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State of Montana Paralegal II in Helena, Montana

[DOJ Logo - Can also use to return to the home page] Division Overview: TheState’s Attorney’s Officein the Montana Department of Justice is dedicated to ensuring justice and upholding the rule of law on behalf of the people of Montana. The State’s Attorney’s Office includes Assistant Attorney General’s and legal support staff that represent the State within the Solicitor General’s Office, Criminal Prosecution and Appeal Services, Civil and Consumer Protection and provides legal services to other state agencies. The functions within the office include defense of Montana’s laws as passed by Legislature and voters including cases that challenge the constitutionality of the State, the prosecution of criminals and bringing them to justice, handling all phases of litigation, from district court proceedings to U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals, complex litigation on antitrust matters including various economic markets, including the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agricultural and information technology industries. The office also provides legal counsel and advice to state agencies on a contract, fee-for-service bases. Services typically include litigation, provision of hearings officer services, and provision of day-to-day legal services to clients, but may relate to any legal matter. Job Overview: This position is a Paralegal Investigator for the Agency Legal Services Bureau. The position is responsible for investigating cases assigned to Agency Legal Services to determine if laws or regulations were violated and to gather and analyze evidence for presentation in judicial and administrative proceedings; providing paralegal support to attorneys in the preparation and presentation of cases; and coordinating administrative cases. The position reports to the Bureau Chief and does not supervise others. /Open until filled, first review of applications will be on September 22. / Minimum Qualifications: Two years of substantive work as a paralegalplus, The following requirements listed under statute (25-10-305 (2), MCA): * Associates degree in paralegal studies from an accredited institution; or * Bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from an accredited college or university;or * Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university and completion of no less than 18 semester credits of course work offered by a qualified paralegal studies program;or * Certification by the National Association of Legal Assistants or the National Federation of Paralegal Associations;or * Has received a high school diploma or its equivalent and has performed not less than 4,800 hours of substantive legal work under the supervision of a licensed lawyer documented by the certification of the lawyer or lawyers under whom the work was done and has completed at least five hours of approved continuing legal education in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility;or * Has graduated from an accredited law school and has not been disbarred or suspended from the practice of law by any jurisdiction. Special Instructions: The selection procedures to be used in evaluating the applicant's qualification may include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the résumé and cover letter, a structured interview, performance test, academic transcripts, reference/background checks and fingerprint checks. Additional materials, references or information submitted by the applicant, but not requested, will not be considered. Successful applicant(s) will be subject to: * Criminal History Fingerprint Check * Driving History REAL ID Compliant Credentials Required and/or Passport: State employees are required to present legally binding photo identification at the time of hire. Generally, this is a valid driver license, U.S. Passport or Employment Authorization ID (Form I-766). All DOJ positions require a valid REAL ID or U.S. Passport within 60 days of hire, effective May 3, 2023. For further information go tohttps://mtrealid.govorhttps://www.dhs.gov/real-id-frequently-asked-questions HOW TO APPLY: /To be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and résumé at the time of application/. Tip: When attaching your cover letter and resume you must mark each of the attachments as a“Relevant File”. Your Cover Letter:How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and what makes you the best candidate for the job? Your Résumé: Please include all work experience as well as job duties that demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Include dates of employment (month & year- start & end) and the reason you left each job. A complete online state application is not required. To initiate an application, attach the cover letter and résumé to be considered for this position. Failure to attach a cover letter and résumé will result in an incomplete application that will not be considered further. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. To request an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. Your service is rewarded with competitive compensation and generousState of Montana Benefits. * Medical, dental and vision coverage * Retirement plans * Generous paid vacation, sick and holidays * Pre-tax Flexibility Spending Accounts * Employee Assistance Program State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under thePublic Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. This Organization Participates inE-Verify. [E-Verify® Logo] Minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. *Job: Legal *Title: *Paralegal II Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142157

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