City of Richmond - Utilities Paralegal in Richmond, Virginia

The position is unclassified and serves at the will of the Appointing Authority.

The purpose of the class is to assist attorneys in preparing cases for trial and in preparing transactional work, such as contracts, deeds and easements. The class is responsible for research, discovery, documentation, and case management. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Supervision: *Exercised:*Classification typically does not supervise. Received: Reports to all levels of Assistant City Attorney. Note: Other reporting relationships may apply.

Example of Duties:

The Office of the City Attorney is seeking a litigation paralegal with experience handling complex federal and state civil litigation cases in Virginia. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal, oral communication, and writing skills, and the ability to collect, research, analyze, and organize complex information.

Primary responsibilities will include file management, document review, initial drafting of discovery and motions, preparing correspondence, legal research, and scheduling. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in e-discovery and legal research in complex civil litigation.

The successful candidate will have, at a minimum: (i) an Associate's degree or training equivalent to two years of college; (ii) two years of relevant experience (five or more years preferred); and (iii) proficiency with Microsoft Word Enterprise 8.1 or higher. A Paralegal certificate and Commission as a notary public are desired.

To be considered, candidates must submit an online application through the City of Richmond's Department of Human Resources website at All completed applications must include a rsum and a writing sample (two preferred) demonstrating written work on a legal topic, such as sample motions. The position will remain open until filled. If you have any difficulty attaching the required rsum and writing samples online, please mail these items to:

Allen L. Jackson City Attorney 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 400 Richmond, Virginia 23219

?Application* submitted without attaching or mailing all requested items are considered INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted! EEO/AA*

Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Requires an Associate's degree or training equivalent to two years of college.

Requires two years of relevant experience.

An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification

Commission as a notary public is desirable.

Paralegal certificate is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and other programs in the Microsoft office suite, , state court litigation, and previous experience using a computer-based file management system in a law office.


Candidates must submit an online application and rsum through the City of Richmond's website at

If you have any difficulty attaching the required rsum, please mail this item to Allen L. Jackson, City Attorney, 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia 23219.


Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time; exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis; and routine keyboard operations.


Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job may risk exposure to traffic.


Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity, hearing and speaking.


The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Job Title: Paralegal

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 07/30/17 12:00 AM Eastern Time

Salary: $34,589.00 - $56,813.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: City Hall, 900 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia

Department: City Attorney