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Reference # : 17-05149 Title : Paralegal 3
Location : Portland, OR
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/05/2018 / 02/09/2019  
Paralegal 3

Please see supplemental document (if attached) for specific requirements and specialized education requirements for the applicable job posting.

SCA Crosswalk: Paralegal/Legal Assistant III

Summary: Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Responsible for conducting research to support a legal proceeding, formulate a defense or to initiate legal action.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleading, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements
? Prepare affidavits or other documents, maintain document file, and file pleadings with court clerk
? Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents
? Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases
? Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas
? Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.

? Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal skills (Required)
? Ability to work independently and manage one?s time (Required)
? Basic mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback (Required)
? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and the democratic political process (Required)
? Previous experience with computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Required)

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers - Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information.
? Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Law and Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
? Clerical ? Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken/written words and sentences.
? Speech Clarity ? The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
? Oral/Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking/writing so others will understand.
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Speech Recognition ? The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
? Category Flexibility ? The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor degree in paralegal studies or equivalent training required
? 5-8 years experience required

Work Styles:
? Attention to Detail ? Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Cooperation ? Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Dependability ? Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Integrity ? Job requires being honest and ethical.
? Initiative ? Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Independence ? Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
? Stress Tolerance ? Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
? Concern for Others ? Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
? Persistence ? Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Self Control ? Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

SCA Crosswalk: Paralegal/Legal Assistant II