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Job Description:

Saline County is currently hiring a Paralegal.

Specific duties assigned by the County Attorney to include several specialty areas, but the main focus of this position will be Victim/Witness Services and Restitution Services.

Victim/Witness Services assignments include: Serve as an advocate of victim rights and services. Provide victims with information relating to the court process and provide victims with notifications of court hearings, courtroom familiarization tours and court accompaniment. Prepare and process subpoenas for court hearings and release victims from subpoenas as needed. Prepare and process release of information forms to obtain HIPAA protected information for/with victims as requested by attorney staff. Assist attorneys in victim interviews. Make lodging and transportation arrangements for victims subpoenaed to court. Make referrals to appropriate outreach agencies. Assist in filing victim impact statements. Assist with completing and filing state and/or county crime victims compensation claim forms. Assist victims with return of stolen property in evidence. Assist Court Services Officers by providing victim contact information for pre-sentence reports. Provide victim information to Kansas Department of Corrections. Provide notification of parole hearings. This position will require attendance at training events outside of Saline County.

Restitution assignments include: Make initial contact with victim by letter explaining charges, court procedure and how to request restitution. Assist victims in determining a monetary loss resulting from a crime. Investigate and verify the monetary loss. Prepare appropriate restitution notice for the defense attorney and for e-filing to the court file and provide any needed documentation. Monitor the payment of restitution. In cases of non-payment, advise victims to investigate the alternatives for collection within the civil process. Assist victims with applications for local and state crime victim funds. Issue subpoenas and call off witnesses. Monitors payment of persons on unsupervised probation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
2. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. May substitute prior experience as a para-legal.
3. A proven ability to work with a variety of people in stressful situations.
4. Proven organizational skills.
5. Knowledge of Kansas criminal law and procedures.
6. An ability to redact audio/video files as part of trial preparation.
7. An ability to listen to and assist without judgement.
8. An ability to prepare documents and correspondence with little supervision.
9. Must have strong communication skills and be able to work with the public in a congenial manner.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit the careers page at www.saline.org.

Benefits include specialized training opportunities, 100% paid employee insurance, the KPERS retirement system and generous paid leave.

TO APPLY: Please click the link at the bottom of this page listed under Contact Information.

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Contact Information:

Job Link: Click HERE to Apply Online!!

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