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City of Victoria

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Job title: Senior Legal Assistant
Job location: Victoria, TX 77901 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 11/06/12
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $30,332 - $37,611 DOQ
The City of Victoria offers excellent health care benefits, as well as paid time leave, and strong retirement package.

Job Classification

Job Category:Legal/Court

Job Description

Job description:
Performs paralegal duties for the City’s legal department. Prepares, composes and types legal documents and agenda items such as ordinances, resolutions, contracts, leases and easements, memoranda and letters. Researches legal precedent and investigates information for staff attorneys. Processes and monitors litigation filed on behalf of the City and assists in litigation administration. . Processes, reviews and monitors Requests for Information and prepares responses for review by attorneys. Assists in administration of contracts-review process, providing assistance to attorney as needed or as requested. Researches, prepares, and processes real estate transactions as needed.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills—
Ability to understand manuals and work with modern word processing programs, databases, and spreadsheets. Skill in the operation of typewriters, computers, and copiers. Skill in typing and word processing. Understanding of legal processes, and ability to research legal precedent. Ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate requests for information and legal contracts.

Minimum Education, Experience and Certification—
College degree preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. Certification as a paralegal or 3-5 years experience as a paralegal or legal assistant preferred. Typing speed of at least 50 words per minute. Valid Texas driver’s license with driving record that meets city guidelines.

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