DA Victim-Witness Legal Assistant
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Bladen County, NC

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This position is contingent upon approval by Government Operations and the actual receipt of the authorization letter by the hiring authority.

The Office of the District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 13, seeks a qualified individual to provide legal assistance in Bladen and Columbus counties for Domestic Violence Cases. Duties include but are not limited to: provide basic legal support to the Assistant District Attorney, receive all warrants and necessary paperwork, including Domestic Violence Protective Orders from the Clerk's Office and create files; interview victims and provide courtroom assistance to victims and witnesses; instruct victims and witnesses on courtroom procedures, answer questions, and provide program information; assist victims with completion of the impact statement and compensation and restitution forms; and assure that all available services are provided to victims and witnesses. Computer skills are required to perform duties such as, issue subpoenas, prepare indictments and other legal documents; and gather statistics for grant reporting purposes. Applicant must be detail-oriented, possess excellent telephone, communication and people skills; and have experience working in a high-stress, fast-paced environment. Must be able to handle a high volume of telephone calls, e-mail correspondence, and interruptions.

This position is time-limited, grant funded, full-time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of: court systems and procedures; and community resources to refer victims and witnesses.

Skills in: high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; and multi-line telephone systems.

Ability to: multi-task and work independently; interview to elicit information from victims and witnesses to assure appropriate services; communicate orally and in writing with persons of diverse backgrounds; establish and maintain effective working relationships with law enforcement officers, officials of related agencies, and the general public; calmly handle stressful situations; handle a large amount of public interaction; and type legal forms and documents.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school or high school equivalency certificate and two years of legal secretarial experience.

Management prefers candidates with a four-year degree, or graduation from high school and three (3) years of progressive experience in the court system to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work described.
Please attach résumé and cover letter.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
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All NC Judicial Branch agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Charmaine J Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division