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Paralegal Social Services

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  • Full Time
  • $21.10 - $31.11
  • Lincoln, NE
March 27, 2024 Paralegal

Job Description

The work we do matters!

Hiring Agency:

Health & Human Services - Agency 25


Location:

Lincoln Job Posting


Hiring Rate:

$21.100


Classification Salary Range:

$21.10 - $31.11


Job Posting:

JR2024-00003740 Paralegal Social Services (Open)


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Job Description:

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you possess exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for detail? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Paralegal for Social Services.

Here's how we reward our teammates::
• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Tuition reimbursement program
• 79% employer-paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program • Fun, inviting teammates

This position performs the essential role of providing legal assistance to the agency attorneys providing legal support to the social services programs. This position will provide legal assistance to the agency attorneys who provide policy advice to those social services administrations and who represent the agency in administrative appeal proceedings. This assistance will include drafting court pleadings, preparing other legal documents, basic legal research, and gathering and reviewing information for attorneys, including interviewing witnesses. This paralegal will help coordinate hearing attendance and will be responsible for ensuring all the necessary paperwork has been provided to the agency attorney and filed. This position may be responsible for developing and maintaining a tracking system for the receipt of documents necessary for hearings, the filing of the necessary documents, hearing dates and attendance at those hearings. This will include coordinating attorney calendars and drafting motions to continue, when needed. This paralegal may assist with reviewing public records requests; drafting and responding to discovery; drafting regulations; writing appellate briefs; and summarizing case documents.

Hiring rate: $21.10 -$31.10 commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved.


 

REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree in paralegal studies from an ABA approved program at an accredited college or successful completion of a program at an American Bar Association approved paralegal institute. Experience may be substituted for education.

PREFERRED: Working knowledge/experience with electronic filing of court documents, and proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe.


 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Effective decision making and problem-solving skills; ability to maintain a strict level of confidentiality; demonstrate a strong attention to detail and accuracy; exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines in a fast-paced environment; and must be highly organized and work well under pressure.


 


Benefits

We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit: https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/index.html#benefits

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Salary
  • $21.10 - $31.11


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