Judicial Assistant (Judicial Secretary)

This Position is EXEMPT from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #062422-J65270-20200

Summary Statement

This employee works directly for the Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery providing administrative support in all areas.  This is a confidential position within the Delaware Judicial Branch, and the employee serves at the pleasure of the assigned Judge. 

Preferred Qualification

Although not required, preference will be given to applicants who possess the following qualifications:
  1. A college degree from an accredited college or university 
  2. Experience with File & Serve 
  3. Paralegal certification/experience. 

Job Requirements

  1. Experience as a full-time Legal Secretary or Paralegal.
  2. Experience coordinating administrative projects and event planning. 
  3. Experience using standard computer software programs for word formatting, spreadsheets, or databases. 
  4. Experience creating reports and various documents 
  5. Experience in the principles, practices, and procedures of office administration and management. 
  6. Experience reviewing and evaluating legal/court documents for completeness and accuracy. 
  7. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively to a diverse audience and on sensitive/confidential issues. 
  8. Excellent writing skills 
  9. Ability to handle a high volume of work.
  10. Ability to work effectively as part of a team 
  11. Good organizational skills. 

Conditions of Hire

  1. A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.
  2. Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of hire 
  3. Valid State issued ID or Driver's license 


All full-time State of Delaware Judicial Branch employees are eligible for FREE parking!!!

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.