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New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Paralegal Technical Assistant




Lawrence Township, New Jersey, United States

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a qualified candidate for a Paralegal Technician Assistant in the Mercer North Local Office. This position will be located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Under the close supervision of a supervisory official, assists in researching laws, rules, and regulations, investigating facts, and preparing documents for use in briefs, pleadings, appeals, and other legal actions; does other related duties as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies or an Associate’s degree and a Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies.

NOTE: A Juris Doctorate (JD) degree may be substituted for the above education requirement.

NOTE: Rule 1:20-20(a) prohibits attorneys that have been disbarred, resigned with prejudice, transferred to disability-inactive status, or under suspension from the practice of law in this or any other jurisdiction from being employed as paralegals/legal assistants in the state of New Jersey.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

SALARY: $40,719.93 - $57,034.14.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving all PDFs by your Last Name, First Name.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job opportunity and send to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.