PARALEGAL POSITION Salary range: $32,000 + benefits

April 29, 2021

PARALEGAL POSITION Salary range: $32,000 + benefits

Wise County is accepting applications for a full-time Paralegal position serving as direct support to the County Attorney.

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: The position shall require high quality, detail-oriented, and efficiently managed paralegal support to successfully provide legal representation to the County and associated constitutional offices and agencies. The position shall require the following: drafting of motions, orders, and court pleadings or other legal documents; compiling evidence from cases; drafting of subpoenas; organizing and managing files, documents, and exhibits; arranging court dates and coordinating with witnesses for the scheduling of trials or hearings; answering telephone calls from the public; reviewing the docket to ensure witnesses, victims, and attorneys are prepared for court; collect overdue court fines and penalties; and assisting the attorney with any other duties as assigned by the County Administrator.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicants for this position should possess a working knowledge of personal computer systems. The applicant should be able to deal with the public in a professional manner sensitive to their needs, in addition to working well with constitutional officers and local attorneys, law enforcement, and other agencies in a productive and harmonious fashion in order to best serve the County of Wise. The applicant must maintain high standards of accuracy and exercise reasonable tact and discretion in exercising duties and responsibilities. Due to the high volume workload, the applicant must be able to organize, multi-task, and work efficiently both as an individual and in a team environment.

Good communication skills, both oral and written are required. Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and good driving record are also required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree and some paralegal experience is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree and extensive paralegal experience preferred.

The deadline for submission of application is 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2021. Please submit applications to:

Wise County Attorney

ATTN: Karen Mullins

P. 0. Box 570

Wise, Virginia 24293

(276) 328-9780 FAX


Michael W. Hatfield

County Administrator

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