Friday, June 23, 2017 by 5:00 pm
SALARY: $19.32 – 23.51 Per Hour
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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Office of the District Attorney is seeking a Paralegal Criminal to join their team. This is a part-time position that will be working from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 2 days a week in the District Attorney’s office and 1 day a week for Code Compliance, Tuesday through Friday. The three day a week schedule will be agreed upon with the incumbent.
The incumbent will, under general direction, assist attorneys in researching documents and records regarding a variety of legal matters; will assist in the preparation of documents required for criminal litigation; and do related duties as assigned.
This is considered a paraprofessional classification and the incumbent is expected to possess specialized expertise in a variety of technical areas related to the legal system.
- Prepares a variety of legal documents under the direction of staff attorneys.
- Prepares pleadings, including those related to criminal litigation, complaints, motions, information, ensuring completeness, accuracy and conformance with standard procedures.
- Sets up, maintains and monitors criminal files, preparing necessary correspondence, memoranda and forms as required, prepares individual case folders.
- Maintains case files.
- Maintains control of flow of documents and calendars for court appearances.
- Types and composes correspondence and a variety of legal documents and reports.
- Sets up and maintains departmental records, reviews material and correspondence and routes to proper attorney for review.
- Orders office supplies, determines the status of cases and relates this information to interested parties upon request.
- Fields questions and comments from the public, assists victims and witnesses with status of cases, provides educational information related to court system to the public.
- Maintains trust funds for department, collects and disburses restitution payments.
- Maintains departmental cost records.
- Assists in the preparation of departmental budget and assist in maintaining of financial control accounts.
- Handles and maintains the confidentiality of records and files.
The operations and procedures of legal offices; legal terminology, phraseology, documents and procedures common to clerical work in a legal setting; business English, including vocabulary, correct grammatical usage and punctuation; modern filing methods, general knowledge of criminal court procedures.
Do general work involving the use of legal terminology in preparation of a variety of common legal documents; make decisions in procedural matters without immediate supervision; prepare and maintain accurate, complete case files; interpret and explain laws, court procedures, and office policies; deal tactfully and courteously with the public; be computer literate; be familiar with word processing, database, and spreadsheet programs; operate a 10-key adding machine with accuracy and speed.
Education, Training and Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school and five years of legal clerical experience in a legal or courtroom setting. Successful completion of a formal training program leading to a certificate as a legal secretary or equivalent may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.
Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large documents holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.