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Legal Secretary I

  2021-02-22     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz     $4,576 - 5,347 month  

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!

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Closing Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

THE JOB: Under direction, perform a variety of specialized secretarial and administrative support services for one or more attorneys; compose, prepare and process a wide variety of legal documents in proper format from brief instructions, rough copy or recorded drafts; and do other work as required. Legal Secretary I is the entry and trainee level class. Incumbents initially work under close supervision to learn departmental policies and procedures, proper format for a variety of legal documents, and procedures for processing a variety of legal documents. Incumbents have frequent contact with attorneys, other departments, agencies and the public, which requires knowledge of the courts and other legal departments. Incumbents are required to exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information and demonstrate tact and diplomacy. Accurate word processing and knowledge of legal terminology and legal processes are essential to the satisfactory performance of work of positions in this class. The current vacancy is with the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office. This eligible list will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies during the life of the list. *Effective July 11, 2020, this position will be furloughed by 7.5%.

REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of clerical experience including some experience processing legal documents that demonstrates application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities. Formal secretarial, legal secretarial or general office clerical training may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on an hour for hour basis.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence and reports and filing; vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and standard typewriter set-ups and formats for business correspondence and reports. Some knowledge of legal terminology forms documents and procedures.

Ability to: Perform a wide variety of legal clerical work requiring independent judgment, accuracy and speed; prepare final legal documents in accepted formats from brief instructions, handwritten, typed or recorded drafts; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and follow oral and written directives; make arithmetic computations; maintain records and prepare reports; adjust to workload changes and meet deadlines under pressure of legal deadlines; screen and prioritize correspondence and phone calls; exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy; operate word processing equipment and computer terminals to input and access data; and operate standard office equipment.

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