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Real Estate Paralegal

Company: City of Wilmington
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

JOB This position is open until filled.This real estate paralegal will play a pivotal role in the Real Property Section of the City Attorney's Office as the City continues work on multiple capital improvement projects throughout the City by providing paralegal support for the Real Property Section in facilitating the acquisition of real property for public use, including road construction, construction of sidewalks and multi-use paths, and implementation of stormwater drainage projects. -This will occur through review of surveys, plats, and title commitments, as well as by performing title searches and preparing related correspondence, consulting with project engineers and department staff on details of various projects, and preparing a variety of legal documents, descriptions, and forms. -These forms include waivers, resolutions, release deeds, easements, warranty deeds, interdepartmental memoranda, and any other items related to real property acquisition. -The paralegal will also review closing documents and offers for acquisition, coordinate closings, assist the City's Finance Department with processing payments and tax documents, prepare documents for condemnation actions, and assist with investigations and case preparation for any court matters. - EXAMPLE OF DUTIES Prepare records, contracts, and other legal documents, including deeds, easements, and closing statements. -Drafting and organizing transactional documents and financial records, and conducting closing transactions, including requesting and disbursing checks. -Review and analyze title and survey documents, including performing 30 year -title -searches -of -real -estate -records -by -searching -various -public -websites -and -databases, plotting -property -descriptions, -and -compiling -and -summarizing -findings. -Obtain Register of Deeds documentation, as well as documents from citizens, private parties, and various other governmental agencies, in order to complete real estate transactions or assist in resolving any real property issues facing the City. -Track -multiple complex -land use -projects from beginning through completion. -Prepare -agenda -items -relating to land use -for -City -Council meetings. -Perform -legal -research -on various land use issues -by -identifying -the -issue -to -be -researched, -reading -and -comprehending statutes, -case -law, -and -other -legal -authorities, -drafting legal memoranda, -and -presenting -findings. -Prepare -cases -by -setting -up -files, -drafting -pleadings, -gathering -missing -information, interviewing, -and -coordinating -witnesses, -preparing discovery -requests -and -responses, -and -preparing trial -exhibits. - MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Required QualificationsEducation & Experience: -Associates Degree or higher in paralegal studies, business administration, or closely related field, and at least six months of experience performing paralegal work for a law or governmental office.ORPost-Bachelor's degree paralegal certification, with a real estate focus preferred. -OR -High School Diploma or higher and at least 2 years of experience performing paralegal work for a law or government office. -Other Requirements: -Possession of North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification or the ability to obtain certification within 18 months of hire. -Valid Driver's License.Preferred QualificationsAt least 1 year of experience as a real estate paralegal in a law, government, or related office.Proficient knowledge of real estate documents, contracts, and processes such as real estate closings and condemnation actions.Must be able to effectively multi-task, manage time-sensitive documents and projects, and have exceptional organizational skills.Must be able to function both independently and in a team-oriented environment.Experience reviewing and analyzing title and survey documents, and preparing closing packages.Notes: Driving & Criminal history check required for the selected candidate. Selected candidate will also be required to complete a post-offer drug screen. - SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Physical Demands: -Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time. - -Working Conditions: -This position generally requires work in an office setting.Our Mission Statement: - Though forward-thinking policies and responsible stewardship, we are -creating a better city every day with excellent core services and quality of life for all. -Our Core Values: - Inclusion, Collaboration, Creativity, and AccountabilityWhat we offer:The City of Wilmington believes that employees are one of our most important resources. -We offer an excellent salary and competitive benefits package to serve the needs of our employees and their families. -Our benefits package includes: -Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance + many other insurance optionsExcellent retirement benefits, including a city provided 4.5% contribution each pay period into a 401(k) or 457 account and automatic enrollment into the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement SystemEmployer-paid health & wellness clinic -Paid sick and vacation leave + 12 paid holidays per year6-weeks paid parental leavePaid volunteer & blood donation leave to give back to our communityFlex schedule and telework availability, depending on your positionProfessional development trainings & leadership initiatives -Tuition assistance benefits -Applicant Status Updates: -After the closing date for this position, applications will be screened by Human Resources. Applicants who meet the minimum and/or preferred qualifications will be referred over to the hiring department. - All updates regarding an application can be viewed through your applicant portal.

Keywords: City of Wilmington, Wilmington , Real Estate Paralegal, Legal , Wilmington, North Carolina

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