County of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Legal Staff Supervisor

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on August 4, 2017

Have you processed legal documents extensively?
Do you possess considerable discretion and good judgment?
Are you ready to become a supervisor?

Take the next step on your career path and become a
Legal Staff Supervisor in the Sheriff's Office!

$4,461 - $5,421/month

 For more information & to apply online,
visit  or call 707-565-2331

Apply by 8/17/17!

What makes the County of Sonoma Sheriff's Office a great choice

In addition to the training, variety, camaraderie, and generous starting pay, you can look forward to some excellent benefits, including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $650
  • Competitive vacation accruals, 11 holidays per year, and accommodating sick leave accruals
  • Bilingual premium pay of $1.15 cents per hour in addition to the hourly pay rate. Bilingual positions require English and Spanish skills at either the basic (conversational) or fluent (reading, writing, and conversational) level. In order to be considered for bilingual assignments, applicants must indicate their skill level on their application and in their response to the required supplemental questionnaire. A bilingual examination will be conducted prior to employment to confirm level of skill. The bilingual premium pay begins upon the assignment of a bilingual caseload.

Being a Legal Staff Supervisor in the Sheriff's Office means you will:

  • Plan, organize, direct, review, evaluate, and supervise the work of staff involved in the reception, preparation, research, issuance, and maintenance of law enforcement records
  • Formulate policies and procedures governing staff operations and resolve work-flow issues
  • Coordinate staff schedules and assist them with day-to-day functions
  • Support the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of new employees
  • Work closely with Sonoma County Courts to interpret courtroom minutes and calculate inmate release dates
  • Review and authorize a high volume of inmate release caseloads on a daily basis
  • Perform complex technical legal work, including the explanation of policies and procedures to department staff and the public

Ideal candidates will possess experience:

  • Communicating professionally, both written and verbally
  • Coordinating day-to-day activities of a work group or unit
  • Demonstrating leadership skills and motivating staff to maintain a positive and productive work environment
  • Simultaneously managing multiple complex tasks in a fast paced work environment
  • Exercising considerable discretion and judgment in resolving work-flow issues
  • Formulating procedures and policies affecting operations
  • Participating in hiring and retention decisions

*Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, salary history, and requirements. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, some coursework in the areas of paralegal studies, legal secretarial such as legal documents, office practices and procedure, or other law related courses. A certificate of completion of paralegal studies from an accredited program or college is highly desirable for some assignments.

Experience: Any combination of education and work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, three years of work experience in a law office, law enforcement office, or court environment processing legal documents at least one year of which has been in a supervisory or lead worker capacity would provide this opportunity.

Special Skill Requirement: The ability to type at a corrected speed of 45 words per minute may be required for some assignments.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Background Requirements: Applicants for some assignments must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.