Office of Research Paralegal Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
The Office of the Vice President for Research seeks to fill the position of Paralegal to assist with Research Legal Counsel.
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Responsibilities This position will provide complex administrative and legal support services for RAMP Agreements, including reviewing legal documents, assigning as appropriate to individuals, contacting individuals for information to complete various RAMP tasks. Maintains RAMP Legal Agreements through monitoring of documents status and following up as appropriate with internal and external parties. This position also will also provide legal, administrative and analytical support to Associate General Counsel for Research with a minimum of oversight. Drafts contracts, agreements, reports, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, License Agreements, and other legal documents/correspondence, using templates and guidance of attorneys, with appropriate formats, accuracy, completeness and timeliness, including subject matter that is sensitive and confidential in nature. Employee will Assists with reviews for Sponsored Research Administration of contract and grant agreements and unfavorable terms memorandum and assists with review for Florida State University Research Foundation of contract and grant agreements and other various legal documents. Will be responsible for designing, implementing, organizing, and maintaining an electronic and hardcopy filing system to ensure easy reference and retrieval of Research Legal mail, cases, contracts, etc. Identifies and determines retention schedules, storage and destruction of office files per University Records Management. This position will assists with problem solving for day-to-day operations of the Research Legal office, including independent research on a variety of administrative and legal matters. Will attend workshops, training sessions and other meetings to remain current on functions relative to the University and Department operations. Will facilitate administrative services provided by Research Legal, such as organizing seminars and webinars; securely and confidentially transporting legal documents to courts, law firms, vendors or other FSU departments; assisting attorneys with processing Bar Dues and CLE credits; serves as a Public Notary for Research Legal, assists with Purchasing & Travel as needed by the Office of Research, and other duties as assigned as it relates to Research Legal services at FSU. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience, or a high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of experience in paralegal services. (Note: Post-high school education may substitute for required experience at the comparable rate.) Support requires familiarity with legal documents and terminology, and the ability to research, analyze, understand and apply laws, rules, regulations and policies. Preferred
A degree in paralegal studies.
A minimum of 5 years of experience serving as a paralegal.
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