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LEGAL ASSISTANT (Regular Full-Time Non-Exempt) Starting Wage: $16.96
LEGAL/Legal Services REPORTS TO: City Attorney
Closing date: 03/27/17 To apply, please complete the online application.
The Legal Assistant works in support of the City Attorney’s office, which provides general legal counsel to the municipality, including City staff, elected officials, and board and committee members. The Legal Assistant supports the City Attorney’s office by managing and performing administrative, clerical, and secretarial duties for all attorneys. The Legal Assistant manages a document file system, assists with departmental budgeting and purchasing, drafts correspondence and documents, and conducts research and analysis on municipal government issues.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Phone system; personal computer and related software applications; copier; printer; fax machine; calculator; scanner, and any other hardware or software needed to perform the functions of the position.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university, or a paralegal associate’s degree, is required.
Experience: At least two years of administrative office experience is required. Experience managing office operations and budgets, performing clerical and secretarial duties, writing professional correspondence, and interacting with the public is preferred. Knowledge of municipal government functions and legal resources related to contracts, employment, construction, land use and state and federal laws is preferred.
This position works under the supervision of the City Attorney in service of the City Attorneys Office’s attorneys; however, the Legal Assistant must be able to work independently with only occasional supervision needed while making independent decisions.
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