Website City of Pittsburg, CA

The City of Pittsburg seeks a PARALEGAL for the City Attorney Department.

Wage: $40.02 – $48.65 Hourly

The Paralegal performs the full range of paralegal and administrative duties to support the City Attorney.  Duties include assisting with office coordination, managing correspondence, maintaining detailed files, assisting in maintaining and preparing contracts, resolutions, ordinances, staff reports, and court pleadings; conducting legal research and working with a high degree of accuracy, tact, and initiative.  An experienced individual with attention to detail, exceptional customer service skills and strong office and computer skills is desired.  A person appointed to this classification is an “at-will” employee.   *This position is 30 hours per week and has full health benefits.

Ideal Candidate for Paralegal

*Excellent attention to detail and ability to prepare documents accurately
*Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
*Relevant office/computer skills to use a variety of equipment such as computers, and various software programs
*Maintain strict confidentiality
*Excellent business correspondence formatting skills
*Exercise tact, diplomacy ,flexibility and positive attitude
*Demonstrated experience prioritizing time and tasks to meet critical deadlines
*Previous legal and administrative/office experience is highly desirable

About the City Attorney Department
The City Attorney is appointed by City Council and is responsible for providing legal advice to City Council, city staff and city boards and commissions on a broad range of matters that affect the conduct of City business. The City Attorney reviews contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and related legal documents to implement adopted city policies and represents the City in certain litigation and non-litigation matters.

QUALIFICATIONS

License/Certifications:  Certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association. Possession of a California Notary Public certificate is desirable.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the best qualified candidates. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

A high school diploma, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by college level coursework. Three (3) years of responsible administrative support, including one (1) year of experience in the research, review, and preparation of legal documents.

Special Requirements:

Possession at the time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license may be required.

Applications may be submitted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pittsburg by July 19, 2024

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.