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Paralegal in the Special Prosecutions Unit

Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/04
Posting End Date: 2024/03/04
Category: Legal
Sub Category: PARALEGAL
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Description

Paralegal in the Office of the Attorney General, Full Time

Salary DOE: $69,400 - $75,000. Full state employee benefits package which includes 11 paid holidays, sick leave, compensatory time for work in excess of a 40-hour week, low-cost downtown parking, and PERSI retirement—plus options for medical/dental insurance, wellness program, 401k, deferred compensation program, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for qualifying childcare and medical expenses. The office is a qualifying employer for purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

Primary Duties: The Paralegal will be assigned to the Special Prosecutions Unit in the Criminal Law Division. The Special Prosecutions Unit handles cases involving public corruption, internet crimes against children, and insurance fraud, as well as a variety of felony cases referred to the Special Prosecutions Unit by county prosecuting attorneys. The Paralegal’s primary duties include managing all aspects of discovery, drafting legal documents, and preparing for and assisting at trial. The Paralegal will also support attorneys by proofreading and cite checking briefs; drafting, finalizing, and filing pleadings; and conducting legal research. Work is performed under the supervision of the Lead Deputy Attorney General for the Special Prosecutions Unit.

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications: Must have a paralegal certificate or training and experience commensurate with the position. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required. Must be able to manage a heavy caseload and competing deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience with criminal law preferred but not required. Enthusiasm for public service is essential. Must successfully complete a criminal background check.

TO APPLY: E-mail resumes to [email protected]. If you have questions, please contact Keri Ascherfeld: 208-334-4545 or via email. NOTE: You do not have to complete the standard application "apply now" process for this position. If you choose to do so, please also submit your resume to [email protected] to be considered for this position.

The Idaho Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. This position is exempt from state classified service, and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission. This is an at-will position.

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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