Paralegal Librarian – Sheriff’s Bexar County – San Antonio, TX

Full Job Description

Under general supervision, is responsible for providing research assistance to inmates in the Detention Center Law Library; selects, procures and organizes legal research materials; maintains logs and files on attendance and distribution of library materials; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Schedules time in Detention Center law library for inmates to utilize library materials and services;
Ensures inmate compliance with jail standards, court mandates and security procedures;
Assists inmates in location and proper utilization of legal reference material and clarification of legal terms;
Informs inmates regarding correct court procedures to utilize when filing motions and other legal documents;
Expedites requests for legal materials from courts on behalf of inmates In administrative segregation or disciplinary detention;
Maintains library supplies, equipment and specialized research materials necessary for effective library program legal volumes and case law information;
Organizes and maintains library materials in order to expedite inmate access;
Maintains an interlibrary loan network to obtain legal research material and information not available at Detention Center law library;
Maintains logs and files regarding inmate attendance and utilization of research materials;
Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Library Science, Correctional Science or a closely related field; and two (2) years law library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of legal terminology; knowledge of civil and criminal justice process
Skill in performing legal research
Ability to organize legal information; ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing; ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy; ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; ability to operate personal computer, typewriter and basic office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with inmates, other government agencies, outside organizations, co-workers and other County employees
Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
Must clear a pre-employment physical and drug screen
May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:
Working conditions are primarily in an office within a jail environment with frequent exposure to hostile or violent people
Occasionally lifts/carries 5-10 lbs
Visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard, typewriter and basic office equipment
Subject to reaching, walking, handling and twisting to perform essential functions

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.

Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.