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ProfileLegal Assistant II
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have High school diploma or GED. Education or experience working in the legal or social service field is preferred.
knowledge: General knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and capitalization. Basic knowledge of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
SKILLS Skill in operating a computer to search, enter, update, correct, and retrieve information. Skill in performing general clerical duties including accurate filing using an alpha and numeric filing system. Skill in communicating orally and in writing with a variety of people, gathering and exchanging information. Skill in typing (proficient at 35 words per minute with 100% accuracy). Skill in operating typical office equipment such as a telephone, computer, fax, calculator, printer,
copier, and scanner.
Abilities: Ability to maintain confidentiality of agency records. Ability to visually search, enter, edit computerized data. Ability to courteously greet employees, clients and guests. Ability to deal effectively with people of widely divergent backgrounds. Ability to relate empathetically to clients and their special needs. Ability to learn and work within office policies and procedures affecting assigned work. Ability to apply office policy, procedures and work rules affecting assigned work. Ability to organize work efficiently and to make appropriate decisions concerning work methods. Ability to review forms or information for accuracy and completeness. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to access clients and witnesses in correctional facilities (may preclude employees and applicants arrested and jailed). Ability to testify in court without impeachment (may preclude employees and applicants convicted of certain crimes within the prior 15 years). Ability to travel to the courthouse or other criminal justice system facilities to see clients and witnesses, or to testify in court. Ability to transport or arrange for the transportation of files, trial notebooks, evidence, exhibits, and other related materials to and from the courthouse and other criminal justice system facilities.
Metropolitan Public Defender Services
630 5th Avenue SW,
Portland, OR 97204