Paralegal Aide, General Counsel

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Queens, NY (30+ days ago)3.5


**Only candidates who are permanent in the Paralegal Aide title or those who are reachable on the current Paralegal Aide list (Exam # 6001) may apply. Please include a copy of your Notice of Result card or indicate you are already permanent in the title. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world. The Office of Legal Affairs at the DOHMH provides legal support for the agency and its many public health functions serving more than 8 million New Yorkers. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: --Performing paralegal (legal assistant) work of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility. --Drafting legal papers for review by higher level staff and/or attorneys. --Helping lawyers preparing for hearings, trials, meetings and contracts.--Assisting the IRB Chair with reviewing protocols.. --Reviewing, inputting and organizing documents for FOIL officer.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or 2. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and two years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or 3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State?s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired in the United States, in the performance of paralegal (legal assistant) services; or 4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to ?1?, ?2? or ?3? above. Paralegal Certification obtained in the United States from an accredited program or from a program approved by the American Bar Association can be substituted for 12 months of experience. Undergraduate credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for 12 months of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State?s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization. To be acceptable, experience in paralegal (legal assistant) services must have involved the American Legal System. Experience which is primarily legal secretarial or includes only incidental paralegal (legal assistant) services is not acceptable. Special Note: Individuals must have one additional year of pertinent paralegal experience or have a baccalaureate degree in addition to the requirements listed above to be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II duties and pay of Paralegal Aide.

Preferred Skills

--Must be familiar with and have knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Clear and Accurint to catalog documents, and to review documents for specific keywords or subjects--Must have a background or experience with insurance issues.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES: Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: ? A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver?s license. ? Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title. ? Current Resume ? Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone) Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting?s ?Minimum Qualification Requirements? section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card. **LOAN FORGIVENESSThe federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program?s other requirements. Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 348406.We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.