Mental Health & Legal Services Coordinator

Recruitment #18-CO0035-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is twofold–to monitor activities involving the probate office and the involuntary commitment process and to research and provide legal opinions regarding probate court issues.  The incumbent is involved in a variety of probate issues related to commitments, estates, wills, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, and adoptions.  These matters can be very complex in nature due to the legal requirements involved and the number of parties involved in resolving the matters.  Major work responsibilities include: investigating the financial, social, medical, and psychological background of current & potential probate clients; conducting interviews with clients, treatment providers, clients’ family and friends, and various legal, financial, and healthcare professionals; making determinations and presenting information to the court; preparing a variety of legal documents for the judicial process; serving as the legal representative and advisor of the Probate Office; serving as a hearings officer; and performing various administrative and lead functions.  Assignments are broad in scope and require the use of independent judgment and initiative in making decisions of considerable difficulty. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Probate Judge and/or his designee.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama, and have three years of experience working in probate law.

Special Requirements

Must be bondable and insurable by the insurance carrier for the County of Montgomery.

WORKING CONDITIONS: May require on-call work as assigned by the Probate Judge.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Probate Office. Applicants will be screened and qualified based on the education and experience shown on their online application. Applicants are urged to fill in the online application completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five  or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.


Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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