USA

Paralegal

Santa Fe - New Mexico (NM),

State of New Mexico

Estimated salary $30,518 - $53,101 a year

Job Description:

Salary

$14.67 - $25.53 Hourly

$30,518 - $53,101 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 60

Purpose of Position

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?

Provides, but is not limited to, paralegal and administrative assistance to attorneys in the Office of General Counsel. Position will primarily assist attorneys with condemnation and inverse condemnation litigation, and other right-of-way matters, including quiet title lawsuits, encroachment proceedings, and various matters involving outdoor advertising, utilities and rail. Preparation of condemnation cases will include review of right-of-way maps and title reports in order to identify persons or entities having an interest in the property that is the subject of the condemnation lawsuit. Position is also responsible for electronic filing of condemnation and other pleadings, and overseeing the litigation calendar.

How does it get done?

Position requires electronic legal research, experience with the preparation of various legal pleadings, working knowledge of maps and title reports, experience interviewing witnesses and preparing trial exhibits.

Who are the customers?

Customers are the New Mexico Department of Transportation Right-of -Way Bureau, management and New Mexico Department of Transportation Districts.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Direct experience with real estate matter; including title reports and legal descriptions
  • Prefer litigation experience including pretrial and trial preparation
  • Real Estate matters including: title searches and cnveyance documents

Minimum Qualification

Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies and two (2) years of experience drafting and preparing legal correspondence, conducting legal research and maintaining a case management/tracking system. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution

Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education
Experience
Education
Experience

1
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
4 years of experience
OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent
AND
4 years of experience

2
Associate's degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
2 years of experience
Associate's degree or higher in any field
AND
4 years of experience

3
Bachelor's degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification
AND
0 years of experience

  • Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.
  • If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some sitting, standing, bending and reaching may be required.

Supplemental Information

Benefits:

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Agency Contact Information:June Leyba [email protected]

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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