Paralegal I

State of North Carolina Charlotte, NC
Description of Work


The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH ) is a Quasi-Judicial Agency created during the 1985 General Assembly to provide a forum for a prompt and impartial resolution of disputes involving certain state agencies. This position is located in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. The primary purpose of this position is to provide administrative and office-support to an Administrative Law Judge, which includes managing and scheduling cases for hearing on behalf of the Administrative Law Judge. This position will draft, compose, and file legal documents from information retrieved in case files, handwritten drafts, and/or electronic submissions. The position will answer telephone inquiries regarding contested cases for attorneys within State government as well as private attorneys and their staff. The position also serves as the receptionist for the office, plus maintains files as well as other duties assigned by the Judge.

Recruitment Range $19,806-$21,142 Salary will be based on budget, education, experience and equity.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Proficient in Microsoft Word; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access; meet daily priorities; process and prepare legal documents in accordance with statutory, procedural and agency requirements and deadlines; assist Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in review of case files; manage ALJ case files; manage the office, e.g, order office supplies; monitor postage account; and arrange office equipment servicing; schedule hearings and arrange conference calls in a timely manner. Must be efficient in handling inquiries from attorneys and the public in a courteous and professional manner. Must be familiar with legal terminology, court procedures and appropriate formats for legal documents. Must be patient, cooperative, well organized and able to work independently. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is essential.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from an appropriately accredited institution for paralegal training; or Bachelor s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of substantive paralegal experience; or High school or General Education Development (GED) diploma and five years of paralegal experience performing delegated, substantive legal work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information


All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( for the State of North Carolina. The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes (including Text Resume's on application form) WILL NOT be used for screening for qualifying credit. Please make sure you complete the application in full. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" WILL NOT be accepted. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 (Form 4) or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference. Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.

Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for qualified applicants.

For technical issues with your applications, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. For questions about this posting please call 919-431-3011.

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