Secretary III (Legal)

Posted: 10/03/2021

WOODBURY COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:

Secretary III (Legal)

SALARY: $20.96 Hourly
DEPARTMENT: Attorney
OPENING DATE: 06/02/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
DESCRIPTION:
ENTRY SALARY: $ 20.96/hour (Plus Benefits)

Responsible and accountable for providing efficient, accurate and timely assistance to the County Attorney in relation to preparation of Court petitions, briefs, reports, transcripts, subpoenas, County Attorney's Information, notices, orders and other assigned legal preparations associated with court, or their designated criminal court cases including all designated cases; in accordance with proper court and legal procedures, under the direct authority of the County Attorney.
 
DUTIES:
The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs various secretarial duties
Prepares designed County Attorney's Information from law enforcement officers' reports and minutes of testimony including filing Preliminary Information and County Attorney's Information in Court, as directed by the County and Assistant County Attorney
Pulls files for the day's hearings in designated areas of responsibility, and maintains, in a current and accurate manner, all assigned legal and general office files and records
Prepares court petitions, notices, orders and documents including preliminary County Attorney information within areas of responsibility and designated criminal Court actions
Issues subpoenas and makes sure people with evidence are notified as to time and place of hearing
Takes dictation and types correspondence under direction of County or Assistant County Attorneys
Assists in carrying out legal secretary and clerical duties for Associate District Court and/or District Court as necessitated by office workload; including preparation of all Information on assigned court cases
Performs various receptionist duties
Assists in answering phones and helping visitors in the office
Performs other duties related to the scope of responsibility as assigned by County Attorney
Attendance is required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform the Essential Functions: 

Possess High School diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED)
Good knowledge of basic secretarial skills including typing, transcription, computer skills, recordkeeping and filing, scanning and electronically filing
Computer skills (including computer using Word and Excel)
General knowledge of legal terminology
Ability to type accurately with a minimum of 40 wpm net score
Ability to communicate with others in a tactful and courteous manner by means of clearly spoken English, etc.
Basic knowledge of Associate District Court and County District Court procedures. 
Needs to be fluent in English for the effective performance of the position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks 
Candidate for hire must successfully pass a background check, a physical examination, vision, back screen and drug screen prior to employment.
A validated keyboard test with a minimum net speed of 40 words per minute is required.   

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.


Woodbury County application form, resume and typing test are required. Please attach a previous typing test with the results of 40 WPM or above.  If you do not have one, contact Woodbury County Human Resources at 712-279-6480 to schedule a testing appointment.   
 
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
4:30 P.M., Friday October 15, 2021 or until position filled. 


Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.woodburycountyiowa.gov

620 Douglas Street Rm 701
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-279-6480

Position #2021-00020
SECRETARY III (LEGAL)
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