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Paralegal

Tribal, 2 Kwaaypaay Court, El Cajon, California, United States of America Req #12989
Monday, November 7, 2022
The ancestors of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation existed many centuries ago as a community of people…a Tribe living together, farming, hunting and fishing to survive.

Much has changed since that time.  Today the Sycuan Tribe governs its Reservation, owns and operates a Casino and a Golf Resort, and owns a number of other business ventures in the San Diego Region.   

One attribute that remains unchanged, however, is Sycuan's sense of community.  Sycuan is more than just a business.  Sycuan is a community of people working together toward a common goal.  Whether you work in our state-of-the-art  Casino, our beautiful Resort, or become a staff member in our Tribal Government division, you will be part of the Sycuan family.

Job Purpose:

Provides paralegal and general support to the General Counsel and Legal Department for Tribal Government and its business enterprises.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

(Note: Duties and responsibilities may be added, changed or updated at any time)

  • Performs legal analysis, support, and case and matter management for the General Counsel.
  • Assist in developing or editing various types of legal documents.
  • Assist with contract negotiations, reviews and processing, and tracking.
  • Provides administrative support including scheduling, document preparation, responding to inquiries in a timely manner, respond to subpoenas, organize or transcribe meeting notes, grant reporting and grant administration, handle all mail and packaging needs, schedule equipment repairs and services, process invoices and other duties as needed.
  • Monitor changes to case law, legal regulations, agency rules and guidelines, and submit a report of pertinent changes to General Counsel, and updating records and legal volumes accordingly.
  • Organize and manage documents, including the creation of spreadsheets and retrieval systems.
  • Prepare General Council and Tribal Council Resolutions and format Ordinances as requested.
  • Document and coordinate requests for legal assistance from various Tribal departments and monitor work-flow.
  • Organize and maintain file management system.
  • Develop and maintain electronic and paper archive files for all legal projects, contracts, research materials, committee meetings, and tasks undertaken by the Legal Department.
  • Maintain calendaring, scheduling, and recordkeeping for the Legal Department.
  • Scan, file, and route incoming and outgoing work product and mail.

Job Specifications:

Education and Experience:

Essential:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Paralegal certification or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience as a legal assistant or paralegal in a law firm or government legal department or higher education and experience equivalent

Desirable:

  • Experience working for a Tribal government or enterprise.
  • Knowledge or experience with tribal courts, tribal land or title issues.
  • Experience in corporate law and/or contract administration.

Skills and Knowledge:

Essential:

  • Proficiency in internet research activities
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, or tribal court rules, deadlines, filing procedures and formatting pleadings, legal correspondence and governmental filings.
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent English composition skills
  • Proficiency with legal terminology and principles
  • Working knowledge of business standards applied to the organization and composition of business correspondence, minutes, reports, and filing systems
  • Working knowledge of contract documents and specifications
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to follow complex written directions and verbal directives
  • Ability to communicate and interact diplomatically and effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to compose and prepare legal documents and correspondence in English
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex information and make sound judgment
  • Ability to provide direction and guidance to personnel
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, composure and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and request guidance when necessary
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work autonomously

Desirable:

Supervisory/Managerial Accountability:

Direct:  None

Indirect:  None

If you enjoy being part of a community dedicated to creating a memorable guest experience, we invite you to explore career opportunities with Sycuan and join our winning team!

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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