Legal Secretary I/ii

County of Napa
Full Time $59,217 - $76,460 Per year CA 1127 1st St ste b, Napa, CA 94559, United States Apply before 5/17/2024 5:00
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Overview

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy which may be filled at the Legal Secretary I or Legal Secretary II level, depending on the qualifications, for the Public Defender’s Office. The list established by this recruitment may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and extra help vacancies for up to one year.

The Public Defender's Office at Napa County is seeking a Legal Secretary to become an integral part of a close-knit team.  The ideal candidate will have the technical administrative and clerical experience in the legal environment and will also demonstrate exceptional empathy and patience for the general public, clients, and legal professionals. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong service-orientated mindset and have outstanding time-management skills in order to effectively prioritize a variety of tasks. 

About the Position of Legal Secretary I/II at the Public Defender's Office:The Public Defender provides legal representation for adults and juveniles who are charged with criminal offenses and otherwise unable to afford counsel. 

The Legal Secretary I the entry-level secretarial class. The focus of the work is administrative, secretarial and clerical, and directly assigned as secretaries to attorneys. The Legal Secretary I will perform legal processing tasks and may also be responsible for a defined set of routine procedures in a specific area of law.

The Legal Secretary II is theexperienced, journey-level secretarial class. The Legal Secretary II performs highly responsible administrative, secretarial, and clerical work for attorneys or department head, and will perform complex legal processing tasks. The Legal Secretary II may be responsible for a defined set of administrative procedures in a specific area of law and may serve as lead worker in a section or work unit.
  • Pay Range for Legal Secretary I: ($28.47/hour - $33.77/hour)
  • Pay Range for Legal Secretary II: ($31.03/hour - $36.76/hour)
  • Benefits: Learn more about the benefits package 
Position Requirements To qualify for the Legal Secretary I, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
 
  • Experience: One year of directly related legal clerical or secretarial experience.
  • Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized legal clerical training.
  • License or Certificate:* Certain positions assigned to this class may require possession of a valid California Driver's License.
To qualify for the Legal Secretary II, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities. A desirable combination is:
 
  • Experience: Three years of significant, directly related and progressive legal secretarial experience.
  • Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized legal clerical training. College level legal administrative course work is preferred.
  • License or Certificate:* Certain positions assigned to this class may require possession of a valid California Driver's License.
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County.  For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

The Recruitment Process The Human Resources Department reserves the right to change the recruitment process at any time.

Example of Duties

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Disaster Service Workers
Napa County employees automatically become Disaster Service Workers. This means that when Napa County experiences emergencies (earthquake, wildfire, power outage, etc.) you may be asked to pivot from your regular duties to provide critical services to those affected by the emergency (CA Govt Code § 3102).
ADA Accommodation:
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.
 
 Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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