Administrative Specialist

(Investigative Services Legal Assistant)

Recruitment #1811-ADMSPCCPP4-015

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Five years experience as a legal assistant
  • Experience in the equal opportunity field with emphasis on fair housing

JOB OVERVIEW

Performs administrative and office support duties providing customer service, clerical, secretarial, processing and/or internal financial related duties, which may require varying degrees of independent judgment. Positions in this series normally report to either a Section/Division Manager, Division Director, and/or Department Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in the related area; and
Two years of administrative/secretarial experience.

OR

An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.

WORK CATEGORY

Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This job is performed in a professional office environment.
  • This job is largely a sedentary role.
  • This job may require an incumbent to lift boxes up to 30 pounds, open filing cabinets, and bend/stand as necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below:

  • Assists citizens and employees with intake documentation upon referral of cases to the Investigative Services office.
  • Answers questions on county policies, the Human Rights Ordinance, and the process.
  • Assists the Investigative Services manager with creation of case files, organizes forms, assists in the typing of correspondence and other documentation.
  • Transcribes audio recordings of interviews.
  • Assists the Investigative Services investigators with basic report drafting and conducts basic legal research when writing reports as necessary.
  • Assists with the Human Relations Board, as requested.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of records and reports pertaining to the work of the division.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of equal opportunity laws and basic human resources standards, with a preference of knowledge in fair housing.
  • Knowledge of legal office practices and procedures; word processing and data processing equipment; English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to transcribe dictation.
  • Ability to perform basic legal research.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in order to draft confidential reports.
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with county officials, employees, attorneys, and the general public, often in emotional times.
  • Ability to ensure high levels of confidentiality and decorum.

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*