THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO
The County of El Dorado is a dynamic agency dedicated to promoting the power of public service by fostering a positive, productive, and collaborative workplace where all employees are qualified, empowered, respected and valued.
Use your skills to perform varied and responsible specialized and confidential legal secretarial duties; compose and prepare correspondence; provides legal administrative support to attorneys, court officers, or law enforcement personnel; assist with calendaring and scheduling; and perform related duties as assigned.
The selected candidate will have an opportunity to:
- Draft pleadings, subpoenas, contracts, ordinances, and other legal document correspondence, memoranda, and reports, depending upon the office to which assigned, from notes, brief instruction, dictated tapes, or printed materials.
- Calendar and schedule court dates, meetings, and appointments for attorneys, court officers, and other law enforcement personnel; files or arranges for the filing of legal briefs and other necessary paperwork with the court.
- Process a variety of legal agreements, contracts, etc., following instructions of attorneys, court officers, or other law enforcement personnel.
- Initiate specified correspondence such as transmittal letters for signature by appropriate staff; reviews finished materials for completeness, accuracy, format, compliance with policies and procedures, and appropriate English usage.
- Collect information from a variety of sources pertinent to area of assignment; compile data as necessary and prepare routine reports as required.
- Type and draft a wide variety of finished documents, including both general and legal-related correspondence and documents; may use word processing equipment to input or retrieve data, and prepare reports using an on-line computer system
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following minimum qualifications.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
Legal Secretary I:
Equivalent to graduation from high school;
Two (2) years of general secretarial and administrative office support experience.
Legal Secretary II:
Equivalent to graduation from high school;
One (1) year of legal secretarial experience providing support to attorneys, court officers, or other law enforcement personnel, or
One (1) year of experience equivalent to the County’s class of Legal Secretary I.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.
Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Legal Secretary I/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
*Please note the Salary Range is $36,046.40 – $48,651.20 Annually
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this announcement. When your online application is complete, click ‘Accept’.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, contact Britton Daniels in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.
A Pass/Fail written exam will be utilized to determine an applicant’s ranking and placement on the eligibility list. The examination has been tentatively scheduled for October 22, 2021. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications and are therefore eligible to participate, you will be notified by email at least one week prior to the examination.
If you have taken this examination within six (6) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, your score will automatically be transferred to this exam and you are not permitted sit for this examination. If you have taken this examination from greater than six (6) months but within twelve (12) months prior to the scheduled date of the examination, you may elect to transfer that examination score or sit for the examination again; you must contact Human Resources prior to the scheduled exam date to request that your previous score be transferred.
A transferred examination score does not guarantee passing the current examination administration. Examination pass points are set in accordance with the EEOC Uniform Employee Selection Guidelines.
For more information on the recruitment process, click here.
Based on the department’s needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.
The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Legal Secretary I/II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months. We currently have the following vacancies;
(1) One full time vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Legal Program located in Placerville, CA.
- The Legal Secretary I/II in Senior Legal Services will be responsible for answering an extremely busy phone line, screening potential clients for services, scheduling appointments for attorneys, court calendaring, preparing civil legal documents including proof of service and Estate Plan documents and correspondences. You will be responsible for maintaining client files, both paper and electronic. You will input data into the Harmony database for state reporting requirements. You will provide back up to the paralegal and provide other administrative support to the office. This position serves as a vital administrative support role to Senior Legal Services.
(1) One full time vacancy in the Public Defender’s Office located in Shingle Springs, CA.
- The Public Defender’s Office is seeking great applicants with pride in work product, who enjoy being part of a friendly team, and who value helping others in our community. The Public Defender’s Office provides crucial balance to the criminal justice field by protecting constitutional rights. Legal support staff are a vital part of what we do. The successful applicant is able to multitask answering phones and handling data, to work with justice partners such as the courts and Probation, to handle tasks under pressure, and to be a kind voice to clients, family, and others who need assistance.
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The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.
This classification includes positions that may be subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.