Job Details

Paralegal

City of Gresham, Gresham, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/14/2019

***APPLY ONLINE AT: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs***
$55,272 per year
The City of Gresham is seeking a skilled Paralegal to provide administrative, paralegal, and litigation support services to the City Attorney's Office. This position will research and draft legal documents for review as assigned by the City Attorney and Assistant City Attorneys. Our Paralegal will have access to confidential and privileged information while working independently with limited guidance from supervising attorneys. This position requires effective and timely decision making skills.

What you will get to do:
•Coordinate ordinance and resolution preparation and review with attorneys and City staff to include information gathering, research, review, and analysis.
•Draft, organize and finalize Council documents.
•Develop, implement, and maintain systems, procedures, and forms to control preparation of Council bills, orders, resolutions, ordinance codification, and publication of City code in compliance with state and federal laws, City code, City charter and administrative rules.
•Provide litigation and administrative support to include: organizing files; monitoring and assuring proper procedures and deadlines are met and followed.
•Coordinate attorney actions.
•Prepare, review and organize all documentation pertaining to litigation files.
•Prepare reports and summaries of pending and closed litigation for use by the City Council, City Manager, attorneys, Risk Manager, and City departments.
•Manage appeals regarding vehicle tows through professional and courteous explanation of pertinent City code regulations, collect and review tow records, prepare City exhibits as needed, schedule hearings, and act as the hearings clerk.
•Facilitate city code violation protest hearings, prepare City exhibits, schedule hearings, and act as the hearings clerk.
•Manage hearings officer reviews of drug-free zone exclusions to include collection and review of police records, transmission of records to hearings officer and notification to police department of hearings officer's finding regarding validity of exclusion.
•Conduct factual research and legal and legislative research.
•Draft, organize, and manage office files for court and administrative agency cases
•Review and respond to public records requests directed to City Attorney's Office.
•Coordinate responses, locate records and respond to staff and citizen questions concerning public records requests.
•Respond to citizen and staff questions relating to City records retention schedule.
•Respond to information requests about City codes, cases or procedures.
•Provide information to citizens, other governmental agencies, outside legal defense attorneys and insurance providers, City staff, Council, and Mayor within the scope of authority in a professional and courteous manner.
•Conduct a variety of long-range and special purpose projects as assigned.
•Develop and maintain systems and records that provide for proper documentation of assigned activities.
•Provide back up to office support staff.

For complete description, qualifications, benefits offered, and to apply, visit: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs

Complete details: www.GreshamOregon.gov/jobs