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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123384
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Paralegal
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: PRES-Office of General Counsel
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Paralegal provides legal and administrative support services to all attorneys in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), the in-house office that provides legal support and guidance to the University of Maryland, College Park. The breadth of OGC’s legal practice requires the Paralegal to be capable and willing to support litigation/adversarial, corporate, transactional, and policy matters.
The Paralegal works under attorney supervision to draft legal documents; perform legal and factual research; prepare exhibits and presentations; analyze, preserve and maintain evidence; and communicate and interact with clients, outside counsel and third parties.
The Paralegal works on meeting the University’s obligations to respond to Public Information Act requests and to subpoenas/legal process. As the need arises, the Paralegal may be assigned primary responsibility for such matters.
The Paralegal provides general administrative support to the OGC attorneys when the Coordinator/Executive Assistant is unavailable or when the need arises. This may include working on the State of Maryland Financial Disclosure Program, the Employee Grievance Hearings process, the Public Safety Denial of Access Appeal process, and similar matters handled by OGC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies, Business or related field.
Four or more years experience working with practicing attorneys in either a law firm or in-house setting. Demonstrated ability to perform legal research involving federal, state and administrative statutes, regulations and case law.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of applications, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Gmail and Google Calendar; and one or more legal document/case management applications. Ability to become proficient with new software applications as needed.
Excellent organizational, planning, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to: communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; use discretion and good judgment; and work under multiple deadlines. Must interact courteously and professionally with all constituencies and maintain strict confidentiality regarding all OGC matters.

Preferences:

Working knowledge of the laws applicable to a research-intensive university.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 11/08/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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