Sponsored by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of New Mexico
Paralegal Advanced (NMDOT)
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is recruiting to fill a Paralegal & Legal Assistant - Advanced position. The position provides assistance to the lawyers by conducting legal research, investigating facts, interviewing witnesses, making preliminary review of document production for Inspection of Public Records requests and discovery requests, and preparing legal documents and exhibits. The position is also responsible for maintaining the legal library subscriptions and volume updates and overseeing the maintenance of reference files. Direct experience providing support in construction litigation, governmental entity defense litigation, or complex civil litigation matters is highly desirable. Candidate is required become &/or maintain a current New Mexico Notary Public commission. The minimum qualifications for this position require an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and two (2) years of work experience drafting and preparing legal correspondence, conducting legal research and maintaining a case management/tracking system. A combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and direct experience in this occupation totaling four (4) years may substitute for the required minimum qualifications. Position is a Pay Band 60, hourly salary range from $13.44 to $23.90, depending on qualifications and experience, with all state benefits to apply. Overnight travel throughout the state may be required. A valid New Mexico driver’s license must be maintained at all times during employment. Working conditions: Primarily in an office setting requiring extensive personal computer and phone use, with occasional high pressure situations. Applicants must apply through the State Personnel Office: http/www.state.nm.us/spo by the closing date of December 10, 2013. In addition please submit a copy of your resume, transcripts, and notary public commission to James Chambers via e-mail JamesW.Chambers@state.nm.us. For application assistance, please contact James via email or by phone at 505-827-5138. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Posted 11/25/13.
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