Placer County

Administrative Legal Supervisor (#12325)

$27.46-$34.29 Hourly / $4,759.73-$5,943.60 Monthly / $57,116.80-$71,323.20 Yearly


To plan, organize, direct and supervise the performance of specialized and responsible general and legal administrative, clerical, and document processing operations within an assigned legal department, division, program, or unit; and to perform a variety of specialized technical tasks relative to assigned area(s) of responsibility.


The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of subordinates and are responsible for assigned programs and unit service areas within a division or department.


Receives general direction from management staff.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned lower level technical and/or clerical staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for office operations; prepare and implement legal office policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff; prepare and monitor rotation schedules of assigned support staff.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned programs or units; recommend improvements and modifications; ensure compliance with appropriate statutes, laws, and regulations; confer with legal staff and other stakeholders regarding the application of appropriate laws, codes and regulations.
  • Perform specialized research and analysis related to assigned service area; appear in court to provide information on behalf of the department as required. 
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for office equipment and staff; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in the initial stages of the Internal Affairs process as needed; implement discipline procedures.
  • Monitor and supervise the review, processing and preparation of legal documents; securely maintain confidential files; serve as custodian of records for assigned programs or units; ensure security of access to restricted unit telecommunications systems.
  • Prepare and submit a variety of written reports, statistical analyses, and other documents related to assigned program or unit operations and activities; prepare data and respond to regulatory audits.
  • Serve as liaison with Federal, State, and local government regarding assigned program unit specialty area; represent assigned programs or units to outside agencies, vendors, and related to assigned program or unit service area; ensure procedure comply with legislative and regulatory changes;  provide technical assistance and feedback to other agencies as needed.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain policies and procedures related to area of assignment; respond to individuals requesting services related to are of assignment.
  • Perform the most complex work of the Unit; answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service. ,
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment and controlled temperature conditions. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Positions may require traveling to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions and lifting materials and supplies of light weight. Incumbents may work odd or unusual hours including nights, weekends, holidays and/or overtime and in proximity to, or have contact with inmates or defendants. Incumbents may be subject to periods of facility lockdown.


Experience and Training

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

Five years of increasingly responsible legal administrative, secretarial, or clerical experience; with at least one 
year of lead experience.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade preferably supplemented by college course work in paralegal,
business, accounting, or a related field.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance
and medical clearance may also be required. 


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of legal office management.
  • Principles and practices of computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, and database packages.
  • Principles of supervision, leadership, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices of record keeping and record management.
  • Principles of budget monitoring, basic accounting, and auditing processes.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Pertinent local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances and rules pertaining to assigned program or unit service areas.
  • Basic criminal justice procedures and record keeping.
  • Principles and practices of work safely. 

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, and direct legal office operations/activities.
  • Analyze work papers, reports, and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift light weight.
  • Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Analyze, interpret, and explain pertinent policies and procedures, codes, laws and regulations.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply operating policy, rules, and procedures of assigned function within a legal department.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned legal office operations.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Use modern office equipment and computers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Length of Probation:

  • All permanent appointments from open eligible lists to positions in the classified service shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more.

Bargaining Unit:

  • General

CLASS: 12325; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 6/1/2020;