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Paralegal Officer (PLG/LS 3)

Date Posted
9th June 2017
Reference
VAC-26030
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Legal Officer, the incumbent performs administrative duties, records and prepares Minutes, conducts research and assists with the preparation of legal documents.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists the Legal Officer in preparing briefs, opinions, contracts and in researching statues, judicial decisions, legal articles and other documents;
  • Provides administrative support to the Consumer Protection Tribunal (CPT);
  • Organizes meetings and prepares agendas for meetings and hearings;
  • Accurately records and prepares minutes of Board and other meetings and hearings and co-ordinates distribution;
  • Receives and records complaints/ correspondence routed to the Legal Officer and establishes and maintains files for these complaints/ correspondence, as well as other materials;
  • Receives and places telephone calls, responds to routine queries and directs correspondence and electronic mail to Legal Officer;
  • Monitors and follows-up on issues, deadlines and priorities of concern to the Unit;
  • Maintains law library and other filing systems for the Unit;
  • Performs other administrative functions and assumes responsibilities as may arise from time to time, and which will enhance the performance of the Unit and the Commission.

 

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Research capabilities
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good computer skills

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Five (5) CSEC subjects including Grade I or II passes in English Language and Mathematics;
  • Administrative Assistant qualification from a recognized institution or three (3) years’ experience;
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum experience of two (2) years in similar capacity or as a Legal Assistant/ Secretary.

 

Salary range $666,110 – $791,796 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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