Legal Analyst I/II(Transactional Paralegal)
City Of San Jose
San Jose
hace 1 día

Job Description

  • Legal Analyst I / II(Transactional Paralegal) (2000134)About the DepartmentThe Office of the City Attorney is committed to providing excellent legal services, consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards, to the City with the goal of protecting and advancing its interests in serving the people of San José.
  • The Office is seeking a motivated individual with the ability to work independently and also in a team environment.

    Positions & Duties

    This position is responsible for performing transactional paralegal duties requiring both sound judgment and good technical skills.

    These duties may include, but are not limited to, drafting, reviewing and editing a variety of contracts, resolutions and ordinances, involvement in the City Council agenda process, coordination with City or other government departments or agencies, and responding to public record act requests.

    The skill level of this position places strong emphasis on accuracy, attention to detail, collaboration, and strong analytical skills.

    Incumbents must be proficient in the use of various types of software in the Windows environment.

    Depending upon qualifications, the successful candidate may be hired at the Legal Analyst I or Legal Analyst II level. The annual salary range for a Legal Analyst I is $69,139.

    20 to $84,073.60, and the annual salary range for a Legal Analyst II is $75,462.40 to $. This classification also receives a 5% ongoing non-pensionable compensation increase in addition to the salary listed.

    This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this department. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.


    Training and experience equivalent to :

    1. Education : A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

    2. Experience :

    Legal Analyst I : Three (3) years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal experience, of which at least one (1) year includes experience performing investigations, processing liability claims, OR researching and preparing legal documents such as discovery documents, pleadings, contracts, ordinances, or resolutions.

    Legal Analyst II : Six(6) years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal experience, of which three (3) years include experience performing investigations, processing liability claims, OR researching and preparing legal documents such as discovery documents, pleadings, contracts, ordinances, or resolutions.

    3. Acceptable Substitution An Associates Degree OR 60 semester units / 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university AND additional years of increasingly responsible investigations or paralegal work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to two (2) years of the education requirement.

    Completion of a Paralegal program, including possession of a Paralegal Certificate, may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience OR one (1) year of the education requirement.

    4. Required License : Possession of a valid State of California driver's license.

    5 . Employment Eligibility :

    Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications / transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.


    Theideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated inpast and current employment history. Desirable competencies for thisposition include :

    Job Expertise - Demonstrates experience with drafting, reviewing, andediting various types of contracts, knowledge of a governmental or agencybody’s agenda process, and knowledge of legal principles and terminology.

  • Communication Skills Effectively conveys information and expressesthoughts and facts clearly, orallyand in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills;
  • displaysopenness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

    Computer Skills - Experienced with applications including but notlimited to : MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat DC, and Prolaw (orsimilar document management tool).

    Teamwork & Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationshipswith co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and usingcollaboration and conflict resolution skills.

    Analytical Thinking Approaches a problem or situation by using alogical, systematic, sequential approach.

  • Initiative Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting jobobjectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties byplanning ahead;
  • displays willingness to assume extra responsibility andchallenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes jobperformance.

  • Problem Solving Approaches a situation or problem by defining theproblem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s);
  • collectsinformation; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions toproblems that achieve the desired outcome.

    Selection Process The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume, answers to the job-specific questions, practical exercises, interview, references, and background check, including obtaining criminal history records.

    Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be forwarded to the interview and practical exercise phases of the selection process.

    You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

  • Please describe the nature and extent of your transactional paralegal experience related to contracts. Your response should include : (1) the specific typesof contracts you have reviewed / drafted, (2) the volume and frequency ofcontracts you reviewed / drafted on a weekly basis, and (3) the specific tasksyou performed related to these contracts.
  • What was your role in theprocess and what specific tasks did you perform?
  • You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

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