Job Details

  • Position Number: 2458021
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Legal Affairs


Paralegal



Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 22767

Notifications


UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. Employees and students can submit proof of vaccination online or request an exemption.

UCSC Statement
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.

Initial Review Date (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit. 

The Initial Review Date for this job is: 10-04-2021

Dept Marketing Statement
The Office of Campus Counsel delivers ethical, timely, efficient, and high quality legal services to the University of California at Santa Cruz, as well as campus entities located in and around Santa Cruz. Its services include: drafting and negotiating agreements; providing advice, counsel, and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies; and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.  
As representatives of Chancellor's Office, immediate staff are expected to model the UCSC Principles of Community in their interactions with senior leaders, faculty, students and staff at all levels of the organization, with colleagues throughout the UC system and in their interactions with agencies, organizations and individuals outside of the UC system. Staff are expected to support the universities commitment to diversity efforts - participating in Diversity Committee events, and complying with University efforts such as diversity awareness training.

For more information about the Office of Campus Counsel check out our webpage: https://lex.ucsc.edu/

Job Summary

Provide paralegal support to the Campus Counsels.  Assignments are typically on a project basis where the incumbent is expected to perform research, in-depth factual investigations involving interviews and document reviews, initial contract review, and revew of legal correspondence. Identify further investigation that may be necessary. Organize and analyze material and information obtained. Prepare correspondence, memoranda and other documents such as declarations and subpoena responses, and communications with witnesses, University officials and others. Communicate on behalf of assigning attorney with University personnel, outside counsel representing The Regents, opposing counsel and outside agencies. Present information and materials obtained to the assigning Campus Counsel for instructions and determination of subsequent action. A successful candidate will carry out these functions with appreciation for the mission and responsibility of a university serving a diverse region and state and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information: Salary Range is $31.75 - $44.64. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits

Schedule Information
Full-time, Fixed
Percentage of Time: 100%
Average Hours Per Week: 40
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: None

Employee Relations Code: All Others, Not Confidential

Job Code Classification: 007387 (PARALEGAL3)

Job Duties
20% - Substantial responsibility for legal assignments, to include managing the organization of cases and programs, responding to subpoenas and discovery requests, developing procedures, researching and drafting updated legal policies, procedures and practices for the ofice.Provides analysis of data and policies pertaining to moderate to complex projects, policies, processes and / or functions. 

20% - Collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents and prepares reports and / or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for constituents.

10% - Develops procedures for the organization and retrieval of information related to matter and case management.

10% - Contacts internal University staff, as well as some external agencies and clients to gather information.

10% - Serves as the Conflict of Interest Coordinator for the campus, working closely with the COI team at the UC Office of the President.

10% - Monitors and analyzes changes in external regulations, legislation, and UC policies for impact on the University.

10% - Responsible for witness / client interviews needed to establish all relevant facts.

10% - Assists with e-discovery and coordinated all discovery efforts including and not limited to litigation holds,  e-discovery and subpoena responses.

Required Qualifications
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • In-depth knowledge in one or more legal practice areas.
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in performing factual and/or legal research to provide summaries of key issues and facts. 
  • Working knowledge of basic principles of California and Federal law.
  • Demonstrated skill in drafting documents such as memoranda, letters, contracts, declarations, and subpoena responses. Ability to proofread, edit, and draft various administrative and legal documents.
  • Strong research and problem solving skills with the ability to obtain information from a variety of sources and materials and organize into a comprehensive package.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated oral communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain professional relationships with high level campus administrators, staff and faculty, as well as Office of the President and the General Counsel of The Regents and external constituents.
  • Ability to prioritize a heavy workload with many competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prepare information and files in preparation for a wide variety of administrative needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a PC, with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office and related Windows applications, legal research programs such as Lexis, WestLaw, matter and document management systems and Internet legal resources.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and priviledge. 
  • Ability to work independently while also working as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of legal issues in an educational setting.
  • Working knowledge of UC processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Paralegal certification.

Special Conditions
  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check

Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
Attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this job opening. Do not attach any documents to 'My Activities'. Visit our https://www.google.com/url?q=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html&source=gmail&ust=1629487290064000&usg=AFQjCNGY_2ENgcNVwrO-q1C8w24Nx8vACw" href="https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2458021&targetURL=https://shr.ucsc.edu/talent-acquisition/applicant_resources/how-to-apply/index.html" target="_blank">How to Apply tutorial for detailed instructions on our applicant process. 

 

EEO/AA
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 



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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.





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