Advertised Employing Department: State of Iowa Board of Regents
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Paralegal. The Board of Regents is the statutory governing body for the University of Iowa (which includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics), Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. The Board's staff offices are located in Urbandale Iowa.
The Board Office Paralegal will perform paralegal work and provide related administrative support to the Board Office staff, and will work under the general direction of the Board Counsel and the Associate Counsel/Director of Human Resources. Duties include legal research, preparation of memoranda and legal documents, and administrative and general office support. The successful candidate will be required to coordinate and balance overload work with other administrative staff.
The position requires, at minimum, graduation from an accredited paralegal program or experience equal to two years of full-time work as a paralegal or similar legal support capacity under the supervision of a practicing attorney. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects, utilize legal research resources at a high level, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be familiar with computerized office applications. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.
The Board of Regents is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Required Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited paralegal program; or experience equal to two years of full-time work as a paralegal or a similar support capacity under the supervision of a practicing attorney. Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects, possess ability to utilize legal research resources and tools at a high level, adapt to changing environments, possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be familiar with computerized office applications.
Preferred Education and Experience:
This vacancy is posted for the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. It is not an Iowa State University position.
Review of resumes shall begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.