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Supplemental Questionnaire

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All applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. Responses cannot be changed or edited after submission. Insufficient or non-responsive answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire may result in ineligibility or disqualification of the position.

Responses to items on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be supported by the information provided on the application in order to receive appropriate credit. Please provide a response to each question below to the best of your ability.  Please provide all information requested even if the information may appear redundant. Do not write, "See application" or “See resume.”

All experience and education referenced in this questionnaire MUST also appear in the work history and/or education sections of your application. The information provided must be consistent with the information on your application and is subject to verification.

NOTE: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application or Supplemental Questionnaire may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to assess whether the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the classification and possess job related experience. The minimum qualifications have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this classification. The information provided must be consistent with the information on your application and is subject to verification. The responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire are mandatory for participation in this recruitment process.

The minimum qualifications for this classification are:

1.Two (2) years of verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms; AND 2. The ability to type 55 net WPM

Note: The ability to transcribe legal matters accurately from a transcribing machine with no more than a 2% error rate may be required by some departments as a special condition.

Substitution:  A certificate of completion in legal secretarial skills from a recognized college, university, or training program, which involved learning legal terminology and legal formats and forms, may substitute for six (6) months of the required legal secretarial experience. Proof of satisfactory completion must be submitted at the time of filing.

Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position?

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How much verifiable professional experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms do you have? (NOTE: One year is equivalent to working 2,000 hours)

48 or more months verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
42 months (minimum) to 47 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
36 months (minimum) to 41 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms
30 months (minimum) to 35 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms
24 months (minimum) to 29 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
18 months (minimum) to 23 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
12 months (minimum) to 17 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
6 months (minimum) to 11 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
1 month (minimum) to 5 months (maximum) verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
I do not have any verifiable experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms.
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If you indicated that you have experience as a legal secretary transcribing dictation and typing legal documents including petitions, motions, briefs, complaints and other legal forms, please describe your qualifying experience.

Also, please list the following information for all of the organizations where you gained your qualifying experience:
•Your Job Title,
•Duties you performed,
•Name of your Employer/Organization,
•Your Supervisor''s name,
•Your Supervisor''s contact information,
•Dates of employment, and average number of hours worked

4

Please select the answer that most accurately describes your net Words Per Minute (WPM)

I can type 55 or more net WPM
I can type 50 to 54 net WPM
I can type 45 to 49 net WPM
I can type 40 to 44 net WPM
I can type 39 or less net WPM
I do not have the ability to type
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Do you possess a certificate of completion in legal secretarial skills from a recognized college, university, or training program, which involved learning legal terminology and legal formats and forms?
 
If you indicated that you possess a certificate of completion in legal secretarial skills from a recognized college, university, or training program, which involved learning legal terminology and legal formats and forms, please confirm that you understand that you must submit proof of satisfactory completion at the time of filing by emailing the documentation to lillian.h.chow@sfcityatty.org

 

Yes No
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This position involves assisting a minimum of three attorneys with heavy litigation calendars; obtaining and logging new file referrals. Please describe how you would keep your work organized to meet the requirements of multitasking while meeting the required deadlines imposed by the court, your assigned attorneys, and unplanned requests from your lead secretary.

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Please describe an experience where you were on a tight deadline working to complete a project, and then another attorney requested your assistance to urgently review and/or prepare a document. Please briefly describe how you handled this situation. Include in your response, your communications and discussions with the attorneys and/or staff, and the outcome.

8

This position requires a lot of follow-up and back and forth between your assigned attorneys, the opposing side of the case, and sometimes from our client departments: Please describe how you handle keeping track of outstanding deadlines and any follow-up that is required.

9

Please describe your experience handling stressful situations that arise with a heavy litigation workload.

 

CERTIFICATION:  I certify that I am the author of this form and that all the information presented is true and based upon my experience. I understand that prior to an appointment I may be required to provide written verification of any of the information provided above. I further understand that any false, incomplete, or incorrect statement may result in dismissal or termination of employment with the City and County of San Francisco.