Paralegal-Legal Assistant - TEMPORARY

Title: Paralegal-Legal Assistant - TEMPORARY

Salary: $19.22 hr

Open Until: UNTIL FILLED


TEMPORARY PARALEGAL/LEGAL ASSISTANT: This is a temporary full time position (6-12 months) in Beaufort County Legal Department. The individual will provide support to the County Attorney and Assistant County Attorney by effectively assisting with legal work, including, but not limited to, administrative, secretarial, legal, analytical and research duties. Duties performed require complete confidentiality, initiative, tact, and mature independent judgement. This classification requires leadership qualities such as adaptability, flexibility, dependability and independence, initiative and self-discipline. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Paralegal certificate or law degree preferred
    • Three (3) years of legal experience  
    • Highly proficient Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook applications.
    • Exemplary customer service skills including the ability to identify needs, provide prompt responses, and exercise patience, respect and professionalism in all interactions.
    • Ability to draft legal documents
    • Demonstrate an understanding of legal concepts and perform legal research as assigned
    • Highly effective organizational and time management skills
    • Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation
    • Principles and procedures of record keeping
    • Working knowledge of the operation and care of standard office machines and equipment
    • Valid driver’s license

All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation. EOE.