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Paralegal

Company: Broward College
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

4.3 Full-time2 hours ago Full Job Description Job Profile Summary Responsible for highly accurate, advanced and complex administrative support work for the Office of General Counsel. Develops and coordinates office systems, procedures and functions. Some clerical work is required. Exercises considerable amount of initiative, independent judgment, and discretion. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times and must act with exceedingly high ethical standards and integrity. Minimum Education: Associates degree. Minimum Experience/Training: Eight years of increasingly responsible related experience in legal/administrative support. Understanding of contract negotiations or contract review experience. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. Essential Functions:Daily -15%: Provides paralegal assistance to the Office of General Counsel with legal matters in numerous areas of law, including but not limited to, education, public sector, student matters, tax, copyright, immigration, FERPA, real estate, employment/labor, contractual, construction-related, administrative, litigation, subpoenas, public records requests, union negotiations, and the college compliance committee. Performs and promotes all activities in compliance federal and state laws. Daily - 10%: Participates directly in the work of the Office of General Counsel by planning, establishing, and organizing systems and processes that ensure the orderly operation of the office and a smooth flow of materials and information to and from the office with respect to matters including without limitation calendars, telephones, mail, travel arrangements, meeting arrangements, records management, budget and purchasing. Daily- 10%: Maintains confidential legal files and legal department filing/electronic system. Ensures accurate and logical organization of files and confidentiality by maintaining a system for safekeeping of legal documents. Monthly -10%: Conducts legal research including review and analysis by using internal and external libraries and resource databases. Assembles data and prepares reports on a routine or non-routine basis for use by the General Counsel & VP, Public Policy and Government Affairs. Other, as Needed -10%: May provide routine paralegal assistance to outside counsel and/or other administrative agencies involved in college litigation, administrative, and/or compliance matters. Other, as Needed - 5%: Represents the organization on internal committees, task forces, and other official meetings. Other, as Needed -5%: Maintains professional growth and development through seminars and workshops to keep abreast of latest developments in college and law and in other related areas. Daily -10%: As specifically directed by General Counsel & VP, Public Policy and Government Affairs, responds and conveys routine information regarding legal and/or contractual issues associated with existing or proposed operational situations as well as requests for information. Daily -10%: Prepares and provides technical assistance in drafting and formatting various legal documents, contracts, and correspondence for review by the General Counsel & VP, Public Policy and Government Affairs pertaining to specific policies, operational practices, and/or transactions. Daily -10%: Compiles, reviews, and organizes information for internal hearings, and meetings, as appropriate. Other, as Needed -5%: Performs other related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of contract management, government regulations, codes and inspection procedures with office practices and procedures Knowledge of Microsoft office applications, spreadsheets, database programs and office automation Superior organizational, analytical, administrative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public Ability to operate within a confidential environment Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions and to function calmly/effectively during times of crisis Ability to screen and evaluate priorities as to emergencies and to make sound recommendations Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural College environment and to interact effectively with a broad spectrum of people Competencies: Diversity and Inclusion Works effectively with all individuals and contributes to a positive environment by working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and external constituents. Contributes to an inclusive, respectful, and empowering working environment that welcomes diverse perspectives Respect for Others Demonstrates respect for team members and constituents by valuing their contributions toward the goals of the work unit and the College. Maintains professionalism and contributes to a cohesive work environment Teamwork Cooperates and collaborates with individuals & groups that support the mission and values of the College Flexibility & Adaptability Adapts approaches as situations in the work environment changes. Supports change based on the environmental needs, emerging technologies, and system upgrades Technical Expertise Effectively applies concepts, theories, methods, tools, techniques, and expertise in area of discipline (i.e. HR, Finance, Student Affairs, etc.) Continuous Improvement & Learning Actively develops one's own skills and explores opportunities for personal learning and continuous development within the job's functionality and in support of the goals and mission of the department, division and College Job Title Paralegal Position Number P0005762 Job Status Full time Regular Department Governmental and Public Affairs Location Willis Holcombe Center Pay Grade 715 Salary $52,900 Work Shift First Shift Work Schedule Monday-Friday/weekend/varies Hours Per Week 40 Posting End Date Open Until Filled Comments To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application along with a resume are required. Designated Essential Personnel No FLSA Status Exempt Position Classification Professional Technical Staff (PTS) Special Instructions to Applicant: For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to jobs@broward.edu or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date. **Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the Resume/CV/Transcript/License/Certification section of the application** Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. https://www.broward.edu/jobs/_docs/tutorial_external_applicant_broward_college.pdf. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process. Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes. Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the colleges non-discrimination policies, contact the Vice President for Talent and Culture at 954-201-7288, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at nanders1@broward.edu. Disclaimer The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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