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Legal Secretary The candidate, under general direction, performs responsible legal secretarial, clerical, and routine administrative duties in support of an attorney with program management responsibilities, which involve active and extensive public interests and contact with other public agencies; and performs related work as required. Performs difficult legal secretarial and clerical duties involving the use of considerable independent judgment; may perform routine administrative duties; composes routine memoranda, contracts, resolutions, ordinances and letters; maintains Law Library; may perform legal research; prepares legal forms necessary for filing cases before court, including briefs, motions and orders, warrants, citations, complaints, subpoenas, petitions and resolutions; answers correspondence independently; maintains calendar and schedules appointments for the manager; answers the telephone and interviews callers, exercising considerable judgment in giving out information and referring to the proper person; makes travel arrangements; installs and maintains filing systems and other clerical procedures; prepares payroll and prepares a variety of bills and invoices; opens, sorts and distributes mail; operates a variety of modern office appliances and orders office supplies as necessary; assists in budget preparation and administration; prepares financial and statistical reports; may supervise, train and evaluate a small staff.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Legal terminology, forms, documents and procedures; basic organization, services, programs and functions of the legal system; forms and formatting for legal documents; style/format of business correspondence, punctuation, spelling, and general English usage; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; filing and recordkeeping methods; modern office equipment; basic elements of supervision, including instructing workers on specific tasks.
Ability to: Perform difficult and responsible legal secretarial and clerical duties; organize work effectively to meet critical administrative deadlines; determine office priorities; deal with deadlines and office emergencies; interpret and apply specific policies and procedures; type at a speed of not less than 55 words per minute from clear copy on a typewriter or computer terminal; take dictation at a speed of 90 words per minute and transcribe it accurately may be required for certain positions; compose correspondence independently; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; supervise the work of a small staff.
Application Deadline: May 23, 2018.
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