|Date Opened||9/7/2018 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/21/2018 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$4,754 - 5,562 / Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: Under direction, to perform a variety of specialized secretarial and administrative support services for one or more attorneys; to compose, prepare and process a wide variety of legal documents in proper format from brief instructions, rough copy or recorded drafts; and to do other work as required.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
One year of experience comparable to a Legal Secretary I in Santa Cruz County or other experience which demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities. Formal secretarial, legal secretarial or general office clerical training may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on an hour for hour basis.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of office procedures and practices, including preparation of correspondence and reports and filing; vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and standard typewriter set-ups and formats for business correspondence and reports. Working knowledge of legal terminology forms, documents and procedures; and forms and formatting for legal documents. Some knowledge of the organization, services, programs and functions of the legal system; and legal terminology forms documents and procedures.
Ability to: Perform a wide variety of legal clerical work requiring independent judgment, accuracy and speed; prepare final legal documents in accepted formats from brief instructions, handwritten, typed or recorded drafts; understand, interpret, explain and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and follow oral and written directives; make arithmetic computations; maintain records and prepare reports; adjust to workload changes and meet deadlines under pressure of legal deadlines; screen and prioritize correspondence and phone calls; exercise independent judgment and discretion, safeguard the confidentiality of information, and demonstrate tact and diplomacy; operate word processing equipment and computer terminals to input and access data; operate standard office equipment; work independently; orient and train new employees; learn to perform routine legal research; process a wide variety of legal documents; and compose letters, written responses to inquiries and routine portions of reports.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WOULD REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATION, CALL (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Some positions may require fingerprinting and/or background investigation.
NOTE: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
An Equal Opportunity Employer