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Title:  Public Records Act Paralegal Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  07/10/2022
Req ID:  29122
Department:  Public Safety
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55

Overview

The Public Records Act Paralegal Specialist is responsible for legal work involving requests for agency records under Vermont Public Records Act (PRA) and support for the Department of Public Safety (DPS) False Alarm program. Responsibilities include intake, management, and timely responding to PRA requests; drafting of correspondence; legal research; file organization and maintenance; implementing policies and procedures to manage PRA information, assisting attorneys and providing information-related assistance; and providing services to the general public. Assignments require discretion and independent judgment in the application of precedent decisions, regulations, policies and practices of DPS, and judicial or administrative proceedings. Work is performed with independence under the supervision of an attorney or administrative supervisor.

Who May Apply

This position, Public Records Act Paralegal Specialist (#29122), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jennifer Morrison at jennifer.morrison@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Duties are generally performed in office settings. Some work in the field could on rare occasions necessitate travel for which incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Some evening or overtime work may be required. Incumbents must be able to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and deal tactfully with the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more of experience as a paralegal.

OR

Possession of paralegal certificate AND two (2) years or more of experience as a paralegal.

OR

Juris Doctorate (J. D.) degree.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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