Paralegal I (Office Manager/Paralegal)

Paralegal I (Office Manager/Paralegal)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


$35,474 - $49,720


State of NC

Job Category

  • Clerical

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Closes: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Target Start Date

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school for paralegal training and one year of experience as a paralegal, or graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in English, Journalism, or a degree directly related to the area assigned and one year of substantive paralegal experience; or graduation from high school and five years of paralegal experience performing delegated, substantive legal work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


This position is responsible for assisting the General Counsel of the NC Community College System in effectively managing the Legal Affairs office and in providing superior legal assistance to community college stakeholders.  This position is responsible for providing legal assistance, consultative services, and interpretations pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes (primarily Chapter 115D), the State Board of Community Colleges Code (SBCC Code), multiple federal statutes and regulations, and state and federal cases as well as monitoring the activities of the legislature for matters potentially affecting the community college system.  This position does legal research and legal writing that requires legal analysis.  Specifically, this position requires the ability to 1) research federal and state case law; 2) research federal and state statutes; 3) research federal and state administrative law; 4) interpret and analyze the aforementioned laws; 4) apply the aforementioned laws to appropriate fact scenarios; and 5) clearly communicate the legal analysis as applied to the facts at issue in writing and orally.  The position also assists the General Counsel in drafting, accurately preparing, filing, and presenting SBCC Code rules in a timely manner; researching and collecting information from federal and state law publications and from the internet; and timely communicating changes in statutes and in the SBCC Code to community college constituents.  The position provides office management assistance to include assisting in responding to legal questions; accurately preparing and proofreading correspondence and legal documents; managing the Legal Affairs budget; coordinating and preparing travel documents accurately, and maintaining and organizing electronic and physical office files. Furthermore, the position is responsible for assisting the General Counsel in managing legal interns and externs, maintaining and updating inquiry log databases, maintaining and updating the State Board of Community Colleges Code and Legal Affairs website, and managing the General Counsel's calendar and meeting schedules.

MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES:  The General Counsel prefers familiarity with conducting legal research and conducting legal analysis on the state and federal level and being able to demonstrate such familiarity; an ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources; the ability to successfully multi-task; a combination of office management and paralegal experience; experience with being detail-oriented; experience with Skype; experience with SharePoint; an ability to take initiative at appropriate times; conscientious; familiarity and comfort with using various forms of technology; one that requires minimal direction; strong verbal communication skills; strong customer service skills; and professionalism.

How to Apply

The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the Office of State Human Resources Act (OSHR) with highly qualified individuals.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

Apri Tibbs, Personnel Technician III
North Carolina Community College System Office
Human Resources/Caswell Building
5001 Mail  Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-5003
Phone: (919)807-7177
Fax: (919)807-7222