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Washington State Paralegal 2 with in-training, Revenue Division, Attorney General's Office in Tumwater, Washington

Description Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or *www.washingtonrelay.com. The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found HERE and view THIS VIDEO. The Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a permanent full time _Paralegal 2_ in the Public Revenue and Finance Division, located in Olympia, Washington. This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). Note: There is the possibility of an in-training from the Paralegal 1 level. *Salary The salary listed above is for the Paralegal 2 level. Applicants qualifying at the Paralegal 1 level will start at a salary range 50 ($47,844 - $62,748 annually) and after successful completion of the in-training will move to the Paralegal 2 range. The Revenue and Finance Division offers a collaborative, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters the success of its members. The division's Tumwater unit has 27 professional staff members and attorneys. The Revenue and Finance Division provides legal services to the Department of Revenue, Department of Retirement Systems, State Investment Board, Office of the State Treasurer, Office of the State Actuary, and Office of Administrative Hearings, as well as other boards and commissions. The division’s range of legal work is broad, challenging, and complex, encompassing most aspects of state government operations involving financial issues. For example, the division provides legal advice and litigation services on matters involving excise and property taxes, public pensions and deferred compensation, investment of state trust funds, and financing, budgeting, and accounting. The division’s Revenue Unit also plays an important role in implementing the historic 1997 tobacco litigation master settlement agreement. The work of the division includes client advice and litigation before OAH and various Boards, Washington superior and appellate courts, and federal courts. Like the rest of the Attorney General's Office, the division values diversity and enjoys a collegial, inclusive, and respectful working environment in which every person demonstrates commitment to providing exceptional legal services. Division members are given the tools to excel professionally, and the necessary support to reach a healthy work-life balance. Duties This position will perform complex paralegal duties for the division which will include: * Locate, review, and organize documents obtained during litigation; * Use computer databases to assist in the organization and defense of complex litigation; * Locate, research, contact, and interview potential fact and expert witnesses; * Assist division in applying procedures for electronic management of discovery; * Compose initial drafts of pleadings, and prepare proposed orders; * Identify and prepare exhibits; * Draft declarations; * Draft and respond to discovery requests; * Coordinate with the client to obtain requested discovery and additional factual evidence; * Assist with legal research and case cite checking, ensuring compliance with all local rules; * Assist attorneys in preparing for deposition, assist at deposition, and prepare deposition summaries; * Assist in hearing preparation and hearing through preparation of exhibits, management of witnesses, and serve as the primary point person on courtroom aids; * Attend and assist at hearings; * Serve as one of the Division’s Public Records Coordinators and liaison with the AGO's Public Records Unit. Qualifications To qualify at the Paralegal 2 level: Option 1: Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal program plus two years' experience as a paralegal. Option 2: Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program plus one year experience as a paralegal. Option 3: Three years' experience as a paralegal. Option 4: Two years as a Paralegal 1. To qualify at the Paralegal 1 level: Option 1: Two years' experience as a paralegal; Option 2: Graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal course; Option 3: Graduation from an accredited four-year college and completion of a nine-month paralegal program or one year paralegal experience. Option 4: Three years' experience as a legal secretary/legal assistant and 30 quarter or equivalent semester hours in non-secretarial legal courses which are normally part of a paralegal course at a college or community college. Supplemental Information APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position: * A letter of interest, describing your specific qualifications for the position; * A current resume detailing experience and education. READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMPLETELY: * Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting. * You may not reapply to this posting for 30 days. * The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov, completeness of the application material submitted, and responses to the supplemental questionnaire. * A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application. * All information may be verified and documentation may be required. This recruitment may be used to fill other open positions at the same classification. Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can *_AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO. _ *The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, *_disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Kalea Muigai at 360-586-7698. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or __www.washingtonrelay.com._ For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact the recruitment team at Classified@atg.wa.gov. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or support@neogov.com. *Salary: $52,776.00 - $69,264.00 Annually Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Attorney General's Office Job Number: 2021-07615 Closing: 8/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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