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Paralegal - req# 14103

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 11/20/2020
Job Reference #: 14103
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, paralegal, law

Job Description


Requisition IDreq14103
Working TitleParalegal
Position Grade11
Position Summary

This position will assist the Custodian of Public Records in evaluating and responding to public records requests. Under supervision of the Custodian of Public Records, the paralegal will workin a team dynamic to locate, obtain, review, process, and produce all recordswhich may be responsive to any request received by the University. Theserecords require review for confidential, privileged, or otherwise non-publicinformation.

Thisis a benefits eligible position. This position is currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Access to the internet from an offsite secure location is required to work remotely. See Position Description for more information.

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
  • Knowledge and proficiency with various software programs for editing documents and media, including Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Excel.
  • Basic understanding or ability to learn about general privilege or confidentiality principles in a legal and higher education setting, such as attorney-client communications, student record confidentiality, HIPAA, and others.
  • Familiarity with legal documents and administrative procedures.
  • Ability to analyze a wide variety of documents and draw conclusions based on an understanding of the applicable law and applying appropriate rules.
  • Familiarity with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act and its applicability to public institutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment subject to statutory deadlines.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentUniversity Counsel Office (213A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$17.10 min to $22.47 midpoint (hourly)
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 Date11/30/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please attach a resume and cover letter with your application.

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.

Application Instructions

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