LEGAL OFFICE SPECIALIST
ABOUT THE POSITION
Provides difficult, complex, technical, specialized and/or confidential legal office support to various County legal or court offices. This is the specialist level in the legal office support series. Positions in this class have a definable body of knowledge and skills which exceed those required by lower-level legal office workers and that is not normally learned in the job in a brief period of time. Responsibilities include the performance of complex, technical or specialized legal office support work requiring the use of independent judgment and initiative. May provide lead direction to other legal support staff. This class is distinguished from the Legal Office Services Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory class over legal office support staff.
NOTE: THE CURRENT POSITION IS LOCATED AT MOAPAVALLEY JUSTICE COURT IN MOAPA VALLEY, NV, APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR FROM LAS VEGAS
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the final hiring interview.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years of full-time experience in providing office support which required the use of legal terminology and the processing of legal documents. Related education may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of one (1) year.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Specific positions may require working evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts. Specific positions may be exposed to potentially difficult or dangerous individuals.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent on the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs difficult, complex, technical and/or specialized confidential legal office support work, which may require the exercise of independent judgment, the application of technical skills, or a knowledge of detailed or specialized activities related to the department to which assigned. Researches and assembles information from a variety of sources for the completion of forms or the preparation of reports; makes arithmetic and statistical calculations. Provides information to the public or to County staff that requires the use of judgment and the application of policies, rules or procedures. Organizes, maintains and purges various departmental or court files. Types correspondence, reports, forms, and specialized documents from drafts, notes, dictated tapes, or brief instructions, using a typewriter or computer. Proofreads and checks typed and other materials for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with departmental policies and regulations. Serves as clerk in small claims, traffic, civil or criminal court including contacting and scheduling attorneys who sit as referees, preparing cases and ensuring paperwork is accurate and complete, preserving evidence, typing court orders and instructions. Enters and retrieves data and prepares reports using a computer; reviews such reports for accuracy and makes corrections as required; may access statewide confidential computer data networks. Receives and processes fees, fines and other monies; prepares receipts and balances such money. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Oversees and personally performs a variety of office administrative details such as ordering supplies, arranging for the repair of equipment, transmitting information, and keeping reference materials up to date; may arrange meetings. Acts as receptionist and receives and screens visitors and telephone calls and directs the caller to the proper person or personally handles the call; operates standard office equipment. May train others in work procedures or provide lead direction to other support staff.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, strength to lift files weighing up to 25 pounds, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: 2/21/2020 5:01 PM Pacific