Applying To: Paralegal

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  • Minimum: $33,020.00
  • Maximum: $51,610.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for providing legal support and assistance to attorneys, including legal research and trial preparation work in addition to preparation of legal documents.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Paralegal

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies or a directly related field; OR an Associate’s degree in Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies or a directly related field; plus two years of experience working in law enforcement or a legal environment performing research, reviewing contracts and legal documents, and investigating legal issues. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   

Documentation of academic credentials must be presented upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Paralegal Certification

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

O.C. 3411
October 27, 2021

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