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Paralegal 8-E10

State of Michigan Remote
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March 17, 2023
State of Michigan
Lansing, MI
At MSHDA we pursue equitable housing outcomes for underserved populations, including but not limited to race, gender, disability, religion, age, weight, socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ . We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
This position will perform as a paralegal for the Legal Affairs Division.  Primary responsibilities will  include but not be limited to the following:  performing various legal activities for the staff attorneys such as preparing and reviewing documents pertaining to real estate loan closings; filing documents with title companies and registers of deed; organizing and assembling project closing documents; performing legal research as required; providing back-up support for single and multifamily bond closings, including pass-through closings, as necessary; reviewing grant agreements between MSHDA and selected nonprofits; and reviewing and preparing initial draft responses to Civil Rights complaints.  
 To be considered for this position you must:
 *Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
 *Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
 *Attach a cover letter.
 *If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s).  We accept scanned copies of official transcripts.  We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts.  Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.
Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the MSHDA for further consideration.  Failure to provide the required documents to your application may prevent you from further employment consideration for this position.
Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
Based on operational needs, remote work and alternate work schedule requests for this position may be considered.   MSHDA's main office is located at 735 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, however, MSHDA has a satellite office in Detroit. Selected candidates who have been approved to work remotely or work hybrid must complete that work within Michigan. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview.  Remote work will be determined by the work area manager and is not an entitlement. Employees will be provided computers to perform state work.   Phones may also be provided for necessary communications. If working remotely, employees will be responsible for providing other components of a remote office at their own expense, including:
 A secure work location that allows privacy and prevents distractions.
 A high-speed internet connection of at least 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload.
 Suitable lighting, furniture, and utilities.
 As a Condition of Employment: this position requires successful completion of a background investigation, drug test and a financial disclosure review.
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MSHDA is a Veteran Friendly Employer. Veterans and Military Spouses are encouraged to apply

Possession of an associate's degree in a paralegal or legal assistant program.
Paralegal 8
No specific type or amount is required.
Paralegal 9
One year of experience equivalent to a Paralegal 8.
Paralegal E10
Two years of experience equivalent to a Paralegal, including one year equivalent to a Paralegal 9.

Graduation from any paralegal or legal assistant program approved by the American Bar Association may be substituted for the education requirement.

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