and content, written expression, and prioritizing information.
Onlyapplicants who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on both themultiple choicetest (Part I) and the writing assessment (Part II) will be invited to participate in Part III of the examination process.
Applicants who do not achieve a passing score will be notified by U.S.
Scores cannot be given over the telephone.
PART III: A structured oral interview weighted 35% assessing problem-solving, decision-making, oral communication, as well as general knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
The combined scoreof Part I, Part II, and Part III is weighted at 100%. Candidates must meet the MinimumRequirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
TRANSFER OF SCORES: Applicants that have taken identical test parts for other exams within the last 12 months will have their test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations.
Upon acceptance of your application, your scores may be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to retake any identical test part(s) for at least (12) twelve months.
Note: All test invitations will be sent to candidates via email.
It is important that candidates provide a valid email address in their application.
Please add your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
Final results will be sent by US mail.
Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
ELIGIBILITYINFORMATION: Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names ofcandidates receiving a passinggrade on the examination will be added to the eligible register for a period of 12 months followingthe date of promulgation.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION: Applications must be filed online only.
We must receive your application and additional documents, if any, by 5:00 pm, PST, on or before the last day of filing.
Approved by the American Bar Association, the California Department of Education, or an equivalent accrediting agency from another state.
Note : If you are unable to attach documentation to your online application, you may email it to . Please ensure to reference your attachment by writing your full name, examination title, and examination number on the subject of your email.
Applications submitted by U.S.
Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.
You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed.
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.If you are unable to attachdocuments to your application, you may email the documents to EileenCheang at , within 15 calendar days of filing online . Please include the exam number and the exam title in the subject line.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements.
Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER : Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES : For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password.
Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

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