|Salary||$23.12 - $28.88/hour; $4,007.47 - $5,005.87/month; $48,089.60 - $60,070.40/year|
|Date Opened||6/2/2021 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||6/16/2021 5:00:00 PM|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Auburn (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Suzanne Messina|
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com.
The Placer County Counsel's office is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Civil Legal Secretary to join their team in Auburn. This vacancy may be filled at the Civil Legal Secretary - I or Civil Legal Secretary - II level.
The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions.
Temporary/Extra Help assignments are limited to working 28 hours per week with a cap of 1,000 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. Certain departments, including but not limited to some employees in the Auditor-Controller's Office, Human Resources, County Counsel's Office and the County Executive Office are represented by the Confidential bargaining unit. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Confidential Placer County employees and may be subject to change. It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To provide a variety of highly responsible and specialized secretarial, technical and administrative legal support duties related to litigation and transactional law, including drafting, formatting and filing a variety of legal documents in support of the County Counsel’s Office.
This is the entry level class in the Civil Legal Secretary series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine and less complex tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. This class is typically used as a training class; employees may have only limited directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning to perform the full breadth of job tasks independently.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.
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:
Experience: Two years of experience performing secretarial and technical legal support duties in a public or private legal office that included supporting civil litigation and transactional activities.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade preferably supplemented by course work in business, paralegal studies or a closely related field.
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.
NOTE: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department.
NOTE: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
Tentative Recruitment Timeline:
Week of 6/14/2021 - Minimum Qualifications Screening
Week of 6/14/2021 - Training and Experience Rating
Week of 6/21/2021 - Eligible List Established