Legal Assistant
Douglas County, CO - Castle Rock, CO

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Douglas County has an immediate need for a Legal Assistant to join the organization. This is complex legal secretarial work in support of the County Attorney’s Office .

Examples of Duties:
(The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.) Prepares legal papers and correspondence of a legal nature. Schedules appointments, takes dictation, composes and types routine correspondence. Primary responsibility for receiving incoming telephone calls; provides information to callers. Routes incoming mail, files correspondence and other records. Prepares new files and maintains up-to-date case file information. Handles appointment scheduling for attorneys. Coordinates hearing items with the Board of County Commissioners Office. Makes sure each item is signed and complete before hearing. Electronically indexes contracts, agreements, easements, deeds, subdivisions improvement agreements, and all documents that are approved by the Commissioners. OTHER DUTIES: Maintains law library. Assists County employees in the use of the law library. Prepares resolutions and updates the recorded resolutions in the resolution book for the current year. Organizes contracts and agenda pages for public hearings and public meetings. Orders office supplies and legal forms. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Generally a high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by secretarial or legal course work and four years of general secretarial or legal secretarial experience OR any equivalent combination. Legal secretarial experience is preferred. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to read and interpret complex documents. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with the public or employees of organization. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of law office practices and procedures. Ability to learn and comprehend local and state laws.

Supplemental Information:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position does not directly supervise other employees. CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR: Consequence of error may result in inaccurate or misleading information being communicated, recorded or filed with the court and impact the entire department. CONTACTS: This position has daily contact with other employees, attorneys, elected officials and the public. INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is primarily directed although not standardized. Occasionally acts independently.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is generally performed in a typical office environment.

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