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Paralegal

Company: City of Naperville, Illinois
Location: Naperville
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

The City of Naperville seeks a motivated individual who takes pride in producing accurate, high-quality, work to serve as Paralegal for the Transportation, Engineering and Development Business Group (TED). As a key member of our Development team, this position provides high level legal, clerical and administrative support to Project Managers in the Transportation, Engineering and Development Services department, reviewing bonds and agreements for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to City of Naperville specifications, regulations & terms.DutiesWorking in a team environment, and reporting to an Operations Manager, the Paralegal's responsibilities include:


  • Review of agreements and bonds for accuracy, completeness, adherence to City specifications and regulations, language and terms. This may include consideration of customer-initiated amendments and assistance with negotiated response associated with the following:
    • Encroachment Agreements. Preparation (using established templates), execution, and recording associated with Naperville sidewalk program, approved subdivision easements, and a limited number of special situations.
    • Development Agreements. Preparation assistance to Project Managers (using template) related to annexation and entitlement approvals.
    • Small Cell Pole Attachment Agreements. Preparation (using template) when locating antenna on a City-owned light pole, tank, building, etc.
      • Right-of-Way Maintenance Bonds. Review and approval of documentation submitted by applicants for accuracy, bond expiration tracking, and timely release upon request and inspection.
        • Monitor ordinance condition expiration dates and coordinate with Naperville City Planners, Project Managers, Attorneys, and customers to process modification requests including, but not limited to, time extensions and closeouts.
          • Oversee preparation of development mylar plan documents for recording. This will include customer assistance with technical and procedural questions, routing of final documents for City signatures, and serving as a liaison with Naperville Community Services (aka, City Clerk's Office) on recording issues/questions.
            • Review of executed development surety forms (using city templates) for completion. Back-up assistance to surety administrator with surety establishment, closing, and reduction paperwork processing.
              • Assist with deed paperwork, appraisals, title searches, Phase I environmental contracting, and with research associated with City-owned land sales and leases
                • Assist with research and drafting of periodic municipal code updates - particularly in the area of right-of-way management
                  • Assist the Legal and Finance Departments with the administration of macro tower lease agreements between the City of Naperville and communication providers
                    • Honor and maintain confidentiality. Recommend process improvements as technology, customer needs and resources change. Perform all other related duties as assigned.
                      QualificationsAt a minimum, applicants must possess an Associate's degree, a Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved program, and 2 - 3 years paralegal experience. A valid State of Illinois Class D Driver's License is also required.Preferred candidates may also possess a Bachelor's degree, or a degree in paralegal studies, and 1 year paralegal experience in municipal law (working in a public agency or title company).Experience with real estate (survey & title) and financial (loan documentation) documents associated with real estate transactions is ideal. Notary Public preferred.Related knowledges, skills and abilities include:
                      • Knowledge of municipal ordinances, development agreements, contract structure, language, and terminology, plus knowledge of business application software, including MS Office.
                      • Skills in negotiation and agreement review, and in prioritizing tasks and managing time effectively
                      • Abilities to think critically and make logical and informed decisions; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public and City employees; and to work in a fast paced and team-oriented setting.
                        Additional InformationThe City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It's also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.
                        Applications should be completed thoroughly, and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application but should be attached to the application. Include all requested education, experience, attachments, and other information when applying. Incomplete applications are subject to rejection. Notifications to applicants will be sent electronically to the email address provided in the application.
                        THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE IS AN E. O. E.
                        The City of Naperville complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals needing accommodations in the recruitment process should notify Human Resources in advance at (630) 305-7066.
                        The City of Naperville offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:
                        • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
                        • IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) or Fire/Police Pension Programs
                        • Deferred Compensation Investment Plans
                        • Flexible Spending Accounts
                        • Employee Assistance Program
                        • Additional Voluntary Benefits
                        • Paid Time Off and Holidays
                        • Sick Time
                        • Maternity and New Parent Leave
                        • Service and Recognition Awards

Keywords: City of Naperville, Illinois, Naperville , Paralegal, Legal , Naperville, Illinois

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