Civil Service Examination Required
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves performing paralegal duties in office the Erie County Water Authority’s Law Department. The incumbent's specific duties will vary within the broad framework of paralegal skills. The incumbent works under the supervision of attorneys who assign work and projects. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of Federal and State reported systems, law digests, legal encyclopedias, and legal citation; working knowledge of Public Authorities Law, Municipal Law and C.P.LR.; ability to utilize Westlaw; ability to gather information and draft legal documents; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to articulate clearly and logically in writing and orally; ability to work well with others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse constituency; ability to maintain strict code of confidentiality; a high degree of accuracy; sound professional judgment; initiative and dependability; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or university with an Associate's degree in Paralegal studies; or:
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's degree including completion of 15 credit hours in Paralegal studies and six (6) months experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant; or
C. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year experience as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant; or:
D. Completion of an approved Paralegal Certificate program and one (1) year of experience as a Paralegal/Legal Assistant; or
E. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C) and (D).
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements