The City of Clarksdale, Mississippi is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a full-time Paralegal to the City Attorney. The Paralegal will perform a wide variety of complex, technical and confidential tasks and projects as well as general administration duties. This position requires strong research skills and ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally. Work is performed under the supervision of the City Attorney. Education and experience requirements include either a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Paralegal Studies, Legal Assistant Studies, or a related field and one (1) year of law-related experience in a government or private law office “OR” an associate /technical degree from an accredited community college or certificate from an accredited program in Paralegal Studies and five (5) years of law-related experience in a government or private law office. Other minimum requirements include knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Corel WordPerfect; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to research, analyze and organize effectively; legal research skills with proficiency in Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis; strong organizational skills; and experience in use of a variety of office equipment. The selected candidate must possess or have the ability to obtain a MS driver’s license. The City offers a competitive benefit package. Salary depends on experience. A detailed job description is available upon request. Resumes will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on August 17, 2018. Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial paralegal transcript, a writing sample not to exceed 20 pages, and three (3) legal references to: Cathy Clark, City Clerk, City of Clarksdale, 121 Sunflower Ave., P.O. Box 940, Clarksdale, MS 38614. The City of Clarksdale, Mississippi is an equal opportunity employer.