Job: Legal Secretary - Juvenile Assessment Center Focus

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Pay: $19.23 to $26.92/hour

$19.23 - $26.92

Posted: 06/08/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2093481

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespectProfessionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
 
Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

City Attorney's Office, Criminal Division
The Criminal Division handles prosecution of all ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and petty offenses filed in the Aurora Municipal Courts.  The mission of our Criminal Division is to enhance public safety and to achieve justice through the effective prosecution of municipal offenses.    

This position will primarily communicate and coordinate with the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) to facilitate the transfer of information necessary for the assessment of juvenile offenders within the Aurora Municipal Courts.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Types a variety of legal documents including correspondence, memoranda, legal pleadings, briefs, forms, and reports
  • Performs data entry on a Linux Environment/Computer System
  • Gather data and create statistical reports
  • Initiates, develops, maintains, and closes legal case filings
  • Processes paperwork from incarcerated defendants, warrants, State Motor Vehicle, process servers and court personnel
  • Files legal documents and correspondence
  • Answers phone inquiries from defense attorneys, the general public, and other agencies and officials
  • Prepares and processes dockets, setting slips, personal service, and subpoenas
  • Maintains legal library
  • Downloads Body Cams and puts them on a Disk for Discovery
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education: 

  • High School diploma or GED

Experience: 
  • At least 3 years progressively responsible secretarial experience.  Experience in a legal office required.

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of general office procedures
  • Legal terminology
  • Legal forms
  • Personal computers including related word processing software applications

Abilities: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prioritize work

Skills:
  • Skill in typing at a minimum rate of 50 net words per minute
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Skill in the use of personal computers including related word processing software

Licenses and/or Certificates: 
  • None

Working Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate office equipment
  • Vision sufficient to read computer screens, reports, and related department documents
  • Dexterity to operate computer keyboards and other related office equipment
  • Endurance sufficient to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:
  • Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used:
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including typewriters, computers, calculators and copy/fax machines
  • Frequently answers telephone
 
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For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.


Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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