current employment opportnities

IT Support Specialist

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh is seeking a knowledgeable IT Support Specialist. The primary purpose of this position will be providing a variety of IT support and services to the staff and will be responsible for resolving incoming staff requests for technical assistance. Successful candidates will have the ability to independently resolve non-routine problems based on existing documentation/training/resources, knowledge of diagnostics on a variety of software and/or hardware, the ability to determine team member needs and effectively communicate back to technical experts, and the ability to act as a technical resource to others.

Duties will include:

  • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers, and scanners, videoconferencing, etc.

  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks

  • Responding in a timely manner to service issues and requests

  • Providing technical support across the organization, both in person and via phone

  • Explaining complex concepts to users at all levels of technical experience

  • Setting up accounts for new users

  • Repairing and replacing equipment as necessary

  • Testing new technology

  • Examining processes and procedures for efficiency and initiating improvements

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Proven ability to adapt quickly to new technologies

  • Excellent spreadsheet skills

  • Experience training others to use technology

  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and work with team members

  • A technical, logical thought process

  • An ability to stick to strict deadlines

  • An ability to prioritize

  • A keen eye for detail

Successful candidates will have education and training in:

  • Computer Science

  • Computing

  • Information Technology

To apply please email a resume and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org.

 

Paralegal

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh seeks a motivated, energetic paralegal to champion the constitutional rights of people incarcerated in North Carolina. Our post-conviction team evaluates claims of prisoners who pled guilty or were convicted at trial and lost their initial appeals for offenses ranging from DWIs to first-degree murder. Our post-conviction paralegal will assist the team in evaluating client communications, disseminate information to clients, and work with our attorneys to fight for optimal outcomes.

The ideal applicant would have 0-5 years of experience, be proficient in Spanish, demonstrate excellent analytical skills, as well as a substantial and lasting interest in advocacy for indigent clients. We provide full benefits, generous leave and salary is dependent on experience.

NCPLS is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org

 

Attorney

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services in Raleigh seeks a motivated attorney to champion the constitutional rights of people incarcerated in North Carolina.  Our post-conviction team evaluates claims of prisoners who pled guilty or were convicted at trial and lost their initial appeals for offenses ranging from DWIs to first-degree murder, and litigate the cases where we can make a difference.  PLS attorneys have been successful in reducing prison sentences, securing new trials for our clients, and exonerating the innocent. 

The ideal applicant will demonstrate excellent analytical skills and have a substantial interest in advocacy for indigent clients. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills,  be detail-oriented, write well, and be able to relate to people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The successful applicant must hold a North Carolina law license prior to beginning work.

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage; employer funded 403(b) retirement plan; and generous leave. The salary is dependent on experience. 

NCPLS is an equal opportunity employer. NCPLS values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. NCPLS encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability and veteran status.

 

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to hrdirector@ncpls.org. Please explain in your cover letter why you are interested in working for incarcerated individuals.