Senior Paralegal

February 12, 2014

Senior Paralegal
Location: Atlanta, GA
Application deadline: Open until filled

Submit State of Georgia application and resume to:

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Senior Paralegal in the Legal Services Division.

The Legal Services Office provides assistance to the Commissioner and to the employees of the Department concerning matters associated with the daily operations of the Department and serves as the primary liaison with the Office of the Attorney General. This position reports to the agency’s Director of Legal Services.

This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity to work on a wide variety of issues that impact public safety.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  2. Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas.
  3. Calls or contacts witnesses, attorneys, and other legal parties.
  4. Compiles and prepares legal documents.
  5. Coordinates office activity.
  6. Coordinates and drafts response to interrogatories and other legal requests.
  7. Delivers legal pleadings.
  8. Gathers and analyzes data, statutes, decisions, legal articles, and documents.
  9. Investigates facts of cases and to prepares case files.
  10. May manage databases and/or special projects.
  11. Provides instruction and assistance in conducting legal research.
  12. Responds to outside inquiries as authorized.
  13. Reviews legal publications and performs data base searches to identify laws and court decisions relevant to pending cases or issues.
  14. Compiles and completes documents in assigned areas.
  15. Provides administrative assistance as required.

Required Personal Characteristics:

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Ability to function in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects
  3. Ability to effectively plan and prioritize multiple assignments to meet established deadlines.
  4. High integrity and honesty.
  5. Strong commitment to providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers.
  6. Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
  7. Positive attitude and high-levels of personal commitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years of experience as a legal assistant in a legal environment (OR) Certificate from a paralegal training program AND Two years of experience as a legal assistant in a legal environment (OR) Associate degree in Paralegal studies AND One year of experience as a legal assistant in a legal environment
Preferred Qualifications:
Two or more years’ experience in a legal setting in state government.
To apply for this position, you must submit a State Employment Application and resume to the Human Resources Division: email to or fax to 404-624-7546. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted. This position will remain open until filled.