Legal Services Specialist
The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for a Legal Services Specialist. Currently, vacancies exist in the Health & Human Services Department and Child Support Services. Under general supervision, the incumbent performs varied and specialized confidential legal support duties, requiring thorough knowledge of the assigned department, division, or program, its procedures, and operational details; provides administrative support to legal staff; assists with calendaring and scheduling; composes and prepares correspondence using judgment in content and style; performs skilled word processing, data entry and organization, recordkeeping, statistical and technical report preparation, and filing; prepares legal documents; assists in case coordination and filing of documents in a timely manner; and performs related duties as assigned. The Legal Services Specialist is a County wide classification. The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies in other departments.
The ideal candidate will be skilled in Microsoft Office computer applications involving word processing, data entry and/or standard report generation. They will have skills in business letter writing and be familiar with the standard format for typed materials, forms and reports. They possess the ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise written reports and correspondence; perform detailed office support work; maintain accurate office files and make accurate arithmetic calculations. They are adept in reading, understanding and applying state statues, local court rules and departmental policies pertaining to legal documents and processes. They can communicate effectively verbally and in writing; follow and issue verbal and written instructions; and appropriately and discretely deal with sensitive subject matter.
Minimum: Equivalent to graduation from high school and five (5) years of secretarial or office experience with experience providing office support in a legal office or court setting.
Preferred: Completion of at least two years of college (60 semester units) in a related field and at least two (2) years of experience as a legal secretary or providing office support in a legal office or court setting.
Licensing and Certification:
Typing Certificate: Min: Net 40 wpm. Typing Certificate must indicate result from a five (5) minute test of at least the minimum net wpm required.
The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver's license within ten (10) days of employment; may be required to maintain license throughout employment at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.