- 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: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, 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
The Mission of the Public Defender's Office is to provide complete, quality legal representation to indigent defendants who are faced with a possible jail sentence and are charged with a municipal ordinance violation in the Aurora Municipal Court. The Public Defender's Office is governed by the Public Defender Commission, which ensures that indigent clients are represented in accordance to its strict guidelines.
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 & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs routine secretarial duties related to the preparation and processing of legal documents for the Public Defender's Office.
- Types a variety of legal documents including correspondence, memoranda, legal pleadings, briefs, forms, and reports
- Develops and maintains legal case filings
- Processes paperwork from incarcerated defendants, warrants, process servers, and court personnel
- Files legal documents and correspondence
- Answer general phone inquiries from out of office attorneys, the general public, and other agencies and officials
- Prepares and processes dockets, setting slips, personal service, jail visits, and subpoenas
- Assists with Discovery involving Body Cam
- Requests Court files and City Attorney files for court docket additions
- Performs other duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- High School diploma or GED.
- At least 3 years progressively responsible secretarial experience.
- One (1) year of legal clerical experience preparing legal documents such as discovery orders, motions, pleadings, citations, and subpoenas
- Knowledge of general office procedures
- Legal terminology
- Legal forms
- Personal computers including related word processing software applications
- 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
- Multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced, high volume environment
- Able to problem solve
- Skill in typing at a minimum rate of 50 net words per minute
- Skill in the use of personal computers including related word processing software
- Skill in transcribing machine dictation
- May require skill in taking oral dictation at a minimum rate of 80 words per minute.
- WORKING CONDITIONS
- 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
- Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment
- Frequently uses standard office equipment including typewriters, computers, calculators and copy/fax machines
- Frequently answers telephone
- This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
Essential Personnel: When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.___________________________________________________________________
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.
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, Employment References, and Education Verification:
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. Submittal of official transcripts of the most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.