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Paralegal - req# 9274

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 7/5/2019
Job Reference #: 9274
Categories: Legal

Job Description


Requisition IDreq9274
Working TitleParalegal
Position Grade11
Position Summary

Performs varied paralegal work involving a moderate level of difficulty to assist University Counsel, other attorneys, and/or higher-level paralegals with routine aspects of legal and factual research, project management, data compilation and analysis, drafting legal documents and affidavits, and under supervision, conveying routine legal information to stakeholders.

The position will oversee and manage the multitude of contracts requiring review or drafting by the OUC originating from the health sciences center. This includes, but is not limited to: reviewing requests to review or draft contracts; assigning contract reviews to attorneys in the office; monitoring the completion of contracts; ongoing communication with attorneys and clients; processing contracts via the contract management system and tracking outstanding requests; reviewing final drafts for drafting errors; collecting and organizing data regarding the number of reviews and status of outstanding request; and presenting status reports to office leadership.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Paralegal certification, Associates degree and/or Bachelor's degree
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Familiarity with contract drafting and review.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports for management.
  • Experience with and the ability to properly manage confidential information.
  • Ability to present information effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Power Point.

Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentHSC Legal Counsel Office (921A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$14.98 to $22.47
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date6/24/2019
Application InstructionsPlease provide a completed application, cover letter, resume and any relevant certifications.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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